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      Wampler Ego Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal (H96153)
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A compression pedal that won't hurt your tone or your ego.

A lot of people say “I don’t want to squash my tone and remove all of my playing expression”, which is a fair point if you have a lower quality compressor or it’s not set up properly, but a quick look at professional guitar players rigs and most of them will have compression in it, so, that would lead you to believe that compression is actually imperative to a lot of players.

So, what does it do..? Fundamentally, it adds an element of control to your playing level – it will bring the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. A great tube amp when driven into its sweet spot will do this, a compressor can bring you that control but a great compressor will give you that feel as well. Many budget compressors give you the squash and squeeze of a driven amp, but you tend to lose all of your playing dynamics, all of your expression.

The Ego Compressor will take that element of squash and squeeze, but will allow you to be able to control the effect so that your playing can shine through. It has been said before that the mark of a great compressor is that you can forget you have it on.

When Brian at Wampler designed this pedal, the word that kept coming back to him was “transparency”. The way the Ego has been designed, there is no coloration of your sound. The tone and blend controls allow you to balance the effect in such a way your signal path sounds so pure when the reality is that the pedal is working extra hard to make your playing tick like clockwork.

Now, if you are not familiar with the Ego Compressor, you will probably be thinking “What’s a blend control?”. The blend is a dry mix, that sweeps between a fully effected signal to zero effect across the sweep of the pot. There will be a point in that sweep that allows you all the compression you need to even out your playing, increase your sustain (if you want it) but without any detraction from you playing attack and feel. That, previously was just a dream, but now; that is a reality. When this amazingly simple yet devastatingly effective control is added with the tone control (that can add a little sparkle to the tone), when this pedal is used as “an effect” rather than as an “always on” (to control your solos or to fatten up your rhythms), a little extra bit of sparkle allows your guitar to sit in that place in the band mix that you have been trying to fit into but couldn’t quite find. Just a littler higher, a little sweeter in the mix.

This is the effect that you probably didn’t realize you needed, but once you have used once, cannot imagine living without.

Wampler Ego Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal Features:

  • Hand made in the U.S.A.
    High grade film capacitors and resistors picked for their superior sound and response
    Completely true bypass
    Battery connection and 9v power jack (barrel plug like Boss)
    Five controls - volume, sustain, attack, tone and blend
    Blend control allows you to get sustain only - no noticeable effect on the attack of the note (great for playing with distortion)
    Tone control adds in high frequencies giving you plenty of clarity and 'jangle'


Wampler Ego Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal Specifications:

  • Power draw: 14mA
    3.5" x 4.5" (63.5mm x 114.3mm)


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  • First and Last

    As reviewed by Bruce McDonald on 7/28/2014

    I've never owned a compressor so i did lots of homework before i purchased the ego. I am very persuaded by reviews but i never write them so i figured this pedal deserves one. This pedal makes me want to pick up my Telecaster over my Les Paul everytime. It's everything my Telecaster was missing. Now i can use the bridge pickup like it was intended. The blend knob is what sold me and that's why this is the first and probably last compressor i'll ever buy. Can't find any flaws, built like a tank and makes any guitar sound better. Hope this helps anyone on the fence.

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  • the best compressor I have used

    As reviewed by RUBY COLEMAN on 11/3/2013

    I love compressors. I have used many different units. Right out of the box this is the ( hands down ) best unit I have ever gotten my hands on. There are very few effects units that can take your playing to the next level just by plugging them in but this is one of those units. If you are a chicken picker it is a must have. You can spend years trying different units and sometime when the moon is right you might luck up and get just the right pop and sustain to inspire you or you can get this compressor and have it first time every time. It has make me hungry to try all the other Wampler units. They also sell a unit called Extra Talent. I wouldn't be a bit surprised if it doesn't do just that.

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