Fender has added three new FX pedals to its burgeoning range: The Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz and Full Moon Distortion.
Fender says The Engager Boost: ‘… is the ideal clean boost pedal…an essential part of a guitar player’s rig if they want to cut through the mix due to the 20 decibels of boost. The onboard 3-band EQ lets you shape your tone to cut through a mix while the Frequency switch lets you select the middle frequency range, ideal for shaping your tone precisely’.
The Pelt Fuzz is a straight-ahead fuzz box but with ‘ a few tricks up its sleeve’. All the familiar controls are there: Level, Fuzz and Tone, along with a Bloom control to shape the contours of a sound. ‘Our secret-weapon Mid switch lets you boost or cut the midrange for even more voicing options, while the Thick switch adds some girth to your sound. Offering players a way to capture the rock and roll tones artists such as Jimmy Hendrix and the Smashing Pumpkins relied heavily on’.
Finally, Fender’s Full Moon Distortion is the company’s first ever high-gain distortion. ‘Packed with brutal, high-gain tone and sound-shaping options galore, the Full Moon Distortion pedal has everything you need to unleash sonic mayhem. Both symmetrical and asymmetrical clipping modes are lurking under the Texture switch while the Bite switch shifts the upper-midrange and harmonics to bring out your pick attack, letting you cut and chug through the mix with ease. As an added feature, there is an optional 12 decibels to give you the added push you need on stage’.