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The Strymon OB.1 Optical Compressor is just what the doctor ordered. Featuring a fully analog signal chain, this studio quality and transparent optical compressor is a perfect addition to your rig. With premium components throughout, a high-impedance input, and very low noise circuitry, Strymon cut no corners while designing this pedal. Whether you are a faster picker looking for some leveling, or interested in bringing out the sustain in your guitar, this compressor can handle it all. With over 20db of gain-compensated compression, the OB.1 will unlock the secrets hidden within your amplifier by enhancing its character. In addition, Strymon added a clean boost with a selectable EQ to the OB.1. Opening up more tone shaping possibilities, and eliminating the need for a separate boost pedal on your board. The OB.1 is the perfect front of chain addition to any pedalboard with its ultra handy compressor and clean boost combination.