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Just bought this....(Fender)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fat Freddy, Feb 22, 2020.


  1. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    ...think I've been duped....Am I right?.....

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    Thanks guys.....
     
  2. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Looks like a Santa Ana OD


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  3. JKos

    JKos

    Oct 26, 2010
    Torrance, CA
    Without the Santa Ana Overdrive text...

    - John
     
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  4. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Right. Hence the effort to ID it.
     
  5. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Can't believe I missed it.....Hoping that Reverb will sort it....
     
  6. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    Did it come in the box?
     
  7. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    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!.....:D

    All I want is an opinion as to it's likely authenticity....:):thumbsup:
     
  8. charlie monroe

    charlie monroe Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 14, 2011
    Buffalo, NY
    It looks real to me.

    How does it sound?
     
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  9. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Actually, pretty good....if and when the Bypass button decides to work.....:rolleyes:....

    Geezer claims that the graphic must have worn off....:jawdrop:....

    Look at the pic....it was never there....
     
  10. mikewalker

    mikewalker Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    prototype? Who would fake something like that?
     
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  11. Slater

    Slater Leave that thing alone. Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2000
    The Great Lakes State
    Somehow it missed the “labeling” process and got by the QC inspector.
     
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  12. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    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.
     
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  13. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    On a powder coat paint job? :cautious:

    Yeah right! :rolleyes:

    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. :wideyed:

    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.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  14. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    I'll pop it open and take a peek in the morning....
    Thanks....
     
  15. grillman

    grillman

    Dec 15, 2014
    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.
     
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  16. HalfManHalfBass

    HalfManHalfBass

    Jan 21, 2003
    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.
     
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  17. tpaul

    tpaul Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2011
    Vermont
    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.
     
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  18. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
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  19. Spidey2112

    Spidey2112

    Aug 3, 2016
    Anymore, I believe it's cheaper for a lot of companies to 'employ' the consumer as their QC department.
     
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  20. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Pittsburgh PA!
    ITS A VALUABLE RARE VARIANT
     
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