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FDR-1 Fender Deluxe Reverb Pedal

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The FDR-1 effects pedal is based on the Fender 1965-era Deluxe Reverb — a coveted tube amp known for its natural touch response and distinctive, snappy, overdriven sound. In conjunction with Fender, B... Read More

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Overview

The FDR-1 effects pedal is based on the Fender 1965-era Deluxe Reverb — a coveted tube amp known for its natural touch response and distinctive, snappy, overdriven sound. In conjunction with Fender, BOSS designed this stompbox to re-create that legendary tone. Features include the same controls found on the original Deluxe Reverb: Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato, and Reverb. The FDR-1 pedal also functions perfectly as a pre-gain pedal placed before an already overdriven amp to add the tone character of the Deluxe Reverb.

Features
  • Re-creates the legendary tone of the 1965 Fender Deluxe Reverb guitar amp
  • Level, Gain, Treble, Bass, Vibrato, and Reverb controls
  • Road-tough BOSS metal construction
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4.2

(based on 13 reviews)

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'65 Deluxe-In-A-Box

I must say, I was shocked at the pure brilliance of this pedal. I bought it to pair with my Fender Champion 600 to fatten up the sound and it did that and...Read complete review

I must say, I was shocked at the pure brilliance of this pedal. I bought it to pair with my Fender Champion 600 to fatten up the sound and it did that and some! The vibtrato is really cool and the reverb is lush and sweet. I play three Gibson Les Paulsnd they all sound killer through this amp/pedal combo. A must buy for the guitarist who doesn't already own a '65 Deluxe. Overall:A+

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Reverb is a stinker

I purchased the FDR-1 to add reverb and vibrato to a new vintage amp I bought. I was trying to emulate the built-in reverb and tremolo on the 63' Gibson Falcon amp I...Read complete review

I purchased the FDR-1 to add reverb and vibrato to a new vintage amp I bought. I was trying to emulate the built-in reverb and tremolo on the 63' Gibson Falcon amp I have. Getting reverb and tremolo (vibrato) in one pedal seemed like a real bargain. The gain boost was just icing on the cake. Alas, the reverb sucks and is, in my opinion completely unusable. When using the reverb at higher levels these random pings show up that are obnoxious and seemingly have no relationship to what you are playing. They are obviously trying to emulate the quirks of a vintage reverb tank, like when you bump your amp with the reverb on. I don't want loud random pings from my effect pedal- an absolutely ridiculous design decision. The vibrato is not very interesting, too mechanical when you are used to tube-based tremolo. I liked the tone of the gain modeling. Could have been a very cost-effective solution for me but the reverb is most important feature to me and I promptly returned the unit. Please don't program "charming" fake flaws into modeling effects. I just want the effect. It's kind of an astonishing choice.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't do it!

By Jeff Soriano

from Rutherford NJ

I was looking to find one pedal I could throw in the gig bag for those short 45 minutes sets that would provide tone, gain and reverb. The tone is eh, the gain is eh and the reverb is horrible. It is not that Fender spring reverb that we all love. Anyone who buys this pedal knows they are not going to get the sound of an actual Fender Deluxe, but this isn't even close. Save the money and put it towards something else.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointing

By Scott Fortman

from Oak Park, IL

I had high hopes for this pedal after reading the reviews but was disappointed immediatley. I have a Fender Twin and an old 1956 Fender Bandmaster (truely vintage). I bought the pedal to give me reverb and trem for the Bandmaster since it does not have either or channel switching. You can not get a good clean sound out of this pedal. The minute it kicks in the sound is just degraded and muddy. The distortion is ok but it lacks the punch of a real Fender amp. I am going to return it today.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Sound

By TSMF

from Salem, OR

I got this as a birthday gift last year and have used it every day since. You can dial in all kinds of sounds. I mostly use it for clean low end punch sound with about a quarter of reverb. And you can tap tempo the vibrato for getting really smooth cleans that you can almost get lost in. I've also dialed in some raunchy Niel Young sounds for that older rock sound and can lighten it up for some more Tom Petty style songs. Ive used both the FDR1 and BSM1 and chose this for the reverb setting. WARNING the reverb is emulating a spring reverb sound meaning you will get some drip/splash sounds. This is not a hall or room reverb. But IMO the drips splash sounds add to the vintage style sounds of the 60s.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome!

By tony mar

from aberdeen,nj

i recently purchased the boss fdr-1 fenderdeluxe reverb pedal and let me say, it was totally awesome! I saw it at a guitar center near me and i tried it and i must say, it blew me away! I highly recommend it if you want that classic fender reverb sound. in my opinion, thereas nothing better! My only knock on this product is that for some reason, which escapes me, is that it does not come with the ac adapter!Why not!? it should come with it standard since you cant really use it for long because of the power draw on it. it is quite strong. other than that, im a happy man!!!

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A SUPRISINGLY AWESOME PEDAL!!!

By Davey 77

from Corona, CA

I bought this pedal thinking this was the boss fender reverb pedal, after the obvious I kinda got bumbed out at first, but after playing it it was awesome. I plugged this bad boy to a fender hot rod deville (having the best of both worlds with a deluxe and deville) 2/12s with a les paul junior and I was in CRUNCH HEAVEN. The reverb is good @ 12 0' clock most reviewers say but past it and it does give a weird pinck sound. The vibrato is brilliant as well. I also plugged a tube screamer through it and man does this rock! In all I'm extremely happy with my purchase.

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(4 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Reverb is a stinker

By altstuder

from Albuquerque, NM

I purchased the FDR-1 to add reverb and vibrato to a new vintage amp I bought. I was trying to emulate the built-in reverb and tremolo on the 63' Gibson Falcon amp I have. Getting reverb and tremolo (vibrato) in one pedal seemed like a real bargain. The gain boost was just icing on the cake. Alas, the reverb sucks and is, in my opinion completely unusable. When using the reverb at higher levels these random pings show up that are obnoxious and seemingly have no relationship to what you are playing. They are obviously trying to emulate the quirks of a vintage reverb tank, like when you bump your amp with the reverb on. I don't want loud random pings from my effect pedal- an absolutely ridiculous design decision. The vibrato is not very interesting, too mechanical when you are used to tube-based tremolo. I liked the tone of the gain modeling. Could have been a very cost-effective solution for me but the reverb is most important feature to me and I promptly returned the unit. Please don't program "charming" fake flaws into modeling effects. I just want the effect. It's kind of an astonishing choice.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Pretty great sound

By Matt

from Cypress, Texas

I was looking for a second distortion the was not as dirty as my Peavey ValveKing head. I considered the Boss Blues Driver, but then I came across this pedal. I saw the demo and decided to give it a try. You can get some really nice SRV, Jim Hendrix type tones and it works well for a lot of the 80's song I play that require less grit to the distortion. I love it. The spring reverb sounds really good if not better than the real spring reverb built into my amp. Using the gain, bass, and treble knobs you can get a wide variety of sounds out of this pedal. You really only get one tremolo sound and speed out of the pedal and you can basically just adjust the level of it but I guess that's how a true '65 Fender reverb amp is? It's a great pedal and I love it.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedal!!!!

By MLK

from Placerville, CA

I use this with a 67 Princeton and a 1970 all tube Univox bass head with a Marshall 4-12" speaker, which sounds like a Bassman, but louder. Guitars I use are a Strat, Tele, Les Paul, SG & 1967 Hagstrom solid body electric 12 string. I was going to just get a reverb tank but decided to try this out 1st because of the price. Sure glad I did. With the Princeton I now have the choice of a Deluxe sound as well. With the Univox it adds what I felt was missing. It's not quite as impressive when plugged directly into the board but is still fine. All in all one of the best pedals I've ever bought & certaily the emulation type pedal I've ever heard.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet tone

By 60sBlueNoteTones

from Beaverton, OR

I got this tonight and hooked it up to the mixer. I wanted to get it because I have a Pod XT Live but mainly only use the Fender settings, and that thing takes up so much room! Anyway, the tone is great in clean and crunch mode. Huge difference compared to my Screaming Blues pedal.... much better, warmer, and fuller when using a touch of reverb. I don't find the reverb to be too bad. Its emulating a spring reverb, where normally, I would use a room reverb on the Pod, but the reverb is pretty good at low settings. Even high settings are not too bad, you can hear the spring.. which is not unusual IMO. I'm mainly using this for jazz, but highly recommend it!!

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good tone, good price, good enough

By The Christianator

from Austin, Texas

I have been playing blues/rock, latin rock, praise and worship guitar for almost nine years. I know that a real Fender just oozes with sweetness and glassy highs and rich, creamy crunch. But with my budget, this is close to heaven on earth as I will get. Is it perfect? No. But I can play it through a Crate and "simulate" the feel of a vintage amp. It sounds beautiful on clean setting with the reverb low (past 12 o clock and you'll get a headache). The distortion is great for my style of playing as well. I can bang on my guitar and make it squeal with SRV flair or play around with blues riffs for hours. It responds to my guitar very well (I prefer using the in between pickup settings on my Fender Strat) and the tone is a breath of fresh air compared to my default solid-state Crate (at least it'll last forever). If you are an experienced player who loves vintage tone and you have the money, get the real thing. But if you're broke and you still wanna sound cool, why not buy this? Just a thought.

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