Reuss Copenhagen Bender


Tonebender MK 1.5 fuzz, NOS OC140 germanium transistors.

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The Reuss Copenhagen Bender is based on the much sought-after vintage sixties two-transistor Tonebender mark 1.5 fuzz. The Tonbender MK 1.5 has a more mild, less agressive fuzz tone, often with overdrive-like characteristics. The sound qualities has that mellow softness of a good germanium Fuzz Face coupled with the big, strong fuzztone of a vintage Tonebender mark II

Anders Reuss is building the Copenhagen Benders with a pair of carefully selected and matched US made KRC brand vintage new old stock OC140 germanium transistors, which are the NPN equivalents to the PNP OC75/OC81 used in vintage original pedals.

The sound is 100% vintage authentic, and the NPN properties of the transistors makes it possible to power the, otherwise unmodified, circuit with modern, negative ground polarity. This is a big advantage over vintage original pedals, which can be tricky to integrate in a modern pedalboard because of their reverse power polarity (positive ground).


Highlights Tonebender MK 1.5 fuzz
NOS OC140 germanium transistors, NPN equivalent to PNPOC75/81
High build-quality based on through-hole components - no SMD
Neutrik jacks, Mammoth Electronics footswitch
Only 25 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)
W: 6 cm
D: 11,2 cm
Weight 211 g.