Benson expands its temperate-controlled fuzz pedal range with the vintage '60s flavors of the Stonk Box

Benson Stonk Box
(Image credit: Benson Amplification)

Benson Amps has launched a fuzz pedal that puts a modern twist on the oldest fuzz of them all. The brilliantly named Stonk Box really is something to get excited about if your tastes in fuzz were calibrated on the waspish parp of Keith Richards’ Satisfaction riff. 

But vintage fuzz in 2023 can be a moveable feast thanks to component drift allied to the temperature-sensitive nature of germanium transistors, Christopher Benson dreamt up a workaround – an Automatic Thermal Bias feature that guaranteed a consistent tone come rain or shine, snow or hail. 

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Jonathan Horsley

Jonathan Horsley has been writing about guitars since 2005, playing them since 1990, and regularly contributes to publications including Guitar World, MusicRadar and Total Guitar. He uses Jazz III nylon picks, 10s during the week, 9s at the weekend, and shamefully still struggles with rhythm figure one of Van Halen’s Panama.