Gurus Optivalve Tube-Driven Optical Compressor
There are some compressors that dull your tone and are all too obvious, and then there are studio quality ones that just smooth everything out, preserve your tone and add punch, and sound musical and sweet.
It is no secret that the great studio compressors used on the greatest vintage recordings were all tube driven. So is the Gurus Optivalve Compressor. As with the other Gurus pedals we sell, the new Optivalve is so incredible that we had a hard time turning it off. It is what a guitar compressor should be.
Optivalve has the warmth and smoothness of great vintage studio compressors like the Teletronix LA2 Tube Optical compressor/limiter and Urei1176, on which it is bases, but the ease of use and ruggedness of a stompbox. Plus, even though it uses a 12AU7 tube, it uses a standard 9V AC power supply (not included).
Another winner from Gurus Amps in Italy.