Fender effects pedal range: MusicRadar hands-on

Michael Astley-Brown and Simon Arblaster get stuck into Fender’s newest line of stompbox effects units.

It’s hard to believe that the six new boxes are effectively the first official foray into the effects pedal market for Fender, but here we are. 

With the ethos of ‘form over function’, there's a distinct lack of showy graphics, suggesting that the corporation is not trying to grapple with the craft-beer-swilling boutique types.

We get our hands on the Pugilist Distortion, Level Set Buffer, The Bends Compressor, Marine Layer Reverb, Mirror Image Delay and Santa Ana Overdrive and give our first impressions on this sextet of effects.

MORE INFO: First look video: Fender dives into effects market with 6 new pedals

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Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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