Design Retro Works – 2 Knob Compressor


Brand New.

Based on classic design – this compressor provides the same top notch compression as the 4 knob version – just simpler to use.

2 in stock


This DRW Compressor is again based around the CA3080 Operational Transconductance Amplifier as used by the famous Ross “Grey Compressor”. This model is based on exactly the same circuit as our 4 knob version model but the two controls for Attack and Input trim control are available internally as presets which can be adjusted on the PCB. This model is exactly the same design just fewer knobs on the outside, some guitarists just prefer this! Many improvements have been implemented resulting in a pedal that has very low noise, with much improved tonal quality.
Only the best components are used throughout the manufacture of all our units:

  • High quality double sided plated through PCB
  • Quality grade capacitors (Panasonic ECQ)
  • 1% metal film replace the original carbon 5% resistors
  • High Quality Switchcraft or Neutrik Input and Output Jack Sockets
  • True Bypass switching
  • External Sustain and Level Controls
  • Internal presets for Input Trim and Attack Control adjustments
  • All transistors matched to within 0.1%
  • Aluminium Knobs
  • Blue LED
  • High Quality 3PDT switch
  • Standard 9v negative centre DC power socket


DRW has been founded in the heart of Lancashire by an engineer who has spent the best part of twenty years working for Neve, AMS and Calrec.  As such he has a high class pedigree in analogue audio, and has modified certain “classic” pedals to meet his demands.  Great sound, low noise (background noise that is…   🙂 )

Read “Guitarist” magazine’s review of the pedals here (March 2015).





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