Effectrode The new gold standard in natural, musical and quiet compression – this little compressor will inspire you to play and create music. The PC-2A is a true vintage studio compressor in a stompbox – there are no VCA chips, opamps or budget components in the signal path which is 100% analogue and built on a hand selected photo-cell, polyester coupling capacitors, precision resistors (with silver/palladium contacts) and Philips N.O.S. (new old stock) 6111 subminiature tube operating at real amp plate voltages all on a special gold-plated printed circuit board. The tube circuitry delivers stacks of head-room and low noise floor for outstanding dynamics, preserving the attack characteristics while creating musical and natural compression – the PC-2A wraps your signal in velvet, enhancing your guitar tone without stamping a solid-state signature on it. Useful in live situations for adding ‘punch’ or fattening up thin single coil pickups and indispensible when recording direct to digital audio workstations (computer) to prevent nasty transient distortion artifacts that modern digital recording devices produce if overloaded.