Fender Santa Ana Overdrive Pedal
Fender Santa Ana Overdrive Pedal Overview by GAK
Fender helped generate the classic guitar tones that inspired players to create new music, and now with the Santa Ana Overdrive, Fender brought their expertise to stompboxes. Armed with FET technology, this pedal lets you dial in sounds varying from “just a little hairy” all the way to thick, fully saturated overdrive. The flexible tone controls unlock a wide range of sonic flavors. This pedal cleans up with the guitar’s volume control, just like our famous amplifiers.Designed by our in-house team of experts, the Santa Ana Overdrive is an all-original circuit.
We consulted with a plethora of players while designing this pedal, and the resulting stompbox is packed with stage-ready features.
The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminium. The LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance. We even made swapping batteries quicker and easier with our exclusive “patent applied for”, magnetically latched 9V battery door.
From the Amp Jewel LED all the way down to the character of your tone, The Santa Ana Overdrive is Fender through and through.
Early days, so I can only be brief. It looks great, and feels rock solid. I've put it on my board next to my Boss BD-2 Blues Driver and will be comparing as time goes on. Clearly the Fender product is intended to to so much more. Early impressions of the Santa Ana are, the Bypass and Boost footswitches need a firm prod, more than I'm used to with Boss products, sounds great though once under way. Right now, once the boost button is down there is quite a bit of background hiss through the amp, but that is possibly me needing time to play with settings.