Barber Electronics Tone Press V2 Effect Pedal

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Barber Electronics Tone Press V2 Effect Pedal

In research and development, Barber studied the problems associated with classic guitar compressors and their recent clones and found that, while the clone-makers build pedals with improved components (cleaner switching, in particular) and matched transistors, a few of the major drawbacks of those “vintage” designs still exist. The most glaring drawback of popular classic compressors is that they reverse the guitar’s phase and cause a “pop” that squashes the attack at the beginning of every note. Although we now see some compression units that have attack controls, they leave a bit to be desired as they require seemingly endless trial and error tweaking , and still no true solution to gracefully removing the artificial pop when striking the strings.


  • Volume adjusts overall level of the Tone Press.
  • Blend adjusts the mix of clean and compressed guitar.
  • Sustain adjusts the level of squash from the compressor.
  • Subtlety-switches: The left toggle-switch adjusts “speed”. The left setting is “fast”, and flipping the toggle to the right is classic response. The fast setting works best for percussive playing and its effect is less audible as you blend in your clean sound. The Toggle on the right is for brilliance, when the toggle is set to the left you get a normal EQ response, near flat. Flipping the right toggle to the right position gives a slight lift to the highest frequencies to help add a little bounce to the top after compression and can be helpful with darker amps or overwound pickups. Both of these switches are subtle and most audible when paired with guitars and amps that have an articulate reproduction of sound. Please use a 9 volt DC negative tip power supply.
  • There is no battery compartment in the Compact Tone Press.

Dimension Packaging Weight : 1.0 kg