Studio-Grade optical compression with Output and Threshhold controls.
1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading and 1K Ohms output impedance when engaged.
1 per cent metal-film resistors for consistency, High-voltage poly caps for better tone and Military-spec circuit board for reliability.
Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption and Easy access battery compartment.
True hardwire bypass.
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Bassists and guitarists alike can benefit from a quality optical compressor pedal, but basses have a special challenge: massive signal-level spikes compared to guitars. That is why many bassists want to tightly control signal level. Whether you are just looking to dial in a smoother sound or keep the front end of your amp from clipping, an optical compressor is just the thing. There is none finer than what you will find in the studio-grade, solid-state OptiComp compressor pedal. In fact, it is the same circuit found in the award-winning BBE BMAX and BMAX-T bass preamps. True to form, OptiComp features a beefy mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1 per cent metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed up by a robust true-hardwire bypass.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Keep in mind that not all compressors work exactly the same way. Some control volume more by boosting the signal then attenuating it, some add distinctive tonal characteristics. Some have a very noticable hard-knee in the compression curve. Keeping all that in mind, if you know what this one does, AND YOUR WANT WHAT IT DOES, its a great little piece of equipment.
Although its a stomp-box, it functions more like a studio compressor. By that I mean, its best used strictly to regulate overall volume in a "transparrent" way. If you want to click it on to solo and get boost + ringing sustain + classic stomp-box compressed tone - buy a different one.
If you want to transparrently even out volume of inconsistent pick-ups, if you want to smooth out inconsistent pick attacks, if you want to use different playing techniques without worrying changing volume - its a great choice. Great at the end of your effects chain like a studio compressor, but also handy at the...
Can you get a better compressor? I'm sure there's some $400 boutique pedal out there that is possibly better than this one. But for ***$60*** this is completely unbeatable. I'm a bassist and I have a number of other compressors (Aguilar, Markbass, EBS, MXR, Line 6 to name a few), all of which were at least twice as expensive as this one, yet this one sounds better, has better build quality, is quieter, and easier to use. I have a $3,000 Modulus bass, a $1,500 amp, so it is not a financial decision that I use this pedal--I would probably pay four times what they're asking for it here, but to get a compressor this good for this little money is a complete no-brainer, just click 'Add To Cart'!
This little pedal is really nice if you are looking for a subtle way to help your sound. I play bass, and I use this pedal now all the time, although I may use it for select songs as I learn more about it. If you are looking for a radical makeover in your tone, this is not the pedal for you. If you are looking for the finishing touches to an already nice tone, this is worth looking at. The Amazon price is almost half what it costs on other sites, and if you have Amazon Prime, return shipping is free, so you have nothing to lose by trying it out!
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