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Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal   

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The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip is a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a sub...Read More

Available 01-11-2017

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A low noise, low distortion soft-knee compressor/sustainer pedal with very wide-range compression, exceptional sustain, and simple, intuitive control of compressor dynamics.

The Seymour Duncan Vise Grip is a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtle smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. The Blend knob lets you add as much or as little of the original signal as you like to the compressed sound, while the Mid/Full/High lets you choose the character of the blended signal.

The Sustain knob determines how long your notes will ring out and the Attack control regulates how quickly the compressor reacts to your initial pick attack. Higher settings give you a late attack that lets your picking dynamics come through before the compression kicks in. And the Volume control does more than just let you match the output with your bypassed sound: you can also use it as a boost while taking advantage of the Blend and Mid/Full/High controls. The Vise Grip Compressor is assembled at the Seymour Duncan Factory in Santa Barbara, California, and like all Seymour Duncan Guitar Pedals is 100% true-bypass.

You can use the Vise Grip for everything from a simple dynamics adjustment - like a subtle or extreme increase in sustain, or a little extra clarity, body and volume for a clean solo - to more intense effects like a classic ˜squished funk' rhythm scratch or a lo-fi, treble-heavy edge which is perfect for garage-band vibe. Then you can blend in just the right amount of the uncompressed signal and let the Mid/Full/High switch restore sparkle to the high end, fatten up the uncompressed signal for increased harmonic overtones, or simply make sure your effected sound remains consistent with your bypassed guitar tone.

FEATURES
  • Compression Ratio: Soft-knee, adjustable from 1:1 to > 20:1
  • Maximum Compressor Gain: +50dB
  • Attack Speed: Adjustable from 2.0ms to 50ms
  • Input Impedance: 1 Megohm
  • Output Impedance: 2.75K ohms maximum
  • Maximum Input Level: 3 Vrms
  • Distortion: < 0.3% at 300mV RMS output at 1 kHz
  • Noise referred to Input: -110dBV 400Hz-20kHz, input shorted
  • Compressor Type: Voltage Controlled Amplifier (VCA)
  • Power: 9V battery or 9V to 18 Vdc regulated adapter,
  • center pin negative polarity
  • Current consumption: 21mA operate, 19mA bypass
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Seymour DuncanVise Grip Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
 
5.0

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5.0

Quiet and tweakable

By Dave

from KY Hills

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

    This is the most full featured compressor I could find in pedal form that wasn't digital. A few things set it apart:
    - I trust SD to use good build quality
    - The ability to blend back in the highs, mids, or full clean signal lets you use it for multiple purposes. For instance, I use it as my soloing pedal. When I click it in with some mids blended back in, it helps it stick out more in the mix without taking over.
    - It's quiet. If there's noise in your signal it'll amplify it, but it won't add and itself. This is the only compressor I've used that doesn't add noise to my rig. Don't know if using it on 18v is why.

    I've used MXR and Keeley compressors before and have settled on this one. It's the best of the 3, though the Keeley is close.

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    5.0

    Excellent compressor!

    By Erik W

    from Arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

      The controls on this pedal offer the broadest scope that I've ever experienced with a compressor. It creates everything from an extremely muffled, heavily-compressed sound to the ever so slight signal compression that will clean up your tone while preserving even the brightest, shimmering chords. The 'High-Full-Mid' switch lets you select which frequency ranges you want to compress; the sustain control works very well and exhibits no attenuation. As always, nothing but good surprises from Seymour Duncan and a product that exceeds all expectations!

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