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Fender Shields Blender Fuzz

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FENDER SHIELDS BLENDER LIMITED EDITION
An innovator and pivotal influence on effect-laden guitar tones, Kevin Shields awakened iconic sonic walls of fuzz like the world had never heard as he defined the tone of alternative rock in the ’80s and ’90s. His tool of choice for fuzz laden chaos: an original Fender Blender effect pedal, prized for its dynamic response and gripping fuzz splatter. Now, through over four years of co-development Fender and Shields have resurrected this mythical 1970’s fuzz and injected a subversive feature set, creating the all-new Fender Shields Blender.

At its core, the Fender Shields Blender echoes the tone of Shields’ own vintage 1970s Fender Blender, thanks to carefully hand tracing the circuit from his personal fuzz box. Built around this vintage circuit are entirely new ways of controlling and blending the original fuzz voice, all crafted with performance in mind utilising four easy-access footswitches. Two footswitchable channels of fuzz, each with dedicated level controls, offer the ability to blend the fuzz voice with your clean signal or to blend the fuzz voice with a beefy suboctave fuzz, while the sag footswitch introduces sputtering and ducking effects like never before heard, all controlled by the intensity of your playing dynamics.

FEATURES

  • Original vintage Fender circuit combined with an all-new control set
  • Two channels and three octaves of blendable, analog fuzz tones
  • Footswitchable, reactive voltage sag circuit controlled by picking dynamics
  • Custom 1970s inspired roadworthy chassis with top-mounted jacks
  • True-bypass switching
  • Powered by 9-Volt Battery or center negative AC adaptor, not included

DESIGNED AROUND A CLASSIC
Designed around Kevin Shields’ original Fender Blender circuit, with his added tweaks, the Fender Shields Blender adds an Octave-Up push button to toggle the original octave-up fuzz voice on and off, unlocking all-new vintage fuzz tones.

TWO FOOTSWITCHABLE CHANNELS
The Octave Footswitch toggles between two channels of fuzz. Channel one blends the fuzz voice with the original clean signal. Channel two removes the clean signal and instead blends the fuzz with a monophonic suboctave fuzz.

BLENDABLE FUZZ
Use the Volume and Blend knobs to set the right balance of clean and fuzz signals to create unique crisp tones, then use the Fuzz and Octave knobs to craft the right mix of double, or triple, octave fuzz.

REACTIVE SAG CIRCUIT
The revolutionary sag circuit uses dynamic sensing circuitry to create imploding fuzz tones. By starving the transistors of power relative to the picking intensity used by the player, you can harness controlled chaos like no other fuzz.

VINTAGE SYLE, MODERN APPOINTMENTS
Just like its predecessor, the Fender Shields Blender sports an angled, brushed aluminium chassis with vinyl appointments, while new additions like LED indicators and a 9V DC power jack provide modern convenience.

PERFORMANCE READY FOOTSWITCHES
An unprecedented four footswitches provide a wealth of fuzz tone and effects on tap, whether performing on stage in front of millions or recording in your home studio.

ELECTRONICS

  • 100kΩ
  • 15kΩ
  • 80mA
  • 9-Volt Battery or 9VDC Center Negative AC Adapter (not included)

Fender guitars and amps are covered by a 2 year manufacturer warranty. Amp tubes are covered for 90 days by manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.

 

Product Description

FENDER SHIELDS BLENDER LIMITED EDITION
An innovator and pivotal influence on effect-laden guitar tones, Kevin Shields awakened iconic sonic walls of fuzz like the world had never heard as he defined the tone of alternative rock in the '80s and '90s. His tool of choice for fuzz laden chaos: an original Fender Blender effect pedal, prized for its dynamic response and gripping fuzz splatter. Now, through over four years of co-development Fender and Shields have resurrected this mythical 1970's fuzz and injected a subversive feature set, creating the all-new Fender Shields Blender.

At its core, the Fender Shields Blender echoes the tone of Shields' own vintage 1970s Fender Blender, thanks to carefully hand tracing the circuit from his personal fuzz box. Built around this vintage circuit are entirely new ways of controlling and blending the original fuzz voice, all crafted with performance in mind utilising four easy-access footswitches. Two footswitchable channels of fuzz, each with dedicated level controls, offer the ability to blend the fuzz voice with your clean signal or to blend the fuzz voice with a beefy suboctave fuzz, while the sag footswitch introduces sputtering and ducking effects like never before heard, all controlled by the intensity of your playing dynamics.

FEATURES

  • Original vintage Fender circuit combined with an all-new control set
  • Two channels and three octaves of blendable, analog fuzz tones
  • Footswitchable, reactive voltage sag circuit controlled by picking dynamics
  • Custom 1970s inspired roadworthy chassis with top-mounted jacks
  • True-bypass switching
  • Powered by 9-Volt Battery or center negative AC adaptor, not included

DESIGNED AROUND A CLASSIC
Designed around Kevin Shields' original Fender Blender circuit, with his added tweaks, the Fender Shields Blender adds an Octave-Up push button to toggle the original octave-up fuzz voice on and off, unlocking all-new vintage fuzz tones.

TWO FOOTSWITCHABLE CHANNELS
The Octave Footswitch toggles between two channels of fuzz. Channel one blends the fuzz voice with the original clean signal. Channel two removes the clean signal and instead blends the fuzz with a monophonic suboctave fuzz.

BLENDABLE FUZZ
Use the Volume and Blend knobs to set the right balance of clean and fuzz signals to create unique crisp tones, then use the Fuzz and Octave knobs to craft the right mix of double, or triple, octave fuzz.

REACTIVE SAG CIRCUIT
The revolutionary sag circuit uses dynamic sensing circuitry to create imploding fuzz tones. By starving the transistors of power relative to the picking intensity used by the player, you can harness controlled chaos like no other fuzz.

VINTAGE SYLE, MODERN APPOINTMENTS
Just like its predecessor, the Fender Shields Blender sports an angled, brushed aluminium chassis with vinyl appointments, while new additions like LED indicators and a 9V DC power jack provide modern convenience.

PERFORMANCE READY FOOTSWITCHES
An unprecedented four footswitches provide a wealth of fuzz tone and effects on tap, whether performing on stage in front of millions or recording in your home studio.

Specifications

ELECTRONICS

  • 100kΩ
  • 15kΩ
  • 80mA
  • 9-Volt Battery or 9VDC Center Negative AC Adapter (not included)
Warranty

Fender guitars and amps are covered by a 2 year manufacturer warranty. Amp tubes are covered for 90 days by manufacturer warranty.

Although we are not authorised to determine if any repair is covered under warranty, if the item was purchased through World of Music, then we are often the best people to facilitate the claim for you and will do so as timely as possible. Warranty does not apply to cosmetic damage or faults that are a result of user neglect. Although your mate is really handy with a soldering iron, any product modification or home repair will also result in a void warranty.

Quite often, something perceived as a fault is as simple as a faulty cable or power issue so we always suggest checking over Frequently Asked Questions on the manufacturer website first. It can be a helpful approach to getting to the bottom of a problem and save you a lot of time in getting your gear back up and running!

Shipping

This item ships via courier; fully insured for your peace of mind. Orders require a signature on delivery and we suggest using an address where someone will be present for the speediest delivery time. For delivery attempts with no one present to sign, your order will be taken to the courier depot and a card will be left for you to organise redelivery.