Compressors can be used to enhance sustain, make subtle character improvements to your tone, or create dramatic dynamic effects. Here, we start with a JustNick video discussing whether guitarists even need a compressor pedal. JustNick provides some of the best demonstration videos on Youtube, and we’ve included links to several of his along with demos of many of the most popular compressor pedals here. If you’re looking at a compressor pedal and would like to see a demo here, let us know. You check out prices on many compressor pedal brands at ZZounds.
A great introduction to the compressor from JustNick, the best Youtube pedal demo-man out there.
Analogman Mini Bi Comp Compressor - Combines two vintage compressors into a single small pedal, a Ross-style compressor and the Dan Armstrong Juicer.
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