The new v2 Barber Tone Press Parallel Compressor came to my doorstep today. My Tele likes a touch of compression from my DigiTech compressor and I thought I'd upgrade a bit to the v2 TP, which gets nice reviews and has more features than my two knob DigiTech. I got a nice little markdown on a brand new v2 TP, so I felt great about pairing it with my Tele and Doc. Z. Well, that was until I tried to adjust the settings on the pedal. First, this one acts like there is something wrong with the ground, because just touching the knobs induces hum and hiss, moving your hand away results in less, but it's still there. All compressors induce some noise, but this one does so even at the most modest blend and sustain settings. As far as the volume knob, I have to set it will below unity if I don't want it to be noisy. Useless. I already contacted the vendor, which get's perfect feedback on Reverb, and was very responsive when they sold me the pedal. They have a reasonable return policy, so I'm sure I can send it back for either a refund, or replacement. My two knob DigiTech Compressor is a bit squishy for my taste, even on lower settings, so I'd still be interested in trying out a v2 TP that actually works as intended. Or, since this vendor stocks a lot of nice pedals, I might go with something totally different. We'll see. First World problems, I know, But still a DNPD, Disappointing New Pedal Day.