Compressors and Sustain Pedals

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone

Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone

Famous for its noiseless clean sustain, the Philosopher’s Tone has staked its claim in the crowded world of compressor pedals. In addition to Volume and Sustain controls, the Philosopher’s Tone features a parallel Blend knob that allows the musician to mix their instrument’s original tone with the compressed sound effect. This technique restores natural pick-attack and allows more extreme sustain settings to remain musical. The Treble control provides up to a 6db cut or boost at 2kHz for fine-tuning the frequency response of the effect. The Philosopher’s Tone features true-bypass switching and internal 18V power rails for maximum clean headroom, even when used with hot pickups and line level signals.

Knob-by-Knob

Volume: Sets the overall output volume.
Sustain: Sets the amount of sustain.
Treble: Boosts or cuts treble at 2kHz.
Blend: Mixes your compressed effect with your clean signal.

$119.99

MXR Studio Compressor

MXR STUDIO COMPRESSOR

The Studio Compressor provides recording-quality compression with Constant Headroom Technology™ and true bypass switching for clear, clean performance.

This pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery, a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).

The MXR design team took a classic recording studio fixture and stuffed it into a pedalboard-friendly box. The Studio Compressor features Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output controls so you can fine-tune your compression level—from subtle to squashing—right on stage with visual feedback from a bright LED gain-reduction status meter. Constant Headroom Technology provides tons of headroom for clear, transparent performance that’s as dynamic as you need it to be. It’s all packed into a durable, lightweight aluminum-housing that’s the size of a Phase 90.

$189.99

MXR Dyna COMP

MXR Dyna comp

The Dyna Comp Compressor can tighten up your signal, add rich sustain, or create the percussive and clicky sound heard on numerous hit records.

The Dyna Comp Compressor is one of the most popular compressors of all time. Whether you want to tighten up your signal, add rich sustain, or create the percussive and clicky sound heard on numerous hit records, this pedal is straightforward and easy to use. For these reasons, the Dyna Comp Compressor has been the secret weapon on countless pedalboards for years.

This pedal can be powered by a 9-volt battery, a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included).

$79.99

MXR Dyna COMP MINI

MXR DYNA COMP MINI COMPRESSOR

The Dyna Comp Mini Compressor combines classic tone and modern convenience in a housing that’s nearly half the size of the original, featuring an all-new Attack switch to toggle between slow and fast attack times.

This pedal can be powered by a Dunlop ECB003 9-volt adapter, or the DC Brick™, Iso-Brick™, and Mini Iso-Brick™ power supplies (not included)

$99.99

BOSS CS-3 Compressor Sustainer

CS-3 Compression Sustainer

  • Compact compression/sustainer pedal with high-quality circuitry
  • Compresses loud signals and boosts softer signals for a smooth overall sound
  • Onboard Level, Tone, Attack and Sustain controls for precise tonal shaping
  • Low-noise design for super-quiet operation
  • BOSS five-year warranty

$102.99