On December 1, Boss unveiled the TB-2W Tone Bender. The legendary Sola Sound Tone Bender MK II fuzz from the 1960s, meticulously recreated with BOSS Waza craftsmanship. 

BOSS and Sola Sound Unite to Reimagine the Iconic Tone Bender MK II
BOSS and Sola Sound have come together to introduce the TB-2W Tone Bender, an authentic sonic recreation of the iconic Tone Bender MK II fuzz pedal used by some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Heard on legions of classic tracks from the 1960s through today, the Tone Bender’s bold, rich voice and smooth sustain are forever embedded in the annals of rock and pop music history.

Using a “masterpiece” Tone Bender MK II (serial number 500) from Sola Sound’s archive as a benchmark reference, BOSS engineers have fully realized the pedal’s magical sound and expressive dynamic response through detailed Waza craftsmanship. Available in a limited production run, each TB-2W features rare germanium transistors carefully tested for optimum tone, a three-way voltage selector, selectable true/buffered bypass operation, and a refined circuit design for ultra-consistent performance from pedal to pedal.

Features include:
– Authentic sonic recreation of the legendary Tone Bender MK II fuzz from the 1960s
– Three-way voltage selector for shaping the overall tone and response
– Selectable true bypass or buffered bypass operation
– Limited production run due to component availability
– Available in Q2 2021—more details to come

Watch the two-part video series below as we are joined by both Ant Macari of Sola Sound and Yoshi Ikegami, President of BOSS. They both share their individual, behind-the-scenes stories of how this monumental collaboration came to be, and some of the technical challenges faced along the way.

Episode two with Yoshi Ikegami from BOSS