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Fender targets acoustic and bass players with Acoustic Preverb and Trapper Bass Distortion pedals

Fender Acoustic Preverb and Trapper Bass Distortion
(Image credit: Fender)

As well as its new Tread-Light wah and expression/volume, Fender has now officially release a further pair of pedals aimed at acoustic guitar and bass guitar players: the Acoustic Preverb and Trapper Bass Distortion.

They share the same lightweight, anodized aluminum enclosure and LED-backlit knobs of the rest of the Fender pedal range, but look to bring some fresh, smart sonic options to the line-up.

Fender Acoustic Preverb

Fender Acoustic Preverb and Trapper Bass Distortion

(Image credit: Fender)

The Acoustic Preverb combines a “high-fidelity” preamp and three reverb settings that have been voiced especially for acoustic guitar, says Fender.

The pedal boasts one footswitch for reverb and another to mute the signal. A Notch filter and polarity switch are on hand to cut out feedback, while a Tilt knob is a shortcut to adjusting the overall EQ balance.

There’s no word on what those reverb types are, by the way, but based on Fender’s previous reverb pedal offerings, we’d be surprised if they’re anything but stellar.

Fender Trapper Bass Distortion

Fender Acoustic Preverb and Trapper Bass Distortion

(Image credit: Fender)

The Trapper looks to do for bass what the superlative Pugilist did for guitar, delivering two separate distortion circuits, which can also be stacked.

Distortion channel 1 has an all-important crossover-blend circuit to retain the low frequencies, while distortion 2 acts as a ‘solo’ channel for extra gain.

That second channel also packs Frequency and Sub Level knobs to tweak the overall tone.

Both pedals clock in at $169, and are available now. See for more.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Digital Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World, having spent nine storied years contributing to guitar journalism and a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). He has written and edited for MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, and makes prog-ish instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.