My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields has launched his first signature guitar pedal in partnership with Fender. The limited-edition Fender Shields Blender features two footswitch channels, blendable fuzz, a reactive sag circuit, and more. It’s available to order via Reverb (US) and Andertons (UK), and it comes with a printed art box, a hand-signed collector’s booklet, and a plaque with Shields’ signature.
“I really enjoyed the experience,” Shields said in a statement. “I’ve been using it a lot recently in the studio, it’s been great. I’m looking forward to hearing how other people use it. It’s kind of pretty extreme but also very interesting when it’s set up in a subtle way.”
In 2021, My Bloody Valentine announced their signing to Domino, which reissued several records on vinyl and made their music available on streaming services for the first time. At the time, Shields said that he was working on two new My Bloody Valentine albums.