The very idea for the Lamplighter Optical Compressor is rooted in legendary tone and studio lore. The Lamplighter is the result of countless hours of tweaking, listening, and tweaking again. The idea is pretty simple—provide compression that doesn’t “step” on your tone like other compressors do, make it as transparent as possible, with a low noise floor, while allowing the effect to be present, and provide options that musicians the world over have asked for. This is Greer Amps’ answer to the question of wide-ranging, useable compression for all musicians. After listening to studio compressors for years, we’ve often wondered why we couldn’t find something to get the smooth and subtle compression that we hear in the studio, on a pedal board. Now we know that it can be done. Your new favorite compressor is here, and you’re going to love it.
The controls on the Lamplighter provide the user the ability to have subtle or intense compression. The use of both the Compression and Comp Mix controls allow for a multitude of “sweet spots” with different settings. Add the release toggle into the mix, and you suddenly have a compressor with the flexibility of a contortionist. The Treble control can push the tonal range into shimmery, squashed out heaven. Overall, this compressor is hard to beat, and you will not want to turn it off.
The Lamplighter features top jacks, runs off of 9 volts only (do NOT try to run this pedal off of higher voltages than 9 volts).
https://www.greeramps.com/ http://proguitarshop.com/greer-amps-lamplighter-optical-compressor.html Welcome to ProGuitarShop and ToneReport.com. Today we’re keeping it lit with the Lamplighter Optical Compressor from Greer Amps. Inspired by Greer’s extensive time spent in recording studios, the Lamplighter was designed with the intent to fix the pitfalls of compressors while retaining superior tone. To address these problem areas, the Lamplighter was designed to give compression that mixed with your tone instead of subtracting from it, with a transparent character and a boatload of options befitting a studio tribute. Most compressors excel at a handful of compression settings, but the Lamplighter is designed to remain musical at all settings, from subtle to intense compression. The range of the Compress knob is enormous and is coupled with the Comp Mix knob to offer a huge range of classic compressor tones, including clean boost with the Mix control all the way down. Even with both knobs dimed, the Lamplighter is engineered to have the lowest possible noise floor, so you can ratchet up the compression without fear. A central toggle changes the release time of the compression, with three different times available, from fast release times for subtle compression to slow release times that are perfect for slide players. The handy Treble control adjusts the tonal range of the entire pedal, regardless of compression settings. And just like all Greer pedals, the Lamplighter is made one at a time right here in the States.