The Lamplighter is an optical compressor pedal that has low-noise floor and beautiful transparent top-end that'll make you want to keep the pedal on at all times.
The controls are fairly straightforward as compressor pedals go, but do offer some useful additions that most compressors don't have.
- Volume - Controls the overall output of the compressor.
- Compress - Controls how much compression will be applied.
- Treble - Controls how much the top-end is boosted when the pedal is on.
- Comp Mix - Allows you to dial in dry signal to the compressed signal to retain dynamic on your guitar sound.
Born in the USA
Greer Amps pedals are all made in the USA by a small team that value quality over everything else. Each pedal is made to order and goes through a rigourous quality control process before leaving the factory so you know you're getting a quality product that's been looked at by a human before getting to you. Meaning, it's not just a factory churned product.
Here's what Greer Amps say about the Lamplighter Optical Compressor Pedal
The very idea for the Lamplighter Optical Compressor is rooted in legendary tone and studio lore. The Lamplighter is the result of countless hours of tweaking, listening, and tweaking again. The idea is pretty simple—provide compression that doesn’t “step” on your tone like other compressors do, make it as transparent as possible, with a low noise floor, while allowing the effect to be present, and provide options that musicians the world over have asked for. This is Greer Amps’ answer to the question of wide-ranging, useable compression for all musicians. After listening to studio compressors for years, we’ve often wondered why we couldn’t find something to get the smooth and subtle compression that we hear in the studio, on a pedal board. Now we know that it can be done. Your new favorite compressor is here, and you’re going to love it.
The controls on the Lamplighter provide the user the ability to have subtle or intense compression. The use of both the Compression and Comp Mix controls allow for a multitude of “sweet spots” with different settings. Add the release toggle into the mix, and you suddenly have a compressor with the flexibility of a contortionist. The Treble control can push the tonal range into shimmery, squashed out heaven. Overall, this compressor is hard to beat, and you will not want to turn it off.
The Lamplighter features top jacks, runs off of 9 volts only (do NOT try to run this pedal off of higher voltages than 9 volts).
- Studio grade optical compression
- True Bypass
- Uses 9-Volt standard neg. center, 2.1mm power supply.
- Built with top quality components