Original MkI Tone Bender

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Stu
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Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by Stu » Mon Jan 05, 2009 5:58 pm

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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by Graham » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:43 pm

Simply Beautiful - what are the transistors please? The board layout in mine (ex Davids) is noticeably different - Does it have a pronounced sweet spot or does it have a reasonably wide area of useful tonality?

Do you have any idea of how many Mk1's came out before they had the screen printed lettering and the addition of Sola Sounds to the wording?

I think the one Leon now owns is the same "dry lettered" earlier pre Sola type as this one (albeit with a bit less of the lettering left!) so that would be 2!

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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by muffin man » Mon Jan 05, 2009 7:51 pm

That is to f**kin die for :freakout: :headbanger:
One day i'd love to own a mk1 but doubt it'll ever happen.
Lucky guy :tu:
Thank's for the pic's we can all dream :wink2: :badlove:
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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by RC2 » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:15 pm

Damn...that is cool!!
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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by Leon » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:23 pm

Here are some photos of my MKI.

The enclosure has/had the dry lettering like Stu's but with circuitry more like Grahams MKI

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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by muffin man » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:27 pm

Does anyone have any idea how many mk1's there are in circulation or how many where built. :tu:
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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by dazed and confused » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:41 pm

This is a great thread. :cheers:
Graham, how about some pics of Dave's ex missus? Please old chap!
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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by tatter » Mon Jan 05, 2009 8:42 pm

Wow, gut shots as well. Excellent!
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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by API » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:07 pm

Here is a pic of mine!
Second style of lettering and board.
Will post gut shots tomorrow.

From what I have gathered these four plus the one that Gary Hurst still have are the only ones that have surfaced so far, have heard rumours of one more in the USA but have not seen photographic evidence of it.
But there must be more, I bet that there are at least 2-3 more that are still out there to discover!

Interesting to see that your one does not have a battery door Stu, maybe that is why they moved the board to above the pots to be able to fit that.
Absolutely the earliest one of the four.

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Re: Original MkI Tone Bender

Post by Poorbob » Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:51 pm

So Stu....all these pedals are yours? You are a lucky devil. No wonder your so busy, you play these all day. :hihi:
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