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H a v i n g b e e n a p ro f e s s i o n a l technician since 1999, I decided to build my own pedals in m y e l e c t ro n i c re p a i r l a b . I always had a passion for vintage gear and how original equipment sounds, so I began to build pedals as near as possible as the originals, u s i n g t h e o l d - s t y l e e l e c t ro n i c components, and building my v i n t a g e s t y l e e n c l o s u re s a s w e l l . Also, I try every day to identify myself as a builder of the ‘60s–‘70s, trying to answer to these simple questions: “What c o m p o n e n t s w e re a v a i l a b l e a t t h e t i m e ? ” “ W h a t w e re t h e m e a s u r i n g instruments they used?” “How did t h e c i rc u i t s w o r k ? ” I wanted to build a fuzz with new old stock components that was re l i a b l e a n d d a m n b e a u t i f u l , i n a c u s t o m e n c l o s u re t h a t w a s n ’t l i k e t h e c o m m e rc i a l b o x e s , a n d n o t a s m a s s i v e a s v i n t a g e o n e s w e re ! T h e re s u l t o f t h e s e re s e a rc h e s i s m y M i n i b e n d e r P ro I I , t o t a l l y h a n d made with vintage components , w i re d p o i n t - t o - p o i n t o n t a g b o a rd like an old school tube amp, and nestled in a cool and unique metal e n c l o s u re , f o l d e d a n d h a n d p a i n t e d b y m e , p e d a l b o a rd f r i e n d l y a n d very good sounding. Check it out. – M a rc o B o v e l l i ToneReport.com 33