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The studio is one place where your sound needs to be at it’s best. To ensure that your playing comes out evenly on record, everyone knows your going to need some compression; but which compressor do you need? Well, the Seymour Duncan Vise Grip is a studio-grade compressor designed for guitarists who want to take control of the dynamics of their sound, from a subtlevisegrip image smoothing-out of peaks and valleys to the most squished and pinched extremes and everywhere in between. It features a Blend knob that lets you add as much or as little of the original signal as you like to the compressed sound, while the Mid/Full/High lets you choose the character of the blended signal.

A sustain knob determines how long your notes will ring out and the Attack control regulates how quickly the compressor reacts to your initial pick attack. Higher settings give you a late attack that lets your picking dynamics come through before the compression kicks in; never worry about losing tonal character in your mixes again! Plus, the volume knob doubles as a boost while utilizing the Blend and Mid/Full/High controls. Believe us, this is one super-functional pedal. Just have a look at the presets Seymour Duncan has put together below!

To get your hands on this pedal, be sure to contact our sales staff to pre-order! Feel free to check out the Seymour Duncan pedals we have in stock as well!

Keepin’ It Clean
Neither too much nor too little, this will allow your chords to ring and sustain naturally, just as Seymour intended. Adjust the Blend to taste to further increase transients and keep it going without ever sounding forced or artificial.
Sustain For Days
This will give you more than enough time to go away and have a bite: you’ll certainly still be hearing this one. Great for chords and better for single notes, this flub-free, musical and silent sustain can seemingly go on forever…
Funky Chops
Rev up your bridge single coil and get that picking hand working. Give your rhythmic chops and single-note melody lines a rounded edge that sounds great on the three treble strings and adds muscle to those disco flavored stops.
Lo-Fi Thinning
Especially effective when using humbuckers, try this to wildly change your tone from warm and full to scratchy and toppy at the press of a footswitch. Want to recreate that garage band feel? If you have a use for a skinny humbucker tone, try this little trick for starters.
Clean Solo Emphasis
You don’t want any additional drive with a clean boost, and this setting gives you just that. Adjust the Volume knob to the output of your amp and balance the Blend to the tone of your guitar: your clean solos need never be buried again.