Barber Electronics Tone Press Compressor

$169.95

"Our products are primarily unique designs, no direct copies of older circuits. Clarity, note definition, and a wide range of tones, textures, flexibility, and functions are hallmarks of Barber pedals. We're committed to musician friendly pricing and do not engage in extreme boutique pricing." ~ David Barber

We've been huge fans of David Barber's pedals for years and are thrilled to welcome Barber Electronics to The Music Emporium's growing roster of pedal builders! As a testament to how good these pedals are, check out David's client list: Eric Johnson, Nils Lofgren, David Grissom, Richard Thompson, Christopher Cross, Rick Derringer, Lionel Loueke, Johnny Hiland, and Jerry Cantrell. Whew, that's a hell of a list!

Taking the time-honored recording technique of "parallel compression" and putting it into a pedal, the legendary Tone Press gives you some of the most useable, beautiful sounding compression we've heard in a pedal. To do this, Barber developed a unique, 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 guitar with a "phase-corrected" classic compression circuit. Gone is the (usually) undesirable "pop" you experience when picking a note with a typical compressor pedal engaged.

The blend control can go from 100% dry to 100% compressed so you're not limited to a 50/50% blend. Some of the best parallel compression sounds are achieved with very high sustain settings and more than 50% dry blend. There's little point to a parallel compressor than can only take you half way there, no? 

Check out the Tone Press if you've been on the compressor search. It delivers what so many of us have always wanted - unaltered attack with supernatural sustain and resonance. Highly recommended!

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at themusicemporium.com. This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

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**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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