Fender blender reissue VS original?

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  1. caroy

    caroy Member

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    Hi, i want to buy a fender blender but i would like to know if the original blender have a big sound difference than the reissue? The reissue is a good one?Thanks.
     
  2. caroy

    caroy Member

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    Nobody know?
     
  3. fuzzface71

    fuzzface71 Supporting Member

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    I have tried the reissue, it was a cool octave fuzz pedal, but I don't find the reissue's volume drop is not desirable at all. If you do have the second switch engaged, it was a bit better. Too bad, because it was a cool sounding fuzz, but imo not worth the $$, I would pay $100 tops. For a used one. Though, I never played an original. I did a research on these fuzzes a few months ago, and the overall reviews are not that great. Try it if you can. Who knows? Maybe you'll like it as is.
     
  4. caroy

    caroy Member

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    The volume drop is controllable or not?

    Because i have a analog man nkt but i want a more not stantard fuzz like my bloody valentine sounds. So, i see that the bloody vlanetine use the fender blender.
     
  5. starfish

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    It was a Fender Blender that Shields used. I consider these type of fuzzes as unique types of fuzz effects, a departure from the traditional FF germ or silicon.

    Some other fuzzes to check out that are of similar style - Foxx Tone Machine, Univox or Shin Ei Superfuzz, perhaps the Ampeg Scrambler. They don't have the boost feature that the Blender has. Ronsound also makes a Blender clone, maybe check that out too.
     
  6. jammybastard

    jammybastard "I'm losing my edge, but I was there..."

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    I've got both, a '69 and a reissue and I think that the original sounds better.
    It definitely has a bit more kick to it, but it's really hard to describe you really need to hear it.
    BTW - I'm a huge fan of the FB and it's various clones. Personally it's my fave fuzz/octave pedal available. The only one that I thought was better was the one
    I had custom made for me 10 years ago by GS Wylie. Cost me half of what vintage FBs were going for in those days.
     
  7. gold_soundz

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    I agree with Starfish's assessment of that type of fuzz - the sound you get is an 'effect' rather than distortion. Those four are of similar ilk. The foxx and the superfuzz are my favourites. I would go for a used tone machine reissue from ebay.
     
  8. caroy

    caroy Member

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    Ok thanks guys for the reply i will check all this fuzz.
     
  9. Wheeler004

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    I've not played the original, but I hear it is the one to get
     

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