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Aguilar TLC Compressor Bass Effects Pedal   

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The Aguilar TLC compressor is designed to give musicians the ability to control their dynamics in a flexible and musical way, making this bass effect...Click To Read More About This Product

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Give your low end a little much-needed TLC.

The Aguilar TLC compressor is designed to give musicians the ability to control their dynamics in a flexible and musical way, making this bass effect pedal an invaluable musical tool for both recording and live use. Aguilar's proprietary Trans Linear Control (TLC) circuit achieves unprecedented levels of performance in a small bass effect package.

The Aguilar TLC compressor pedal features a four-knob layout to provide a full set of important features. Using a wide range of attack times and variable threshold and slope levels, you'll be able to dial in just the right sound.

Aguilar's TLC Compressor gives you a range of control usually found only in more expensive studio compressors. Make the TLC yours today for a great price.


TLC Compressor Bass Effects Pedal

  • Threshold control: variable from -30 to -10 dBu
    Slope control: variable from 2:1 to infinity
    Attack control: variable from 10ms to 100ms
    Level control: -infinity to -3dBu
    Low Distortion: (<0.2 %)
    Gig-saver bypass (signal passes even if your battery dies)
    Power: Nine-volt battery or optional universal power supply
    Heavy Duty steel construction
    Battery life >100 hours
    Inputs: 1 - 1/4" jack
    Outputs: 1 - 1/4" jack
    Controls: Engage switch
    Warranty: Three year limited

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Fanastic value - Superior Performance

By Christos

from Sacramento

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Comments about Aguilar TLC Compressor Bass Effects Pedal:

I have been working with compressors for years and this device is far better that what I have tried in the past. I used Trace Elliot for years, switched to Ashdown and lately used EBS for a couple of years. This wins hands downs. I bought two I like them so much for my large and small pedal board. Go for it... You will not be disappointed. Levels out the volume of all you notes and gives you great sustain. Christos

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Does the job for me


from Austin, Texas

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Comments about Aguilar TLC Compressor Bass Effects Pedal:

I A/Bed this pedal with the EBS in my home recording "studio" for a day and wound up going w/ the Aguilar. Both are 9 volters, which was one of my requirements. This was a more transparent compressor, and the availability of separate THRESHOLD and SLOPE controls ( not available on EBS ) just seemed to work better for me. There were some levels of compression I was able to get w/ the Aguilar that I couldn't get with the EBS' one control.

Some reviews elsewhere have stated the ATTACK control ( 10ms - 100ms ) doesn't seem to do much. It is indeed subtle compared to the other controls. I was able to visually see a difference in the attack time on recorded tracks in some situations. But again, very subtle.
Feature wise the only additional thing would have been a way to tell when the compressor is kicking in, i.e. a separate light, or the main light that changes intensity. I find calibrating a compressor by ear next to impossible given the preferred setting is often just on the threshold of kicking in only with the highest notes.

The workaround is to record the bass signal with a tool like Audacity (which is what I do home recording with anyway) and calibrate the pedal settings that way. And, in the picture scheme of things that is probably a more accurate way to do than a tiny flickering light would be anyway.
Build quality is solid.

9 volt battery has a sliding door which kept popping open when you carry the pedal .. UNTIL I found out you can tighten the little screw. SO that was user error.

User instruction manual is pretty darn worthless so be prepared to figure it out on your own. The instructions refer you to website for sample settings, which turns out just to be some videos of endorsers holding their pedals.


Great product!


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