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Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal  

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As a part of its V2 Series of pedals, Visual Sound is proud to announce the arrival of its original Compressor now in a single pedal called Comp 66. ...Read More

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The choice of Nashville pros like Brad Paisley and Johnny Hiland.

As a part of its V2 Series of pedals, Visual Sound is proud to announce the arrival of its original Compressor now in a single pedal called Comp 66. As soon as the Route 66 pedal came out in 1999, Visual Sound started getting request upon request for the compressor channel to be made into a single pedal. Well here it is! This new effect pedal can sound like the vintage Dyna Comp or Ross compressor, only much more versatile.

The Visual Sound V2CMP66 Comp 66 is a compression pedal that has a switchable Tone Control knob and a clean/boost preamp controlled by the Gain knob. The Comp 66 is a powerhouse of compression that's as quiet as a church mouse!

Equipped with level knobs for Comp, Tone, and Gain, it can be set for classic squash or clean boost with the unique preamp stage and Gain knob. This allows for a truckload of clean gain. The tone control can be switched on for maximum control, or off to simplify your tone control to just your instrument knob. 1/4" jacks in and out.

Features a die-cast aluminum housing, ultra-reliable 10-million cycle switching, easy battery access, and circuit protection from AC adapters.

FEATURES
  • Comp (compression) level
  • Tone level
  • Gain level
  • Tone control on/off switch
  • Diecast aluminum housing
  • Easy battery access

Hit the road with powerful, tweakable compression in a tough little box. Order today.

SPECIFICATIONS

V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal

  • Dimensions: 3" x 5 11/16" (78 x 144mm)
  • Current Draw: 11-12mAa
  • Note: All dimensions are approximate maximum dimensions. Current draw is shown from bypass to channel(s) on.
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Visual SoundV2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.4

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

A good compressor

By ebrains2003

from North Carolina

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

  • No power supply included

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

This pedal is useful for clean-boosting a Strat, to limit a Les Paul's output without losing tone saturation, or to really saturate any guitar's tone for a sweet sustain. The tone switch is a nice feature, although I wish it could be manipulated with your feet (I can turn it on with my foot, but not off). No supply is included, but that isn't really that big a deal since most players already have a closet full of them or already use a power brick of some kind for their pedals.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent...nice sound

By BCY123

from Westchester County, NY

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

Nothing is perfect....but this is a fine pedal and gives you what most want when they think of adding a compressor
I've used lots of compressors and I find this to be almost perfect. Love the tone controls and the noise gate...All sounds very good. I've been using a Keeley compressor for a couple of years and found it great in a quiet environment, but on stage its just too noisy and tempermental; this V2 is perfect. Once you got the sound you like, it is reliable and clean. Even off its good. The internal buffer gives your signal a great transparent boost and eliminates the need for ture bypass...in fact i think this buffer is better than true bypass.

all in all, a great pedal at a great price.
Nicely built, but a little too big...the box could be trimmed by 20% or so.
In line with other pedals

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

not just for chicken pickers!

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

i've had this pedal for over a year, and it's been great to me. i'm not a country guy, so i wasn't looking for the traditional compressor squash, just for a little more evenness and definition (and sustain!) well, this pedal can certainly do country squash at higher settings, but at lower settings it was perfect for what i want. i leave the compression around 10 o'clock and it tightens everything up great, but i still have plenty of room to play with dynamics for builds, swells, etc. which is very important because the music i play relies on that a lot.

when you start experimenting with the gain knob, you start to see how useful this pedal is. i turn the gain all the way up, and i've found that this pedal works as a great clean boost; perfect for creating a "3rd channel" on my amp. on the dirty channel of my Orange R30, when i turn the comp 66 off i have a little less gain, and a lot more dynamics to work with. perfect for verses and quiet passages where i want distortion but not in your face saturation. when i turn it on, i have more gain and more sustain for days.
overall, a great pedal. i do wish the housing was smaller, or at least the circuit board (which is shaped in a V, like the pedal). this makes it impossible for rehousing it, which i was considering. the lid design is also a bad idea, makes it really difficult to reach pedals above it on my board. but i give a plus to the big, bright blue LED they use. when playing festivals, sometimes it's the only pedal on my board that i can actually see.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

After 1 day of tinkering...

By WarrenHaynes4Prez

from Wilmington, DE

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

First compressor I've ever purchased. I decided I need more sustain out of strat sounds and am hoping to use to get a more even tone for fast alternate picking with single coils and a reasonable amount of overdrive. I like to shred some but my set is Fender/Vox amps not Mesa's/Bogners. The noise gate is a nice feature to combat the typical compressor noise at high settings. What I'm learning is that setting the noise gate too high will limit the sustain and the note doesn't decay very natural. Still tinkering to find the right setting - awesome feature - wish it was a knob on the pedal instead of an internal setting where I have to carefully mess with the circuit board. Also, the gain really does work as a nice clean boost and pushes my tubes into a nice break up. I was also surprised to find that I actually prefer the Dyna-Comp setting with the tone knob off. First impressions - many nice, smart options to craft your own tone. Noise gate is great if combining with overdrive (had it chained with both a tubescreamer and boss blues driver). It's a keeper but it's not a plug and play pedal. I think it will take some time to finalize my signature settings - but that's not a knock on the pedal. I was having trouble getting a good chicken pickin setting but country has never quite been my thing (so probably user error on my part). But had success for getting sustain, fluid lead tones both clean/overdriven, clean boost, and the tone knob is very useful. Sounds great for pedal steel bends. This pedal has 2 main advantages over similar priced pedals. 1 = Noise Gate 2 = Optional Tone Knob for both Dyna Comp sounds (without) or Tailored Signature Tone (with tone knob engaged). Only downside is that it's much bigger than I thought - bigger than a standard boss pedal - although it looks skinny in the pics? Don't companies realize that with the emergence of pedalboards that consumers want smaller pedals to fit on the boards? Ridiculous. First impression - good compressor for the price range.

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5.0

Great pedal, 2nd time

By earfurblues

from murrysville, PA

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

The reason that I say 2nd time is because the first pedal that I recieved was really noisy and crackled when I turned up the gain. Knowing that sometimes a bad one gets out and already owning a Visual Sounds H2O, which I love, I exchanged for another one. Much better! Combined with a tube screamer, this baby rocks! The sustain goes forever and adds just enough extra tone to be very usefull. I don't do a lot of chicken' pickin' but it's there if you want it. Nice for blues too, even with humbuckers

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5.0

Great Pedal

By Telepicker20

from Minnesota

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

I just received this pedal today so I can't say anything about the longevity of it but I will write another review if something breaks down. I have been jamming with this all day so I have tried all the settings and this does everything I need it to do. It is VERY versatile. I play a Tele through a Musicman 210 amp. I do a lot of chicken pickin' and bending and this compressor really makes it come alive. I've seen a few reviews that say this pedal is not for country pickers, but I don't see why they would say that. This pedal is perfect for Tele pickers or anything else you may want to use it for. This thing is also is very silent when on. I really like the indicator light, it a real bright blue and it lights up my pedal board nicely. It is a little pricey, but well worth the investment.

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5.0

great quiet compressor

By Traverser

from orlando Florida

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

After going through two MXR Dynacomps (loved the Dynacomp, but started making crackling and rustling noises after a few months, went through two of them that failed in the same fashion) I went looking for a different manufacturer for my compressor. I tried a Soul Preacher, a Rocktron Big Crush, and a Line 6 Constrictor, each had the same problem, too much compression, and tons of hiss if used on the distortion channel. I leave my compressor on all the time, to smooth out my clean channel, and to add a bit of sustain and crunch to my distortion, so I was looking for something subtle and quiet that I could run at a low setting. This compressor surprised me right away by being utterly silent, even into a high gain tube amp. Come to find out that it has a built in noise supression circuit, not only that, but there is a switch and a pot on the circuit board itself (inside the pedal) that you can use to adjust the threshhold of the noise supressor, or to disable it completely! A very well thought out feature. The compression itself is similar to the Dynacomp, not entirely transparent, and you can use the tone knob to tweak the tone of the signal coming out, the tone knob is also defeatable. Like most compressors, it will remove a bit of low end, and it will alter your tone slightly, since I leave it on all the time, that's fine with me, because I use my compressor as part of my overall sound. Great pedal, thoughtful features, very quiet, tweakable, and totally reasonable price. Definitely check this one out if your looking at a dynacomp or super comp.

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(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Unusual compressor pedal

By guit30

from Abington, Pa

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

I ordered this pedal because of all of the hype about it. I was disappointed in it, possibly because I am used to more expensive or different types of compression ,like the Keeley or Wampler's Ego Compressor. This does not really compress much, but it gives out sustain in waves, it is supposed to sound like a dynacomp when it is not using tone switch, but it didn't to me, I will say that it has it's own sound, Have Heard that Johnny Hyland uses it, but did not know that Brad Paisley used it, He has an endorsesment deal with Keeley and when He does use a compressor pedal, which is not all of the time, He uses a Keeley.

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5.0

Does the job well.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Visual Sound V2 Series V2CMP66 Comp 66 Compression Guitar Effects Pedal:

Very versatile pedal. You can set it up to just add some compression while remaining transparent, or you can set it up to be a "solo boost" by bumping the volume, reducing the compression slightly, and adding some highs.Built like a tank, designed such that you can't move the knobs with your foot, which some may consider a bad thing but I consider a plus. And the shape and size make it very pedalboard friendly. Visual Sound is a great company too...I love those guys.

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