Fredric Effects Debuts New Blue Monarch Overdrive Pedal

Fredric Effects Blue Monarch
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Fredric Effects has debuted its new Blue Monarch overdrive pedal.

Based on the '90s-era Blues Breaker overdrive - with the mods offered by the King of Tone version - the Blue Monarch features gain, volume, tone and treble boost controls, plus an added toggle that replaces the DIP switch functions.

Elsewhere, there's a switchable boost stage, plus increased maximum gain.

The Fredric Effects Blue Monarch overdrive pedal is available now for £125 (~ $165).

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