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Universal Audio Compact 1176 Compressor Effects Pedal

Original price $249.00
Original price $249.00 - Original price $249.00
Original price $249.00
Current price $169.00
$169.00 - $169.00
Current price $169.00

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Sculpt Your Sound with the Universal Audio Compact 1176 Compressor Effects Pedal

Introduced in 1967, the Universal Audio 1176 remains the king of audio limiting, heard on more classic records than any other compressor. Built on the powerful UAFX engine, the 1176 Studio Compressor delivers the same punchy, expressive tones of the world-renowned hardware, now in a compact stompbox. Guitar effects pedal with authentic UA 1176 compression, Single, Dual, and Sustain compression modes, simple "vintage style" controls, Parallel mode, and true/buffered bypass.


  • Authenticemulation of the 1176LN Limiting Amplifierin a compact stompbox
  • Single, Dual, and Sustain modes for decades of classic guitar compression effects
  • Input, Output, Attack, and Release settings true to original 1176 hardware
  • Ratio knob includes “all buttons in” mode for squashed, gritty textures
  • Parallel compression mode, true/buffered bypass


Get Three World-Famous Sounds in a Single Pedal

From the subtle squeeze of a single 1176 to the endless sustain of two units in parallel ala' Lowell George or the compressed crunch of Led Zeppelin IV, you can get the same iconic tones and effects heard on thousands of classic records with a trio of legendary 1176 setups.

Punch up and Elevate your Clean Tones

From slithery ’70s slide to chicking picking and funk, 1176 Studio Compressor gives you iconic squeeze for any genre. With simple Attack and Release controls, plus infinite Ratio settings and infamous “all buttons in” for smashed sounds, you’ll get classic tones, and tons more.

Pack Classic Compression from Stage to Studio

Built for decades of dependable performance on stage and in studio, 1176 Studio Compressor gives you switchable true/buffered bypass and a parallel compression mode in a compact pedalboard-friendly enclosure—so you can elevate your effects chain in a snap.


SPECIFICATIONS

  • Power requirements: Isolated 9VDC, center-negative, 250mA minimum (sold separately)
  • Inputs: 1 x 1/4” TS unbalanced
  • Outputs: 1 x 1/4” TS unbalanced
  • USB Type-C for updates via computer
  • Height: 5.81 cm, 2.29 inches
  • Width: 6.55 cm, 2.58 inches
  • Depth: 12.07 cm, 4.75 inches
  • Weight: 0.650 lbs (0.299 kg)

Manufacturer: Universal Audio
Model: GPS-1176
SKU: I751673-N-5-WHXX
UPC: 819937003554


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