Known more for their Amps, Friedman’s offering is one specifically meant to be attractive to guitar players. Their focus on a wider range gain knob and the ability to have a “more gritty compression” might indicate that this pedal, although well made, is not the best solution for a horn player.
External Control: None
Price range: $$
This pedal gives you a lot of options for tonal control, such as the tight and treble knobs which give you a nice amount of tonal manipulability. Sadly, there might not be ENOUGH manipulability as this pedal sounds quite stuffy even at the lightest compression settings.
Live application: 2/5
This could be a good solution for you if the tonal implications do not overshadow its almost noiseless compression. You can get a good consistent compressed signal, but it might cost you some tonal integrity.
Optical Compressor Pedal.
Volume, Treble, Compression and Tight.
Wide Range Gain Knob.
True Bypass Switching.
Powered by 18VDC (no battery)
Built in USA (using premium worldwide components)
18v Power Supply
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