Fender Stompboxes Hit the Market

Fender Competition Series ChorusLet’s face it, Fender-made stompboxes have been few and far between for the past 40 years. Now, Fender is announcing their Competition series pedals, a new line of effects pedals designed — in PR speak — “to provide inspirational tones in a reliable package at an astounding value.

The Fender Distortion pedal drives tube or solid-state amps into thick distortion and sustain, think ’70s and ’80s hard rock tone. It’s described as responsive enough that a guitar’s volume control can be adjusted to the exact amount of distortion desired, from crunch to full-on saturation. It can be used for a distorted tone or as a boost for higher-gain rhythm and solo tones. MSRP $89.99

Fender Competition Series Distort

The Fender Drive pedal is designed to provide a warm overdrive. More of a classic ’60s and ’70s rock and blues tones than a crunch machine. It can be used to push tube or solid-state amps into overdrive. It’s got an old-school design that exudes vintage warmth. According to Fender, it’s the Fender stompbox for the musician looking for rich, harmonic overdriven tone. MSRP $89.99

Fender Competition Series Drive

The Fender Chorus pedal gives you that lushly spatial effect that is instantly recognizable. Adds sparkle to clean open chords or thickens distorted power chords. Operates in mono or with stereo outputs and two amps for a bigger sound while creating wide, sweeping modulation effects or shimmering 12-string-like sounds. MSRP $99.99

Fender Competition Series Chorus

The Fender Delay pedal produces resonating echo effects from short slap-back rockabilly sounds to longer repeating echo perfect for your Gilmoresque guitar solos (can be used with other electronic instruments too, such as keyboards). Dedicated delay time, feedback and level controls give you control of your sound’s spatial characteristics. Operates in mono or with stereo outputs for two-amplifier setups. MSRP $99.99.

Fender Competiton Series Delay

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4 Responses to “Fender Stompboxes Hit the Market”
  1. Donald77 Donald77 says:

    Wow, they really want to build everything. I wonder how they will sound.

  2. oatsoda oatsoda says:

    Neato. The stripes and the lettering remind me of little league baseball jersys from 1979.

  3. Percy says:

    Has anyone tried these

  4. Rastus Rastus says:

    Hi Folks,

    I haven’t tried any of these pedals, but I’d wait until they release a Compression/Sustain pedal, & a Flanger. You can get a Chorus effect from a flanger by narrowing the sweep-width, so you ultimately get 2-effects in one, & the compressor will allow you to find a more natural & pure tone with all the sustain you’ll ever need, plus allow you to control & enhance your feed-back, if you like using feed-back that is !

    It’s also VERY important to get your sequence correct with your pedal-chain…Or you’ll end-up with nothing but a muddy sound, especially when they’re all turned-on at once…So, from your guitar, the first effect-pedal will be

    1= Compressor/Sustainer
    2= Distotion / Overdrive
    3= Delay

    Then out to your CLEAN channel of your amp, or its effects-loop. Hope this helps you out !



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