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150.00 125.00 VAT included

This is a tube comp pedal with the usual arrangement of a solid-state compression circuit and a tube gain stage. The Maxon RCP660 and the Ibanez Tube King Comp are the exact same pedal. Many of the greatest recordings of all time were tracked using tube compressors in the studio. Powered by one hand-selected 12AX7WXT preamp tube, the RCP660 can be used for Guitar or Bass due to its transparent operation.

The tone of this pedal is actually quite sweet. Very tubey and energetic, with nice bright highs. The lows get attenuated a bit, but not too badly–it just sounds “tightened up. The pedal features a separate boost footswitch, and the boost sounds really good too. The boost is fixed at about 13 dB gain. Master controls the output volume, while Sensitivity determines when the compression is activated. Attack and Sustain knobs control the degree of compression and intensity, allowing for everything from a subtle pinch to extreme squash.

The construction quality is strong. The footswitch is not “true bypass”, but it is quite clean sounding. The tube is easy to access, once you’ve removed the 8 screws that attach the base plate. It runs on standard Boss-type 9V DC and also on 12V, which is very convenient, although with tube comps a higher voltage is often preferable for higher headroom and lower noise.

It includes original package, power supply and Japanese certification. It is mint condition although it is a second hand pedal.

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Weight 0.6 kg


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