Barber Tone Press....Wow I like it!

jlw001

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I was checking out some compressors online (ProGuitarShop.... thanks a million) to see what I might upgrade to and discovered that Barber makes a lovely compressor where you can blend back in some "dry" signal just like in the studio. Nicely done, Barber!

I see one in my near future. So, who digs the Barber Tone Press?


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Yeah, I know.......where have I been this past decade.......lol
 

john b

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I've gone through a few and this is the only one I kept. If you're into a more subtle thing, it's great. It does do the squishy comp deal pretty good to but it really shines in the subtle. The sustain knob is very effective too.
 

Datsyuk

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Make sure to experiment with the internal trim pot which changes the overall tone and character of the compressor.
 

iamspartacus

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Make sure to experiment with the internal trim pot which changes the overall tone and character of the compressor.

Yeah! I sold off my first TP because I thought it was too subtle. I really wanted to have heavy squash available and didn't even realize that there was a trim pot to add color and extra compression if desired.

I bought a TP again to give it another shot, and opened up the pedal to mess with the "color" pot. Woah! What a difference! Adjusting the "color" make a "nice" pedal an incredibly useful pedal.
 

DC1

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One of the most musically useful guitar pedals ever made by anyone.


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MoPho

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I think it shines when you are running more gain which is why I picked one up (again) for my "heavier" board. My AM bi-comp will go on my lower gain board where there will be a heavier balance of clean versus gain.
 

burningyen

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Mine has been on my board forever:

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monstermike

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I love mine - I use it as a clean boost with just enough compression blended in to squish it up a bit, pushing a small amp into overdrive.
 

Wagster

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I love mine.I play EL84's and just about gave up on compressors until I tried the Tone Press.
 

jlw001

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I'm currently using a Marshall ED1, Ross Clone, 4 knob compressor that does have a way of tuning the frequencies you compress. I have it set very subtle right now because I really don't like losing my attack. I would run with more compression if I could add in some uncompressed signal back in to cover the attack portion of the wave.

I think the Tone Press is the compressor I have been waiting for....are there any others that are similar to the TP that I should check out?...Or is the TP the king of the hill?
 

blackba

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Make sure to experiment with the internal trim pot which changes the overall tone and character of the compressor.

I never knew there was a trim pot inside, I will have to give it a tweak.

I am using my tone press in my bass rig right and and it works well there.

I had a guyatone ST-2 before the tone press and for the money, that is a nice compressor, I preferred the tone press though.
 




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