Bondi Effects 2026 Compressor
Product Code: BE003
Availability: Out Of Stock
Bondi Effects moved back to Australia from the US last year and although they have been up and running since November, they have encountered various problems with suppliers and production along the way. They are currently concentrating on direct customer sales until they can get back into full scale production and although we will have their pedals back in stock, at this stage we are unable to say when.
Compressors have always been a struggle for me. I often found the compressors I liked had to sacrifice something for the sake of preserving my tone. OTA style compressors (like theRoss) cut the highs too much for my liking and many tried to solve this problem with a clean-blend knob; but to my mind, this just negated the point of using a compressor pedal to begin with. Optical compressors had a more transparent tone because of their slow attack and release rates, but were not ideal for more overt compression. So after two years of learning and experimenting with compression, I am pleased to offer the 2026 Compressor.
The 2026 Compressor is a full featured, high performance Blackmer® VCA powered compressor/limiter. It has all five traditional compression controls; RATIO, THRESHOLD, LEVEL, ATTACK and RELEASE, as well as a KNEE toggle switch. The 2026 is a completely transparent compressor. It does not filter or affect your tone in any way other than compressing it. Because of this it works equally well for bass as well as guitar.
I wanted the 2026 to be as simple or advanced as you’d like it to be, so there are two modes:
BLUE is DYNAMIC mode. Use this if you want to just plug and play, set your threshold, ratio and level and your attack and release will be set by your playing dynamics.
RED is MANUAL mode. In manual mode you set the attack and release via the knobs.
In both modes the LED will turn white when compression is happening, so use this to set your threshold.
• High performance Blackmer® VCA powered compression
• Ratio from 1:1 (no compression) to ∞:1 (limiting).
• Threshold from -50dB to 10dB
• LED turns white to indicate compression is happening
• Manual or Dynamic Attack/Release modes
• Hard-Knee for standard compressor functionality or Soft-Knee to ease in the ratio gradually as you play harder.
• 20dB of cut or boost. Soft touch buffered bypass