“Pro-level board control in a user-friendly package”: Fender’s Switchboard Effects Operator brings RJM’s sought-after switching magic to the masses

Fender Switchboard Effects Operator
(Image credit: Fender)

They say old habits die hard and, while Fender might not be at NAMM 2024, that has not stopped the world’s biggest guitar firm from unleashing an avalanche of new gear announcements as we close out January 2024.

One of the biggest surprises for us is a new pedal-switching unit, the Switchboard Effects Operator, which has been developed in collaboration with MIDI controller maestro Ron Menelli – the man behind RJM Music’s Mastermind switchers.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.