Compressor/280 (V2) w/Serif Font (1980s)

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“The 280 is an opto cell based compressor, and it’s about as simple as you can get with a compressor pedal. The “Compr.” knob sets the amount of compression while the “Level” control is for the output. This pedal was made to sustain long notes on a guitar and really excels at pushing a tube amp into glorious overdrive.”

“The pedal is from the early 80s and has a decent amount of self noise that is typical of compressor pedals of the 70s and 80s, but nothing too over the top. The power supply jack is the US standard male plug that was used during the 70s to early 80s.”

“If you are looking for an uncolored compressor with a wide range of control over the attack, release and threshold, I would definitely look elsewhere as there is nothing subtle about the DOD 280 Compressor. If set for major squash, this pedal does a great imitation of a Boss SG-1 Slow Gear with a long attack and blooming sustain. I basically always used it as a colored boost setting with minimal compression and maximum output.”

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