Top Seller

Earthquaker Devices Warden Optical Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal  

Item #: 
1366044067521
  • Write a Review

The Warden is an optical compressor with a feature set usually reserved for studio grade units. Built with high grade components and internally powered by 18v, The Warden has loads of gain and sustain... Read More

Price:
$19500
Add to Wish List
GC Gear Card
Special Financing Offers
Learn More
 
FREE STORE PICK UP Available Today Denver, CO (5.5  mi) Change Pick Up Store


,
SUN:11AM-7PM
MON-FRI:10AM-9PM
SAT:10AM-8PM
  • Pro Coverage Eligible
  • Free Shipping
  • International Shipping

QUESTIONS? CONNECT WITH AN EXPERT INSTANTLY.

  • Chat Now
  • Call 866-498-7882
Overview

The Warden is an optical compressor with a feature set usually reserved for studio grade units. Built with high grade components and internally powered by 18v, The Warden has loads of gain and sustain on tap. With complete control over attack, release, sustain and ratio, The Warden will allow everything from a heavy squash with fast attack and release to "barely there" subtle compression. Optical compression has a reputation for having more character than a VCA or FET based compression and The Warden is no exception.

True bypass and handmade with sweet loving care in Akron, Ohio.

Features
  • Tone: This pedal was designed to slightly color your tone, the coloration can be dialed-in to your taste. Counter clockwise is treble cut, clockwise is treble boost. The tone is nearly flat around 11 O'Clock.
  • Level: This controls the overall output and is affected by the sustain and ratio settings. There is no specific unity setting, adjust to taste when you find your perfect compression setting
  • Sustain: This is the heart of The Warden. It controls how hot the signal is, which changes the dynamics of the compression. The Warden is a feedback style compressor, the hotter the signal, the more active the compression. Very little sustain= very little compression, less active attack and release and a cooler signal, Max sustain= heavy compression, longer sustain, hotter signal and more lively attack and release.
  • Ratio: This determines how much the gain reduction affects the signal. All the way up is full compression and the compression is reduced as you turn this counter clockwise which allows more of the boosted, less compressed, signal to come through. There are no defined ratios here.
  • Attack: This controls how quickly the compressor reacts and starts leveling the signal. All the way counter clockwise is a fast, nearly immediate reaction. Turning the attack clockwise slows the reaction time.
Specifications
  • Measures
  • 4 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ x 2.25″ with knobs
  • Power
  • A standard regulated 9-volt DC power supply with a negative center 2.1mm barrel, no battery option. The Warden internally boosts the voltage up to 18v, do not run at higher voltages!
  • Current draw is around 20ma. Earthquaker recommends Voodoo labs PP+ power supplies.
Warranty

GUITAR CENTER'S PRO COVERAGE
Pro Coverage gives you added warranty protection for your new gear. Stepping in where the manufacturer's "normal wear and tear" coverage ends, our Pro Coverage program offers you upgraded coverage if your product ever fails Read More.

Pro Coverage includes
  • Accidental damage protection (new gear only)
  • Expedited repair
  • Free shipping (for returns or repairs)
  • 100% coverage for commercial use
  • Extended return period
  • Extended price protection
  • No lemon guarantee
  • Free transfer of coverage to a new owner
  • Repair costs covered for up to three years from date of purchase
  • Repair authorization-toll-free by phone or via the web
  • Customer Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Earthquaker DevicesWarden Optical Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to Top

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great transparent compressor

By Joseph

from San Diego, CA

Site Member

Comments about Earthquaker Devices Warden Optical Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

First of all, I'm a big fan of compressors and own several compressor pedals. I got this at my local Guitar Center a few weeks ago and it is the most transparent compressor I've tried. It certainly does its job well, doesn't change your tone, and doesn't seem to generate any noise or hiss. It may be a bit pricey compared to some other compressors, but it's well worth it if you want a studio-grade compressor in a small package.

Comment on this reviewHelp Icon

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.