Smooth Tone and Added Punch for Your Guitar Rig
When you think of optical compression, you probably envision a massive piece of studio rack gear, not an unassuming pedal like Strymon’s OB.1 Optical Compressor & Clean Boost. But don’t let its looks fool you – this simple orange pedal holds the key to the powerful and polished sound you’ve always wanted from your amp. The OB.1 will smooth out your sound and maintain your transients, while offering subtle EQ curve adjustments and tons of extra gain to bring out the full character of your instrument.
Strymon OB.1 Optical Compressor & Clean Boost at a Glance:
- Clean up your tone with optical compression
- Kick off your effects chain with extra oomph
- Strymon: a philosophy of quality
Clean up your tone with optical compression
When each note you play comes out at a consistent level while retaining the punch of full transient attack, your playing will sound cleaner and fuller than ever before. Whether you’re after high-flying solos or cleaner arpeggiation, the natural warmth and smooth character of the OB.1 will add a welcome level of polish to your playing. Add to that up to 20dB of gain compensation, and you have a recipe for stronger, bolder, and punchier tone than ever.
Kick off your effects chain with extra oomph
If you’re wondering what should come first in your effects chain, here’s your answer: the Strymon OB.1 Optical Compressor & Clean Boost. Just the clean boost alone fuels your tone with up to 10dB of added gain, and frequency-enhancing EQ options let you bring out the best in your tone. Kick in a bit of compression with the Mid or Treble boost options engaged, and you’ll swear your amp just came back from the mod shop.
Strymon: a philosophy of quality
Strymon pedals are quickly becoming an industry standard in professional-quality effects. They’re dedicated to offering exceptional customer service and, in their own words, making “gear that sounds better than anything you’ve ever heard.” This California-based company uses only the highest-quality components and powerful processors in their pedals. And each design offers more tweakable parameters than meets the eye for fine-tuning your tone. This construction and sound quality is the reason Sweetwater is impressed with Strymon, and why you find their pedals on the pedalboards of professional musicians around the world.