F/X Pedals

Tonefinder is incredibly proud to announce, after months of development and testing, the launch of its brand new range of F/X pedals starting with the TF-919.

Every pedal is put together by me and comprises of the very, very best components. I went for quality all the way with these pedals to ensure not only a long life but also incredible tone. All the pedals are hand-painted by me using tough and long-lasting enamel paint. You are assured of the very, very best quality! Oh, and did I mention that they are all true bypass with silent/near silent switching?

There are eleven pedals currently in the line-up:

  1. The Squish (compressor)
  2. The TF-919 (a clone of an Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808)
  3. The Colony (six versions of the Pro Co Rat pedals in one)
  4. The Thick’ner (beautiful sounding chorus pedal)
  5. The Moratorium (delay pedal)
  6. The Protagonist (booster pedal)
  7. The Phatomizer (phaser pedal)
  8. Blues Obituary (based on the iconic Marshall Bluesbreaker)
  9. The Sub Thick’ner (a thick and lush bass chorus pedal)
  10. The Gutbucket – (incredibly versatile bass overdrive pedal)
  11. The Decay – (need a delay for you bass? This is the one!)

So let’s look at each pedal in turn.

The TF-919 – Ok, so here’s the deal. This pedal is based on the widely used Ibanez Tube Screamer TS808. Using only the very, very best components this pedal will take your sound to a whole new level at a fraction of the cost of an original TS808. I’ve made sure that I stick to using the original JRC4558D chip too so you get Tube Screamer tone at pocket money prices. Price – £85.00 inc p&p. and available in the Tonefinder shop

My take on the classic Ibanez TS-808, the TF-919 is the made from the very,very best components for uncompromising tone and quality.
My take on the classic Ibanez TS-808, the TF-919 is the made from the very,very best components for uncompromising tone and quality.

The Squish – This is a five knob compressor based around the world famous Ross Gray Compressor. The addition of the ‘attack’ modification combined with ratio and tone controls takes this compressor to a whole new level of versatility.

The Squish compressor from Tonefinder sporting the new style 'Burnt Offerings' paint job
The Squish compressor from Tonefinder sporting the new style ‘Burnt Offerings’ paint job

Some guitarists will keep this pedal on all the time when it’s in their line-up, others will use it to punch through at solo time. Either way, having this pedal near the start of your signal chain will ensure you get heads turning. – Price £87.00 inc p&p in the Tonefinder Shop

The Colony – If you want a bigger, dirtier sound than an overdrive pedal can deliver then you need The Colony! In a nutshell, you get six distortion pedals in one including my take on the classic Pro Co Rat, the Pro Co Rat ‘Turbo’ and some twists thereafter ranging from asymmetrical to symmetrical distortion (the original Rat is a symmetrical distortion pedal), symmetrical to asymmetrical overdrive and a MOSFET overdrive section. – Price £97.50 inc p&p from the Tonefinder  shop

The Thick’ner – Sometimes it’s best just to go back to basics and chorus pedals can become hugely complicated (and noisy) beasts. To my ear, modern chorus pedals just don’t cut the mustard so I researched what made the old pedals sound so good. This is a ‘back to basics’ chorus pedal with the added bonus of being made up of the best components I can get my hands on. Everyone who has heard this pedal has melted in pure tonal joy.

You can go from deep, lush chorus sounds through to super-shimmery underwater gargles with The Thick’ner and everything in between. – Price £85.00 inc p&p in the Tonefinder shop

The Moratorium – I love delay pedals. They add depth, spaciousness and feel to your guitar playing. What I have noticed over the years is the lack of ‘life’ in a lot of delay pedals unless you spend huge amounts of money on them. This is where The Moratorium steps in to show the others how it should be done.

It uses a digital delay chip for timing accuracy but delivers analog tone for warmth and depth. Those that have tried this pedal have refused to give them back! Oh, and the magic number I know some of you are looking for is 300ms and yes it’s capable of infinite repeat and feedback ;o) – Price £95.00 inc p&p only in the Tonefinder shop

The Protagonist – This booster pedal gives you three options: boost your mids or boost your treble or boost the whole chuffing lot. When you want to cut through for that solo or hone your sound then this is THE pedal to have in your chain.

Price £75.00 inc p&p in the Tonefinder shop

The Phatomizer – Need a classic sounding phaser pedal that’s not just a one-trick pony? This is the one for you! Get those old school phaser sounds PLUS an option to add a level of phase intensity that will make you wonder how you ever managed without it.

Price £97.50 inc p&p from the Tonefinder shop

I’m also mod’ing F/X pedals so if you’ve got a wah-wah that needs more ‘wah’ or a TS9 that needs more shine then let me know and we’ll see what we can come up with. Don’t forget you can also get your amps etc serviced via Tonefinder too!

Blues Obituary

The latest pedal in the Tonefinder range, the Blues Obituary is my take on the classic Marshall Blues Breaker pedal. If you want your tone to drip the blues and stand out from the crowd then you need this pedal!

Price £87.50 inc p&p from the Tonefinder Shop

The Tonefinder 'Blues Obituary' pedal
The Tonefinder ‘Blues Obituary’ pedal

The Sub Thick’ner

This is a gorgeously thick and lush sounding bass chorus pedal. I’ve added a blend pot to add to the pedals versatility so you can go from subtle to extreme chorus quickly and easily.

At only £90 and available in the Tonefinder Shop this is a bargain that will make your bass tone stand out from the crowd.

The Tonefinder Sub Thick'ner - A gorgeous sounding bass chorus pedal
The Tonefinder Sub Thick’ner – A gorgeous sounding bass chorus pedal – Shown here in the new ‘Burnt Offerings’ paint job.

The Gutbucket

Overdrive for bass is an incredibly difficult thing to get right. The lower frequencies and range of playing styles need serious consideration when designing such a pedal. The Gutbucket delivers in spades! This pedal has a blend pot and bass & tone control for near infinite possibilities. At £89.50 this is a bargain so head to the Tonefinder shop to purchase yours.

The Gutbucket (bass overdrive) & The Decay (bass delay) from Tonefinder
The Gutbucket (bass overdrive) & The Decay (bass delay) from Tonefinder

The Decay

Bass delay is an effect that is often overlooked but can seriously enhance a performance. When a good friend of mine approached me and asked if I could build a delay pedal suitable for bass I jumped at the chance. The results were stunning and the pedal is now being used both in the studio and in upcoming live performances. £95 gets you the wonderful warm and fantastically versatile Decay over at the Tonefinder Shop.