Fender The Bends Compressor Pedal

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Give your signal gentle squeeze or a gnarly squash with The Bends. This durable compressor pedal features easy-to-use controls to dial in the right sound.
Control your dynamics with The Bends Compressor, the latest sound-sculpting offering from Fender.

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 Fender's in-house team of experts, The Bends Compressor is an all-original circuit. Fender 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 aluminum, 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 Fender's exclusive "patent applied for," magnetically-latched 9V battery door.

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- Effect Type: Compressor
- Controls: Drive, Recovery, Blend (Dry/Comp), Output Level, Bypass Footswitch
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
- Outputs: 1 x 1/4" Instrument
- Power Requirements: 9-Volt Battery or DC Negative AC Adaptor
- Power Consumption: 15mA
- Input Impedance: 1M ohm
- Output Impedance: 1k ohm
- Material: Anodized Aluminum
- Color: Black
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-488-1818