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Top 30+ Compressor Pedals 2022

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  1. Darkglass Hyper Luminal Comp. LTD BK
  2. Wampler Ego Compressor
  3. Wampler Mini Ego Compressor
  4. Walrus Audio Deepsix V3
  5. Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant
  6. Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor
  7. Strymon Compadre
  8. Empress Effects Compressor MKII
  9. Keeley Compressor Pro
  10. JHS Pedals 3 Series Compressor
  11. MXR M 228 Dyna Comp Deluxe
  12. Keeley Bassist Compressor
  13. Darkglass Hyper Luminal Compressor
  14. Boss CP-1X Compressor
  15. Carl Martin Andy Timmons Compressor
  16. Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor
  17. Keeley Compressor GC-2
  18. Fender Compugilist
  19. Friedman Sir Compre
  20. Xotic SP Compressor
  21. Markbass Compressore
  22. Keeley Compressor Plus
  23. MXR M87 Bass Compressor
  24. Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor Fact.
  25. tc electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor
  26. tc electronic HyperGravity Compressor
  27. Maxon CP-9Pro+
  28. Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro
  29. tc electronic Forcefield Compressor
  30. JHS Pedals Whitey Tighty-Mini Compressor

1. Darkglass Hyper Luminal Comp. LTD BK

Darkglass Hyper Luminal Comp. LTD BK

Effect pedal for electric bass

  • 3 Switchable compressor models
  • Limited edition in black
  • By digitally modeling the side-chain circuits of some of the most legendary compressors, the Hyper Luminal captures their
  • Characteristic behavior while maintaining a fully analog signal path
  • Touch-through metal sensors for Ratio and Mode
  • Controls: Blend, Time, Level, Compression, Ratio
  • Switch: Mode
  • LED: Effect On, Ratio, Gain Reduction
  • Footswitch: Effect bypass
  • Input: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Mains adapter connection (hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, minus pole inside)
  • Current consumption: 250 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply unit (not included in delivery – suitable power supply unit: Article Nr. 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 42 x 111 x 64 mm
  • Weight: 230 g
  • Colour: Black
  • Made in Finland

Note: Battery operation is not supported.


2. Wampler Ego Compressor

Wampler Ego Compressor

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • The Blend knob allows you to mix in the unprocessed signal to take a full advantage of the compressor, meanwhile it offers dynamic attack
  • Controllers: Volume – Sustain – Attack – Tone – Blend
  • LED: Effect On / Off
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Connections: (6.3 mm jack), output (6.3 mm jack), power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm – negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 14 MA (+9 V) / 22 mA -18 V)
  • Powered by a 9V battery or a 9-18V DC power adapter (not included)
  • Suitable optional power supply: Article Nr 409939
  • True Bypass
  • Dimensions: (W x D x H) 89 x 114 x 38 mm
  • Made in USA

3. Wampler Mini Ego Compressor

Wampler Mini Ego Compressor

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor
  • The Blend knob allows you to mix the unprocessed signal to get all the benefits of a compressor but with the ability to remove the “squashed” signal on impact
  • Controls: Sustain, Volume, Blend
  • Manual switch: Tone, Attack
  • LED: Effect On / Off
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Connections: (6.3 mm jack), output (6.3 mm jack), power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm – negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 22mA
  • Power supplied by 9 – 18 V DC power supply (not included, available: Art. 409939)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 38 x 89 x 38 mm
  • Weight: 390 g
  • Handmade in USA

Note: Battery operation not possible.


4. Walrus Audio Deepsix V3

Walrus Audio Deepsix V3

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Controls: Level, Tone, Sustain, Blend, Attack
  • LED: Effect On
  • Foot-switch: True Bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack)
  • Output (6.3 mm jack)
  • Mains adapter connection (hollow plug socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm, minus pole inside)
  • Current consumption: 8.9 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (not included in delivery), suitable optional power supply: Article Nr. 409939
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 66 x 121 x 41 mm
  • Made in USA

Note: Battery operation not possible.


5. Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant

Fairfield Circuitry The Accountant

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Analog operation
  • JFET Technology
  • Volume controller
  • Ratio switch controls the compression output level
  • Pad switch controls the compression input level
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Connection for 9 V power supply unit with hollow plug 5.5 x 2.1 mm and negative pole inside (power supply unit not included)
  • Current consumption: 12 mA
  • True Bypass
  • Dimensions: 44 x 90 x 47 mm
  • Weight: 148 g
  • Made in Quebec, Canada

Note: Battery operation is not supported.


6. Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor

Boss BC-1X Bass Compressor

Effects Pedal

  • Intelligent multiband compression
  • Intelligent circuit adapts the pitch and style of the game, resulting in a natural compression that preserves the fundamental bass sound
  • 18 Volt input electronics allow enough headroom for clear and powerful sounds without unwanted distortions
  • Gain Reduction Display shows the exact degree of compression
  • The digital circuit reduces noise
  • Controls: Level, Release, Ratio & Threshold
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – minus pole inside, not included in the scope of delivery, matching power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Measurements: (W x D x H): 70 x 125 x 55 mm

7. Strymon Compadre

Strymon Compadre

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar & Bass

  • High quality analog VCA compressor circuits
  • Two voicing options: soft / hard compression
  • Clean or dirty boost circuit with 3 EQ options
  • Dirty boost option for overdrive
  • Controls: Boost, Compression, Dry, Level
  • Switch: Boost EQ: Treble / Mid / Flat
  • Comp Type: Studio / Squeeze
  • Boost Type: Clean / Dirty
  • LED: Boost On
  • Compressor On
  • Foot switch: Boost, Comp
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Volume input for expression pedal: 6.3 mm stereo jack)
  • FAV / MIDI: 6.3 mm stereo jack
  • Power supply connection: Barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 150 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V DC power adapter (included)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 102 x 114 x 44 mm
  • Made in USA

Note: Battery operation is not supported


8. Empress Effects Compressor MKII

Empress Effects Compressor MKII

Empress Effects Compressor MKII; Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar; Controls: Input, Output, Attack, Release, Mix, Tone; Push Buttons: ; Switches: Ratio, Sidechain HPF; LED: Effect On, Input, Gain Reduction; Display: ; Footswitches: Effect Bypass; Connections: Input (1/4″ Jack), Output (1/4″ Jack), 1/8″ Jack Send/Return; Power Supply connector: Barrel Connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, center negative; Current Draw: 100 mA; powered by a 9 – 18 V DC Power Supply (not included); suitable optional Power Supply: Item no. #409939; True Bypass; color: blue sparkle; Dimensions (W x D x H): 66 x 122 x 64 mm (2,6″ x 4,8″ x 2,5″); Weight: 454 g (1 lbs); Note: Battery operation is not supported


9. Keeley Compressor Pro

Keeley Compressor Pro

Effects Pedal

  • Compressor
  • Compression LED display
  • Threshold Bi-colour LED display
  • Hard or Soft Knee compression
  • Auto Mode
  • True-bypass
  • Controller: threshold, ratio, attack, release, gain
  • Switch: Knee & Auto
  • Hand made in the USA
  • Matching power supply: Art. 409939 (not included)

Note: No battery operation possible


10. JHS Pedals 3 Series Compressor

JHS Pedals 3 Series Compressor

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • From the JHS Pedals 3 Series
  • Intuitive control options offer a wide range of possible sounds
  • Ranges from smooth smoothing to extremely compressed sounds
  • Bright switch activates a brighter EQ voicing
  • True bypass
  • Volume, attack, and sustain controls
  • Bright toggle switch
  • Bypass foot switch
  • Status LED
  • Metal housing
  • Input: 6.3 mm jack
  • Output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm barrel connector, polarity (-) inside, not included)
  • Current consumption: 8 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 112 x 60 x 31 mm
  • Weight: approx. 210 g
  • Made in the USA

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

Note: Register your product at https://shop.warwick.de/en/warrantyregistration and extend the guarantee to 4 years.


11. MXR M 228 Dyna Comp Deluxe

MXR M 228 Dyna Comp Deluxe

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor
  • Classic sound with modern features
  • Equipped with the rare CA3080 metal can IC
  • Low-noise operation
  • High-transparency and increased dynamic bandwidth
  • Clean aperture for parallel compression
  • 2 Attack settings
  • True Bypass
  • Controls for Tone, Sensitivity, Output and Clean
  • Attack switch to choose between fast and slow attack
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal casing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input/output
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V DC (Dunlop ECB003) power supply (power supply not included) 2.1 mm x 5.5 mm hollow plug and polarity (-) inside
  • Current consumption: 11 mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 112 x 60 x 52 mm
  • Weight: 310 g

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the warranty to 4 years.


12. Keeley Bassist Compressor

Keeley Bassist Compressor

Bass Effect Pedal

  • High fidelity compression and bass limiting
  • Simultaneously musical and very transparent
  • Low noise
  • Also suitable for active preamplifiers and Line-Level input signals
  • Controls: Compression, Threshold, Gain
  • Threshold indicator LED
  • Power consumption: 15 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V power supply (not included, suitable power supply e.g. article nr 409939)

13. Darkglass Hyper Luminal Compressor

Darkglass Hyper Luminal Compressor

Effects Pedal

  • 3 Switchable compressor models
  • Digital modeling of the side-chain circuits emulation 3 of the most legendary compressors
  • Completely analog signal path
  • Touch-through metal sensors for ratio and mode
  • Controls: Blend, Time, Level, Compression, Ratio
  • Switch: Mode
  • LED: Effect On, Ratio, Gain Reduction
  • Footswitch: Effect Bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack), Output (6.3 mm jack), Power adapter connector (female connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 250 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power adapter
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 42 x 111 x 64 mm
  • Weight: 230 g
  • Suitable power adapter: Article Nr. 409939 (not included)
  • Made in Finland

Note: No battery operation possible!


14. Boss CP-1X Compressor

Boss CP-1X Compressor

Effects Pedal for Guitar

  • Multi-band Compressor
  • Advanced dynamics control without the discoloration and dilution of sound thanks to Boss MDP technology
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection, negative pole inside, not included in delivery, suitable power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Current consumption: 90 mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 450 g

15. Carl Martin Andy Timmons Compressor

Carl Martin Andy Timmons Compressor

Effects pedal for electric guitar

  • Compressor / Limiter
  • Andy Timmons signature model
  • 2 Preset options
  • Studio quality
  • Twofold controls for both Comp and Level
  • Controls for Threshold and Response
  • Foot switch: Select and Bypass
  • 1x Connector for a remote footswitch: 6.3 mm Jack
  • Suitable 9 V DC power supply available under Article Nr 409939 (not included)

16. Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor

Compressor For Electric Bass

  • From subtle adjustment of the dynamic range up to intensive compression of the sound
  • Compressor with soft-knee characteristics – of 1: 1 Ratio to> 20: 1
  • Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)
  • Max. Compressor boost: +33 dB
  • Adjustable attack time: from 8 to 27 ms
  • Uncompressed signal can be smoothly mixed with the compressor effect via the “Blend” control
  • Mid / Full / High switch selects between different sound characteristics
  • Volume controls with boost reserves
  • Current consumption: 21 mA (operation), 19 mA (bypass)
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 127 x 66 x 37 mm
  • Weight: 304 g
  • Made in USA
  • Matching power supply: Art. 409939 (not included)

17. Keeley Compressor GC-2

Keeley Compressor GC-2

Effects Pedal for Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Controls: Gain, Threshold, and Compression
  • Input impedance: 1 Megaohm
  • Output impedance: 100 Ohm
  • Output voltage gain: +30 dB
  • Bandwidth: > 20 kHz
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.1%
  • Noise: -95 dBV
  • Voltage input: 9.6V
  • Power consumption: 15 mA
  • Powered via 9V battery or optional 9V DC power supply
  • Corresponding power supply: Article Nr 409939 (not included, must be ordered separately)

18. Fender Compugilist

Fender Compugilist

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • 2 Pedals in one: Compressor and Distortion
  • Both switchable
  • Simplified control
  • Controller Distortion Tone, Gain and Level
  • Controller Compressor: Recovery, Comp and Level
  • 6.3 mm Jack input
  • 6.3 mm Jack output
  • True bypass
  • Power adapter connection: Coaxial connection 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Powered by a 9V battery or a 9V DC power adapter (not included)
  • Suitable optional power supply: Art.409939

19. Friedman Sir Compre

Friedman Sir Compre

Effect Pedal

  • Optical compressor with overdrive
  • With the Wide-Range gain control, you can design the overall sound of the pedal from ultra-clean to slightly overdriven
  • Control: Volume, Treble, Compression and Tight
  • True bypass
  • Power supply via 18 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – negative pole inside, not included, suitable power supply available under Article Nr 333473)
  • Made in USA

20. Xotic SP Compressor

Xotic SP Compressor

Guitar Effect

  • Compressor
  • Based on the legendary Ross Compressor
  • MIX knob (original signal / effect sound)
  • Be able to set DIP switches to the attack time
  • +15 DB gain possible
  • True Bypass Switching
  • Input impedance: 1M Ohm
  • Output impedance: 10K Ohm
  • Nominal Input signal level: -20 DB (100mVrms)
  • Battery operation possible
  • 9V Power supply connector (not included)
  • Weight (without battery): 260 g
  • Dimensions: 89 x 38 x 38 mm

21. Markbass Compressore

Markbass Compressore

Effect pedal

  • State-Of-The-Art Tube Compressor
  • With true bypass circuit
  • Controls: Gain, Clean, Threshold, Ratio, Attack, Release, Volume
  • Switch for True Bypass
  • Power supply via external DC 12 V power supply (included)
  • Input and output: mono jack socket 6.3 mm

22. Keeley Compressor Plus

Keeley Compressor Plus

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor
  • Parallel compression preserves dynamic peaks and adds sustain
  • True bypass
  • Controls for Sustain, Level, Blend and Tone
  • Single Coil/Humbucker toggle switch to select between 2 Attack/Release settings
  • Bypass foot-switch
  • Metal housing
  • Status LED
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input/ output
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm power connection, polarity (-) inside, not included)
  • Power consumption: 10 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 112 x 68 x 51 mm
  • Weight: 280 g
  • Made in USA

23. MXR M87 Bass Compressor

MXR M87 Bass Compressor

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor pedal for electric bass
  • CHT “Constant headroom technology” for clean and clear sound quality
  • Knobs for output, input, release, attack and ratio
  • LED chain with 10 LED for “gain reduction” display
  • Status LED
  • True bypass
  • Sturdy metal housing
  • Operated with 9 V battery or Dunlop ECB-003 AC adapter (sold separately, not included here)
  • Made in USA

24. Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor Fact.

Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor Fact.

Electric Guitar Effect Pedal

Forest Green Compressor (FGC) steps in to satisfy high standards of guitar- and bass-compression demands. Extremely low noise and a high degree of over-modulation resistance allows a wide input bandwidth with minimum distortions and side noise

  • Compressor
  • Controls for: Level, tone and compression
  • 2 Modes: Sustain and comp
  • Can be operated at 18V
  • Battery operation possible – 9V DC power supply is required (both not included)

25. tc electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor

tc electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor

Effect Pedal for Bass Guitar

  • Bass compressor
  • Ultra compact multi-band compressor in studio quality
  • Simple one-button operation
  • Perfectly matched to Bass
  • TonePrint: upload signature sounds or make your own
  • True bypass
  • Current consumption: 100 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 98 x 63 x 57 mm
  • Weight: 230 g
  • Power supply via 9V D – power supply (coaxial plug – negative pole on the inside, not included, suitable power supply available, art. 409939)

26. tc electronic HyperGravity Compressor

tc electronic HyperGravity Compressor

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Multiband studio quality compressor
  • Uses the MD3 compression algorithm of the tc electronic System 6000 high-end studio processors
  • Vintage mode for classic effects pedal compression
  • TonePrint: Download effects of top guitarists or create yourself
  • Controls: Sustain, Attack, Level & Blend
  • Switch for on/off and mini toggle for compressor mode: Spectra / Toneprint / Vintage
  • True Bypass
  • Powered with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connector – negative terminal inside – not included, corresponding power supply e.g. Article Nr 409939)

27. Maxon CP-9Pro+

Maxon CP-9Pro+

Compressor

  • One of the best Compressors
  • Regulator for Threshold, Ratio and Gain

28. Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro

Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Noiseless clean sustain
  • Controls: Volume, Sustain, Treble & Blend
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions: 95 x 38 x 44 mm
  • Compatible mains adapter: Article number 409939 (not included)

Note: Battery operation not possible.


29. tc electronic Forcefield Compressor

tc electronic Forcefield Compressor

Effects Pedal For Electric Guitar

  • Compressor / Limiter in studio quality
  • Controller: Sustain, Attack, Level
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 13.2 x 7.2 x 5.7 mm
  • Powered via 9V battery or 9V power supply (not included, matching power supply available under Art. 409939)

30. JHS Pedals Whitey Tighty-Mini Compressor

JHS Pedals Whitey Tighty-Mini Compressor

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Mini-compressor
  • Analogue operation
  • FET-based circuit
  • By the parallel operation, it is possible to mix the dry and the compressed signal as desired
  • From subtle smoothing of the sound to pleasant country squash
  • True bypass
  • Volume, compression and blend controls
  • Bypass footswitch
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal housing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input / output
  • Power supply via optional 9V DC power supply (2.1 x 5.5 mm coaxial connection, polarity (-) inside)
  • Power consumption less than 100 mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 47 x 95 x 35 mm
  • Weight 150 g
  • Made in USA

Note: Battery operation not supported

Note: Register your product at www.w-distribution.de/Warranty and extend the warranty to 4 years.


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