Fender The Bends Compressor Pedal
Fender The Bends Compressor Pedal Overview by GAK
Dynamics are a crucial part of playing music. When controlled they bring music to life, but uneven or wild playing can ruin a performance. We put our expertise to work creating The Bends Compressor, a studio-quality stompbox that tames wild volume spikes without altering your tone. Drive and Recovery controls let you dial in the perfect amount of compression to complement your playing style and extend sustain, while the Blend control lets you mix in the dry signal to maintain your natural pick attack. The Amp Jewel LED changes color from white to pink along with your playing to help show when the compression circuit is engaged and how long your signal is affected.
Designed by our in-house team of experts, The Bends Compressor is an all-original circuit.
We consulted with a plethora of players while designing this pedal, and the resulting stompbox is packed with stage-ready features.
The chassis is crafted from lightweight, durable anodized aluminium, and the Amp Jewel LED gives your pedalboard the classic Fender look. The LED-backlit knobs show your control settings on a dark stage at a glance. We even made swapping batteries quicker and easier with our exclusive “patent applied for”, magnetically latched 9V battery door.
Control your dynamics with The Bends Compressor, the latest sound-sculpting offering from Fender.
Plays well out of the box - cool
Some interesting features with the blend and drive controls. Well built. Utterly blinding jewel LED. Gonna gaffa tape over that. Still finding my way with it as compressors are a complex beast to begin with, but so far it hasn't been a disappointment.
Really impressed with this pedal, actually preferred it to the Boss CP-1X
Excellent piece of kit. Beautifully designed and well made. Fender have also really thought about the functionality too. It has made me consider Fender for future pedals.