The Retro-Sonic Compressor is an accurate reproduction of the famous gray Ross Compressor known for its smooth compression and attack response. The Ross design is updated with true bypass switching and the finest components, providing clean, smooth compression with low noise and incredible transparency.
An Attack control allows you access to a full range of settings from Fast to Slow. You will notice note-to-note levels that are smoother and more consistent, chords and picking that is tighter and more focused, and when used with an overdriven amp, sustain that will last and last! Notably, you will find minimal coloration to your guitar signal and fewer of the note-attack alterations so common with other compressors. It also features a mini toggle switch that lets you have a tone option (bright, warm). The warm setting is the "Ross" Tone and the bright opens up the hi-end and makes it a bit more "spanky."
REVIEWS & USER COMMENTS: HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 6/21/2004:
"This is a great sounding compressor!!! I bought it as a cheaper alternative to the Keeley comp I had planned on buying. The fellow who builds these pedal lives nearby, so I was able to try it out thoroughly before buying. I had the chance to briefly test a Keeley that belonged to customer at the guitar shop where I work. The Retro Sonic Compressor is every bit as good. It's quiet and VERY smooth sounding. Anyone who's tried out garbage like the BOSS CS-3 or MXR Dynacomp and decided that compressors aren't useful, should definetly check out this pedal!"
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 3/1/2004:
"I'm in the process of upgrading my effects. This compressor is the best i've ever used and i really look forward to trying out their other pedals. I just wish I would have come across their pedals before I bought my fulltone fulldrive. (p.s watch out Mr.Keeley)"
HARMONY CENTRAL USER REVIEW 1/12/2004:
"I use a hollowbody archtop, and a strat. With the Hollowbody: For an incredible full warm clean sound, the pedal is perfect, it compresses your levels just enough, and in terms of how subtle the compression is, you have to really sit there and listen for the it, because this is one of the smoothest. I own a Keeley and this pedal is as good, if not a little smoother. With the Strat: You can really achieve that "country picker" twang and compression, and again, it is a very smooth compression, so as not to squash the sound. I have used this pedal with a pile of old Fender amps which no doubt help the overall sound. Also Features True Bypass circuitry which is awesome."