Posted by Jon Ashley on
Until recent years the technology in compressor pedals was not very good. My first compressor was an old Ross Compressor. I felt like it cut the high-end, made everything too quiet and changed the feel in a very unpredictable way. I could never figure out how to use it or why my favourite guitarists said it made them sound better. Later I bought an Origin Effects Cali76 which was a significant improvement in function and fidelity. The preamp nailed the iconic 1176 sound and distorted in a really musical way, but because I leave my compressor always-on, I realised that what I really wanted was a compressor that did not fundamentally change my tone. That is why I developed the...