Fender reveal a new range of guitar effects pedals, the return of the Tone Master amps as well as a new range of Squier Starcaster guitars. All this ahead of summer NAMM 2019
We love a new product announcement here at PMT especially from the team at Fender! This new announcement ahead of summer NAMM 2019 includes a range of new Fender Pedals. The announcement includes some amazing Tone Master amplifiers and a range of new Squier Starcaster guitars, too. There's also as a host of new colours from the Classic Vibe series.
Let’s take a look at some of the new products, all available for pre-order now.
New Fender Effects Pedals
The range of new Fender effects pedals add to the already incredible offering from the brand. These boutique pedals include a range of new 'combo' options that couple some of the most popular pedals and features into a convenient pedal board friendly package.
Fender The Trapper – Fuzz Pedal
The new Fender The Trapper fuzz pedal expands the offering from Fender’s boutique pedal range and builds on the success of The Pelt fuzz released last year. This is a switchable fuzz pedal with two distinct voicings: “Calm” and “Possessed”. The Calm side features the Fuzz, Level and Octave up toggle controls whilst the Possessed side includes a severe noise gate utilising a Level knob. This Possessed side is also more reliant on your guitar’s volume and tone controls so you can make adjustments without having to bend down and change the pedal.
Fender Compugilist – Compressor / Distortion
The new Fender Compugilist pedal combines some of the key features from The Pugilist and The Bends pedals, whilst maintaining individually switchable compression and distortion effects for ease of use. This is the best of both worlds with an added bass boost toggle switch. If you want reliable, controllable distortion, this is great.
Fender Smolder – Acoustic Overdrive pedal
The Fender Smolder is an all analogue overdrive pedal designed for acoustic players who want to be able to tame those harsh, high-end frequencies that can sometimes occur when using piezo acoustic pickups.
This is a really interesting pedal as it utilises a cabinet simulation and Pickup Compensation control that makes use of a low-pass and high-pass filter. You also have a 3 band EQ specifically voiced for acoustic guitars. If you want a powerful sound from your acoustic guitar, this is a great option.
Fender MTG:LA – High Gain Tube Distortion
The new Fender MTG:LA pedal is the brands take on Bruce Egnater’s MTG pedal, aimed at those who love that classic 80’s metal sound. This pedal features a huge amount of gain but goes easy on the mid-range so you can get those massive hair metal riffs going. The footswitchable Boost can also be brought in to add extra saturation.
Fender Pour Over – Bass Envelope Filter
Fender have made sure Bass players feel loved with the addition of the Fender Pour Over – Bass Envelope Filter pedal. This features an SSI-2164 Quad VCA bandpass / lowpass filter as well as a soft distortion toggle switch so you can really dig in to your tone.
You have separate distortion controls such as Gain, Tone and level. You also have Filter controls and a dual colour jewel light that changes colour as the filter sweeps across the frequency.
Fender Reflecting Pool – Delay / Reverb
The Fender Reflecting Pool is the perfect pedal if you want a combo of world class reverb and delay pedals but you’ve got limited room on your board. This Delay / Reverb pedal features individually switchable delay and reverb effects as well as a tap tempo switch. You also have the ability to reverse the path, utilise tails and even expand your functionality with an expression/footswitch input.
Fender have also included a USB input so you can enjoy firmware updates and utilise all the best sounds when Fender release them. The true stereo In/Out and high quality buffer makes it a great option for pro guitarists too!
Shop all Fender Effects Pedals here.
New Fender Tone Master & Champion 100 XL
Tone Master Deluxe Reverb
The all new Tone Master amplifiers take everything that made the classic tube amps so popular and pack it in to a digital amplifier. However, this is not some poor emulation of a classic sound, but a faithful modeling of the power output and circuitry of the original tube amps.
The Fender Tone Master Deluxe Reverb in particular gives you 100 watts, equivalent to 22 watts of tube performance and weighs a mere 11.3kg.
You also have a Jensen® N-12K neodymium speakers throwing some serious air around, an output power selector that you can use to select full power or five attenuated settings – perfect for around the home.
Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb
If you’ve always wanted a Twin reverb amp, but needed a lighter amp that you could use at home without blowing out the windows then the Fender Tone Master Twin Reverb is perfect. This takes all the tone and functionality of the original and models it successfully into a reliable, digital amplifier complete with Jensen® N-12K neodymium speakers for superior sound. You also have an output selector, Impulse Response and XLR line output for detailed cabinet simulations and so much more.
You also have 200 watts of power equivalent to 85 watts of valve power and a lightweight construction at just 15.8kg.
Fender Champion 100 XL
The new Fender Champion 100 XL builds on the success of the champion range, adding a modern, high gain option for the harder rockers out there. This incredible amp features 100 watts of power as well as 2 distinct channels and 4 stomp effects built in. best of all, you have Celestion Midnight 60 speakers inside the cabinet, perfect for handling all the heavy riffs and high gain sounds you can throw at it.
New Fender Artist Guitars
Britt Daniel Thinline Telecaster
Britt Daniel, charismatic frontman from the US band Spoon gets his own signature Telecaster. This features an Opaque Blonde finish called Amarillo Gold finished nicely with black binding and matching pickguard. The Ash body is resonant and snappy and the Custom Shop Vintage bridge and Texas Special neck pickups really bring something special to the table. Shop the Britt Daniel Thinline Telecaster here.
Lincoln Brewster Stratocaster
Megastar of the Worship music scene, Lincoln Brewster has designed his very own signature Stratocaster. Based on the American Elite guitar, this beautifully designed Stratocaster features an Aztec Gold finish, distinctive heel joint for easier access to upper frets and V Shape neck profile. To finish it off, the guitar includes DiMarzio Area 58/61 pickups to offer incredible tonal versatility and power. Shop the Lincoln Brewster Signature Stratocaster here.
New Squier Starcaster guitars
Squier Classic Vibe Starcaster Guitars
The coveted Starcaster guitars get the Classic Vibe treatment. These new versions are priced so everyone can afford them and feature a range of pro-level appointments such as Fender-Designed wide range humbucking pickups, adjustable bridge with stop tailpiece and nickel plated hardware.
Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster
The Squier Contemporary Active Starcaster has been designed for those who need a powerful sound and the ability to use higher gain amplifiers without worrying about that pesky feedback that can sometimes creep in with hollow-body guitars. These feature a sealed semi-hollow body construction with an arched top and flat back so you still have the same style and resonance without the unwanted noise. The power comes in the form of the Squier SQR ceramic humbucking pickups and active electronics.
Squier Affinity Series Starcaster
The budget friendly Squier Affinity Series Starcaster guitars have been designed to suit all budgets and offer exceptional playability. The small price tag makes them a great option for first time players and an affordable guitar for those who need a touring or studio back up – or just another nice guitar! You have dual Squier humbucking pickups as well as a 3 position pickup switch, comfortable satin neck finish and the classic contoured headstock.
New Squier Classic Vibe colours
The ever-popular range of Squier Classic Vibe guitars gets a selection of new colours. The Classic Vibe guitars and basses maintain the same period correct appointments. They now come in a selection of colours, including vintage inspired finishes.
Classic Vibe 50s Stratocaster
Classic Vibe ‘60s Stratocaster
Classic Vibe ‘50s Telecaster
Classic Vibe ‘60s Custom Telecaster
Now available in 3-colour Sunburst
Classic Vibe ‘60s Telecaster Thinline
Now available in Natural Mahogany
Squier Classic Vibe ‘50s Precision Bass
Squier Classic Vibe ‘70s Precision Bass
Squier Classic Vibe Jaguar Bass
Squier Classic Vibe ‘60s Mustang Bass