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Top 30+ Compressor Pedals 2021

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  1. Wampler Ego Compressor
  2. Wampler Mini Ego Compressor
  3. Walrus Audio Deepsix V3
  4. Diamond Guitar Compressor
  5. API Audio Tranzformer LX
  6. Vertex Nyle Compressor/Pre-Amp
  7. Empress Effects Compressor MKII
  8. Keeley Compressor Pro
  9. Diamond Guitar Compressor Jr
  10. JHS Pedals 3 Series Compressor
  11. Diamond Bass Compressor
  12. MXR M 228 Dyna Comp Deluxe
  13. Keeley Compressor GC-2
  14. Fender Compugilist
  15. Friedman Sir Compre
  16. Keeley Aria
  17. Xotic SP Compressor
  18. MXR M87 Bass Compressor
  19. Mad Professor Forest Green Compressor Fact.
  20. tc electronic HyperGravity Compressor
  21. Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro
  22. tc electronic Forcefield Compressor
  23. Electro Harmonix Tone Corset
  24. Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer
  25. MXR Custom Shop Script Dyna Comp
  26. Electro Harmonix Soul Preacher
  27. Behringer CS400
  28. Harley Benton Dynamic Compressor
  29. Electro Harmonix Bass Preacher
  30. JHS Pedals Pulp’n Peel V4

1. 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

2. 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.


3. 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.


4. Diamond Guitar Compressor

Diamond Guitar Compressor

High End Guitar Compressor

  • Very low noise
  • Linear signal buffering
  • Soft compression
  • Controller for comp / EQ / volume
  • True bypass
  • Operation either with 9V battery or 9V DC power supply (both not included)
  • Dimensions: 11.7 x 9 x 3.8 cm

5. API Audio Tranzformer LX

API Audio Tranzformer LX

Effect Pedal for Electric Bass

  • Variable compressor with input / output switch
  • 3-Band equalizer +/- 15 dB with input / output switch
  • Discrete API circuit design
  • Input level adjustable (up to +30 dB)
  • Phase inversion switch for balanced and unbalanced output
  • Ground lift switch
  • Clip LED
  • Hard bypass switch
  • Dimensions: approx. 203 x 140 x 102 mm
  • Weight: 1.8 kg
  • Includes external 18 V power supply

Connections:

  • Hi-Z instrument input: 6.3 mm jack unbalanced
  • Line output: XLR balanced
  • Hi-Z output (Amp): 6.3 mm jack unbalanced

6. Vertex Nyle Compressor/Pre-Amp

Vertex Nyle Compressor/Pre-Amp

Effects Pedal for Electric Guitar and Bass

  • Compressor / Pre-Amp
  • Combined compressor with vintage studio rack sound and vintage mic pre, which puts the legendary clean funk sounds of the 70s right at your feet
  • Controls: Gain, EQ, Preamp Vol, Ratio, Sustain, Comp Vol
  • Switch: Attack, Treble
  • LED: Preamp On, Comp On
  • Foot switch: Effect bypass
  • Input and output: 6.3 mm jack
  • Power supply connection: barrel connector 5.5 x 2.1 mm, negative polarity inside
  • Current consumption: 10 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power adapter
  • Suitable power supply: Art.409939 (not included)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 81 x 117 x 46 mm

7. 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


8. 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


9. Diamond Guitar Compressor Jr

Diamond Guitar Compressor Jr

Effect Pedal for GuitarHas the same compressor circuit as its “big brother” while dispensing with the internal EQ bypass switch and the inner high-pass filter. The pedal has, thus, shrunk in size and takes up much less space on the pedalboard.

  • High end compressor
  • Low noise
  • Linear signal buffering
  • Soft compression
  • Controller for Comp / EQ / Volume
  • True bypass
  • Operation with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC adapter (not included)

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. Diamond Bass Compressor

Diamond Bass Compressor

High End Bass Compressor

  • Increased dynamics and better processing of low frequencies thanks to 18V power supply
  • Very low noise
  • Linear signal Buffering
  • Soft compression
  • Controller for comp / EQ / volume
  • EQ Toggle switch for Selecting different center frequencies
  • True bypass
  • Incl. 18V power supply

12. 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.


13. 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)

14. 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

15. 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

16. Keeley Aria

Keeley Aria

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor and Overdrive
  • Compressor and overdrive channels can be used separately or together
  • Sequence of effects: Switchable
  • Switching system mode for separate use of both effects also with looper switches
  • True Bypass
  • Compressor Section controls for Level, Blend, Sustain and Tone
  • Overdrive Section controls for Level Gain and Tone
  • FX ORDER Toggle switch to select the order of Overdrive and Drive Section in the signal chain.
  • LOW / HIGH toggle switch to select between Low and High Gain modes
  • 4 Internal DIP switches to activate Switching System mode
  • Compressor foot switch
  • Drive foot switch
  • Status LEDs
  • Metal casing
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input/output
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (2.1 mm x 5.5 mm hollow plug, polarity (-) inside, not included)
  • Current consumption: 50 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 120 x 95 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 350 g
  • Made in USA

Note: Battery operation is not supported.

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


17. 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

18. 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

19. 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)

20. 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)

21. 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.


22. 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)

23. Electro Harmonix Tone Corset

Electro Harmonix Tone Corset

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor
  • Controls: Volume, Sustain, Attack, Blend
  • Switches: Pad switch
  • Foot switch: Bypass
  • Connections: Input (6.3 mm jack) – Output (6.3 mm jack) – 9 V DC power supply connection (coaxial socket 5.5 x 2.1 mm – negative pole inside)
  • Power consumption: 9 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a DC power supply (not included, matching power supply available under Article Nr 409939)
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 114 x 53 mm
  • Made in USA

24. Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer

Electric Guitar Effect Pedal

Without deteriorating the original sound, the BOSS Compressor / Sustainer does his work unobtrusively but effectively (exactly what you would want from a good compressor). Peak levels are limited while the quiet passages are raised, serving the assertiveness (especially clean tones), and generating a more balanced sound. At extreme settings, a significant extension of the sustain is possible – suitable if you want to play a solo with cleaner amplifier setting. The CS-3 is versatile adjustable, noteworthy is the tone control that can compensate for a loss of height with heavy compression.

  • Particularly loud sounds will be lowered while very low raised to provide a uniform, fat sound
  • Controls: Level, Tone, Attack & Sustain
  • Power consumption: 11 mA
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – negative inside – not included, Article Nr 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 400 g

25. MXR Custom Shop Script Dyna Comp

MXR Custom Shop Script Dyna Comp

Effect Pedal

  • Compressor
  • Based on the 1976 Dyna Comp
  • Equipped with the rare CA3080 “metal can” IC
  • Low noise operation
  • Great transparency and increased dynamic bandwidth
  • Controllers for output and sensitivity
  • True bypass
  • Status LED
  • Metal housing
  • Bypass footswitch
  • 6.3 mm Mono jack input/ output
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V power supply unit (not included, suitable power supply available under article nr 409939)
  • Current consumption: 8.5 mA
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): 111 x 64 x 49 mm
  • Weight: 220 g

26. Electro Harmonix Soul Preacher

Electro Harmonix Soul Preacher

Compressor / Sustainer

Electro Harmonix has been known for decades as a good, original and still not an expensive pedal. With the Soul Preacher you get a very flexible, yet easily adjustable compressor / sustainer, sustain control adjusts the amount of sustain. Clean guitar and bass sounds benefit immensely, and the price is great!

  • Suitable for guitar and bass
  • Three selectable attacks
  • Controls for volume and sustain
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 115 x 57 mm
  • Power supply with a 9 V battery or a 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – negative inside – not included, Article Nr 409939)

27. Behringer CS400

Behringer CS400

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor / Sustainer
  • Controls: Level control, Tone, Attack and Sustain
  • Blue status LED
  • Operation with 9 V battery or optional power supply (not included)
  • Suitable power supply Art.409939

28. Harley Benton Dynamic Compressor

Harley Benton Dynamic Compressor

Effect Pedal For Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Controller: Sustain, attack, level
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 38 x 64 x 118 mm
  • 9V Battery: (409939) (both not included)

29. Electro Harmonix Bass Preacher

Electro Harmonix Bass Preacher

Effect Pedal for Electric Bass

  • Compressor / Sustainer especially for bass
  • Controls: Volume, Sustain
  • 3-Way switch for attack time
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 70 x 115 x 54 mm
  • Power supply via 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – negative pole inside, not included, suitable power supply available under Art.409939)

30. JHS Pedals Pulp’n Peel V4

JHS Pedals Pulp'n Peel V4

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Natural vintage-style compression without sacrificing the sound
  • Controls: Volume, comp, EQ and blend
  • “Dirt” switch
  • Power consumption: 100 mA
  • Power supply via 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection – negative pole inside, not included in delivery, matching power supply, for example, Article Nr. 409939)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 55.9 x 109 x 38 mm
  • Made in USA

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