But if there’s one aspect of the guitar game that Fender has never quite nailed, it’s effects pedals – until now. Fender went all-in with effects pedals in 2018, releasing a broad range of new stompboxes that were designed in California with the input of gigging musicians, studio professionals and industry experts. But you don’t need us to tell you how good they are – thanks to Fender EMEA, we’re giving one lucky guitar reader to sample the charms of the new Engager, The Pelt and Full Moon pedals themselves!
The Engager, Full Moon and The Pelt are the three newest additions to a rapidly expanding pedal range that Fender is keen to stress represents a long-term commitment to effects pedals by the brand. The Engager is a boost pedal, The Pelt is a filthy fuzz and the Full Moon is a distortion with a built-in boost feature. All three pedals are made using Fender’s sleek, curved-edge anodised aluminium exteriors, while they also feature such fantastic player-friendly innovations as LED-backlit knobs so you can see them on stage, and one of the most ingenious and easy-to-use battery compartments we’ve ever seen.
The Full Moon is a high-gain distortion that offers great sonic sculpting potential thanks to an three-band EQ plus Texture and Bite switches to vary the clipping and midrange characteristics, while a 12bB boost is ideal for solos. The Engager boost meanwhile offers everything you need to kick things up a gear with a three-band EQ, switchable mid-frequency range and the option of true or buffered bypass. Finally, The Pelt is a gnarly, splatty fuzz with Bloom control to shape your sound, a switch to boost or cut your mids, and a Thick switch to add some extra girth.
“If you go back to the very early part of Fender’s history, we built working tools for working musicians,” said Fender’s Stan Cotey, who was a key figure in developing the new range. “They were built for function first, and we kept that same spirit in these pedals.” To find out more visit www.fender.com, and you can read our full review of the Engager, Full Moon and The Pelt on p86. To be in with a chance of winning them, however, head to the following link and answer the question below:
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