Jacques Cousteau inspired and horrifically hi-fi, here is the Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor!
Three schools of thought surround the Comp pedal as an effect.
- Compressors always are to be near the front of the chain so the signal is tamed and wrangled into evenness prior to being passed on to the drive channels. Yeehah country pickin’ type stuff.
- Comps are to follow the drives so as to bring the sonic goodness of an overdrive into the audible range, evening out a signal. Basically, the compressor would serve almost as a lead boost.
- Comsp are for vocalists and for mastering, not for guitar.
Personally, I like my compressor first in line before wah, where I have placed my Keeley 2-knob compressor for years now. I keep the compressor on most of the time as I play single coil style guitars for the most part.
This turquoise enclosure is about the size of a Jhs pedal, with room to spare for its sparsely populated face. Four knobs, a true bypass switch and a bypass led make the operation useful. The internal guys boast no internal pots which makes this pedal a wysiwyg win. My old Keeley had two internal knobs, not very easy to access not tweak.
Like most newer comps, the Blend knob is what convinces those who don’t like compression to think again.
The Deep Six sounds better than great. It sounds awesome. There is a slight crunch added to the signal if the knobs are dimed, of course. My preference is that the blend is slightly including the compressed signal. Quoting the great Hagar, it’s the “best of both worlds”. There is far more squash in this comp for those looking for that country tone.
I considered many a comp with blend knobs, the Xotic SP and the Barber were in the running. Walrus audio knocked the comp outta the park on thin one. Get your Walrus Audio Deep Six Compressor today!
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To stick this pedal onto your pedalboard securely, read my post about Godlyke Power-Grip Pedalboard tape – try it out!