What does a compressor do? A compressor adds an element of control to your playing level – it will bring the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. While an ordinary compressor pedal can give you an element of control, a great compressor will give you the “feel” that other average compressors lack. If you’ve played a great tube amp when it’s being pushed hard, you’ll know what a great natural compressor feels like.
Based on the incredible success of the original Ego but featuring switches for tone (dark and bright) and attack (slow and fast) you can tweak your tone to a standard of a pedal twice its size. By keeping the clean blend of the original, your original signal to be blended in so you can get all the benefits of a great compressor (picking up the notes that aren’t as strong and increasing sustain) but you have the option to remove the squash at the front by bringing the bypassed signal in. With this control, you can have full country squash or open studio level parallel compression. Basically, the Mini Ego gives you complete control of every aspect of your compression.
So, with a comprehensive array of controls and a core tone that is pure, you won’t find a compressor that works perfectly as an “always on” or as “an effect” that is more highly regarded than the Mini Ego from Wampler Pedals.
A MODERN CLASSIC
The Ego Compressor has become a modern classic and has become the first choice for musicians of every genres, all over the world. It doesn’t matter if you need full country squish, a tone fattener, something to level out the dynamics or just a completely transparent boost, the Ego – and now the Mini Ego – will suit you perfectly. It’s the kind of compressor you don’t realize is on until your tone disappears when it’s turned off.
It may be tiny, but you have ALL the control you need. Attack, Release, Tone, Volume and the all important Blend control, you can tailor the Mini Ego to slot perfectly in to your rig. From full country squish, to punchy dynamics, everything you need is right there.
IT’S NOT JUST FOR COUNTRY
Although compression is loved by country players, so many other players are using it to apply fatness and control to their tone… The Mini Ego allows you to retain your tone, retain your dynamics, but still give you the benefits. Have a look at the pro players boards, you’ll find compression, it’s what makes them sound so awesome.
BUILT FOR FOREVER
Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to bringing you the best-sounding & most usable Effects Boxes on the market is nothing new. Those qualities are on full display within the Mini Ego. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds it’s forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.
- Built in the U.S.A.
- High grade components picked for their superior sound and response
- True bypass
- 9v power jack (no battery connector inside)
- Power draw: between 14mA (9v) and 22mA (18v)
- Five controls – volume, sustain, blend, tone and attack Attack switch – fast attack to the left, slower attack to the right Tone Switch – regular to the left, brighter to the right
- 1.5″ x 3.5″ x 1.5″ (38.1mm x 88.9mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
Video Review: Mini Ego Compressor
|Weight (kg)||0.35 kg|
|Jacks position on top||No|
|Power Supply||9-18 Volt|
|Digital or Analog||Analog|
|Current Draw, mA||22|
|Best For||Electric Guitars |