Fender Competition Series Effects Pedals
Guitar and Amp manufacturer Fender expands further into guitar effects territory with the new Competition Series Pedals.
The Competition Series are compact and affordable pedals meant to provide guitarists with four essential guitar effects that include delay, chorus, overdrive and distortion.
The Fender Drive pedal is designed to reproduce warm overdriven tones that will remind you of classic ’60s and ’70s era rock. It shines best when used to push tube or solid-state amps, resulting in harmonically rich crunch and sustain that is ideal for rock and blues. Fender Drive's vintage warm tone is matched by the pedals classic looking exterior, while its fat tone is contrasted by its compact housing. Fender summarizes this pedal as a gear that is meant for musicians that are looking for rich, harmonic overdriven tone. MSRP:$89.99
The Fender Distortion pedal shifts your tone into high-gear. It is designed to drive tube or solid-state amps into thick distortion with singing sustain, reminiscent of the edgy hard-rock tones of the ’70s and ’80s. It is meant to be versatile enough to work well with many different amplifiers, and responsive enough to capture playing dynamics. According to Fender, you can use the guitar’s volume control to adjust the exact amount of distortion desired, giving you a variety of tones from aggressive crunch to full-on saturation. You can use this pedal as your main distortion or you can have it as a booster for higher-gain solo tones. MSRP:$89.99
The Fender Chorus pedal is designed to give you the lushly spatial chorus effect that is found on some Fender amplifiers. You can step on it to animate strummed passages, add sparkle to clean open chords, and you can combine it with your distortion pedal to produce thick and spatial chords or solos. Fender guarantees that this pedal will give you your preferred amount of chorus while staying clean and quiet. The Fender Chorus Operates in traditional mono or you can use the stereo outputs to create wide, sweeping modulation effects. MSRP:$99.99
The Fender Delay rounds up the new Fender Competition Series with resonating echo effects that cover short slap-back rockabilly sounds to longer repeating echoes for modern guitar riffs and solos. Although it is primarily made for guitars, it also works great for other electronic instruments like keyboards. The Fender Delay features dedicated delay time, feedback and level controls for complete control over your sound’s spatial characteristics. Like the Fender Chorus, this delay pedal operates in mono or with stereo outputs. MSRP:$99.99
The Fender Competition Series pedals are powered by either a 9-volt battery or an AC adapter. They are now available for purchase, you can visit Fender for more information.
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