Buy Gurus Optivalve - a superb valve/tube optical compressor pedal for guitar, bass, keys & also studio outboard use. Authorised dealer of the whole Gurus range....Read more
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.
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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 Gilmourish.com 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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