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Fender Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal  

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    A reissue of the classic Fender Blender sold from 1968 to 1977.

    Players such as Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins and Kevin Shields of My Bloody Valentine use of original Blender pedals has elevated these originals to the status of coveted vintage treasures that fetch hundreds of dollars when they can be found. This reissue is intended to satisfy the demand that has driven the original's price so high. It is made for metal players who want an ultra-aggressive sound that is unique. The Fender Blender Custom is capable of a wide array of sounds that no other octave/fuzz pedal can provide.

    Features
    • Volume control
    • Sustain control
    • Tone control that shifts the tone balance from low frequencies to high
    • Blend control
    • On/Off footswitch
    • Tone Boost footswitch
    • True bypass circuitry
    • 9V AC jack (adapter not included)
    • Easy-access battery compartment
    • Extruded aluminum casing
    • Germanium diodes
    • Late '60s/'70s "F" knobs

    Want a tone that rips heads off necks? Order the Fender Blender Custom right now.

     
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    Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal
     
    4.1

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    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Noisy for sure, not the best quality

    By Drider Guitarist

    from Austin, TX

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    Fairly tough pedal, never had it break down on me on any of the 20+ gigs that I've played with it. It's a nasty sounding pedal, and it doesn't do more modest sounds very well. It also drops the volume of my signal even with the pedal cranked. I still use this pedal in combination with other distortions to get a different color out of them or to make blasts of white noise. I use this pedal but only for short periods of time during the set and I wish it could be used stand-alone and measure up to other fuzz-boxes/distortions (I use the Little Big Muff and the Interstellar Overdriver in addition to this one).

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Almost perfect.

    By strateleryan

    from Kansas

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    I bought this reissue a while back after testing it out, and I've gigged with it extensively and I LOVE it. The battery lasts a long time, and the controls seem to do a lot to the sound. I generally have it at about 7 on the blend and 6-7 on the sustain. I like a little bit of "fizzle" on the notes.The one thing that drove me nuts was they put the input and output on the wrong side. I used some long patch cables I had and moved them to the opposite sides so they would work in my pedal chain.I love the sound of this thing. Octaver AND fuzz all in one awesome little pedal. I will have an use this pedal for a long time.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Poor excuse for electronics

    By Randy Garcia

    from Salt Lake City, Utah

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    I have had nothing but bad issues with this item. It under preforms at all levels, it doesn't play right, and it has huge feedback problems. This sin't my first rodeo, but I won't use this again. Waste of money

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    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    WTF!?!

    By Xtremehardy388

    from Kalamazoo, Mi

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    This pedal is ALL OVER THE PLACE! You can't control it too much which makes the fuzz absolutely bonkers! Nails the Smashing Pumpkins sounds to a T. Any fuzz box wishes it were as cool as this pedal.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My most fav fuzz ive ever used

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    This pedal is great for those high leads where you want a peirceing tone. It can also give you smoothed out fuzz in the middle of the fret board and muddy up chords if you play them really close to the nut. I put it behind a digitech whammy2 for really out there siren like bends.Its really an item that takes some getting used to and learning how to use it right. It can be used to complement exsisting disortions, in fact at any given time Im running a boss super overdrive and an Ibanez smash box with it. I never have the drive past zero on either so I have a fairly clean driven tone. Then when I want an out there boost of harsh fuzz I use the Fender Blender.

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    5.0

    UNIQUE!

    By Shagsmusic

    from canal winchester, ohio

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    This pedal is not like any other. That is good and bad. There are some very useable tones in the bad boy. There are also some crazy tones and some noises (maxed out it just goes to wall of fuzz sound). If you are a person that adores the mxr distortion + because it just has two knobs and is easy to use, don't buy this. It takes some toying with. There are four knobs and a boost switch and everything is very touch sensitive. Basically everytime you cahnge one control it changes how the others interact. Downside is that the octave is always there. With boost off it is in the background but if the boost is off the guitar isn't quite loud enough. With boost on is gets a freaky tone that Smashing Pumpkins seem to have used for leads. I would at times rather have one of the originals (some were made without the octave) but this is definitely the pedal that sticks out. Again this is pedal that will not be used every song and different styles of playing change the tone a lot. Bending a note back and forth with the tone control one will cause a crazy sounding octave to emarge and it sounds sweet. The pedal also is one of the easiest pedals I've used for controlled feedback.It's also sweet looking!The octave is fun to play with, but I think that without the octave the tone would be less harsh (high pitched) and more usable.

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    4.0

    Octave AND Fuzz, very unique

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    This is very much BOTH a fuzz pedal AND an octave pedal, and the octave is always an octave UP from the note you are playing. This pedal can also sound like a ring modulator if you play more than one note at a time. The manual clearly states that the "sustain" knob controls the sustain/volume of the OCTAVE-UP note, not the note you are playing. In other words, the higher the "sustain" setting, the more you will hear the note that is one octave above the note you are fretting. On my guitar (a tele), this octave-up effect works the best when you play between the 12th and 17th frets or so. In other areas of my guitar I will still hear the octave up note but usually I have to hold the note out for a bit, and then the octave-up sound gradually fades in. awesome effect. All in all this pedal sounds crispy, unnatural, and unpredictable, which I think are all good qualities.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My Bloody Fuzz...

    By Me-S54NL

    from Los Angeles, Ca

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    Just to clear up some issues...This is not an Octave/Fuzz pedal...Its just a Fuzz Pedal. There is no Octave effect whatsoever. Its just a very harsh and evil fuzz pedal. If you are new to distortion/fuzz pedals...don't buy this. if you are into very extreme fuzz, then this is your automobile. I use this pedal, a Big Muff, and a Sansamp GT2. All three are very different and all 3 are very great.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Blenderriffic!!!

    By Victor G.

    from Newport Beach, CA

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    When I heard Fender was reissuing the Blender I immediately thought, "Great--now I can get fresh tone AND fresh daquiries!". After using it for a week or so I realized this gives me the fuzzy whirr of my Hamilton blender mixed with the octave below. I love this pedal!

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Vintage Octave Drive From Fender

    By Cyle

    from Auburn, CA

    Comments about Fender Blender Custom Octave/Fuzz Pedal:

    Well, first off, it's missing on/off lights to keep historically accurate. Too bad that doesn't help on stage! For studio work: you can really make this thing growl. Although, I prefer to keep it in the tone boost mode, as the normal drive is too weak (such that it appears the volume goes down when you switch from bypass). All in all, if you can get used to it's vintage persona and have a taste for interesting overdrive, check this guy out.

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