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Xotic SP Compressor Pedal

Xotic SP Compressor Pedal

Based on the legendary Ross Compressor, this compact pedal lets you select between HI, MID, and LO frequency bands for authentic vintage compression.

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Submitted August 18, 2015 by John L in Upstate, NY
"Big compressor in a small package!"
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Compressors are a tool that I have come to really like in my guitar signal chain. Sometimes I wonder why I don't see more compressors on pro boards, but I guess that really doesn't matter. To each their own I guess. Over the years I have owned a range of compressors which have come on and off my board, including some very high end, expensive, boutique, studio quality tube based pedals. Whenever I remove a compressor I find myself missing it and go searching for the next one. At this point in my career, I am favoring pedals with fewer controls which require less tweaking. The SP Compressor fits that bill and sounds great in any setting. I wasn't sure if I would be OK with not having access to the attack control (internal switch) and a knob for amount of compression (versus the SP's three way mini toggle), but it turns out this pedal is setup just right to get easily dialed in sounds without any fuss. Having only level and mix knobs at the ready makes it easy to adjust for different guitars/pickups. Sound wise the pedal doesn't color the tone very much. It does warm things up a bit, but not in a way that removes too much high end sparkly, which I like in my sound. Noise wise it is no worse than any other compressor, and compressors inherently amplify some noise. What I like to use a compressor for is primarily to even out my sound and increase sustain when using mild to moderate amounts of gain. I like a transparent overdrive with some sparkle coming through, but I don't like the peaks in the signal that often happens when compression is missing. With this pedal engaged I get a very polished, almost produced sound, and I like that. My rig is a direct rig through an Ethos Overdrive and its excellent cabinet compensation output, so what I hear in my in ears is what the FOH engineer gets and - hopefully - just makes louder for the audience. I tend to have the mix control at about 1-2 o'clock and compression on medium. Adjust the level to match the guitar volume when the pedal is bypassed and I am good to go. These little Xotic boxes are built like tanks. They are robust and have a very high quality, substantial feel to them. Great stuff and I think I'll be keeping this little compressor on my board for a very long time.
Musical Background:
Pro and semi-pro for years, current worship leader
Musical Style:
Classic, pop, 80s hair metal and now modern Christian (Hillsong, Chris Tomlin...)
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Submitted June 1, 2014 by Angel Rios in Mission, TX
"Best Compressor Pedal out there!"
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When I first started looking into this pedal I was skeptical of what it could do because of its size. But this pedal is amazing! Although small it is built to last and does more than you ask it to do.
Musical Background:
Love to play everything! Have been playing Guitar for 5 years but I am still improving!
Musical Style:
Christian, rock
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Submitted February 24, 2017 by Julio Martinez in Santee, CA
"Little Beast"
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Put this on my pedalboard that I currently run 10 pedals (excluding this one). The frequencies are defined and consistent. The sustain has increased as well to a resonant quality. Normally when you have multiple pedals you find some our too loud or not loud enough, with this pedal you are able to tweak it and make all the pedals bring the punch or effects to the level you need. I recommend this, for the quality, price and space saving design.
Musical Background:
Playing guitar for 23 years
Musical Style:
Post Rock, Pop, Experimental,
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Submitted July 27, 2015 by Luke W in Arcadia, LA
"Super verstaile and compact"
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This is the first comp pedal I've owned. It's extremely versatile-- the blend function allows me to dial in anything from full-on squish to clean-boost only. The internal dip switches are great for fine-tuning. A little bit of a pain to adjust while dialing it in, but once they're set, you can forget em!
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Submitted September 14, 2015 by David H in Plano, TX
"Xotic SP Compressor Pedal"
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I think this is best compreesor pedal for the buck it's transparent does what I need in a compressor and doesn't take up much space on the pedal board. I give a big thumbs up. haven't needed any manufacturer support.
Musical Background:
Profeesional for 55 years
Musical Style:
R&B, rock, Jazz, Christian gospel.
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Submitted May 21, 2015 by Mike G in Madison, NY
"Xotic SP Compressor Pedal"
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Its a keeper. Compliments my Strat very nicely in my home studio.. zZounds offers a great policy in their returns. This one won't go back.
Musical Style:
Southern Rock, Classic Rock, 60's Pop
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Submitted May 22, 2017 by Julio Martinez in San Diego, CA
"Great Little Pedal"
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I think the sound is great once you get to know the pedal a little bit. After that you are golden to get that boost you need for solos, drive or higher bigger melodies.
Musical Background:
Full time Musician
Musical Style:
Rock, Progressive, Post-Rock, Alternative
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