Compression & Sustain

A bass guitar preamp in a channel strip tool box. Useful for every bass player whether playing live, recording at a pro studio or recording bass into a laptop.

Bass guitars possess a huge dynamic range and produce powerful low frequencies. Designed for and by bassists, this compact compressor/sustainer features fully adjustable controls that can subtly transform the dynamic qualities of a bass guitar or take them to the extreme. From transparently leveling out notes so they sit in a track to creating an intensely squashed sound, the Bass Preacher helps spread the gospel of great bass tone!

Unlike other "tube hyped" products on the market, which use 9 to 50 volts, the Black Finger's toroidal transformer allows for a full 300 volts of swing, preserving the attack while providing the warmest compression imaginable.

Sample and performance capture with overlay. Capture a frozen moment and turn it into a tonally unique sonic foundation. The Freeze Sound Retainer delivers infinite sustain of any note or chord at the press of a momentary footswitch.

A unique distortion tool with 6-band EQ that is sensitive to the dynamics of your playing.
Lundahl transformers, 8 super linear, low noise gold pin vacuum tubes and military grade components are the basis for one of the finest professional compressors ever built.
A sophisticated, professional stereo compressor limiter that includes volume swell and tape reverse, plus overdrive.
One of finest compressors ever built for guitar or bass, with three selectable attacks coupled with silky, long sustains.
A four-knob analog compressor that squeezes your guitar tone in all the right ways!
The White Finger yields transparent, long sustain that preserves attack. Two optocouplers (LED and lamp) offer distinctly different readings and uniquely varied compressions.
Using circuit techniques found in classic compressors such as the LA-2A and 1176, Electro-Harmonix has put studio quality compression at the feet of musicians. Using either hand-made or hard to find light sensitive opto-couplers or tube like JFETs our compressors give you all of the bite and attack of your instrument with the added sustain, even dynamics and vintage warmth you would expect from compressors sitting in the world's top studios. To top it off EHX came up with our own world class studio compressor: the NY-2A.
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