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Harman’s DigiTech Updates Its DOD Compressor 280

The team at Harman have announced plans to introduce an updated version of the company's acclaimed DOD Compressor 280. Whilst staying true to all which made the original so popular the re-issue will also offer true bypass operation, LED indicator and a 9-volt power supply jack.

(PRESS RELEASE): Harman's DigiTech has announced the re-introduction of its DOD Compressor 280 guitar effects pedal bringing back the unmistakable smooth sustain and volume “squeeze” that only an electro-optical compressor can deliver. The Compressor 280 keeps all the distinctive sonic personality of the original while adding modern pedalboard-friendly features.

“The DOD Compressor 280 sounded so good the first time around that we didn’t do anything to change its characteristic sound quality and responsiveness,” said Tom Cram, Market Manager, DigiTech. “However, while we want to respect DOD’s history we’re also committed to giving modern guitarists the features they need, and all of our re-issue pedals including the Compressor 280 offer true bypass operation, an LED indicator and a 9-volt power supply jack.”

“Whether you need to keep your guitar volume consistent when recording, are a country player who wants to avoid drastic volume changes when alternating between single notes and chords, or are an adventurous guitarist looking to add extreme compression to your rhythm and lead playing, the Compressor 280 can give you all these sounds and more,” Cram noted.

The Compressor 280’s true bypass operation keeps the tone of the instrument pristine when the effect is not in use. Its 9-volt DC power supply input makes the Compressor 280 far more pedalboard-friendly than the original and its bright blue LED indicator is easy to see on any stage. The pedal’s retro-classic look is evocative of its 1970s origins, while its road-tough enclosure ensures it’ll be around for years to come.

The DOD Compressor 280 is available as of late September 2014.

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