Fender Waylon Jennings Phaser

After gifting shoegaze guitarists a Kevin Shields signature fuzz pedal, the biggest guitar company in the world is turning its attention towards country musicians with the Fender Waylon Jennings Phaser.

Part of Outlaw Country, an anti-Nashville musical establishment movement from the ’70s also joined by Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, Jennings was a relentless sonic experimenter who became known for a pronounced use of the phaser effect.

This Fender signature pedal, engineered in collaboration with the musician himself, is an analog phaser that recreates his rich stage and studio sound through a design inspired by Fender’s original 1970s-era 4-stage phaser circuit, switchable to 2- or 6-stages for extra voicings.

An extra toggle switch named “Sweet” locks your tone into the phaser’s sweet spot while transforming the Feedback knob into a blend control.

Here are the first videos of it.

Fender Waylon Jennings Phaser, Builder’s Notes

  • All-analog phaser pedal, inspired by the legendary Outlaw country icon Waylon Jennings
  • Captures the vibe of Waylon’s funky phased-out country picking, but is also more than versatile enough for all manner of phaser applications
  • Phaser-standard Range, Rate, and Feedback knobs to dial in your tone
  • 3-position Phase switch allows you to choose between 2-stage, 4-stage, or 6-stage phaser
  • Sweet switch instantly locks your tone into the phaser sweet spot while transforming the Feedback knob into a blend control
  • Heavy-duty metal chassis and 1970s-inspired Fender aesthetics
  • Top-mounted jacks for easy integration into a pedalboard
  • True-bypass switching keeps your tone pure when the pedal