Part of a new line of affordable compact pedals, the Fender Hammertone Chorus is a 3-mode mono chorus with a noteworthy tonal range, considering the solid build and sub-$100 price tag.
The three knobs cover the basic functions of Depth, Rate and Level (the latter being an intensity knob rather than an output one), while the Type switch toggles between three different choruses with 2, 3 or 4 voices – the more voices, the thicker the effect, bordering on pitch modulation on the 4-voice setting.
The Tone switch offers a brighter and a warmer overall EQ setting.
Have a listen to the Hammertone Chorus in the videos below. We added it to our article about the best affordable mono chorus pedals.
Fender Hammertone Chorus, Builder’s Notes
Glassy, shimmering, and bubbly– the Hammertone™ Chorus is a simple and powerful modulation device designed to deliver pristine choral sweeps. Pedal board-friendly top-mounted in & out jacks and true bypass footswitch mean it will integrate seamlessly into your rig.
• Fender®-designed Chorus Effect
• Type & Tone Switches
• Top Mount Input/Output Jacks
• True-Bypass Switching
• Powered by 9-Volt Center Negative AC Adaptor, Not Included
ORIGINAL FENDER®-DESIGNED CHORUS EFFECT
Designed by our in-house experts, the Hammertone™ Chorus provides lush, swirling modulation.
THREE CHORUS TYPES
Three distinct chorus modes are available at the flick of a switch, allowing you to capture classic chorus tones.
Adjusting the tone switch lets the modulation effect sit more subtly in your mix, getting out of the way of your playing.
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.