Thread here (with apologies for TGP content), but think that's a Mk1.5 circuit in a Mk2 enclosure (see post near the bottom). Which is good, because Mk1.5s are brilliant - I've got a Fuzzfaceless one.
UPDATE: my Fuzzfaceless one is a Mk1. I'm forgetting my Tonebender lore.
Doog wrote: ↑Sat Jan 14, 2023 10:09 am
Lovely stuff, always loved those enclosures, and have loved the mk3 since I tried Tim's out at Progfest.
They're a funny circuit - quite close to a muff, apparently. That's one of those pedals (sold in times of no money) which would be worth daft money now if I'd have held onto it. But I'd have cashed those chips in five times between now and then, as I'm more of a "yeah sure, I'll swap for some magic beans" guy.
NickD wrote: ↑Mon Jan 30, 2023 11:11 am
To get those stabbing treble tones
Re Paul's Tonebender: http://fuzzcentral.ssguitar.com/mkII.php
Looks like the Mk II reissue (see link), as it only has 2 transistors. Very Fuzz-Face-like circuit (with no buffer on the input) but with some extra high cut (small caps between base and collector - I did this on my son's silicon Fuzz Face homebuild).
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That sounds right to me. Fuzz and overdrive pedals are often built to fatten the guitar sound. Bass has plenty of fat as it is and when used with some guitar "dirt" pedals might wind up sounding like wet farts into a cushion with no definition or ability to cut through. A high gain pedal with a shrillish top end might be good for achieving a tight er bass sound.
Combination of the dry and overdriven sounds must've sounded massive.