Friedman Sir-Compre

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: $$


HornFX Review

Interface:  3.5/5
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.

Noise: 4/5
Almost noiseless.

Complexity: Simple

Complexity: Simple

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.

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Product Information

  • 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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