CORY WONG: COMPRESSOR
Cory Wong is a Grammy-nominated artist renowned for laying down some of the finest grooves across all genres. The Wampler Cory Wong Compressor is at the heart of his legendary tone. More than just a Compressor and a Boost pedal, this dynamic toolkit shapes your tone with sparkling cleans and responsive compression either direct to your amp or straight into your recording interface. Prepare to find the funk!
The Wampler Cory Wong compressor features two soft footswitches that operate each function of the pedal. For the Compressor side there is also complete control over Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend as well as Brian Wampler’s signature Tone control which can be dialed in to add sparkle and chime to your guitar’s tone.
For the boost side there is a single rotary boost control that adjusts the amount of boost activated and a profile switch that sets the mode of the boost circuit from a flat boost to a rich saturated boost with an extra vibrancy around the 550Hz range. The Blend control controls the amount of dry and compressed signal in the compressor circuit.
The Compressor is operated by the independent “Compress” footswitch on the left, the LED will turn green when active. The Boost is controlled by the independent “Boost” footswitch on the right and the LED will turn blue when the boost is active. This particular boost was based on the classic MDX Strat boost style circuitry (once favored by Eric Clapton). When both sides are active, the LED turns Rainbow white. On the right hand side of the pedal there is a “Comp On” switch which permanently engages the compressor circuit when depressed - useful for a live environment where you want to really just stomp down for boost. The left hand side has an XLR socket to go direct to a PA system or mixing board, and a “Ground Lift '' switch which can be used to eliminate unwanted ground noise.
The Wampler Cory Wong Compressor delivers all of this with the premium build quality Wampler is known for.
Cory was keen for a choice of boost, that allowed him to choose either a flat volume boost or a rich, saturated boost that could push his midrange a little when the boost switch is engaged. There is a single rotary boost control that adjusts the amount of boost activated and a profile switch that sets the mode of the boost circuit from a flat boost to a rich saturated boost with an extra vibrancy around the 550Hz range.
TWO SWITCHES, NO DANCING
There are two footswitches which each control the functions of the pedal. When Compress is switched the LED will turn blue. When the Boost is switched on the LED will turn green. If you have both the Boost and Compressor active the LED will turn Rainbow white. Use the Comp On switch to permanently engage the compressor and avoid the pedalboard tap dance when you want to add boost!
GO STRAIGHT INTO YOUR DAW
The pedal features a Wampler first – a balanced XLR output enabling it to be plugged directly into a computer interface, mixing desk, or PA for those signature bright and clean tones. Theres an independent switch to lift the ground in case of additional hum.
TOTAL TONE CONTROL
The Compressor side offers complete control over Volume, Sustain, Attack, and Blend as well as Brian Wampler’s signature Tone control which can be dialed in to add sparkle and chime to your guitar’s tone.
- Built in the U.S.A
- Exclusive Cory Wong Signature
Compressor + Boost pedal
- High quality op-amp buffered bypass
- Dual switch-able modes (Compression
and Boost) in a single enclosure
- Boost mode switch for either a full
frequency or rich saturated boost
- XLR Out and Ground Lift switch for
direct connection to PA, Mixer, or Audio
- Attack, Tone, Sustain, Volume and
Blend controls for compressor
- Separate Boost level control
- Unique “Comp On” switch to
permanently engage compressor
- High-grade components selected for
superior sound and response
- Top mounted input and output jacks
and power connector
- Dimensions: 2.5” x 4.6” x 1.5″ (64 mm x
120mm x 38mm) – height excludes
knobs and switches
- Power draw: 30mA, 9V DC – Do not
exceed 9V DC
- Includes limited 5-year warranty
1 REVIEW FOR CORY WONG: COMPRESSOR
The Cory Wong compressor is a fantastic versatile tool with so many different usable features.
I own the Ego (big and mini) and I see some little improvement in the tone knob having a bit more clarity or spark if we want it.
The boost sounds phenomenal and it doesn’t make the tone muddy when you use it with the compressor at the same time.
I highly recommend it for anyone who cares about good guitar tones and quality sound.
My only question is: I read that this pedal is high quality op-amp buffered built. So, can we use it in our signal chain as a first BUFFER Input in the chain?
Can we put The guitar cable straight to the compressor before anything else so it will work as a buffer input?
Thanks Brian and Wampler team for such a wonderful inspiring little musical Compressor!