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I'm thrilled to introduce the Wampler Ego 76 compressor pedal, my personal tribute to the iconic studio compressor that has shaped the fabric of music over the decades – the legendary 1176 Peak Limiter. This pedal isn't just a piece of gear; it's a journey into the soul of timeless studio tones, and I'm excited to share its story.

The Ego 76 transcends the conventional role of a pedal compressor, moving beyond merely squishing your signal to actually enriching and elevating your sound. Fueled by FET-based (field-effect transistor) technology, I gave the pedal studio-like Attack and Release controls, a Parallel Clean Blend knob, and a meticulously tuned Tone knob. I carefully designed each element to encapsulate the spirit of the iconic 1176 and bring a touch of that magic to your pedalboard.

The Ego 76 isn't just a compressor pedal – it's an experience in the heart of iconic studio tones. With its roots in the 1176’s legacy, once you plug the Ego 76 in, you may find it challenging to turn it off. It seamlessly becomes an integral part of your musical expression and a direct connection to the timeless magic of the 1176 Peak Limiter.

THE 1176 PEAK LIMITER

The 1176 Peak Limiter, a studio mainstay since its introduction in 1967, marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of studio gear. As the first solid-state peak limiter on the market, its FET-based circuitry endowed it with a distinctive “enhanced” sound, particularly when pushed to its limits in the all-buttons-in “British Mode.” The Ego 76 seeks to reproduce that magic – the same foundational sound, but enhanced, delivering more energy and brilliance to your guitar tones. For me, this pedal is a nod of appreciation to the hero behind iconic sounds that have withstood the test of time.

PARALLEL COMPRESSION

Adding a layer of versatility to the Ego 76 is the inclusion of the Parallel Clean Blend control, a feature derived from classic studio techniques. This technique, often employed to maintain control over levels and sweeten parts without sacrificing dynamics, allows you to seamlessly blend your original tone back in. The result is a perfect equilibrium between compression and the natural voice of your guitar, breathing life into your playing.

STUDIO-STYLE CONTROL

I wanted the Ego 76 to be a full-featured compressor in a pedal format. Each control – Tone, Attack, Release, Level, Compress, and the Parallel Clean Blend – offer precise shaping of your tone and dynamics. The Tone control adds just the right amount of brightness to capture the 1176’s famed energy, while the Attack and Release knobs give you command over crucial compression parameters, usually only found in studio gear. All of this transforms the Ego 76 from being just another part of your setup into an essential voice in your musical expression.

CAPTURING ALL OF THE MAGIC

From the beginning, I knew that simply “cloning” the 1176’s FET compression circuitry wouldn’t quite capture the original’s sound. It misses the nuances of a recording studio’s preamps, consoles, and the other hardware that we hear on recordings. It is all of those things combined that create that elusive ‘glue’ in our favorite guitar tones. So, I made sure that the Ego 76 recreates every bit of that tonal magic while nailing my interpretation of the 1176’s soul. It then condenses it all into the compact guitar pedal you see here.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!

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I'm thrilled to introduce the Wampler Ego 76 compressor pedal, my personal tribute to the iconic studio compressor that has shaped the fabric of music over the decades – the legendary 1176 Peak Limiter. This pedal isn't just a piece of gear; it's a journey into the soul of timeless studio tones, and I'm excited to share its story.

The Ego 76 transcends the conventional role of a pedal compressor, moving beyond merely squishing your signal to actually enriching and elevating your sound. Fueled by FET-based (field-effect transistor) technology, I gave the pedal studio-like Attack and Release controls, a Parallel Clean Blend knob, and a meticulously tuned Tone knob. I carefully designed each element to encapsulate the spirit of the iconic 1176 and bring a touch of that magic to your pedalboard.

The Ego 76 isn't just a compressor pedal – it's an experience in the heart of iconic studio tones. With its roots in the 1176’s legacy, once you plug the Ego 76 in, you may find it challenging to turn it off. It seamlessly becomes an integral part of your musical expression and a direct connection to the timeless magic of the 1176 Peak Limiter.

THE 1176 PEAK LIMITER

The 1176 Peak Limiter, a studio mainstay since its introduction in 1967, marked a pivotal moment in the evolution of studio gear. As the first solid-state peak limiter on the market, its FET-based circuitry endowed it with a distinctive “enhanced” sound, particularly when pushed to its limits in the all-buttons-in “British Mode.” The Ego 76 seeks to reproduce that magic – the same foundational sound, but enhanced, delivering more energy and brilliance to your guitar tones. For me, this pedal is a nod of appreciation to the hero behind iconic sounds that have withstood the test of time.

PARALLEL COMPRESSION

Adding a layer of versatility to the Ego 76 is the inclusion of the Parallel Clean Blend control, a feature derived from classic studio techniques. This technique, often employed to maintain control over levels and sweeten parts without sacrificing dynamics, allows you to seamlessly blend your original tone back in. The result is a perfect equilibrium between compression and the natural voice of your guitar, breathing life into your playing.

STUDIO-STYLE CONTROL

I wanted the Ego 76 to be a full-featured compressor in a pedal format. Each control – Tone, Attack, Release, Level, Compress, and the Parallel Clean Blend – offer precise shaping of your tone and dynamics. The Tone control adds just the right amount of brightness to capture the 1176’s famed energy, while the Attack and Release knobs give you command over crucial compression parameters, usually only found in studio gear. All of this transforms the Ego 76 from being just another part of your setup into an essential voice in your musical expression.

CAPTURING ALL OF THE MAGIC

From the beginning, I knew that simply “cloning” the 1176’s FET compression circuitry wouldn’t quite capture the original’s sound. It misses the nuances of a recording studio’s preamps, consoles, and the other hardware that we hear on recordings. It is all of those things combined that create that elusive ‘glue’ in our favorite guitar tones. So, I made sure that the Ego 76 recreates every bit of that tonal magic while nailing my interpretation of the 1176’s soul. It then condenses it all into the compact guitar pedal you see here.

Warranty & Returns

All New products are covered by the manufacturers new warranty. Please check their website for the length of warranty and warranty conditions. If an item you receive is faulty get in touch with us ASAP. Second Hand products come with a 4 week warranty from us. If there is an issue let us know ASAP! This covers normal use and does not cover accidental damage, misuse, wrong power plugged into it, modding, water damage or any other damage caused by mistreatment. Just treat it nice and all will be good!

Shipping

We send A LOT of packages every week so don't worry about the shipping side of things!

We've never lost a thing and your awesome new gear will be packed up really well to avoid any damage in transit.

If your order comes in before 2pm we will ship it same day. Most of the time we pack things up all the way to 4pm so just call if you need it to leave same day after 2pm.

We ship mainly with Australia Post but may use a courier depending on location and size of the package.

Free Post ships with Australia Post standard and expected shipping times are between 4-6 business days depending on location. It will be longer to outside of metro and rural areas.

Express Post will usually be with you next business day in metro areas of QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and TAS. WA will take 2 days to metro and extra days after that to out side metro and rural areas.

Everything we ship has a tracking number with the exception of some power cables and smaller envelope packages. You will be emailed tracking once your order has been shipped!