The JHS legends of fuzz range was designed to bring the unobtainium of pedals to everyone, classic rare fuzz circuits. Most of us won't every have the chance to try the original pedals such as the supa fuzz's and tone benders of the world let alone own them.
The JHS Bender is a recreation of Josh Scotts own 1973 MK3 Silver/Orange “Onomatopoeia” Tonebender. These often sell for in excess of $1000 so the JHS option is a great way of getting those tones without remortgaging.
As with most JHS takes on others pedal this has some extra features, the mode switch pushes the mids which is great for lead tones and changes the picking dynamics so digging in gives a gated effect. The other advantage here of course is the build quality and overall reliability, lets face it the original is approaching 50 years old.
The question you will have is how close is the Bender to the original ... Well you came to the right place! It's not for us to tell you, we have a 1974 sola sound tonebender on Tonepedia so A/B them here yourself and tell us what you think!