The Best Pedals In The World Today – Wampler Ego Compressor

Posted: March 15, 2017 in Guitar Pedals
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Wampler Ego Compressor

A pro-player endorsed compressor offering lots of control over the important elements of your signal while still retaining playing feel and remaining transparent and unobtrusive.

Compression – the great leveller that makes too-quiet parts of a sound louder and overly loud sounds quieter – is still an underrated and misunderstood weapon in the guitar player’s arsenal.

Though of course we hear it on all recorded music, learning how to use a dedicated guitar compressor effectively can be a revelation for guitar players, giving unprecedented control over the ‘shape’ of notes, their sustain, and the overall quiet-to-loud dynamic of a playing performance. Traditionally, pedal-based units have taken different approaches, and specific units have earned reputations for ‘colouring’ the resulting sound with their own character.

Despite its name, Wampler has taken great pains to ensure the Ego remains in the background. Compared to typical compressors, its controls are fairly familiar and self-explanatory, but the high-quality components and the subtleties of the design are what separates it from the crowd. The ace-in-the-hole of the Ego is the Blend control, which enables you to mix together the controlled and sculpted characteristics of its compressed output with the original signal and the tonality of your guitar and amp.

Since the signals run in parallel inside the Ego, the transition from your signal’s natural note attack to the compressed signal taking over happens seamlessly. The result? An easy-to-use but highly versatile compression, which can be as natural or as effected as you see fit without swamping the fundamental nature of your sound and feel and response of your guitar.

Key features
PRICE £219
DESCRIPTION True-bypass compression pedal with Volume, Sustain, Attack, Tone and Blend, with side-mounted input and output jacks, powered by 9v battery or power supply


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