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Barber Tone Press

Barber Tone Press

    Price: $129.95

    Code: TONEPRESS

    Weight: 5.00 pounds

    From Barber:

    Compact Tone Press in mint turquoise.

    The Barber Tone Press: Tone and Sustain with “Plug and Play” Performance.

    Bringing together the very best of classic guitar compression and time-honored recording techniques. The Barber Tone Press is a revolutionary performance compression pedal that has no rival...

    A remarkable Tonal Breakthrough: How We Did It

    In research and development, Barber studied the problems associated with classic guitar compressors and their recent clones and found that, while the clone-makers build pedals with improved components (cleaner switching, in particular) and matched transistors, a few of the major drawbacks of those “vintage” designs still exist. The most glaring drawback of popular classic compressors is that they reverse the guitar’s phase and cause a “pop” that squashes the attack at the beginning of every note. Although we now see some compression units that have attack controls, they leave a bit to be desired as they require seemingly endless trial and error tweaking , and still no true solution to gracefully removing the artificial pop when striking the strings.

    Parallel compression is the solution. a Barber innovation that is more natural than dealing with attack, ratio and release knobs. Barber developed a unique continuous “blend control” circuit, and combined it with a discrete “Class A” FET mixer circuit to allow you to continuously blend the natural signal of your guitar with a “phase-corrected” classic compression circuit. The result? What guitar players have always wanted, unaltered attack with supernatural sustain and resonance. No studio engineering degree required.

    Our blend control can give from 100% dry, to 100% compression mix, so you are not limited to only "50/50" (half blend). Some of the best parallel compression sounds are achieved with very high sustain settings and more than 50% dry-blend. There's little point to a parallel compressor than can only take you half way there!

    There are 2 additional toggles one for "speed", which adds a new "fast" mode which is perfect for percussive playing without loss of attack. There is also a "Brilliance" toggle which adds a very subtle and polished sheen to the treble frequencies.

    Product Features

    • Precision components- Panasonic supply capacitors and metal film resistors for low noise.
    • True bypass switching with led indicator- this is achieved by using an high grade switch, in addendum Solid 20 gauge copper hookup wire is used between the jacks and switching to create a transparent bypass.
    • Full size pots- for durability and for easy serviceability if needed.
    • Cast aluminum enclosure-our incredibly durable enclosure will last a lifetime!
    • Double sided pc board with plate through holes-This is the way the military does it when they want electronics to work FOREVER! all pedals should be made this way , few are.
    • Elna silk particulate audio caps, Panasonic and Wima film caps. Enhanced circuit with 2-3db increased available output to help match higher output pickups.
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