Amptweaker unveiled the Pressurizer compressor at the Winter NAMM Show this year. Suitable for bass or guitar, the stompbox compressor aims to retain the attack of your instrument while adding sustain.
“Sustain without compression… a common suggestion Amptweaker receives that means ‘don’t mess with my attack,’” the company says. “The PressuRizer™ compressor accomplishes this in several unique ways, and includes a built-in output FET limiter/booster, making this a powerful clean tone tweaker. Using parallel studio-grade compression with wet/dry blend, and some unusual side-chain variations, it varies from smooth compression that limits the initial ‘whack’ to a dry-blended approach that adds compression after a short delay.”
The pedal has a 3-position Bloom switch (Fast/Off/Slow) that rewires the side-chain so that the signal compresses and then grows. A Limiter switch adds a FET booster after the pedal’s blend and can be set to soft, hard, or off. The footswitch also has a two-step function. “Normally it’s a true bypass on/off switch, but if you press & hold the switch, it locks the compressor on, and then tapping kicks in another boost knob on the side of the pedal,” Amptweaker explains.
The Amptweaker Pressurizer compressor pedal is available for pre-order for $209.
Amptweaker Pressurizer Compressor Pedal Features:
|Sustain, Tone, Master Volume controls|
|Tone boosts highs or cuts mids of the compression|
|Bloom switch sets compression swell to Fast/Off/Slow|
|Wet/Dry Blend control to help preserve attack|
|FET output Limiter/booster with Soft/Off/Hard settings|
|Press & Hold footswitch to access extra Boost knob|
|True Bypass switching|
|Runs on 9V to 18V batteries or supplies–9V provides harder FET limiting, while 18V is more open and less distorted, and provides more dramatic compression.|
|Thumbscrew removable bottom with holes for tie-wrap or screw-in pedalboard attachment methods|
|Current: 13mA with at 9V, 15mA at 18V|
|DC Adapter jack, standard 2.1mm X 5.5mm, center ground(-) (power supply not included)|
|Weight: 9 ounces, Dimensions: 2.7″W X 4.65″D X 2″H|
|Made in the USA|
|5 Year Limited Warranty|