The Fredric Effects Zesty Comp is an evolution of the classic Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer compressor. A characterful rather than transparent compressor, the Zesty Comp thickens your tone, adding sustain, attack, presence and even some top-end sparkle.
As Tim at Fredric Effects explains, "This is truly compression as an effect - there are none of the 'is it on?' moments you can get with certain transparent compressors".
Zesty Comp Input Gain
An addition to the original Orange Squeezer design, the Input Gain allows you to compensate for pickup output, whether you are running single-coils or humbuckers. The hotter the input signal, the more it will be compressed.
Another addition for the Zesty Comp is the three-way toggle switch allowing you to select three different levels of compression. Pick from a lighter touch to super-compressed and characterful.
If you want to get creative, you can use the Zesty Comp as a boost pedal. Set the Level control above unity gain and kick it in on a solo to push your amp and also add all that compression loveliness.
Zesty Comp Features:
An evolution of the classic Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer compressor
Three compression settings
Handbuilt in London
Input Gain, Level & Compression toggle controls
Power: 9V centre-negative or 9V battery (neither included)