Who doesn’t love JHS pedals?
Not only do they have one of the best pedal-focused channels on YouTube, but they also have some of the best pedals ever made. Their innovative and creative approach to pedal design has always set them apart from other brands and if you want to see a great example of that, then look no further than the JHS Bender – an excellent fuzz pedal with fantastic tone control features.
Many players underestimate the true value of tone shaping. Good tone control can make or break the difference between an amateur sound and a professional one. You can have great instruments and great skills, but if you really want to audience to get the best experience, you need good tone.
What makes the Bender so special is that, by emulating the classic fuzz circuit, it offers an outstanding level of tone control over a vintage fuzz sound. Not only have they made this rare sound more accessible to the average player but, through modern innovation, they’ve actually improved upon it. Never before has classic fuzz been so easy to work with.
Whether you’re shopping new or second-hand, finding a decent, vintage-style Fuzz pedal at an affordable price can be tricky. If you’re not looking to break the bank by finding a Big Muff or classic Tone Bender then you’re always going to have to settle for a recreation. As far as we’re concerned, there really aren’t many fuzz pedals that can match the Bender in this regard. It really is a stunning modern take on the iconic fuzz style and with a retail price of around $200, it’s well worth the money.
Of course, as always, the real decision should come down to sound, and for a truly unbiased sound review, you’ll have to give it a listen yourself. Fortunately, you can do just that here on TonePedia!
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