Harley Benton Dynamic Compressor

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Effect Pedal For Electric Guitar

  • Compressor
  • Controller: Sustain, attack, level
  • True bypass
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 38 x 64 x 118 mm
  • 9V Battery: (417473), or power supply: (409939) (both not included)
available since March 2011
Item number 256813
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Very Impressive
Anonymous 07.09.2015
Of all of the Harley Benton Pedals that I've had time to play, this is probably the most impressive. This is a very impressive compressor. It handled the vintage pickups in my American Tele and the super high output hot-rails in my strat very well.

The sound is the classic sustainer type compression, the variable attack time being very useful to help shape picking dynamics. It's not the cleanest compression I've heard, but any colouration I could hear seemed warm and very complimentary to my single coil guitars. I've yet to try this pedal with my bass rig.

Build quality is very impressive, and not just for the price point. The enclosure is high quality die-cast aluminium and is well finished (though the graphics are a little cheesy). Having had a snoop inside I was pleased to find a quality 3PDT footswitch in a true bypass configuration. The pots are pretty decent too, as is the quality of the off board wiring. The construction quality of this pedal is easily the match of some boutique manufacturers.
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Surprisingly brilliant
enosimania 05.10.2016
Build - The metal housing of the product seems pretty solid. The knobs are chunky and bright, leaving nothing to the imagination. The only slight issue is the plastic bottom, which is unevenly seated to one side (I have removed the rubberised bottom to accommodate attachment to a pedal board) - no particularly a deal breaker though.

Use - I've only used this at home so far through a Peavey Bass combo, using several different basses (5 string & fretless). I foresee that it will be used continually in my new wave/glam/pop band.

Sound - I have spent a while finding the sweet spot and the results are very good. The bass is given a definite overall lift, the sound is tight and punchy, the slap sound produced is sound funky. When turning the unit off I realise quite how much it affects the sound and how much life it breaths in to my bass sound.

For around £25 I doubt that this can be beat in terms of sound and build.
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Great "bettermaker"
MattiasG 23.04.2014
For its price this little stomp is unmatched.
Its hard to really put into words what a comp-pedal does for your soundpicture, but all i can say is that this adds "more" of what makes your sound sweet.

Pedals in general usually adds both more good/bad at an even ratio, but since this little stompbox has (first) true bypass and (second) a very good effectbalance makes it in my ear feel like it adds what its supposed to do without amplifying unnecesary noise and ambient trash.
Simply put: its a bettermaker =)

The pricetag itself is an invitation to try it out and now with some extended workout i cannot do anything but recommend this sturdy little green pedal!

Get one!
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Nothing supernatural for a little money
RoRux 05.07.2020
I use the pedal to enrich the clean sound on the guitar. The pedal can be used as a booster, so there is a Level control. Personally, I almost didn't hear the impact on the sound of the Attack handle. But the Sustain regulator doesn't work badly. The build is normal. When switching, there are no extraneous sounds.
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