Our Soul-Bender is based on the legendary Colorsound and Vox Series III ToneBenders made by Sola-Sound/England in the late ’60’s that was used by Beck and Page on much of their circa 1968-70 recordings.
Equipped with 3 gain-matched germanium transistor for a FAT, searing lead tone, I also made the Tone control response and range more usable and much less shrill sounding… Full clockwise is SMOOTH sounding.
The Soul-Bender cleans up when you back-off on the guitar’s volume control. This pedal has tons of tonal character and even harmonics and of course, true bypass w/ LED is included with every one.
The Fulltone Soul-Bender distortion pedal is based on the sound of the classic Colorsound and Vox Series III ToneBenders from the late ’60s, heard on many recordings from artists like Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. The Soul-Bender uses three gain-matched germanium transistors for tube-like saturation that responds impressively to every nuance of your playing. Roll off your volume and the Soul-Bender cleans up nicely – hit it hard, and you get everything from smooth overdrive to hard-edged fuzz. It’s a versatile effect, enhanced by the wide sonic range of the tone control. Whether you’re looking for enhanced sustain, tube-like overdrive, or trashy distortion, the Fulltone Soul-Bender has the tone your soul has been searching for.
The Fulltone Soul-Bender doesn’t just give you a wide range of overdrive, distortion, and fuzz tones to play with, it responds dynamically to your guitar and your playing. Roll off your guitar’s volume knob, and the Soul-Bender cleans up just like your favorite tube amplifier. Dig into it, and the germanium transistors give you vintage distorted tones without the vintage noise and hiss.
Germanium transistors were the first choice for guitar pedal manufacturers in the ’60s and ’70s, and are known for their smooth, warm character when overdriven. The Soul-Bender uses three gain-matched germanium transistors for vintage tones, with the reliability and low-noise operation gained by modern manufacturing techniques.
Built by Fulltone means it’s built to last
Fulltone pedals have earned the trust of guitar greats like Eric Johnson, Robin Trower, Steve Hunter, and many more. Working pros don’t use pedals they can’t rely on, and Fulltone pedals have earned their trust. Not only will you love the sound of the Fulltone Soul-Bender, you’ll love how reliable it is as part of your rig.
Fulltone Soul-Bender Overdrive/Distortion Pedal Features:
- Overdrive and distortion pedal with incredible sustain and a wide tonal range
- Internal trim pot allows you to shape the sound of the distortion, from smooth sustain to square-wave distortion
- Germanium transistors provide smooth overdrive with a warm, vintage vibe
- Tone control has a wide range to cover huge tonal territory
- True bypass operation