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Line 6 ToneCore Constrictor Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
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The Line 6 ToneCore Constrictor guitar effects pedal delivers 3 versatile compressor models including Compact, Squeeze, and Mellow with adjustable su...Read More
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The Line 6 ToneCore Constrictor guitar effects pedal delivers 3 versatile compressor models including Compact, Squeeze, and Mellow with adjustable sustain for all. The guitar effects pedal also features a noise gate with adjustable control.
ToneCore guitar pedals consist of a ToneDock base--in stereo or mono--and interchangeable effects modules that snap in and out, allowing you to change effects without rearranging your pedalboard. The ToneDock is powered by a 9V battery or optional DC-1 adapter.
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Let me say that I adore this pedal ... but this is also the only compressor pedal I have ever owned. However I have studied recording technology in college and understand compression fairly well, which is why I gave features a 4.0. You can't change the ratio really and it would be nice to have the option. It is a lovely pedal if you just want to clean up your sound seeing as it adds perceived volume and really takes out all the blurry background mess. Everything comes out relatively balanced making note clarity exceptional. That being said It seems that there is noticeable pumping on some settings which really pisses me off. It does country fairly well. I leave mine on nearly all the time just to clean up the sound except when playing blues. It could just be my tonal preference but I don't like it for blues at all because I like a very rough dynamic blues sound. Anyway the pedal is good enough for me though it admittedly has some shortcomings such as lack of features and audible pumping on some settings. It sounds lovely but you may have to work with it a bit to get what you want. Also get a power adapter with it as this will really help with the noise associated with compressors. It has a built in gate but I use it sparingly seeing as it will cut off your reverb if set to high which grinds my gears but some people may love.
I previously tried DOD, Digitech, Boss, Behringer, and Marshall but I prefer this pedal. Beware that it cannot be daisy chained into a pedal board without its own adapter or battery otherwise it hums excessively. It is best with acoustic instruments especially dobro, slide, and rhythm guitar.
Great bang for your buck! very clean, and great sound. If I bought it again I would have no problem paying twice as much as I paid.
absolutely a great compressor pedal. The tone is very clean and the sustain outstanding. That is exactly why this pedal is worth having and you get great value for the money. Small issues I've had with it: VERY noisy, must have separate power source for it (not major expense). Heavy, and the bottom is designed in a diamond shape, so if are using velcro tape to put down on pedal board, it won't stick for long. Lastly, the jack is not connecting all that well these days, so must have that repaired. I've owned it for over a year, so that's just general wear-n-tear.But, all-in-all, would recommend to anyone interested in it, though I'm considering switching to something different.
I use the Line 6 Constrictor pedal in conjunction with a DBX Subharmonic Synthesizer, 2 active basses, and a Trace Eliott 500w rig. The pedal beats out the DOD, Boss, and Ashdown compressors hands down. Three types of compression (not sure what they are, but theyre all different) a gate control, and a smooth, creamy sustainer that doesnt sound fake at all. From a heavy thumb slap on my B string to some high-on-the-fretboard fingerstyle plucking, from rapid 16th notes grinded out with a pick to steady 8th notes plodded with the index finger, this compressor handles it all, even at unheard of frequencies that the DBX creates. I also reccomend the Echo Park and Liqua Flange, but this little compressor could be the best of the Tonecore lineup.
I picked up a used constrictor on ebay for 35 bucks... a little different than 110 here, but, not that I have the product, I certainly would have paid full price for it. The 3 modes are all distinctly different and real cool, the PDF manual has good descriptions of their soudns. The sustain is great, and coupled with my tube OD, I can get a pretty Trey Anastasioish sound. Solid construction, easy to work, great pedal.
This pedal is great. Great value. You can customize your compression or use one of the presets at any time (which is good when something's off and you don't have time to spend dialing it up perfectly - I switch to "mellow" and have a very useable compression going). The built-in gate eliminates noise too, which these types of pedals tend to add. So basically, this pedal is a perfect way to start out - the presets back you up, and the built-in gate feature eliminates the need to put another pedal in your chain just because you got a compressor. It's built like a tank as well, as all these Line 6 models are.
The Line 6 Compressor/Sustainer is an awesome pedal for a decent price. Line 6 is known for excellent digital effects and this is just another testament to that legend. I was unsure about getting a compressor/sustainer at first but now all my doubt is gone. If you want a great pedal to even out your high end and low end sounds capable of adding sweet sustain to your leads and a noise gate as well for a price that won't break the bank this is your pedal. Go get it guys.