Video: Kevin Shields' Fender Blender Is Now in Standard Production

Earlier this summer, Fender partnered with My Bloody Valentine frontman Kevin Shields on a limited edition signature pedal, the Fender Shields Blender. Following such a positive response from fans, Fender is now bringing the pedal into standard production for the masses.

The standard production pedal is the exact same versatile multi-fuzz and octave effect introduced earlier this year. Not only does it feature a hand-copied version of the original Blender circuit in channel one, but it also features a powerful octave blender in channel two and a Shields-inspired footswitchable sag circuit to boot.

This is the Fender Shields Blender.

The sag circuit is the feature that Shields, a longtime fan and user of the Fender Blender, always wished the original pedal had. It is very sensitive to a player's picking dynamics and can emulate the tone of maxed out tubes. If you're looking to make Shields-inspired sounds, this is the way to get them.

Check out the video above to see Andy Martin show off what the new pedal can do. The Fender Shields Blender is available now on Reverb.

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