MXR M76 Studio Compressor Pedal

Compressor Pedal for Electric Guitar with Attack, Release, Ratio, Input Level, and Output Level Controls
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Studio-style Control Over Your Guitar's Dynamics

Whether you want more sustain, a softer attack, or just want to even out your guitar tone, you'll have the dynamics control you need in the MXR Studio Compressor pedal for electric guitar. With controls for Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output, plus an LED gain reduction meter, the Studio Compressor pedal gives you the same control you'd expect from, well, a studio compressor. When you need comprehensive control over your guitar's dynamics, Sweetwater can highly recommend the MXR Studio Compressor pedal.

MXR Studio Compressor Pedal Features at a Glance:
  • Compressor pedal for electric guitar
  • Precise control over your dynamics with controls for Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output
  • 10-segment LED meter displays gain reduction amount
  • True-bypass switching completely removes the effect from your signal path
  • CHT (Constant Headroom Technology) ensures clean, clear audio
Tame your guitar's dynamics with the MXR Studio Compressor pedal.

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Compressor
Inputs 1 x 1/4" (instrument)
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number M76

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Another great pedal

Great pedal, very easy to use and works without squashing and ruining tone and sound
Music background: Recording. Performing 19 yrs. Rock, blues

Flexible, Great Sound, Easy to Use!

I was considering using a rack-mounted compressor in my guitar setup (which would have been over-kill) when I saw this stomp box. I was drawn by the LED meter and complete set of controls, so I ordered one. I first plugged it into the effects loop of my Fender Hot Rod (between the preamp and power amp) and WOW! It made that little amp come to life! I love the "on the verge of distortion" sound and this box adds fullness to the clean end of that range, and tames the distorted end when I hit it hard (and even enhancing the edginess of the amp's saturation). The LED metering works great and helps you find the right settings quickly (considering that compression can be such a subtle effect). Next I used it as a traditional stomp box (guitar in, and then out to the amp) and it still sounds great! The instructions come with some suggested settings, including "Nashville Squash", which all sound perfect. Overall, I find the sound to be clear and transparent at conservative settings when you don't want it to get in the way. The box is of rock-solid construction, lights are bright, everything works smoothly. Being of typical MXR construction, though, you have to use a screwdriver to replace the battery. I had another stomp box compressor a while back and the sound and flexibility could not even approach this box. I love it and it was well worth the price. I am also pleasantly surprised that this is a new roduct and it works so seamlessly : )
Music background: Writer, producer, electric guitarist, worship leader


I needed to replace my old Boss Compressor pedal (using it since the 90s) and decided on this little baby. A definite upgrade. The True-Bypass and ease of use make this a must pedal for anyone who likes to control their guitar's compression from a pedal board. I use a 3 o'clock release with a 9 o'clock attack with the in/out at 2 and ratio at 4 and it is sweet!
Music background: 45+ years of my obsession with music.
See also: EQ Pedals, MXR, MXR Compressors and EQ