The Barber Tone Press: Tone and Sustain with “Plug and Play”
Bringing together the very best of classic guitar compression and time-honored
recording techniques. The Barber Tone Press is a revolutionary performance
compression pedal that has no rival...
A remarkable Tonal Breakthrough: How We Did It
In research and development, Barber studied the problems associated with
classic guitar compressors and their recent clones and found that, while the
clone-makers build pedals with improved components (cleaner switching, in
particular) and matched transistors, a few of the major drawbacks of those
“vintage” designs still exist. The most glaring drawback of popular
classic compressors is that they reverse the guitar’s
phase and cause a “pop” that squashes the attack at the beginning
of every note. Although we now see some compression units that have attack
controls, they leave a bit to be desired as they require seemingly
endless trial and error tweaking , and still no true solution to gracefully removing the pop.
Parallel compression is the solution. a Barber innovation
that blows away having to deal with attack, ratio and release knobs of other
so-called "studio compressors." Barber developed a one-of-a-kind
proprietary continuous “blend control”
circuit, and combined it with a discrete “Class A” FET mixer circuit
to allow you to continuously blend the natural signal of your carefully selected
guitar with a “phase-corrected” classic compression circuit. The
result? What guitar players have always wanted, unaltered attack and supernatural
sustain and resonance. No studio engineering degree required.
• Precision components- Panasonic supply capacitors and metal film resistors
for low noise.
•True bypass switching with led indicator- this is achieved by using an
high grade switch, in addendum Solid 20 gauge copper hookup
wire is used between the jacks and switching to create a
• Full size pots- for durability and for easy serviceability if needed.
• Cast aluminum enclosure-our incredibly durable enclosure will last
• Double sided pc board with plate through holes-This is the way the
military does it when they want electronics to work FOREVER! all pedals should
be made this way , few are.
NEW FEATURES! Elna silk particulate audio
caps, Panasonic and Wima film caps. Enhanced circuit with 2-3db
increased available output to help match higher output pickups.
Don't be fooled by cheap imitations! Barber is the pioneer of compression pedals with adjustable blend. Barber maintains phase from input to output. Demand proper phase in your compression pedal. The Barber Tone Press is the real deal for superior parallel compression!