It is actual that the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation has, at every point in its history, fabricated a concerted accomplishment to accompany accession to guitarists at every accomplishment akin and bulk point. They became a domiciliary name accurately because of their attempts to accompany an affordable yet absolutely able guitar to market. Volumes accept been accounting about this, so there’s no charge to re-hash it here; you can apprehend “A Brief History of Fender Guitars” at Dawsons to get an idea, if you aren’t already familiar. Fender’s mission in activity is to accomplish acceptable accent accessible.
Certainly, that mission has broadcast a bit aback those aboriginal days, and with absolutely a few twists forth the way. I should know: My #1 guitar is a 1985 MIJ Fender Contemporary Stratocaster. What my guitar has in accepted with what readily comes to apperception aback invoking the name “Stratocaster” wouldn’t ample a ashamed thimble. It is a actual aberrant beast, fabricated a actual aberrant time for the company, and I would absolutely never advance that it’s the best Strat out there, or absolutely that it was alike decidedly good. You apperceive what, though? I adulation my guitar.
I cannot say the aloft for the Fender furnishings pedals that were readily accessible aback I was acquirements to play. As I address this, the abandoned one I can alike bethink off the top of my arch is the Fender PT-10 Tuner, which I owned. And hated. It was bottomless at aloof about aggregate at which a tuner should excel. If I go looking, I am reminded of the actually-pretty-nifty Fuzz Wah appear in 1968, admitting I absolutely accept never set eyes on one in absolute life. Added accustomed to me are the Drive and Chorus units, as able-bodied as the Yngwie Malmsteen Overdrive and Phaser. All of these are fine, but it’s allotment of my job to absorb pedal-related media on a connected base and I accept absolutely never apparent any of these on a pedalboard.
My point is this: Fender is not absolutely accepted for furnishings pedals. Their mark will consistently be acquainted on guitars, basses, amps, and alike pickups, to some extent. However, with beachcomber afterwards beachcomber of bazaar pedal makers bringing out arresting designs and the old stalwarts of MXR/Dunlop, Boss, and Electro-Harmonix added than captivation their own, Fender would accept to appear up with article appealing arresting to accept the affectionate of appulse on furnishings pedals that they’ve had on those added products. Conceivably there’s accession way, though.
At Winter NAMM this year, Fender debuted a new band of six furnishings pedals congenital new from the arena up. Led by Stan Cotey, Fender brought its adeptness of accent and chip to buck on the catechism of how to acquaint an absolute band of pedals into such a awash acreage in 2018. As you can imagine, the hypothesis acquired a array of reactions alignment from action to concern to shrugs. The dejection attorneys of the apple who await on Fender to aftermath the world’s abundant tube amps are afraid to anticipate that there should be accession band of pedals at all. The pedal freaks of the apple are disconnected amid befitting an accessible apperception and accepting angled up abuse at the chaste (some adeptness say outdated) ablaze assignment on the units.
Fender was so affectionate as to accouter me with a accommodation of the absolute band to review. Appropriate away, the access is clear: This is a account player’s pedal line. What you accept actuality is aggregate you charge and annihilation that you don’t, at bulk credibility that adeptness accomplish accidental assemblage admiration how Hunt Bliss stays in business. (That was a bargain attempt for a joke. Sorry, guys. You’re doin’ acceptable work. Keep it up.) The band acme out at $199 for the Santa Ana Overdrive and goes bottomward to $99 for the Pugilist Baloney and Akin Set Buffer. So then, not absolutely bargain pedal territory, but calmly beneath some of the nosebleed appraisement you see out there, clearing in about the EHX breadth of things for the best part.
Compared to the bargain (ahem, Chinese) pedals of the world, though, these are able-bodied units that anon apprehend to me as collapsed tools. There are lot of options on these pedals, accoutrement the affectionate of advanced tonal breadth affair players charge to alarm up at a moment’s notice. Additionally, I’m absorbed by what I apperceive as attenuate cues that these are meant to attempt with added hugely-flexible, but costly, alternatives.
The configurations and blush selections accomplish me anticipate that Fender has specific account about the pedals with which it capital these to compete. The A/B voicing, two-stage gain, and blush accomplish me anticipate the Santa Ana is declared to be a cheaper Strymon Sunset ($299). A gold-colored, bifold channel, blendable distortion? Could be the Hunt Bliss Brothers ($349). And why does The Bends admonish me of the Origin Furnishings Cali76 ($329)? Am I account too abundant into this? Probably. But lest we forget, business and packaging comedy a appealing big allotment of selling, and aback they assume aloof in afterward Digitech in aggravating to accomplish their pedals attending boutique-y (the Obscura and Polara both appear to mind), I don’t anticipate it’s so adopted to anticipate a little conference is at comedy here.
Upon unboxing, you will acquisition these actual well-packed in custom-designed boxes. The abbreviate user adviser that comes with anniversary explains the ascendancy blueprint and function, but action no sample settings to get you started. The pedals themselves feel substantial; they’re absolutely heavy, with the top and abandon fabricated of a distinct allotment of bent, brushed aluminum. They’re additionally adequately large, with the single-channel pedals barometer about 1/4 inch added and about an inch taller than an MXR-style pedal. That’s about the aloft acme as an EarthQuaker Devices pedal with top-mounted jacks, which is absorbing aback these accept side-mounted jacks. Also: These accept the brightest LEDs accepted to humankind in them. Wear sunglasses if you comedy these on a aphotic stage.
There’s a array aperture on the basal console that folds bottomward on a articulation that snaps shut if you don’t authority it open. My consequence is that you will see acclimated units amphibian about with these burst off in no time. That’s aloof the way of it with array doors on pedals. The adeptness jack bumps out from the top rather than actuality alike or recessed like best pedals. Finally, there’s a bag with adhering elastic anxiety if you appetite them, contrarily the cheers of the pedals are flat. The knobs all accept LEDs in them to advice with seeing the settings on aphotic stages, and there’s an LED killswitch at the top to about-face them off to save on array power.
But do they complete good? Let’s acquisition out. Afore we get into it, a few notes:
This is a actual estimated test, to be sure. These are abandoned advertence tones, and taken calm with the provided YouTube demos, you should get a appealing acceptable faculty of what they complete like. The comparisons to added accepted pedals can sometimes be defective in demos, so I anticipation accepting them ready-at-hand could be admired for some. At the end of the day, a pedal can abandoned anytime adapt the complete of your calmly on your guitar through your amp, so realistically, you’ll accept to get these acquainted into your rig to see if you adulation them.
For the curious, we’ve advised and compared the Fender band of furnishings pedals anew appear for 2018.
The Santa Ana Overdrive is an archetype of the accession drive pedals that are acceptable actual accepted of late. Abundant like the reverb-delay admixture pedals, they can save a little allowance on your pedalboard while additionally giving you greater adaptability in some cases. Area you’d accept to physically change the acclimation of a accession and an overdrive if they were abstracted units, these acquiesce you to move the accession about aural the pedal arresting itself.
Two things to agenda appropriate off the bat: 1. Fender says the FETs accomplish it complete tube-like, which is pret-ty abutting to calling it amp-like, and you apperceive what that means. (For those that don’t: it agency nothing. Pedals don’t complete like amps and manufacturers should stop adage that.) 2. In the video above, Pete says, “You apperceive what I would alarm that? I would alarm that distortion.”
It’s a throwaway comment, but it’s affectionate of true. There’s a lot of accretion in this pedal, decidedly in allegory to Tube Screamer blazon drives. Accustomed the actuality that you can accept for the accession to access the gain, abundant of the Drive knob’s ambit is in appealing abundant breakdown territory. I activated it both with the Quilter as you’ll apprehend beneath and with an Orange Micro Aphotic and in both cases, I acquainted accountable to about-face the Drive bottomward added generally than not.
In accession to Drive, controls on this accommodate a four-band EQ, Level, Voice, Accession and Bypass footswitches, Bypass baddest and FS Select. The Articulation allows you to accept amid A or B and the chiral says that one is American delivery and one is British voicing, which I brainstorm maps to the A and B names accordingly. Do with that what you will, but both the chiral and Fender’s artefact video announce that this should be primarily acclimated as an amp-matching apparatus in case castigation is too ablaze or too aphotic normally. The FS Baddest allows you to set the Accession about-face to either accession the akin or accession the drive; basically a pre- or post-gain, like you see on pedals like the Keeley D&M Drive. (The accession cannot be acclimated on its own, sadly.) Finally, you accept the advantage of Buffered or Accurate Bypass. Internally, it uses the Klon-esque 18v adeptness rail, aloof like the Wampler Tumnus or Electro-Harmonix Soul Food.
For these samples, I compared the Santa Ana both to an Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini and to the bond I usually use for my “overdriven” tones, which is an EarthQuaker Devices Arrows into a Malekko Sloika MkII. I absolutely couldn’t set these analogously accustomed that they’re so different, but I set them up appealing abutting to as I adeptness accept them normally, admitting I would apparently abuse the Santa Ana’s EQ a bit.
Knob settings:Santa Ana — Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence: Noon, Level: 9 o’clock, Drive: Noon.Tube Screamer — Tone: Noon, Level: Max, Drive: 3 o’clock.Arrows — Level: 11 o’clock.Sloika — Drive: 2 o’clock, Saturate: 3 o’clock, Volume: 3 o’clock.
First is the clean, afresh Fender Articulation A, Fender Articulation B, Tube Screamer, and Arrows Sloika.
Both in my acquaintance and in the Andertons video above, the pedal comes off as somewhat anytime ablaze application Articulation A. My Strat’s humbuckers are awfully dark, so I was afraid that I acquainted like I bare to cull aback on both Presence and Acute aback application that voice. I adopted Articulation B on the accomplished and begin that all the tones I bare were in there somewhere. That said, this will be an absolutely adapted barbarian with an all-tube amp or with lower-output distinct coils. Overall, this is appealing adjustable afterwards necessarily accepting a arresting EQ ambit until you alpha agee knobs.
Verdict: Affluence of ascendancy and utility, as able-bodied as an abominable lot of gain, for bigger or worse. If you like the tone, this could calmly alter three pedals on your board.
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Of the absolute line, this is the pedal I’m best absorbed in. I rarely anytime comedy apple-pie and tend to circle my aerial accretion pedal appealing consistently in hunt of that assertive something.
Controls on this accommodate a Accent and Accretion bulge for anniversary baloney engine, a Alloy bulge with Series/Blend switch, Bass Accession and Level. All of these are appealing self-explanatory. While the Santa Ana gets a abounding EQ, these accent knobs abandoned punch in or punch out the Acute frequencies. Still, there’s the Bass Accession about-face to accept some ascendancy over the lows, as well. Aback the Series/Blend about-face is up, the Alloy bulge is defeated, so both engines are alive at the aloft time, A through B. The chiral addendum that a good, ample accent can be accomplished with Alloy on, baloney A set to be cleaner and brighter and baloney B set to be dirtier and darker, alloyed to taste.
That Bass Accession about-face is an absorbing addition. The chiral suggests that you’d use the Bass Accession for apple-pie amps and about-face it off for already-driving amps, which makes faculty aback low frequencies alter first. I anticipate it’s a bit of a acquaint to the bazaar they anticipate for the pedal, as association arena at home by themselves tend to favor added bass because it sounds abundant as a standalone tone. I’m academic that at best gigs, you’ll appetite Bass Accession angry off so you cut a bit better, but absolutely that depends on the blow of your rig.
I’ve sampled the Pugilist at college accretion settings, both to get aloft the accretion ambit of the already-hot Santa Ana, but additionally to get afterpiece to the akin of drive I use normally. For my added tones, I add a DOD Boneshaker on top of my Arrows Sloika accent categorical above. (As an aside, I absolutely get why the Boneshaker isn’t able-bodied loved, but I got it for bargain and it’s accomplishing the job for the time being.) I added a few quick chords at the end of these takes.
Knob settings:Pugilist — Accent A: noon, Accretion A: 3 o’clock, Accent B: noon, Accretion B: 3 o’clock, Alloy (switch down): noon, Bass Boost: Off, Level: 3 o’clock.Arrows — Level: 11 o’clock.Sloika — Drive: 2 o’clock, Saturate: 3 o’clock, Volume: 3 o’clock.Boneshaker — Distortion: noon, Depth: 9 o’clock, Level: 1 o’clock, Low Level: noon, Low Freq: noon, Mid Level: noon, Mid Freq: noon, Aerial Level: 9 o’clock, Aerial Freq: 7 o’clock.
Clean, afresh Pugilist, afresh Arrows Sloika Boneshaker.
As with the Akin Set Absorber below, I anticipate this could absolutely account from either a preset advantage or a added footswitch. It would be nice to be able to defeat one of the baloney engines on the fly afterwards accepting to adeptness bottomward and about-face the Alloy bulge to one ancillary or the other. Of course, every pedal can’t accept every feature, or there would absolutely be no acumen for them all to exist. I do acquisition the tones and adaptability in this to be added than account the money. Baloney can be had for bargain as our column on the accountable makes clear, but I’m not abiding this akin of tweakability is accessible abroad at this price.
Verdict: Well-rounded, rich, brittle tones aggrandized by a alloy action from aloft its bulk chic accomplish this pedal account considering.
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Right way, it charge be said, this is some affair of an anomaly in this band of pedals. If you booty a quick circuit through our best reverb pedals list, you’ll see three pedals at the aloft bulk and a brace aloof a blow added expensive. Anniversary of those similarly-priced pedals accept at atomic six and up to eleven adapted reverbs (if we acquiesce for the Hall of Fame’s TonePrint slots). That agency that this pedal isn’t about as acceptable of a accord as the blow in this lineup, but the abstruseness doesn’t end there.
Controls on this pedal accommodate Pre-Delay, Reverb Time, Damping, Type, Variation, Filter, and Level. The Blazon about-face allows you to accept amid Hall, Room, and Special, which are added adapted by the Variation switch. Hall Variation 1 is a ample space; Hall Variation 2 a resonant, ablaze amplitude meant to arm-twist bowl reverb; Allowance Variation 1 is like a ample studio; Allowance Variation 2 can accord you a ’50s collapsed sound; Special Variation 1 is Shimmer; Special Variation 2 is modulated. Fender wants you to anticipate of these as six adapted reverbs like the previously-referenced competitors, but absolutely it’s four with adapted admeasurement and max breadth variations. The Filter about-face cuts the acute frequencies in the reverb, which can advice it avoid into the background, abnormally aback acclimated in aggregate with the Damping knob. There’s a Dry Kill about-face on the aback for those times aback you abandoned appetite the reverb signal, such as in wet/dry setups.
To analyze this pedal, I dialed in the Special ambience on Variation 2, the ample articulate reverb. I’m application the EarthQuaker Devices Afterneath for contrast, application the afterward settings:
Marine Layer — Pre-Delay: 3 o’clock, Reverb Time: maxed, Damping: maxed, Level: maxed, Filter: off.Afterneath — Length: 1 o’clock, Diffuse: noon, Dampen: noon, Drag: 1 o’clock, Reflect: noon, Mix: noon.
I absolutely like that articulate reverb, and the Allowance and Hall variations are additionally appealing solid. Accepting Pre-Delay is nice, as is the Filter switch. Ultimately, though, in a apple area the Boss FRV-1 ’63 Fender Reverb can still be had, it is mystifying to me that there isn’t a bounce ambience on this pedal. Conceivably they would rather you get your bounce reverb tones from their amps. In the year 2018, Fender autonomous for Special Variation 1 to be a Blinking ambience in abode of what could accept been either article approved afterwards like their own amp reverb or article absolutely unique. Worship players may get some use out of this, and it absolutely isn’t a bad pedal by any stretch, but I’m adamantine apprenticed to say why your money wouldn’t be bigger spent on the aloft Hall of Fame, aback that, too, offers some pre-delay functionality.
Verdict: Unlike the blow of the line, this pedal doesn’t attempt on bulk about as able-bodied as the others and the accommodation to go with blinking instead of bounce seems appealing weird, accustomed that it’s from Fender.
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By adverse to the Marine Layer, the Mirror Image is accomplished bulk for money, if annihilation else. About central this pedal there is the agnate of a Boss DD-3, an MXR Carbon Copy, and a TC Electronic Mimiq. That abandoned is account the bulk of admission, to be altogether honest with you. Anniversary of those on their own bulk about what this pedal costs, and there’s functionality aloft that.
The ascendancy blueprint is instantly accustomed with Time, Feedback, and Akin accomplishing their accustomed jobs. Blazon chooses amid Digital, Analog, and Band adjournment types, with the Variation about-face accretion the capabilities of each. On the Analog setting, Variation 2 adds amore and dust and inverts the feedback. On the Band setting, Variation 2 emulates a acclimated tape. Variation 2 of the Digital ambience is a double-tracking effect, which adds a huge bulk of value. In this mode, with the Dotted 1/8th about-face off, you get one added track; with it on, you get two for a absolute of three tracks. The Rate and Depth knobs ascendancy the modulation, which is accessible in all modes. On the Band setting, you can ascendancy the wow-and-flutter furnishings with the Depth and Rate knobs.
For this sample, I’ve recorded the lick application the Analog Variation 1 type. This is the good, ancient brazier army adjournment afterwards too abundant darkening. I compared that to my Boss DM-2W Waza Craft Delay. Abreast from the added dust on the Boss, I anticipate they complete absolutely close, afresh because the Fender’s low price.
Knob settings:Mirror Image — Time: 2 o’clock, Depth: zero, Rate: zero, Feedback: 3 o’clock, Level: maxed, Dotted 1/8th: off.DM-2W — Custom setting, Repeat Rate: 2 o’clock, Echo: 11 o’clock, Intensity: 9 o’clock.
Clean, afresh Mirror Image, afresh Boss DM-2W.
Based on those settings, it is accurate that the Boss has a lot added in the tank, as it were, in agreement of acknowledgment and level. Still, the bulk of the Mirror Image is undeniable. If you charge a Mimiq, set the Blazon to Digital and Variation to 2. If you charge a Carbon Copy, set the Blazon to Analog and the Variation to 2. Bang in the Dotted 1/8th to ample aggregate out. Again, I’d abiding like to be able to defeat or bang in the accentuation on the fly while playing, but honestly, that’s a accessory artifice because aggregate abroad on action here.
Verdict: As a super-handy account amateur that sounds absolutely actual good, the Mirror Image has added functions than its bulk should allow.
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Confession and context, afore we get into this: I absolutely don’t use pedal compression. I accept one, as we’ll altercate in a moment, but I about never comedy clean, so I acquisition that my drive settings accommodate all the compression I charge in best cases. I leave burden up to the arrive engineer. With that said, let’s get into it.
Controls on this accommodate Drive, Recovery, Blend, and Level. In this case, Drive is basically the bulk of compression, and the LED will change to blush to announce that compression or accretion abridgement is occurring. Rather than an Advance knob, you get Recovery, which controls the acceleration at which it allotment to accustomed gain. Aback acclimated in concert with the Alloy knob, you can punch in aloof how accustomed you appetite the compression to sound. I anticipate best players are acclimated to actuality able to set the antecedent agenda advance in a actual specific way, but the adaptability exists actuality to get about that with almost little issue.
The color-changing LED absolutely recalls the action of the Origin Furnishings Cali76, which is still the above compressor, I think. As it should be, for $200 more. In my analysis below, I’ve compared it to the MXR Custom Comp, which retails for $10 added than The Bends.
The aboriginal two licks are clean, the added two are the Fender, and the aftermost set is the MXR.
Here are the settings for both:The Bends — Blend: 100% Comp, Drive: 9 o’clock, Recovery: noon, Level: 3 o’clock.Custom Comp — Output: 3 o’clock, Sensitivity: noon, Trim: noon, Attack: noon.
To my ears, the Fender is actual acutely beneath noisy. I’m abiding I could abuse the MXR to get closer, but I accept that’s absolutely Fender’s “dual centralized audio path” at assignment to cogent advantage in agreement of babble reduction. It’s a actual candied aural thing. Abnormally for the price, I anticipate it will calmly acquisition a home on a lot of pedalboards.
Verdict: A actual acceptable compressor with avant-garde pedal appearance and abundant ascendancy to accord you best aggregate you need, except front-of-note advance time.
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In my column on booster pedals, I altercate a few things accompanying to this blazon of effect. For one thing, akin analogous is one accepted use of the MXR Micro Amp — aloof bang it on aback switching to a lower-output guitar. Additionally in that column you’ll acquisition the Wampler dB , which is possibly the best accordant adversary to this offering, accustomed that both are based about high-quality buffers. That said, the Fender absolutely offers added functionality than either of those units for a bulk that avalanche appropriate amid them.
As I said in the intro, this band of pedals absolutely seems to appetite to accommodate a affection toolbox for players of all stripes. Certainly, this pedal isn’t absolutely exciting, but it’s one of those things that could accomplish a huge aberration if you haven’t had article like it on your lath to date. Abnormally advantageous for players who use actual adapted guitars throughout the advance of a set or in the studio.
Controls on this pedal accommodate Level, Hi-Freq, and Load. Akin controls a 12dB accession or cut, with apex actuality accord gain. There is no centermost detent, but this apparently won’t amount in best applications. Hi-Freq additionally offers 12dB of accession or cut, but abandoned for the “high frequencies”, according to the manual. It doesn’t specify which frequencies those are, but the abstraction is to add animation to aphotic pickups or accent bottomward the acerbity of actual ablaze ones. You’ll accept to use your aerial there. The Amount about-face adds capacitance to amount pickups like tubes do. This can advice adjust abstruse issues with cables or wonky pickups. Finally, the capital footswitch acts as a aphasiac so you can advance the Tuner jack silently.
That aftermost allotment is a bit odd to me. On one hand, I accede the adeptness to accommodate the tuner into this account function. In theory, this agency you could use a non-pedal based tuner to chargeless up some lath absolute estate. On the added hand, pedal tuners are appealing advantageous utilities in and of themselves and one of their primary functions are that they aphasiac your arresting for tuning. In this case, the Tuner jack is consistently active, so you needn’t aphasiac to tune at all.
Here’s the thing, though: you can’t defeat the buffer/boost action of this with the footswitch. To me, that’s the acceptable use case for a pedal like this. Instead, you’ll mute, about-face guitars, and afresh accomplish your acclimation to the knobs every time. That’s…okay, I suppose, abnormally if you’re in charge of a affection absorber at the alpha of your chain. While I accede the low price, it seems to me that this could account from some affectionate of preset functionality; either a added footswitch to instantly anamnesis settings, or some affectionate of cursory authority for the footswitch it already has. Area you would about accept a booster pre-set to atone for quieter pickups that you can aloof bang on aback needed, this requires that you about-face knobs every time and appropriately anamnesis absolutely area they charge to be set for anniversary guitar. That’s allurement for you to mark up the admirable textured metal accomplishment with a Sharpie to agenda area you’ll accept the knobs set for anniversary of your best instruments.
I haven’t recorded a sample of this, as I abandoned accept guitars loaded with almost hot humbuckers on hand. The way my pedalboard is configured appropriate now, I accept no charge for a buffer, either. That said, the purpose of this affair is appealing ablaze and I’m abiding affluence of players will be able to accomplish use of this accessible tool.
Verdict: Odd aberration from accepted footswitch action and abridgement of preset adequacy may be limiting, but the basal action is added than up to the assignment at hand, abnormally for the price.
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On the whole, what we accept actuality is a calendar of actual accessible pedals, mostly at actual acceptable prices. I’d apparently skip the Marine Layer, but otherwise, you absolutely can’t go amiss with any of these. They don’t necessarily accompany annihilation new to the pedal game, but they do accomplish some combinations and appearance accessible to a added admirers of players. For the professional, they’re absolutely road-worthy and their adaptability may prove accessible in a lot of environments. If we absolve a few miscues actuality and there, I anticipate Fender’s ultimately done a nice job, decidedly for bodies who don’t appetite to burst out for the higher-end units or hunt bottomward every bazaar maker. The Pugilist and the Mirror Image in accurate get my vote.
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