Fender Pugilist Distortion Pedal

Fight your way to the top of the tone mountain with the Pugilist. This durable distortion box features a pair of gain circuits to create a variety of sounds.
Fiery sounding and flexible, the Fender Pugilist Distortion is ready to add some heavyweight gain to your rig. This original design features dual gain engines -- with independent tone controls for each -- letting you select multiple variations of distortion, ensuring this pedal will play well with any rig. Series/Blend switch lets you stack channels for thick, cascading distortion, while the Bass Boost switch fattens up your tone. The Blend control mixes the two channels to get the best of both worlds, crafting a sound just for you.

Designed by our in-house team of experts, the Pugilist Distortion 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 aluminum, and the Amp Jewel LED gives your pedalboard the classic Fender look.

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.

Ranging from brutal to subtle, the Pugilist Distortion can satisfy all your distortion needs.

Stan Cotey and Rick Heins demo the Pugilist Distortion:


Creator and product developer Stan Cotey traces the origins of the Fender Effects Pedals:
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- Effect Type: Distortion
- Controls: Tone A, Drive A, Tone B, Drive B, Blend (A/B), Blend/Series Toggle, Bass Boost Toggle (On/Off), Output Level, Bypass Footswitch
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
- Outputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
- Power Requirements: 9-Volt Battery or DC Negative AC Adaptor
- Power Consumption: 22mA
- Input Impedance: 1M ohm
- Output Impedance: 1k ohm
- Material: Anodized Aluminum
- Color: Gold
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 1.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): FEN 0234534 000
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818
(1 ratings)
Submitted April 28, 2019 by ALLAN B in TEMPE, AZ
"Versatile OD Pedal"
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I really like the dual overdrive circuits and the ability to either stack or blend the two sounds together. It's surprisingly versatile. Put it in front of a clean amp and it can go from subtle crunch to warm lead gain. On an amp without much headroom it kicks it into full gain nicely. It's not a metal chugga-chug pedal, just a good quality overdrive.
Musical Background:
Long time guitarist
Musical Style:
Rock, Prog, Christian, whatever sounds good
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