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EarthQuaker Devices The Warden V2 Optical Compressor Guitar Effect Pedal

 
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EarthQuaker Devices' The Warden V2 is an optical compressor with a features usually only seen in studio grade units.

Built with high grade components and internally powered by 18v, The Warden has loads of gain and sustain on tap. With complete control over attack, release, sustain and ratio, The Warden will allow everything from a heavy squash with fast attack and release to "barely there" subtle compression. Optical compression has a reputation for having more character than a VCA or FET based compression and The Warden is no exception.

Controls:
  • Tone- This pedal was designed to slightly color your tone, the coloration can be dialed-in to your taste. Counter clockwise is treble cut, clockwise is treble boost. The tone is nearly flat around 11 O’Clock.
  • Level- This controls the overall output and is affected by the sustain and ratio settings. There is no specific unity setting, adjust to taste when you find your perfect compression setting.
  • Sustain- This is the heart of The Warden. It controls how hot the signal is, which changes the dynamics of the compression. The Warden is a feedback style compressor, the hotter the signal, the more active the compression. Very little sustain= very little compression, less active attack and release and a cooler signal, Max sustain= heavy compression, longer sustain, hotter signal and more lively attack and release.
  • Ratio- This determines how much the gain reduction affects the signal. All the way up is full
  • compression and the compression is reduced as you turn this counter clockwise which allows more of the boosted, less compressed, signal to come through. There are no defined ratios here.
  • Attack- This controls how quickly the compressor reacts and starts leveling the signal. All the way counter clockwise is a fast, nearly immediate reaction. Turning the attack clockwise slows the reaction time.
  • Release- This controls how long it takes the signal to raise back up to the level determined by the sustain & ratio settings. All the way counter clockwise is a fast release and the release time slows as you turn it clockwise.

Features:
  • Enhanced feature set enabling control over parameters typically reserved for studio grade units
  • True bypass
  • Silent relay-based switching
  • All-analog signal path

The Warden should be powered by a standard 9-volt DC power supply with a 2.1mm negative center barrel. A pedal-specific, transformer-isolated wall-wart power supply or multiple isolated-output supply is recommended. Pedals will make extra noise if there is ripple or unclean power. Switching-type power supplies, daisy chains and non-pedal specific power supplies do not filter dirty power as well and let through unwanted noise. Do not run at higher voltages!

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Things You Will Get:

  • Compressor Pedal

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Effect Type Compressor
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
True Bypass Yes
Control Layout Tone, Level, Sustain, Ratio, Attack
Casing Type/Chassis Steel
Battery Power No
Power Supply Type 9V Power Supply
Power Supply Included No
Weight 14 ounces
Dimensions 4.55" x 2.50" x 2.25" (HxWxD)
Series EarthQuaker Devices
Model EQDWAR2
Warranty Info:

EarthQuaker Devices will repair or replace any device that they made at any time as long as they are still in business. Warranty does not apply to the enclosure, graphics, knobs, hardware or any devices that are deliberately destroyed or modified by anyone other than EarthQuaker Devices.