CORGAN: The Fender Blender. Kevin Shields [of my Bloody Valentine] told me to get one. It's just the destructo pedal of all time. Listen to the song "Bullet" - at about two-and-a-half minutes there's a part where the key changes and it comes in all loud and thick and the speakers sound real distorty. That's that pedal. There are so many weird harmonics in the thing that if you turn it up a certain way, you get distortion beyond distortion. It makes the guitar sound almost unintelligible.more
On Way's *Fuzz Wars* Instagram series, he shows the Fender Blender off: > Used to achieve the distortion on Action Cat from Hesitant Alien. Played single root notes on the E string as well as single notes on the higher strings to add layers and build the wall of sound. That broken sounding opening guitar is this pedal.more
"Trower’s hottest rig blasted his array of Strats through a pair of 100-watt Marshall JMP-100 Mark II heads feeding two 1960-B 4x12 cabs and had an impressive effects chain on the floor: custom preamp and clean booster pedals, a Dan Armstrong Red Ranger treble booster, a Tychobrahe wah-wah, an octave/fuzz Fender Blender, a Uni-Vibe chorus/vibrato, Mutron II phase shifter, and two Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistresses."more
"We’ve been experimenting with new stuff lately, but right now my effects include Boss PS-5 Super Shifter and PH-3 Phase Shifter pedals, a Line 6 DL4 Delay Modeler, an Ibanez AD-9 delay, a Hardwire RV-7 reverb, an Electro-Harmonix Electric Mistress flanger, a Fender Blender octave/fuzz…"more
The pedalboard on the left belongs to Dominic, which you can see in this video for a glimpse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g53S7WqeHBM , and the fender blender can be seen on it. Its likely the case that the sound of his solo in "Where you at" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrj9009h-SE) is achieved by this vintage fuzz octave pedal.more
I had been think about if I should buy one of these, or not. A couple of days later I walked into Guitar Center, & there was a 1969 Fender Blender. It's defiantly something cool to mess around with.
I have always loved this fuzz and once I started work on my Cthulhu suite I knew just which pedal to get. Unfortunately it didn't work as well with my Vox amp as with the Orange I had before, so I swapped it out for the MXR Brown Acid fuzz. But still the 2003 reissue is a classic in it's own right, all the mojo of the original minus the volume drop