GURUS OPTIVALVE Optical Compressor/Limiter *PRE-ORDER*

The latest creation from the Italian tone laboratories of Chicco and the Gurus team, this is the Optivalve...

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The latest creation from the Italian tone laboratories of Chicco and the Gurus team, this is the Optivalve – a valve (tube) optical compressor/limiter in pedal form. This is based partly on the circuit design of the legendary LA2A studio compressor and we’re very excited about it.

BACK IN STOCK SOON – pre-order now to receive yours as soon as our stock lands.

After the awards and reviews garnered by their last two pedals – the Echosex 2 and the 1959 Double Decker – it’s great that they have brought the same expertise and quality to a compressor pedal. We expect this unit to quickly become a fixture on many pedalboards, but like their previous two releases it also has clear applications for other instruments, and in the studio as outboard.

Can be used both as a standard compressor, or as a limiter to obtain maximum clean volume from your amp without adding crunch. The simulated “magic eye” (OK, it’s just green LEDs through the valve, but it looks cool) gives you a feel for the compression level. Superb build quality and a design that matches the other units in the range.

We’ll add more detailed thoughts and our own demos soon. Gurus own video demo is below.

For a great investigation and in-depth video demos of this pedal we’d recommend the Gurus Optivalve Review.

Please note that there’s no power supply included with the pedal: it takes a standard 9 or 12 volt centre negative supply (290mA max); we can supply a new UK PSU if required.

Comes with Gurus’ usual two year warranty.




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