The circuit has a peculiar twist represented by the Pre-Mid Boost knob, which integrates the classic Tone control by adding or cutting mid frequencies before the gain stage, therefore radically changing the character for the saturation at different settings, from more transparent and woolly to punchy and present.
An internal trim-pot allows to dial down the high frequencies to tame single-coil pickups and bright amps or simply shape your tone further.
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Fender Hammertone Overdrive, Builder’s Notes
Whether you’re pushing your cranked amp into full-blown distortion or just adding some warmth, grit and character to your clean sound, the Hammertone™ Overdrive is an essential addition to your rig. This compact drive packs a big punch – the pre-gain mid boost adds the perfect edge for cutting through the mix, while the pedal board-friendly top-mounted in & out jacks and true bypass footswitch mean it will integrate seamlessly into your rig.
Unique Fender®-Designed Analog Overdrive Circuit
Pre-Gain Mid Boost
Top Mount Input/Output Jacks
Powered by 9-Volt Battery or Center Negative AC Adaptor, Not Included
ORIGINAL FENDER®-DESIGNED OVERDRIVE CIRCUIT
Designed by our in-house experts, the Hammertone™ Overdrive is punchy and powerful with an articulate and versatile sound.
Dial in extra mids before the gain-stage for extra punch and bite, providing a tighter, more aggressive sound.
INTERNAL TONE CONTROL
The internal trim-pot control allows you to dial down super-high frequencies to tame single-coil pickups and bright amps or simply shape your tone further.
CUSTOM COLOR “F” LOGO KNOBS
Paying homage to Fender’s historic custom colors, these “F” logo knobs are easy to read, easy to grip and stand out on stage.
RUGGED, ROAD-WORTHY HARDWARE
The rugged aluminum enclosure and metal hardware deliver road-worthy reliability. True bypass switching ensure easy setup and pure tone.
Top-mounted input and output jacks allow more pedals to be used on the same board, as well as increasing pedal routing options.