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Catalinbread debuts Nicompressor

Catalinbread debuts Nicompressor

New pedal was last designed by late company founder

The Catalinbread NICOMPRESSOR (pronounced “Nigh Compressor”) is the last pedal designed by our founder Nicholas Harris before his untimely passing in 2016, found as a mostly-complete prototype on the shop’s breadboard. Based on the legendary Locobox Choker — the same used by Jellyfish’s Jason Falkner — the Nicompressor greatly expands on both the control set and the functionality of the original, delivering a hardy audio tool that can be used by musicians of all stripes while still delivering an even-keeled and highly customizable compression experience.

Attributes include:

BASS & TREBLE
► Expanding on the concept of uncompromising tone, these knobs boost desired frequencies, bringing them to the surface.
► The Treble brightens your tone, making it sparkle, even when compressed.
► The Bass enhances the lower-frequencies and increases sustain when turned up.

GAIN
► The Gain allows you to experiment by adding some grit or grain to your sound.

COMPRESSION
► Staying true to its inspiration, this single knob design allows you to find the sweet spot and make adjustments simply and effectively.

VOLUME
► When turned up, the compressor sends out a hot signal, boosting from within.
► When turned down, the next effects in the chain boost the compression.

The pedal will be available in black-on-white and white-on-black paint schemes. You can purchase the Catalinbread Nicompressor from company retailers, both brick-and-mortar and online, on November 23. The pedal will cost $249. Check out the Reverb demo video below!