Small box 2.5" x 4.75" x 1.5" not including jacks, switch, etc One knob, external volume knob (original orange squeezer had a volume trim pot inside) About 8 dB of gain available at factory BIAS setting. Compared to the squashing action of its peers, this one falls somewhere in the middle: it has some dip-and-swell, but not an exaggerated bouncy effect, more of a smooth sustaining swell. Copying is prohibited, but please feel free to link to this page using the link text "compressor reviews". That's why i tried to build as cheap clone not sure if I would dig it. I just don't think i am a compressor guy when it comes to playing guitar. The original OS design rolls off some of the low end, but there are some relatively simple mods which can be done to it to allow better bass frequencies. PRIVACY POLICY. Some of the cloners who have "improved" the design seem to have tried to engineer out its unique qualities and instead emphasized the more boring smooth/transparent compression it is capable of. It tends to enhance noise as well, but the amount of noise can depend on how a specific pedal was built. - The original O.S. All text on this page written and owned by OVNIFX, 2006-2018, all rights reserved. I describe the action as a "dip and swell", and guitarists often refer to a "chicken pickin" country sound. For those of you handy with a soldering iron, a simple OS kit and plans are available from generalguitargadgets.com and other sites to build your own fairly cheaply. It was made and hand painted by “JAM Pedals” in Greece! We were also able to build a clone of the Orange Squeezer compressor onto the COMPROSSOR board, so several versions of Analog Man compressors are available. Orange Squeezer clones: The Orange Squeezer, designed by Dan Armstrong, is a classic vintage compressor which has a cult following among guitarists.There are many, many modern OS clones out there, such as the Analogman Juicer or Pedal Doctor Tangerine Squeeze; and a few interesting variations on it such as the Toadworks Mr. Squishy. Note that different component choices can really change the sound quality of this circuit, so be sure to experiment with different opamps, etc. In 2016 we came out with REV5 which has a MIX control either internal or as a knob, for the ultimate in compressor sounds. The OS is so popular to clone because it's a very simple circuit, and it has a distinct compression action and tone which are unique and appealing on guitar. For this reason, some modern OS clones include a "bias" knob; I highly recommend this feature, as it allows you to get more variety from this effect, although some builders prefer to find the one "best" setting and fix it there. Unfortunately even after modding for bass, an OS will never have a deep, fat low end sound, because the intense compression (the same effect that gives so much sustain and swell) takes away the perceived depth or strength of the lows, even though they may not actually be rolled off.  This was hand wired and hand painted with high quality components throughout.This compressor is a nice "always on" compression, with just a simple "volume" control. Check out tonepad.com for more info about those mods. Orange Squeezer clones: The Orange Squeezer, designed by Dan Armstrong, is a classic vintage compressor which has a cult following among guitarists.There are many, many modern OS clones out there, such as the Analogman Juicer or Pedal Doctor Tangerine Squeeze; and a few interesting variations on it such as the Toadworks Mr. Squishy. item 4 Fredric Effects zesty comp compression guitar pedal from England: Mint in Box! - This is an amazing replica of the original “Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer,” which was compressor pedal for guitar. I should have just skipped it and used an internal pot. It's not a boost so maybe? Is that right? DESCRIPTION: Juicer: A hand made Dan Armstrong™ Orange Squeezer clone (orange box). Sounds amazing with a … The guitar solo in the Dire Straits song Sultans of Swing is a classic example.  It works and squeezes everything to same volume. I use a clone of the OS that I build with the GGG kit. I guess there's nothing inherently wrong with that, but in my opinion the beauty of the OS is in its distinct personality and eccentrities; so I'd encourage you to buy an OS for its uniqueness, and buy something else if you want transparency. I wonder if any of you Orange Squeezer, or clone users could share how you use yours, and how, in your opinion/experience, it compares to other comps like Opto, Ross, FET,etc. Regarding the original Armstrong Orange Squeezer, I think I would be challenging to use the unit since there was no off-on switch and it plugged directly into the guitar's output Jack. I like it. item 3 Orange Compressor Effect Pedal By Mojo Gear orange squeezer clone 3 - Orange Compressor Effect Pedal By Mojo Gear orange squeezer clone. I had already known that an Orange Squeezer was part of Mark Knopfler's clean Strat sound, but also Bush, on Sixteen Stone. An Orange Squeezer clone. It can add an emphasis to the leading edge of the attack of your notes, quickly followed by a little cut of the signal level, which rises back up in a blooming swell of sustain. Unity is volume at full. Here is a clone of a Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer Compressor. The original OS only had an internal "level" trim pot, but it is also possible to get a wide range of compression action, from subtle to extremely squishy, by adjusting the bias of the transistors. pedal was very famously used by Mark Knopfler of the band “Dire Straits,” “The Doobie Brothers,” “Steely Dan” & many others! Meh. Henretta Engineering Orange Whip: This is a clone of the Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer, and the main selling point compared to other OS clones is its very small size, about 2" (50 mm) square. Obviously, the original version has not been manufactured for quite some time. Orange Squeezer into cranked amp. Durable Orange Powder-Coated finish with Orange peel texture in 2003! Orange Squeezer clones: The Orange Squeezer, designed by Dan Armstrong, is a classic vintage compressor which has a cult following among guitarists. As most of you know, I have been using an Orange Squeezer compressor for many years. You couldn't use it with a strat (at least the way intended). This picture is our BICOMPROSSOR which is both pedals in one. The strong dynamic reduction of the OS brings forward the higher harmonics of your tone, and sometimes adds a bit of light distortion. There are many, many modern OS clones out there, such as the Analogman Juicer or Pedal Doctor Tangerine Squeeze; and a few interesting variations on it such as the Toadworks Mr. Squishy.  $85.00 +$19.66 shipping. I have tested many stomp box compressors over the years and to date, the Squeezer is still the best.

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