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The BBE VariComp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal is based on the classic vintage compressors that yield a sweet, spongy compression. The songs ?Sultans of Swing? and ?Sweet Home Alabama? are two of the more popular songs to utilize those compressors to great effect. BBE?s VariComp holds true to those iconic originals by using an authentic new old stock (NOS) CA3080 Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) analog device.

BBE takes the classic design a step further with an Attack control for greater flexibility. Now you can make the VariComp sound a little ?tighter? by turning up the Attack or dial it back for an even ?spongier? sound. All this plus true hardwire bypass and premium components makes this compressor pedal the perfect fit for any pedalboard. VariComp has a consistency and ruggedness that are the hallmark of BBE pedals, designed for guitarists whose gigs are as demanding as their ears. With a robust mil-spec circuit board with fat signal traces, 1 percent metal-film resistors for consistency and true hardwire bypass, BBE VariComp moves you forward even as it?s taking you back.

- Output, attack and threshold controls
- NOS CA3080 OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier)
- 470K input impedance for vintage correct pickup loading
- 10K Ohms output impedance when engaged
- 1 percent metal-film resistors for consistency
- High-voltage poly caps for better tone
- Military-spec circuit board for reliability
- Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption
- Easy access battery compartment
- True hardwire bypass Please click here to ask a question
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  • Seller location: Wellington City, Wellington, NZ

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