Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor
Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor

5 Knob Compressor, Compresor/Sostenedor para Guitarra from Build Your Own Clone.

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moosers 02/02/2011

Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor : la opinión de moosers (content in English)


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The Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor is a do it yourself pedal for guitar and other electric instruments. I haven’t built this pedal myself, but it comes in pieces and you assemble it yourself. I have a friend who recently built one of these so I can’t comment on how easy or hard this is to put together, but of course it’s going to depend on how much experience you have with things of that nature. I’ll really just be focusing on the pedal’s sound and related issues here. The pedal is essentially a clone of the Ross Gray Compressor, but is modded a bit and added a few parameters. I haven’t ever used this and the original side by side, so that’s as far as I can go with comparing them really. The pedal has a basic make up with ¼” connections and needing nine volt power. It’s not rack mountable either since it’s a foot controlled pedal.


The configuration of the Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor is generally not hard to follow. It’s got five parameters – knobs for level, sustain, ratio, attack, and tone. I believe the attack and ratio parameters are not included on the Ross Gray Compressor. It should be easy enough to use without the help of a manual, except of course to actually build the pedal.


The Build Your Own Clone 5 Knob Compressor is definitely up there with the best sounding compression pedals I’ve used. I think my friend did a pretty good job building it because it sounds really good. He’s used it for both bass and guitar, but my use has strictly been for guitar and not in the studio or anything. The five parameters make sure that you’ll have endless control over the pedal, as you can get real crunchy sounds as well as a nice and sustained sound.


If I were going to build a pedal myself, this would definitely be at the top of the list in what I would build. I think you can probably buy this already assembled somewhere if you so choose, and if you’re not handy with building as I’m not, it might be a good option to look into if you can find one cheap enough. If it’s built well, it’s going to sound better and be more versatile than any pedal you’ll find in the price range it should cost…