Nobody inform Mac DeMarco, however Kevin Shields’ guitar pedal is as soon as once more accessible for buy. In June, Fender launched the My Bloody Valentine maestro’s Shields Blender pedal, which immediately bought out. Now the product is again on sale, this time for a a lot lower cost.
The unique restricted run of Shields Blender pedals price $499 every. The subsequent version of the pedal prices solely $299. As Guitar World explains, there’s a easy rationalization for the price discount: As a substitute of hand-numbered restricted version merchandise made within the US, these are mass-manufactured in China. Presumably additionally they don’t include a thumb drive stuffed with unreleased Kevin Shields music, however we are able to’t say for certain.
The launch of the non-limited Shields Blender is accompanied by a brand new demo video starring Shields’ previous pal J Mascis, whose Dinosaur Jr. joined MBV on a legendary tour in 1992. (Michael Imperioli was there!) Watch beneath.