The Tour Bender is a Union Tube fuzz pedal full of clarity and dynamics. This could be one of the best options for achieving a Jimi Hendrix tone. Without the hum.
The classic Union Tube template gain runs through the Tour Bender, but adds a huge, airy feel. Everything feels pristine and light with this fuzz. It's great for achieving the 60's feel. No sludgy, messy tones in earshot. There's also improvement to the circuitry so it plays well when daisy-chained and is overall louder.
Union Tube & Transistor
Union Tube & Transistor are a small company based in East Vancouver that make high-end, boutique pedals with rich tones. The Tour Bender maintains the company's creative direction in making top quality, honest-sounding pedals.
Here's what Union say about the Tour Bender:
The Tour Bender is a silicon version of our Sone Bender. It's a fuzz that borrows from the 60's classics but with updated usability. We wanted a fuzz that took from the gain of a Tone Bender but the ability to clean up like a Fuzz Face. We wanted it to play nice with a daisy chain or after buffered pedals. And we wanted it louder.