Fender has made its effects pedal catalog more compact and affordable with the all-new Hammertone series.
Unlike its existing collection, which comes in chunky anodized aluminum chassis, the Hammertone lineup is packaged in bare-bones enclosures designed in-house by Fender’s Stan Cotey. No-nonsense effects available are as follows:
- Fuzz covers plenty of classic fuzz bases.
- Reverb offers a trio of go-to reverb algorithms—Mod, Hall, and Room.
- Chorus is “glassy, shimmering, and bubbly,” as Fender puts into words.
- Space Delay features warbling tape-esque echoes and analog-style repeats.
- Overdrive boasts a pre-mid boost that provides enormous tone-shaping potential.
- Delay provides up to 950ms of crisp repeats, along with the ability to add modulation.
- Metal is designed similarly to Distortion but concentrates on the upper echelons of gain.
- Distortion covers virtually any style with traditional gain and volume dials plus active two-band bass and treble EQ.
- Flanger provides incredible versatility with Type and Resonance switches and controls for Rate, Depth, and Manual.
Each Hammertone pedal features true-bypass switching, space-saving top-mounted jacks, 9V battery/power supply operation, Hammertone powder-coat finish, and color-coordinated witch hat dials.
Prices range from $79 to $99.