Barber Tone Press
Parallel compressor, the audio device that started the parallel compression craze.
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 is that they reverse the guitar’s phase and cause a “pop” that squashes the attack 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 still no true solution to gracefully removing the artificial pop when stricking the strings.
Parallel compression is the solution. a Barber innovation that is more natural than dealing with attack, ratio and release knobs. 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. The result? What guitar players have always wanted, unaltered attack with supernatural sustain and resonance. No studio engineering degree required.
There are 2 additional toggles one for "speed", which adds a new "fast" mode which is perfect for percussive playing without loss of attack. There is also a "Brilliance" toggle which adds a very subtle and polished sheen to the treble frequencies.
Precision components - Panasonic supply capacitors and metal film resistors for low noise.
True bypass switching with led indicator- this is achieved by using a high grade switch, in addendum Solid 20 gauge copper hookup wire is used between the jacks and switching to create a transparent bypass.
Full size pots- for durability and for easy serviceability if needed.
Cast aluminum enclosure-our incredibly durable enclosure will last a lifetime!
Double sided pc board with plate through holes -This is an extremely durable and top quality PCB with added serviceability from the top of the board.
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
Current draw 10ma
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