Way Huge was originally launched over two decades ago in 1992 by Jeorge Tripps who had developed an avid interest in building his own custom pedals as a youngster after having read a book by Craig Anderton called “Electronic Projects for Musicians”. Out of a love of playing the guitar and using various effects, Jeorge Tripps began designing pedals as a livelihood. Way Huge was closed for a while by Tripps, but after much deliberation it has since been relaunched alongside Jim Dunlop, and many of those exceptional pedals have been assigned some cool, new attributes, thus here we have the mark two Way Huge Saffron Squeeze Compressor effects pedal.
The Saffron Squeeze Compressor can produce all of the sweet, drippy compression that is remembered of its predecessor, however the addition of new controls allows you to completely shape your sound to suit your playing needs. Compressors are known for helping guitarists to smoothen or swell your sound and offer a dynamic, rhythmic response. The volume and sustain control knobs on the Saffron Squeeze allow you tweak and adjust your sound and tone even more so than with the last pedal.
Furthermore, the mark II Saffron Squeeze Compressor now has three additional control knobs for gain, tone and attack. Gain solely controls the input sound level and gives you the opportunity to add more backbone to your compressed sound. The tone control fights against that post-compression high-end that many other compressor pedals give, and this is a refreshing feature. Tone also allows you to choke the output if you wish. The attack controls the speed of the Compressor’s response and can either smooth out or flatten your notes as you wish and is a handy attribute to have on the pedal.
A true bypass footswitch sits to the lower end of the pedal and at the top of the pedal is also a jack that fits a 9v adapter and has a blue LED status light. Unlike previous compressor pedals, there is no need for tools to change your battery when it runs out as the Saffron Squeeze has an easy-to-open battery door at the bottom.
The Way Huge Saffron Squeeze Compressor is back from the dead and is the perfect pedal companion if you’re looking for consistent dynamics in your finger picking sound and chord work.
Manufacturer Jim Dunlop Model Way Huge Saffron Squeeze Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal Controls Volume
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