The Strymon OB1 Clean Boost Optical Compressor is the perfect pedal to go first in your chain before any other effects. That's because it can sculpt your tone in a way that's transparent and yet when you turn it off you'll miss it somehow. It's basically a 'better' button! On the outside you are given control over output and compression levels as well as the level of footswitchable boost and whether you want a treble, middle or flat boost. There are also internal dip switches that allow you to set the desired frequency of the treble/mid boost.
The optical compression can give you tones from subtle studio effected tones through to outright squashed flat vintage pumping compression.
Stymon are some of the most sought after and best loved guitar pedals in the world. The tones are incredible and there are few pedals that match up head to head on tone or features!
Everything you love about studio optical compressors … right at your feet From beautifully subtle and transparent compression to vintage squash
Integrated foot-switchable. Clean, Treble, Mid boost. Push the front end of your tube amp to the edge with the boost. Internal DIP switches select Treble/Mid boost freqs
The best choice for a “first in your signal chain” pedal
Saves space on your pedal board by combining comp., clean boost, treble booster
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