BOSS AND FENDER® JOIN FORCES TO CREATE VINTAGE AMP PEDALS
— FBM-1 Bassman® and FDR-1 Deluxe Reverb® Pedals —
UK, January 19th, 2007— Fender’s amps of the ’50s and ’60s are beloved and coveted by guitarists around the world. BOSS and Fender have teamed up to give guitarists a unique Fender tone combined with BOSS technology, sound quality, and reliability. Thanks to BOSS’ technology and tone know-how, the new FBM-1 and FDR-1 bring the natural, fat, rich, bright tones of the ‘59 Fender Bassman and snappy overdrive tone of the ‘65 Deluxe Reverb to a BOSS pedal format.
The FBM-1 includes the same controls as on the original Bassman; Presence, Treble, Mid, and Bass EQ. In addition to the true tone quality and durability, this new pedal offers BRIGHT IN providing an even brighter sound, similar to the original Fender Bassman.
The FDR-1 has the same controls as on the original Deluxe Reverb; Treble, Bass, Vibrato, and Reverb. Both pedals have an added Gain control as well.
These pedals also function perfectly as a “pre-gain pedal” placed before an already overdriven vintage or modern amp to add the famous tone character of the Bassman or Deluxe Reverb.
Fender’s Ritchie Fliegler states, “We’re constantly being asked… Of the many distortion devices out there, which one do we recommend to bring out the overdrive in these classic amps – and keep that Fender tone intact. Frankly, they’ve all left us a bit cold in some way or another. After working with BOSS on this project – the answers are the FBM-1 and FDR-1.”
These new pedals fall under the class of a new series of BOSS pedals called the Legend Series, products based on legendary products of the past.
By combining Fender tone with BOSS technology and sound quality, the FBM-1 ‘59 Bassman and FDR-1 ‘65 Deluxe Reverb provide road-ready stomp boxes that go to the true core of guitar tone.