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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fat Freddy, Feb 22, 2020.
...think I've been duped....Am I right?.....
Looks like a Santa Ana OD
Without the Santa Ana Overdrive text...
Right. Hence the effort to ID it.
Can't believe I missed it.....Hoping that Reverb will sort it....
Did it come in the box?
Nope!......But PLEASE I beg you....Let's not start about boxes, or more to the point, the lack of again....
I nearly died laughing the last time!.....
All I want is an opinion as to it's likely authenticity....
It looks real to me.
How does it sound?
Actually, pretty good....if and when the Bypass button decides to work.........
Geezer claims that the graphic must have worn off........
Look at the pic....it was never there....
prototype? Who would fake something like that?
Somehow it missed the “labeling” process and got by the QC inspector.
A box is often a good indication of authenticity since many of them have a serial number stamped or printed on them that matches the one on the device. Very few pedal fakers are going to go to that extreme.
On a powder coat paint job?
I’d bet you’ve got a preproduction demo/eval unit. Possibly built and passed around extensively for testing (hence the flaky bypass switch) before Fender’s marketing people settled on the final name for it.
Look at the PCB inside. Are the part numbers and other information stenciled on it - or is it just a plain vanilla board. If it’s plain (or it has wire jumpers) there’s a good chance it’s preproduction or prototype board.
I'll pop it open and take a peek in the morning....
Very unlikely that pedal fakers would replicate a pedal with this kind of finish and those knobs.
Also this is not a very popular pedal (although a very good one IMO). No point for them to replicate that.
It seems legit to me.
As mentioned earlier probably a preproduction run.
I'd bet that someone simply removed the name with a bit of acetone.
It's just paint on an anodized aluminium finish. It would leave no trace if cleaned off properly.
Maybe it got chipped a little and the previous owner just decided to remove it totally.
Why fake that?
On the other hand, if someone removed the label, you might have trouble reselling it down the road. I suppose it's worth returning it or asking for a partial refund on that basis.
Anymore, I believe it's cheaper for a lot of companies to 'employ' the consumer as their QC department.
ITS A VALUABLE RARE VARIANT