BBE Varicomp: Make Your Sultan More Swinginâ€™
Classic OTA compression with added versatility and modern reliability.
The BBE VariComp compressor is inspired by some of the coolest vintage compressor pedals around: the old Ross compressor and the early MXR Dynacomp. Think of that sweet, spongy compression in â€œSultans of Swingâ€ and â€œSweet Home Alabamaâ€ and you'll get the idea. VariComp holds true to those iconic originals by using an authentic new old stock (NOS) CA3080 Operational Transconductance Amplifier (OTA) analog device. But as youâ€™d expect from BBE, VariComp is not about just copying an old design â€“ itâ€™s about taking the best elements of old favorites and improving the breed.
VariComp goes the classics one better with an Attack control for greater flexibility. Dialing up the Attack makes the sound a little â€œtighter,â€ but we also love dialing it back for an even â€œspongierâ€ sound. In other words, if you want your Sultan to be more swinginâ€™, VariComp will hook you up.
VariComp has a consistency and ruggedness that are the hallmark of BBE pedals, designed for guitarists whose gigs are as demanding as their ears. With a robust mil-spec circuit board with fat signal traces, 1% metal-film resistors for consistency and true hardwire bypass, VariComp moves you forward even as itâ€™s taking you back. (VC-3080)
- Output, attack and threshold controls
- NOS CA3080 OTA (Operational Transconductance Amplifier)
- 470K input impedance for vintage correct pickup loading
- 10K Ohms output impedance when engaged
- 1% metal-film resistors for consistency
- High-voltage poly caps for better tone
- Military-spec circuit board for reliability
- Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption
- Easy access battery compartment
- True hardwire bypass
- 5-year warranty