New to the Blender V4 is an option for a remote switch for the true bypass to turn the whole unit off and on, in case it's a bit difficult to get to on your crowded pedal board. This option uses a silent switch on both the remote and the Blender V4 box itself. The silent bypass switch is also offered as an option by itself.
Also new-ish to the Blender V4 is a switchable high pass filter on the return of channel B. The high pass filter will roll off the low end starting at either 100Hz or 250Hz (or no roll off). This will be of special interest to bass players who want to distort only the upper octaves and use a clean channel to keep the bass notes intact.
4 parallel effects loops with individual stomp switches to select each, all or any combination of channels. Think of it like a mixing board with 4 channel strips. Each channel gets the instrument signal and has an effects send and return as well as it's own volume control which sets the level sent to the Blender's output
Channel A will default to a clean channel if nothing is plugged into it's return jack.
Channel A/Clean has a Baxandall type tone section: bass and treble controls with boost and cut. The tone section comes after the effects loop so it acts on the return signal.
Loops C & D have a rotary switch to go from parallel to series with C>D or D>C.
Phase switches on loops B, C, and D to compensate for effects pedals which flip the phase at their output.
The Blender V4 also has the ability to change the bypass settings for each effects loop. When the individual effects loop is turned off a toggle switch allows you to select what gets sent from that effects loop to the Blender's output: either the return of the pedal in the effects loop (to allow trails of delay type pedals to continue), a clean instrument signal, or nothing (muted).
One major advantage of this set up is to allow the total signal level sent to the final output of the Blender V4 to remain constant when the various effects loops are bypassed but also allow massive flexibility in shaping your sound and changing it on the fly.
Instruction Manual pdf
- True bypass stomp switch to turn the entire unit on/off.
- Heavy duty 8.7" x 5.7" x 2.1" Hammond aluminum enclosure
- Can use DC adaptors from 9 to 18 volts, with a tip negative jack. Standard pedal adaptors like Boss PSA, Godlyke Powerall, Onespot.
- Current draw: 280mA
- Input impedance: 500kΩ
- Output impedance: 150Ω (at 1KHz)
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 10 September, 2012.