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    Wampler Pedals Ego Compressor FX Pedal

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    The Ego Compressor from Wampler Pedals will give you the “feel” that other average compressors lack.  

    A great compressor is an integral part of any setup, and the Ego will elevate your sound and control your tone to a finer degree, ensuring your playing dynamics can be retained and the compressor doesn't colour your tone at all, due in part to the incorporation of it's unique clean blend capabilities.
    The Details
    • Effect: Compressor
    • Made in the USA
    • True bypass
    • Clean blend your signal back in for more sustain
    • 5 controls
    • Doesn't colour your tone
    • Unique and not a copy
    • 9VDC power center negative
    • 5 year manufacturer warranty
    Shipping & Returns

    Shipping

    • Free UK shipping from orders of £200 or more
    • Orders despatched within 1-2 working days
    • Always tracked worldwide shipping
    • Plastic free packaging as standard

    Returns

    30 day peace of mind return policy, but please read our terms and conditions, returns and refunds policy before placing an order. 

    What Do Wampler Pedals Say?

    What does a compressor do? A compressor adds an element of control to your playing level – it will bring the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. While an ordinary compressor pedal can give you an element of control, a great compressor will give you the “feel” that other average compressors lack. If you’ve played a great tube amp when it’s being pushed hard, you’ll know what a great natural compression feels like.

    When we designed this pedal, the focus was ensuring the playing dynamics could be retained and that the compressor didn’t color the tone at all. By incorporating a clean blend, it allows your original signal to be blended back in so you can get all the benefits of a great compressor (picking up the notes that aren’t as strong and increasing sustain) but have the option to remove the squash at the front. With this control, you can have full country squash or open studio level parallel compression.

    So, with a comprehensive array of controls and a core tone that is pure, you won’t find a compressor that works as perfectly as an “always on” or as “an effect” and is more highly regarded than the Ego Compressor from Wampler Pedals.

    Controls

    Bypass Switch – A true bypass soft touch relay switching footswitch that completely bypasses the signal when the pedal
    is off.

    Volume - This control adjusts the output level of the Ego Compressor. There's plenty of volume on tap, so
    whether you want to go farther than your input level or just make sure it can do unity volume.

    Sustain - Sustain controlls how hard the Ego Compressor works to maintain the signal within its compression threshold. Higher sustain settings will let your notes go on for a very long time, but be careful, because higher sustain settings can also raise the noise floor. If you are running your compressor after overdrive or distortion, you will want to pay close attention to the sustain knobs and maybe back it off a little, otherwise ground noise may become an issue. The Ego is a quiet pedal, by compressor standards, but when the whole point of a pedal is to take a signal, even it out, and make the quiet parts louder and loud parts quieter, you can expect added noise as part of the process.

    Attack - Attack controls how quickly the compression action start to take effect. At slower attack settings, it will more gradually begin to compress the signal, which can leave your early note less affected. With quicker attack settings, it gets a noticeable pop-in, because it clamps down on the high signal level if the initial note and then quickly raises the output level after that to begin its compression action. This is integral to the classic country chickin’ pickin’ sound. Dialing this control in is all about feel, and where your ideal setting ends up will be entirely based on what you need the compressor to do for your sound.

    Tone - Not content to merely have a great sounding compressor, Brian has created what we feel is a virtually ideal Tone knob for use with compressors. At fully counter-clockwise, it doesn’t have any impact on the signal at all. As you raise it clockwise, it adds extra sparkle and presence to the sound, and with the right gear it can be very ‘jangly’, a characteristic that a lot of players in Nashville especially look for.

    Blend - At 50/50, you clean signal naturally fades, the Ego Compressor’s compressed signal seamlessly fills in
    the gaps. This is a process no ear will hear because it’s perfectly even and smooth, and the end result is all the benefits of a great compressor but a real authentic transient. Counterclockwise, you get less and less compressor and more clean. Clockwise, is more and more compression. Finding the balance is the key to this effect.