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Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Rogue Vintage Compressor pedal lowers output sound relative to your input signal, producing consistent sound levels and improving sustain.Three c...Click To Read More About This Product

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An essential component of any sound chain.

The Rogue Vintage Compressor pedal lowers output sound relative to your input signal, producing consistent sound levels and improving sustain.

Three control knobs let you quickly adjust the compressor threshold (sensitivity), its sustain and overall volume of the effected sound. A true bypass switch engages and disengages the effect. An LED indicator shows you when the effect is engaged and gets dim when it's time to change the battery.

The Rogue Vintage Compressor pedal is made of aluminum and built to last.

FEATURES
  • Sturdy, lightweight aluminum case
  • True bypass switching
  • Easy-to-use Threshold, Sustain and Level controls

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SPECIFICATIONS

Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Input impedance: 500k ohms
    Output load impedance: >10k ohms
    Equivalent input noise: -100dBm
    Power supply: 1x9 volt battery or external 9 volt DC adapter
    Power consumption: 20mA
    Size: 2 3/8" x 4 3/8" x 1 1/4"
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RogueVintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.0

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (9)
  • Excellent sound quality (7)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (3)

Cons

No Cons

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  • Performances (10)
  • Home studio (4)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great deal for low comp needs

I also own a EH Soul Preacher, a DOD Milkbox, a BBE Opto Stomp and a Behringer CS400. All have different feels to them, but by trying them all, I was able...Read complete review

I also own a EH Soul Preacher, a DOD Milkbox, a BBE Opto Stomp and a Behringer CS400. All have different feels to them, but by trying them all, I was able to find uses for the varying types of compression.This isn't a low-compression style pedal, because it allows you to squish quite a bit. The more you turn up the compress knob, the more dominant the bass freqs get with this pedal. The more you dial back the attack, the more 'pop' you get, until you get to 0 on the dial. So you can create a rough edge, squished compression tone that almost sounds like overdrive and would suite metal heads for pushing their amps, or a chicken picker for getting snappy single line leads.However, I personally want to just use it to subtly bring up my attack and to even out my whole freq spectrum - I actually want to boost a my highs a bit and cut the low-lows.The reason for the name of my review is because this pedal can do this as well! With the compress dial at 0, you still get compression - the 'evening out of the eq' compression I wanted. It brought my highs up and tightened the lower end, but without actually losing any low-end freqs (the DOD Milkbox is great, but it does cut out the low-end when active).With attack at zero, this guy sounds like a transparent compression, like the BBE Opto Stomp with it's compression at about 25% (meaning the Opto Stomp can be subtler than the Rogue, if that's what you're looking for.). It IS noisy (just like my EH Soul Precher), but since you can dial out most of the compression on the Rogue, it dials out most of the noise as well. On the Soul Preacher, sustain at 0 is still very compressed and thus very noisy.This Rogue is now on my gigging pedal board, just behind my wah-pedal because it also helps to control the 'ice-picky over-shrills' that sometime come out of my wah.I mostly play rhythm gtr in a honky-tonk-ish band. I like the cleaner fender amp tones. This pedal is great for giving me a nice little taste of edgy bite as I work the up-beats.

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Not bad, for the money

This is a decent compressor for the money. It requires a properly conditioned power source, or it will be noisy. (The onboard power from one of my pedal boards buzzed, another board's...Read complete review

This is a decent compressor for the money. It requires a properly conditioned power source, or it will be noisy. (The onboard power from one of my pedal boards buzzed, another board's doesn't.) The effect is okay, but a few days after buying the Rogue I bit the bullet and bought the exceptionally good Keeley compressor... which is what I should've done in the first place. Oh well, sometimes trying to save money works out, sometimes it ends up costing you more. (By the way, I use the Rogue Analog Delay for slapback, and I love it. Some Rogue products do prove that you don't need to spend a lot to get a good pedal.)

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bottom Line: It sounds good!!

By JJ-eQA_8

from Guatemala

Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

Is it the best compressor?-NoIs it usable throughout it's whole range? - NoCan it give you some seriously usable tones?-YES!!!You just have to keep in mind that due to the nature of comps youre gonna have to tweak your rig's settings accordingly, specially if you want to keep it turned on all the time. However when you get past the initial knob tweaking, it's golden. And for the price ($30 + shipping) it's a great value.It will pretty much do what you set it up to do, light squash, subtle sustain, or chickin pickin it will do it pretty good. My favorite tones came out when using it with subtle setting with a little gain boost. Is it noisy? well it's gonna be as noisy as your rig is. Noisy Rig/Amp + comp = a lot of noiseQuiet or barely Noisy rig/amp = little noise.As for the construction, it seems pretty solid. However I havent had it long enough to really test it's durability.So as the title of the review says...IT SOUNDS GOOD!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great deal for low comp needs

By FrostBottomBoys

from Knoxville, TN

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Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

I also own a EH Soul Preacher, a DOD Milkbox, a BBE Opto Stomp and a Behringer CS400. All have different feels to them, but by trying them all, I was able to find uses for the varying types of compression.This isn't a low-compression style pedal, because it allows you to squish quite a bit. The more you turn up the compress knob, the more dominant the bass freqs get with this pedal. The more you dial back the attack, the more 'pop' you get, until you get to 0 on the dial. So you can create a rough edge, squished compression tone that almost sounds like overdrive and would suite metal heads for pushing their amps, or a chicken picker for getting snappy single line leads.However, I personally want to just use it to subtly bring up my attack and to even out my whole freq spectrum - I actually want to boost a my highs a bit and cut the low-lows.The reason for the name of my review is because this pedal can do this as well! With the compress dial at 0, you still get compression - the 'evening out of the eq' compression I wanted. It brought my highs up and tightened the lower end, but without actually losing any low-end freqs (the DOD Milkbox is great, but it does cut out the low-end when active).With attack at zero, this guy sounds like a transparent compression, like the BBE Opto Stomp with it's compression at about 25% (meaning the Opto Stomp can be subtler than the Rogue, if that's what you're looking for.). It IS noisy (just like my EH Soul Precher), but since you can dial out most of the compression on the Rogue, it dials out most of the noise as well. On the Soul Preacher, sustain at 0 is still very compressed and thus very noisy.This Rogue is now on my gigging pedal board, just behind my wah-pedal because it also helps to control the 'ice-picky over-shrills' that sometime come out of my wah.I mostly play rhythm gtr in a honky-tonk-ish band. I like the cleaner fender amp tones. This pedal is great for giving me a nice little taste of edgy bite as I work the up-beats.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Inexpensive...not Cheap

By Brewster Music

from Chicago

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Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

Comparing the build of this thing to an MXR pedal you get the same size and only slightly less rugged cast housing and true-bypass switch. It looks better in person than in pics, too. It's my first dealings with a compressor pedal so I'll do my best to describe the sound. First, it is not noisy. All compression will bring up the noise by design and this starts to hum around 2 o'clock and makes my pickups quite microphonic. Past 3 o'clock every time I even touch a string, the sound is at my amp. BUT, setting it any less or bypassed, I hear NOTHING...no hum, no buzz! Talking compression, it can really squish. The high strings can really get dropped in volume although it seems the lower ones not so much. I really wanted a more even clean strum but for me the bass notes blast. I love the sound with distorted chords. They are tight and reminded me of Def Lepard's tone or EVH's mellow "Brown Sound". For leads, I ran it before a Big Muff and it was perfect for a little more sustain, harmonics, and it brought out some sweet feedback to the end of every long hold. I also experienced the pop-then-squish like the previous review, especially clean strumming. I have to keep the attack set very fast to avoid the audible difference between the loud, bassy start of the note (or click of your pick)and when the compressor squishes the higher notes. Overall, I'm pretty happy. I don't plan on using it every day so spending more wasn't going to happen. If you are like me and waited because compression wasn't top of you priority, then you also will not be disappointed with what you get for this price.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not bad, for the money

By Aaron-f1G1k

from Phoenix

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      Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a decent compressor for the money. It requires a properly conditioned power source, or it will be noisy. (The onboard power from one of my pedal boards buzzed, another board's doesn't.) The effect is okay, but a few days after buying the Rogue I bit the bullet and bought the exceptionally good Keeley compressor... which is what I should've done in the first place. Oh well, sometimes trying to save money works out, sometimes it ends up costing you more. (By the way, I use the Rogue Analog Delay for slapback, and I love it. Some Rogue products do prove that you don't need to spend a lot to get a good pedal.)

      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My new Rogue Compressor

      Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

      If you are a timid player don't buy it,This compressor is in your face.I don't have any of the noise problem at all that some people claim, it's just awesome.I turned all knobs wide open and it was very quiet.There is no noticed swell as with many other compressors.The thing just breathes. The output gain on this thing will overdrive small tube amps so be careful because it is potent. This compressor also cleans up real nice for those nice country love songs.The sound is very full and smooth...It is also grate for that Gill,Paisly,and Mason sound..
      Very good for the money spent.
      Metal housing, tight Jacks...Solid..
      A great compressor for such a low price.????

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than MXR Dyna Comp

      By DNewsomeJX

      from St. Augustine, FL

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      Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

      I bought this when it was 29.99 thinking "what have I got to lose" I was happily suprised and find this to be a very good pedal. Also, shortly after I got this one, I had the chance to pick up a used MXR Dyna Comp pedal; so I got to compare the two. The Rogue Vintage Compressor is actually MUCH better than the Dyna Comp. Both are true bypass with metal housing. Both are low noise when using clean channel on your amp. Compressors are only good for clean sounds (in my opinion), and this one improved the clean sound on my Marshall JCM 2000 by 100%. Any compressor will add noise if you use it in a high gain channel of your amp (and this one does too). But it shines in the clean channel and does not add noise even when the sustain knob is cranked. Compared to the MXR Dyna Comp: this one will boost your signal rather than dampen it, while evening out the highs and lows at the same time. The Dyna Comp only seemed to boost the lower end signal, and actually dropped the signal strength considerably. Dyna Comp actually made my sound muddy, while the Rogue pedal made it bright and clear. Rogue pedal evened out the highs and the lows at a boosted level (can be adjusted by level knob) while the Dyna Comp just boosted the lows to the same level as the highs (did not boost the highs too, which resulted in a muddy sound). Also, the dyna comp's level knob had to be turned up to %75 to match the original signal strength while the Rogue pedal equalled the original signal with level and attack knobs at 12 O'clock and the sustain knob all the way down (not on). I guess to sum things up; This rogue pedal adds sustain and evens up the boosted signal. The MXR Dyna Comp just muffles your existing signal to get a weak attempt at an even signal. I give this pedal a 10 for function and a 10 for value. It's worth 49.99 if you have to pay that much. Don't waste your money on the Dyna Comp just because it's brand name.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      quality issue

      By rockdoc1

      from rhode island

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      Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

      This is a follow up to my prior post. I loved the first unit I bought and attempted to buy a second for a second board. The unit arrived dead on arrival. Musicians Friend was excellent and shipped out a replacement unit immediatedly. This unit worked by battery but not by wall power. It also sounded completely different from the first unit. So there seems to be a quality issue with these units. If you get one that works you will love it but it is a gamble it seems. That being said Musicians Friend was excellent regarding customer service on both instances

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I Have No Idea

      By Honest Mango

      from Texas

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        Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

        I don't usually write reviews on gear unless I've had something for a few months, but I'll make an exception, because this isn't really a review. I got this pedal for the very limited purpose of boosting clean leads. I'm not the kind of guy who is ever going to pay over a hundred bones for a glorified volume knob and this was dirt cheap. I'll never put a 9 volt in it because it's on a pedal board, so I don't have to disassemble it, lol.

        But for those who have read the comments that it's noisy on some pedal boards, I just wanted to let you know that it seems fine on a Gator.

        I basically use it with a pretty fast attack, a bit of sustain, and a ton of gain, so it's my cheap glorified volume knob. If it falls apart in 2 months I'll let you know. Well, no I probably won't. I'm not organized enough to remember to do that.

        Ok, here's a quick review: It costs as much as lunch with my wife, and it's way more fun.

        [I apologize for having to type "bones" up there...for some reason, the electronic gatekeeper of this review will not let me make any references to money or d o l l a r s ...]

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Sounds Gooooood.

        By Nate-jR2-P

        from OH

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        Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

        Musiciansfriend.com is an excellent retailer and they have excellent customer support. The pedal is the real deal, and even if you already have a crap ton of pedals it's worth getting as a backup or to take the burden off one of your other pedals. A solid buy that you'll be able to feel good about.
        It's an excellent pedal if you know how a compressor works. Use it right at the front of your chain or right after your noise supressor and it will do you good. By itself it's not noisy, but if your signal is noisy it will just be amplified. Even if you don't use it to compress your sound, you can definitely use it for a lead boost or to drive a distortion pedal harder.
        Metal case, true true bypass switch, solid-feeling pots and knobs, and a highly visible LED. The only complaint I have is that it absolutely eats batteries, but if you have a 9v power cord it's not a big deal.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great pedal - great price

        By Sane Anonymous

        from Louisville, KY

        Comments about Rogue Vintage Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

        just got this pedal Monday and it's on my pedal board to stay. just like some of the other reviews stated, keep the level at unity gain or just slightly and go from there. does great for slight boost on leads by itself, add the lp-1 e.h. boost behind it and look out. couple friends listened to this thing and diffinitely want it in their collection. Using a 92' gibson les paul studio, this pedal, a boss sd1, crybaby,chorus, e.h. echo 1, and the e.h. lp-1 to a vintage superlead 50 marshall plexi and 2 4x12 cabinets. this pedal sounds great clean and when bustin' the paint off the studio walls

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