The Accountant £155
It may have simple controls, but this pedal gives you more than compression with a few tricks up its sleeve
ORIGIN: Canada TYPE: Compressor pedal FEATURES: True bypass CONTROLS: Volume, Ratio switch (1/2/3), Pad switch (1/2/3), bypass footswitch CONNECTIONS: Standard input, standard output POWER: 9V DC adaptor (not supplied) DIMENSIONS: 45 (w) x 92 (d) x 48mm (h)
Audio Distribution Group www.audiodistributiongroup.com www.fairfieldcircuitry.com
This JFET compressor offers a simplified interface. The single knob adjusts the output volume, while the compression is determined by two three-way toggle switches: a Ratio switch that offers three different compression ratios of increasing strength, and a Pad switch that sets the input level, with higher input levels offering more compression. With nine possible combinations, the heaviest compression will be when both switches are set on position ‘2’.
It’s more than just compression, though. There’s a tone-enhancing treble lift and loads of scope for using the pedal as an amp boost. You can also get some gritty drive with the Pad switch set to ‘1’ or ‘2’. The lighter compressions keep signal dynamics naturally in check, or you can switch to the highest compression ratio where there’s a large amount of squash with altered note transients for the chicken-pickers. [TC]
VERDICT Micro pedal with easy operation that adds a bit of colour, plus bite and grit 9