Fender Downtown Express Bass Multi-Effect Pedal

Put everything needed for killer bass tone at your feet. The Fender Downtown Express sports a compressor, 3-band EQ and overdrive with individual switching.

Your one-stop shop for bass tone-shaping, the Fender Downtown Express bass multi-effect puts everything you need for killer bass tone right at your feet. All the bass essentials are there compressor, 3-band EQ and overdrive each switchable on its own, or you can use the Mute switch to kill the signal for silent tuning. The Direct Output makes it easy to integrate this pedal into any performance situation stage or studio. Fender recognized that a truly powerful signal chain needs to be flexible, so they included a switch that lets you reorder the compressor and overdrive circuits to taste.

Designed by Alex Aguilar, the Downtown Express is an all-original Fender circuit. To ensure this pedal is performance-ready they let musicians kick it around, took their feedback to heart and refined it. The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminum, and the LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance.

Use the Downtown Express on your next gig or session and add some rumble to your rig.

- Material: Anodized Aluminum
- Power: Requires 9-Volt DC Negative AC Adaptor (Not included)
- Footswitch & LED: 1. Mute, 2. Equalizer, 3. Overdrive, 4. Compressor
- Controls:
- Master: Master (Level), Bass, Middle, Treble (Equalizer) OD/Comp Switch;
- Overdrive: Level, Tone, Drive
- Compressor: Blend, Gain, Threshold
- Other features: Tuner Output Jack, XLR Output, Ground Lift, Signal Path Switch, LED-backlit knobs with Kill Switch
- Impedances:
- Input: 1M Ohms
- Output Load: >10k Ohms
- Power Supply: 9VDC regulated adapter, 5.5 x 2.1 mm barrel connector, center negative
- Power Requirements: 400mA @ 9VDC
- Dimensions: 7.4” x 4.9” x 2.5” (187.9mm x 124.5mm x 63.5mm)
- Weight: 1.2lbs (.54kg)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 2.75 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 8 x 6 x 3 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 0234538000

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (1 ratings)
Submitted January 8, 2023 by Matthew Santy in Biloxi, MS
"Great tool but NO POWER?!?!?! Who does that!"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Great looks and features and sounds GREAT. I would put this right in category with "superior" Manufacturers like Darkglass and TECH 21 but is very much made for those what need old-school "Fender" tone for their current gig. Is not a tiny box by any means still fits in hard case without issue. Not at all difficult to replace the old Eden WTDI with this much sturdier unit.I do find that the OD is just a bit on the abrasive side when overdoing the gain - dialing it back to about 8 O'clock and slowly blending it is is pretty magic for those not looking for hi-gain bass tones, but again this is a Fender box and I'm sure this was factored in with design.Compressor is extremely musical, easily dialed in and perfect for "always on" operation but will need a gate on the channel if you like extremely squashed "Ross"& "Orange Squeeze" like tones. The harmonic transients leap off the fretboard. Among the best non-single effect compressor I have used and definitely easiest to dial in for beginnersA couple of notes: when DI is after effects, output is slaved to Master Vol. VERY IMPORTANT: Does not have a battery option and does not come with a power supply. I found this extremely annoying as a bassist who ordered this strictly for use as a DI for fly dates and all other effects are built into my head for home town shows. Was quite a pain to open the box and find I was unable to use a new purchase because the manufacturer decided to save a whopping $2.00 (or less in bulk) on a power solution read more that would easily have fit in the packaging.

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