Rothwell Love Squeeze Compressor - RARE & in excellent condition
The Rothwell Love Squeeze is definitely one of the best compressors on the market - simple in design but incredibly effective at the same time..
TESTED AND IN FULL WORKING ORDER
COSMETIC CONDITION EXCELLENT. It has the signs of velcro on the back but otherwise it's spotless!
The Love Squeeze is getting hard to come by and this is the only listing for one in Australia, so get in quick!
It only has two knobs, Volume and Compression, and that's all you need.
The Compression knob determines how much you want your tone to be comnpressed. Use it sparingly for smoother playing or crank it up for country chicken-picken and other similar styles.
The Volume control will allow you to match the compressed volume with the uncompressed volume (when the pedal is on or off) or you can use it to push the front end of a tube amp a bit harder for more drive.
Handmade in England
Rothwell pedals are all hand-assembled in England where they even polish and engrave the chassis. Rothwell choose high quality components for their pedals to keep the noise ratio down.
Here's what Rothwell say about the Love Squeeze
The Love Squeeze is a compressor designed simply to sound right with guitars, without any bizarre “pumping” effects and without any noise.
This has been achieved by designing a circuit from scratch instead of adopting the more common approach of using an operational transconductance amplifier (for tech heads, it’s usually the CA3080 chip) or simply copying an existing design (like some American boutique makers have done) and gives the Love Squeeze a sound of its own.
Low level signals can be raised by as much as 20dB without boosting high level signals, so when used in front of distortion - either in a pedal or an amp - leads lines can be fattened up without chords sending the distortion into mush. When used with a clean sound the Love Squeeze can be set to just take off the ice-pick attack of single coil pickups for a tone a little easier on the ear.
Like reverb (when used sensibly), this is a subtle effect which can go almost unnoticed until it is switched off - then you wonder how you could live without it.
Why not optical?
Compressors based on optical circuits can sound very good but the latest EU regulations have outlawed the use of Cadmium Sulphide so light dependent resistors (LDRs) are now banned and so are compressors which use them.
Why not a Ross or Dynacomp clone?
Why make a clone when you can make something better? The Love Squeeze gives a much more natural playing feel than vintage (and modern) units which seem to be fighting against the player all the time instead of controlling dynamics and enhancing tone.
So what’s in a Love Squeeze?
The Love Squeeze uses a discrete FET as the heart of a voltage controlled amplifier. The circuitry is elegantly simple but performs beautifully without introducing extraneous noise. More importantly, it enhances the playing experience. This is what compressors should do.
Simply awesome - and 'unstomped'
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