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    Compressor Mini Pedal
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    Compressor Mini Pedal

    Add a compressor to your pedal board with this Compressor Mini Pedal from Monoprice!

    This mini pedal it produces a classic compression sound with a smooth attack and decay, while preserving the transients. The compression can be adjusted from 1:2 to 1:6 and you can control the tone to emphasize high or low frequencies or anything in between. The pedal features true bypass, so it won't alter your tone when not actively in use.

    The casing is metal for long term durability. It is powered using a 9VDC power adapter with a negative tip/center, such as our 9V Power Supply for Guitar Pedals (PID 611690).

    Compression Range 1:2 to 1:6
    Input 1/4" monaural TS jack (impedance: 470 kilohms)
    Input Impedance 470 kilohms
    Output 1/4" monaural TS jack (impedance: 1 kilohm)
    Output Impedance 1 kilohm
    Power Requirement 9 VDC AC adapter (tip/center negative plug)
    Current Draw 10mA
    Dimensions (WDH) 1.8" x 3.7" x 2.0" (46 x 94 x 50 mm)

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    Has anyone used this for bass guitar? Is there a fundamental difference between this and a bass compressor?
    Robert C on Dec 28, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I am a professional bassist and recently got this pedal. I am very happy with the compression and tone. It is very quiet and the preamps sound good.
    4.4 / 5.0
    35 Reviews
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    I've compressed more signals than you've had hot meals!
    I've pretty much covered it. If you can't scrape together $36, I suggest you sell your drummer's kit on craig's while he's sleeping in until 2PM. You should be able to at least get $30 for that pile of junk, and the last $6 you could probably earn busking for an hour.

    Oh, by the way, to the silly people saying the input/output configuration is awkward, what in the world did the drummer slip in your Pabst? The unit isn't much longer across than a cable jack! they are necessarily staggered and the whole configuration works great. So there.

    PROS: $36. What's that? You don't have $36? Then you're probably a drummer and don't need a compressor.

    It will compress your unwieldy and crummy guitar technique into a shiny cubic zirconia.

    Did I mention it's less than $37? (For drummers: I realize this seems like an impossible amount of currency, but trust me. I'm not joking.)

    It is not a drummer.

    CONS: It does not dispense refreshing beverages. It can not be eaten, unless you are some sort of robot that converts guitar pedals into fuel. It can not be used to repel drummers unless modified. PM me. It can not be used to build a woman. If you plant it, it will not sprout a compression tree. If it were a drummer, that would be a con. Otherwise, this shiz is tight.
    October 30, 2014
    Subtle, transparent and quiet
    The item description is right on the money. You pretty much can't get a bad setting. Most multi knob compressors have most settings just unusable and you really end up pretty much what this simple compressor is. I would not use it for country pop though. like a Boss CS-3. I use it simply to smooth of the strings when playing rhythm with no effect on tone and not being obvious. It does this well. Strangely the manual is word for word the same as the yellow Mooer compressor which some say is the same as the little Fender brand compressor. So it is eluded to that all three are the same device, just that Monoprice is a fraction of the price. Well I really don't care, but that info led me to this Monoprice compressor which I would have never learned about. I did not want to spend a lot on a compressor so I took a chance on this and am very happy. It does what I want and it is not in your face noticeable - meaning rather than be an effect it just is subtly improves. Many people have very strong opinions on such things. In my case I just wanted it for rhythm with some little leads here and there between chords. In the past I hated compressors and until I viewed a Youtube tutorial on them, I did not understand why I would use one for rhythm. This is my first Monoprice purchase. It shipped right away too.

    PROS: Transparent.. Subtle. Hard to get a bad sound out of it.. Small. Strong case. Nice bright blue LED. Extreme bargain.

    CONS: Nothing I can find for me. It does what I want and cheaply. I wish though they tell what type of compressor this is. Not for old type country string popping.
    October 27, 2015
    Excellent Value
    The compression effect is subtle. This is not one of those dramatic compressors that destroys all the dynamics and sustains forever. It just kind of smooths out the peaks while still allowing you to create softer dynamics by picking lightly.
    The level and tone knobs have a dramatic effect, giving options in creating different boost levels and different tones.
    I really like this pedal. I mostly use it as an always-on, but it also works as a treble boost for pushing the clean channel, or as a lower/mid boost to squeeze a fatter sound out of the lead channel when using single coils.
    I'm buying a second one so I can have one on my pedal board and one to throw in my backpack to use for rehearsals when I don't feel like bringing the full pedal board.
    April 1, 2017
    Great pedal
    These are the same as the Moorer Yellow Comp. They tighten the signal up with out coloring your tone or pulsing.
    February 28, 2017
    1 year ago
    Just the kick my tone needed
    I'm a newbie to pedals and I picked up some of the Monoprice effects to start learning at a low-risk price point. This is not overwhelming, but it does give my sound a little tightening up at the start of the signal path. It can be dialed in to a mild smoosh level and stay there as a pretty sutble always-on effect. It really likes my single-coil guitars. I'm currently using it with the 611614 overdrive and 611610 chorus, plus the 611690 9v power supply and 611698 daisy chain.

    PROS: Small footprint
    Easy controls designed to set it and forget it
    Worth the investment just to learn how compression affects your tone
    LED is very bright blue

    CONS: LED is very bright blue (not really a con, just be aware)
    As with all mini pedals, needs AC power (not really a con, just be aware)
    April 29, 2016
    It should be renamed "Boost", and you should buy one!
    More like a silent running, clean boost pedal, this unit does not squash like the MXR Dyna Comp. Of course, nothing does!

    What it does is lend a little compression, with a ton of good clean boost in the volume knob. The tone sweep is great, much like the one on their 5 watt tube amp. This could either warm it up, or act as a treble boost.
    In a way, this reminds me of a sonic maximizer, and is an inexpensive little pedal that can be used for quite a few different instruments and recording applications.
    March 23, 2017
    11 months ago
    great compressor
    this can be used as an always on comp. it doesn't breathe and pump like the mxr's and such. as others have said, the attack and sustain are set perfectly in the circuit… it's true bypass and it's $37

    PROS: see above

    CONS: none
    January 13, 2016
    works great for me.
    another musician suggested zi try this and I am very pleased w/ the pedal, it us not noisy at all and compresses nicely... plenty for me. It smooths out my uneven rythym strumming and can also make my smaller tube amps sounds larger. enough gain to push front end of most amps enough to get some dirt maybe but probably still need an overdrive channel or pedal. will keep this one.
    February 11, 2018
    1 month ago
    You should give this thing a try!
    I tried this because of the low price. I was pleasantly surprised! This unit adds no noise, even if you turn all knobs to 10. It does more of what I want better than my MXR Super Comp. I use both together, and they kick arse!

    I would recommend this pedal to anyone.

    PROS: No added noise

    Nicely made

    Not flimsy

    CONS: None for me
    October 13, 2014
    Sounds good. We'll see how durable it is.
    The pedal is quiet enough and the compressor is transparent enough to be very useful. Volume and treble boost can help you match up guitars or pickups. I tend to move the Sustain knob with my toe when it hit the switch, but that's the tradeoff for the tiny footprint. I'll be interested to see how durable the footswitch is, but so far so good.

    PROS: Nice compression. Very handy treble boost.

    CONS: Need to be careful hitting the footswitch.
    January 31, 2015

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