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Tone Press Compressor

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The Barber Tone Press: Tone and Sustain with "Plug and Play" Performance.

NEW FEATURES! Elna silk particulate audio caps, Panasonic and Wima film caps. Enhanced circuit with 2-3db increased available output to help match higher output pickups.

Bringing together the very best of classic guitar compression and time-honored recording techniques, the Barber Tone Press is a revolutionary performance compression pedal that has no rival.

In research and development, Barber studied the problems associated with classic guitar compressors and their recent clones and found that, while the clone-makers build pedals with improved components (cleaner switching, in particular) and matched transistors, a few of the major drawbacks of those "vintage" designs still exist. The most glaring drawback of popular classic compressors (and their clones) is that they reverse the guitar's phase and cause a "pop" (squashed attack anyone?) at the beginning of every note. Although we now see some compression units that have "attack controls," they leave a bit to be desired as they require seemingly endless trial and error tweaking - and no solution.

Our solution? Parallel compression, a Barber innovation that blows away having to deal with attack, ratio and release knobs of other so-called "studio compressors." Barber developed a one-of-a-kind and quite proprietary continuous "blend control" circuit and combined it with a discrete "Class A" FET mixer circuit to allow you to continuously blend the natural signal of your carefully selected guitar with a "phase-corrected" classic compression circuit. The result? What guitar players have always wanted - unaltered attack and supernatural sustain and resonance, no studio engineering degree required.