tonebender mki output

Tone Bender MKI replica circa 2007.

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tonebender mki output

Post by fuzzbucket » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:07 pm

hi folks, first post in the forum. just bought a ronno bender (in lieu of a 1965, as they are about as rare as an original tonebender mki). the output is obscene, even with the level control nearly off it's above unity gain. is this normal for an mki clone?
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Post by mjkk » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:13 pm

Yes they are loud.
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Post by daCod » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:15 pm

i know the mki is supposed to be a pretty voluminous circuit, or so i've been told.
from the vid's ive seen of the Ronno i've come to imagine it would be just as you describe it.
i have a Ghost Effects DOOM Bender and Ghost Bender (MKI's) and they both are stupidly loud
even with the attack at min... not that that's a bad thing.
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Post by King Cactus Crusher » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:18 pm

My Jerms MKI's volume stays at about 9 o'clock--a bit louder than unity.

It's nice to have far more volume available than needed for a change.
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Re: tonebender mki output

Post by dazed and confused » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:26 pm

fuzzbucket wrote:hi folks, first post in the forum. just bought a ronno bender (in lieu of a 1965, as they are about as rare as an original tonebender mki). the output is obscene, even with the level control nearly off it's above unity gain. is this normal for an mki clone?
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Re: tonebender mki output

Post by dazed and confused » Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:27 pm

Welcome to the forum, by the way :badteeth:
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Re: tonebender mki output

Post by fuzzbucket » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:05 pm

thanks for the quick replies! i like having the extra volume on tap, just wish it was a bit more controlable (volume wise) on the lower end of the dial. the minute the fuzz becomes audible, it's already quite a bit louder than my clean sound. i'm sure this will come in great handy when playing live.....

that being said, i'm loving the ronno's tone! lot's of interplay with guitar volume. great character, one of the brashest fuzzes i've met, a little like a buzzaround (another pedal with tough to control volume). awsome gating that brings a stabbing feel to the notes, then flick the volume on the guitar and it sings.

the builder offered to swap out a resistor to make it more volume friendly, but i don't want to risk changing the tone, which i'm digging.....
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Post by King Cactus Crusher » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:09 pm

Yes, welcome to the forum.

There was a video put up recently with a bunch of MKIs and the Ronno sounded great! MKI is an awesome circuit.
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Re: tonebender mki output

Post by fuzzbucket » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:12 pm

quick follow-up: after playing with the ronno this weekend through several different amps, it turns out that unity gain is available, with the level around 8:00. as i said before, the fuzz is great, powerful, in your face, many shades of sputtering and soaring available. A keeper!

thanks again for the input.
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