Reuss Big Bender


Massive, thick fuzz based on the Jumbo Tonebender.

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SKU: 404394

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The Reuss Big Bender is based on the 1970s jumbo tonebender pedal. Soundwise the Big Bender really is BIG. It’s a huge, crisp, full-frequency wall of noise. Like a sharper and more focused muff fuzz. Not bees-in-a-can like some vintage silicon fuzzes. The tone control operates much like a muff tone control.

The vintage Jumbo tonebender design has a pronounced low-end, which makes it much loved by bass players, but I find it a bit too much for guitars, so we added a switchable ‘tight’ mod to the Big Bender, which makes the low-end much less boomy (switchable via DIP-switch inside). I ship the pedal in ‘tight’ mode, because it sounds amazing.

The iconic fuzz sound of Edwyn Collin’s 1990s evergreen ‘A Girl Like You’ was recorded with a vintage Bum Fuzz / Jumbo tonebender, and the Big Bender delivers this sound.


Highlights Based on 70s Jumbo ToneBender
5 x BC184 transistorer
1S2473 clipping diodes
Only 30 pedals made in first batch
Danish design, handbuilt in Europe
Bypass True bypass
Power consumption 9V DC center negative (power supply sold separately)
25 mA
Dimensions H: 4,9 cm (incl. knobs, feet)
W: 6 cm
D: 11,2 cm
Weight 227 g.