Seymour Duncan Studio Bass Compressor


PRESS RELEASE: The Studio Bass Compressor is a studio-grade soft-knee compressor designed for bassists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. It’s extremely low noise and has an easy-to-use control format: The Blend knob allows you to adjust the amount of wet signal so you can bring natural snap back into your individual notes. The Volume knob lets you control the output (or you can push it up and lower the Compression for a great clean boost). The Attack knob regulates how quickly the compressor reacts to your initial pick attack – cranking it up will give a late attack that allows your pick or finger dynamics to come through before the compression kicks in. The Compressor knob is the heart of the pedal and allows you to easily control the dynamic range.  Read More …

Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor

Check this out! The new Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor. It’s a soft-knee compressor with a few secret weapons: a Blend knob that lets you balance the clean and effected signals, and a Mid/Full/High switch which lets you choose the character of the blended signal.

You can hear it in action in the video above. And here’s the press release. Read More …

REVIEW: MXR Custom Comp

One of MXR’s early successes was the Dyna Comp compressor. This legendary little red box was particularly integral to the tone of David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and it also found favour with country players who dug the way its rounded tone smoothed over some of the sharp edges of their Telecaster tones (which could be especially emphasised by slapback delay). And it has a permanent place on my pedalboard.

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Alex Skolnick shares The Mrs (DVK, that is)

You may remember my review of the DVK Technologies ‘The Mrs’ compressor/booster a while ago. You may also remember that I frigging loved it. Well one Mr Alex Skolnick has also been swayed by the charms of The Mrs – and you can totally win one.


Skolnick Shares The Mrs

Win a DVK Technologies THE MRS Compressor/Booster Pedal Signed by Alex Skolnick of Testament

August 2, 2011, Santa Barbara, CA: MV Pro Audio, North American distributors of DVK Technologies guitar effects pedals, has just launched a contest to win a free THE MRS dual-effect pedal signed by Alex Skolnick, renowned guitarist with the metal band Testament and The Alex Skolnick jazz trio.

THE MRS dual-effect pedal pairs a legendary compressor circuit with a versatile booster to give you a sonic palette ranging from loud and clean to outright filthy! Along with traditional controls, the compressor features a Norm/Bright switch for some extra ”zing!” and the booster features selectable Normal/Fat. Skolnick shares, “DVK Pedals are well built, look great, and open up many new frequencies for dialing in your tone. I like THE MRS and SilverTop in particular. Lately, I’ve been using THE MRS for recording crunchy tracks in my home studio.”

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