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SKU: # 524541
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023-4533-000

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Fender helped generate the classic guitar tones that inspired players to create new music, and now with the Santa Ana Overdrive, Fender has brought their expertise to stompboxes. Armed with FET technology, this pedal lets you dial in sounds varying from "just a little hairy" all the way to thick, fully saturated overdrive. The flexible tone controls unlock a wide range of sonic flavors. This pedal cleans up with the guitar's volume control, just like Fender's famous amplifiers.

The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminum. The LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance, and swapping batteries is quicker and easier than ever with Fender's exclusive magnetically latched 9V battery door.

From the Amp Jewel LED all the way down to the character of your tone, the Santa Ana Overdrive is Fender through and through.

Features:
• Effect Type: Overdrive
• Controls: Bass, Middle, Treble, Presence, Output Level, Voice Toggle (A/B), Drive, Boost Footswitch, Bypass Footswitch
• Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
• Outputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
• Power Requirements: 9-Volt Battery or DC Negative AC Adaptor
• Power Consumption: 120mA
• Input Impedance: 1M ohm
• Output Impedance: 1.5k ohm
• Material: Anodized Aluminum

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Closest StoreCobourg, Ontario
I have played tube amps my whole life; Fender clean to Peavey 5150 high gain goodness... this pedal has that magical quality of of tube overdrive... almost. It?s 98% of the way there & that is outstanding for a pedal. I love it through my Custom Deluxe Reverb. The only thing I would change about this pedal is the functionality of the boost switch. The boost switch function is user selectable: A volume level boost or a gain boost... but it isn?t adjustable?!? That being said, it works... kick it on as a level boost and you have a subtle volume kick that gives you that raises your level in the band mix; set it to gain boost and go from a smooth overdrive crunch to liquid sustain. As the gain increases, it starts to compress like a tube amp. This pedal is expensive; but it produces superior sounding overdrive without that blend thing you hear on so many overdrive pedals... the mixing of the clean tone with the pedal tone to provide clarity, that is something I have never liked about overdrive/distortion pedals. This is the best overdrive pedal I have ever used.
Posted by Shawn on Sep 1, 2018
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What's Not To Love!!!4 of 5 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSummerside, Prince Edward Island
First, let me say this is one heck of a pedal, loaded with features and really lets you dial in the sound you want!! That said, it does take up a fair bit of real estate on your pedal board, but that is the trade off I guess. Really nice features, love the level/drive boost, you can choose which way you want to kick it up a notch. I guess it all the little things like the lighted knobs (which you can turn off if you don't like) the battery compartment (magnetic closure) and the tone switch I guess are just a few things that really makes this overdrive pedal stand out from all the others. I strongly suggest you give it try --- it's not the old Fender pedals you used to know, they have really made a whole new design and great product.
Posted by Carl on Jun 2, 2018
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