StrymonCompadre Compressor + Boost Pedal


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Strymon Compadre Compressor + Boost Pedal

Strymon's Compadre is your best friend in the quest for clean, characterful tone—with a high quality boost and compression circuit, it is sure to bring out all the best parts of your guitar's tone. With everything from gritty boost to transparent compression and much more, your guitar and amp have never sounded better.

Compadre includes a versatile boost with clean and dirty modes and a continuous boost level control, great for adding a bit of presence or pushing your amp into overdrive. The EQ lets you choose between an overall flat boost, or a sound that accentuates your treble or mids, making it easy to dial in the right tone for any occasion. The compressor offers both "studio" and "squeeze" modes, which offer the choice of transparent level adjustment or a heavier compression that adds a huge amount of sustain to your sound.

Compadre's expression pedal input allows you to use it as a clean VCA-based volume control. Adding the MiniSwitch or MultiSwitch Plus allows you to easily recall your settings, and the optional MIDI expander cable allows you to access up to 300 preset locations via MIDI.

Whether you're just trying to add a finer degree of control between your guitar or amp or trying to get your tone in shape at the front end of a pedalboard, Compadre is there to make sure that your guitar always sounds the best that it possibly can.

Compadre Features

  • High-quality compression and boost optimized for use with electric guitar
  • Clean and dirty boost modes
  • Three boost EQ curves and two compression modes designed to help you hone in on any aspect of your tone
  • Full-range, treble-emphasized, and mid-emphasized boost options
  • Studio compression mode for transparent, smooth compression
  • Squeeze compression mode for out-of-this-world vintage-style sustain
  • Expression input for VCA-based volume control
  • Recall your settings via Strymon's MiniSwitch or MultiSwitch Plus
  • MIDI capability for integating with a DAW or MIDI-enabled pedal setup
  • Dimensions: 1.75 x 4 x 4.5"
  • Power Specs: 9VDC center negative PSU (included)
Product Demo Videos
Strymon Compadre - Dual Voice Compressor & Boost - Intro
Your Dream Tone Starts Here.

Start your signal chain with the best possible version of your guitar tone. Treat your guitar signal to true studio quality analog compression with two distinct voices for smooth transparency or vintage squeeze. Hit the Boost switch to add clean boost or soft-clipped dirty boost, with the EQ curve of your choice. Mix in some dry signal for natural attack even with extreme compression settings. Feel the perfectly tailored dynamic response, feeding your amp and effects just what they need to sound their best.

Bring out your amp’s character in ways you never thought possible. Compadre’s Class A JFET input circuit, studio quality analog compression, and musically voiced analog boost circuits all work together to make your amp sound like it was just modified by a world-class boutique amp designer.

Connect an expression pedal to add premium VCA-based volume control. Add an optional MiniSwitch or MultiSwitch Plus to store and recall your favorite settings. Integrate Compadre into a MIDI pedalboard using our MIDI EXP Cable and access up to 300 preset locations.
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