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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)|
|Dimensions (WDH)||1.8" x 3.7" x 2.0" (46 x 94 x 50 mm)|
Questions and Answers
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.
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.
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.
1 year ago
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)
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.
11 months ago
PROS: see above
1 month ago
I would recommend this pedal to anyone.
PROS: No added noise
CONS: None for me
PROS: Nice compression. Very handy treble boost.
CONS: Need to be careful hitting the footswitch.