Saturday, 22 January 2011
POST # 472 Ebay Price Guide - Vintage 1966-1967 VOX Tone Bender V828 Tonebender Fuzz
Made famous by the Beatles and featured on many tracks throughout Rubber Soul, Revolver and many other Beatles albums and recordings.
Here's the blurb from the seller...scroll down to see how much it sold for!
Up for auction is a Vintage Vox Tone Bender in great working condition!
Made in Italy, this Vox Tone Bender has the SFT 363E and SFT 337 transistors and is one of the earlier units with the black "Vox" logo face plate and hammerite enclosure, dating it to somewhere in 1966-1967.
Over the years I've owned several tone bender variations, including another early grey vox tone bender as well as DAM 1966 (easily the best vox tone bender recreation). I can safely say that this fuzz sounds just like a great tonebender should and you will not be disappointed... I found this unit to sound slightly better than the other two pedals I just mentioned. It has plenty of output level and is not noisy as some vintage fuzz pedals can get over time.
At one point the output jack started to come apart, so I replaced it with a switchcraft jack... I still have the original jack and can include it, but the replacement has a much more solid connection. The only other parts that look like they might have been replaced are the 9v battery lead and the rubber feet.
Please ask any questions you may have before bidding.
Winning bid: US $525.00
Pictured here is another 60's Tone Bender (black writing on white faceplate) on Ebay sold recently at Winning bid: US $265.00