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Strymon Compadre Dual Voice Compressor And Boost Guitar Pedal


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Your Dream Tone Starts At The Front Of Your Board With The Strymon Compadre Compressor And Boost Pedal

Start your signal chain with the best possible version of your guitar tone. Treat your guitar signal to true studio-quality analog compression with two distinct voices for smooth transparency or vintage squeeze. Hit the Boost switch to add clean boost or soft-clipped dirty boost, with the EQ curve of your choice. Mix in some dry signal for natural attack even with extreme compression settings. Feel the perfectly tailored dynamic response, feeding your amp and effects just what they need to sound their best.

Super Flexible, Super Easy

Compadre gives you everything you need to shape your front-end tone, and nothing to slow you down. Auto makeup gain and auto threshold mean that all you have to do is turn up the Compression knob to dial in the desired amount.

Two Distinct Analog Compression Circuits

Choose between two compression circuits, each with its own unique character. Studio mode gives you the smooth, beautifully transparent compression typically found in the best vintage studio rack units. For a harder compression effect typical of classic guitar pedals, Compadre’s Squeeze mode is designed to deliver heavy compression with maximum sustain.

Boost the Sweet Spot, Clean or Dirty

Compadre gives you two distinct analog boost circuits: a clean boost, and a dirty boost that introduces soft clipping, characteristic of an overdrive pedal. The selectable boost EQ ensures the perfect compliment to any guitar and amp combination. Add sparkle and shine with a treble boost, fatten your tone with the midrange boost, or level up the full frequency range with flat mode.


Sound Design

  • Premium analog VCA (Voltage Controlled Amplifier) compressor circuits
  • Two voicing options: smooth studio compression and hard pedal style compression
  • Independently controlled clean or dirty boost circuit with 3 EQ options
  • Dirty boost option provides overdrive when boost is engaged
  • DRY Knob lets you blend the dry signal with the compressed signal to preserve attack transients

Ins, Outs, and Switches

  • High impedance ultra-low-noise discrete Class-A JFET preamp input
  • Low impedance mono output
  • Output VCA allows Compadre to function as a volume pedal when a standard TRS expression pedal plugged into the dedicated Volume jack
  • Compatible with MiniSwitch for remote selection of a Favorite preset
  • Compatible with MultiSwitch Plus for remote selection of 3 presets
  • Full-featured MIDI control. Access to 300 presets and remote parameter control via quarter-inch TRS. (requires Strymon MIDI EXP Cable or MIDI > TRS interface)

Audio Quality And More

  • Selectable True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching) or ultra-low-noise Buffered Bypass
  • Strong and lightweight anodized dark red aluminum chassis
  • 9V DC power supply included. Power requirements: maximum 9 volts DC center-negative, with a minimum of 150mA of current
  • Compressor Signal/Noise: 109 dB typical
  • Dimensions: 4.5” deep x 4” wide x 1.75” tall (11.4 cm deep x 10.2 cm wide x 4.4 cm tall)
  • Designed and built in the USA

Manufacturer: Strymon
Model: Z12A-COMP
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I634581-N-2-B
UPC: 852571008059

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