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Fender releases '70s-vibed Tread-Light Wah and Volume/Expression pedals

Fender Treadlite Wah & Volume/Expression
(Image credit: Fender)

Fender has added to its ever-growing family of pedals with two of its most visually intriguing effects units in recent years, the Tread-Light wah pedal and Tread-Light Volume/Expression.

The Tread-Light Wah is certainly eye-catching, to say the least. The wooden pad on its lightweight, durable anodized aluminum body screams '70s in a way few wahs have. 

Fender Tread-Lite Wah

Fender Tread-Lite Wah (Image credit: Fender)

It’s by no means an old design though, with adjustable treble and a three-way top mounted mid-frequency toggle to really dial in the frequencies you’re going for. 

The original-Fender analog circuit also boasts a switchable external buffer and a red status LED to indicate when the pedal is active and ready for use. 

Fender Tread-Lite Volume/Expression

Fender Tread-Lite Volume/Expression (Image credit: Fender)

Ideal for those who use volume pedals to sweep in chords à la Allan Holdsworth and those who want more control on their levels, as well as musicians looking for an expression pedal to control other effects pedals and keyboards, the Tread-Light Volume/Expression carries a similar vintage flavor, with a stage-ready chassis and rubberized pad built to last.

It also features a switch to turn the pedal's under-treadle LEDs on or off, as well as top-mounted jacks for easier pedalboard integration.

Both pedals retail for $99.99, and are available this month. Head on over to Fender (opens in new tab) for more info.

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