Fender Hammertone pedals review

Nine pedals in one hit! Fender’s sleek new effects range makes its debut with affordable price tags and ’board-friendly footprints

Fender Hammertone pedals
(Image: © Future)

Guitar World Verdict

What the Hammertone series lacks in versatility it makes up for in practicality and tone – and delivers great value for money.


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    Compact chassis.

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    Solid build quality.

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    Top-mounted socketry.

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    Color co‑ordinated LEDs.


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    Delay modulations are set up badly as shipped.

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    Reverb has no spring emulation.

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    Distortion and Metal pedals are too similar.

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Fender got itself back into the pedal market in a big way a few short years ago when the company teamed up with designer Stan Cotey for what has turned into quite a large range covering all genres, sometimes twice over.

Those pedals, though, are a little on the larger size in the great pedalboard scheme of things and not necessarily affordable to everyone who’d like to add some Fender mojo to their ’board.

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Trevor Curwen

Trevor Curwen has played guitar for several decades – he's also mimed it on the UK's Top of the Pops. Much of his working life, though, has been spent behind the mixing desk, during which time he has built up a solid collection of the guitars, amps and pedals needed to cover just about any studio session. He writes pedal reviews for Guitarist and has contributed to Total Guitar, MusicRadar and Future Music among others.