NAMM Show 2018: Fender releases 6 new effects pedals

Fender has released 6 new effects pedals: The Level Set Buffer, the Bends, Pugilist Distortion, Santa Ana Overdrive, Mirror Image Delay, and the Marine Layer Reverb.

Announced at this year’s NAMM Show, here are the specs for each new pedal:

Level Set Buffer

• Provides a balanced tone for pedalboards, long cable runs, and solves the problem of changing guitars
• Low and hi-frequency adjustment to match your instrument and overall tone
• Load switch to adjust signal
• Main footswitch acts as a mute
• Tuner output for independent tuning
• Enables you to switch guitars and balance your settings
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC

The Bends Compressor

• Versatile compression pedal which can create all sorts of dynamic response
• Multiple controls over the overall compression effect
• Blend control lets you run the effect in parallel and blend in your dry signal for maximum transparency
• Drive and recovery controls let you shape the sustain and attack properties
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC

Pugilist Distortion

• Dual circuit distortion pedal
• Dual circuits can be cascaded for thick saturation with great versatility
• Bass boost to bring back the low-end
• Series/blend lets you control the two circuits (parallel or series operation)
• Dual tone controls
• A very versatile pedal, with great interactivity between the two circuits
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC

Santa Ana Overdrive

• Rich and open overdrive with great pick dynamics and nuance
• 3-band EQ plus presence control for maximum tonal shaping
• Two voices
• Boost switch
• Drive and level controls for wide ranging tone from edge-of-breakup to thick saturation
• Responds to guitar volume control and cleans up when volume is rolled down
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC

Mirror Image Delay

• 3 delay types – analogue, digital, tape
• Each delay type has 2 variations for maximum versatility
• Lots of control over the delay depth, rate and feedback
• Effect tails continue when pedal is bypassed for a smooth performance
• Create all manner of delay sounds
• Includes a Dotted 1/8 control for the “Skipping” delay effect
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC

Marine Layer Reverb

• 3 Reverb types – hall, room, special
• Each reverb type has 2 variations for maximum versatility
• Control over reverb time, damping, pre-delay and level
• Effect tails continue when pedal is bypassed for a smooth performance
• Lets you achieve all manner of reverbs, from slap-back, subtle room ambience, through to huge atmospheric halls and ‘shimmer’
• Rugged anodized aluminium construction
• Classy brushed finish and jewel light
• Battery door with magnetic latching opening (no screws needed)
• Powered by 9V battery or DC



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