Darkglass Super Symmetry Bass Compressor Pedal

Bass Compressor Pedal with Blend, Input, Compression, Output, Attack, and Release Controls
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Modern Transparency and Vintage Squish

The Darkglass Electronics Super Symmetry bass compressor effects pedal blends the best of modern transparency and an old-school feel. The Super Symmetry's controls for compression, attack, and release precisely dial in your sound, while the onboard blend control reintroduces your unaffected signal. Sweetwater bassists love this for the natural feel it restores. When you need a great compressor for recording, eliminating aggressive transients when slapping, or just evening out your sound, check out the Darkglass Super Symmetry.

Darkglass Electronics Super Symmetry Bass Compressor Pedal Features:
  • Bass compression pedal with a mix of old- and new-school sounds
  • Blend control dials in the exact amount of compression
  • Compression, attack, and release shape your tone
  • Sleek-looking LEDs offer visual metering of your compression
The Super Symmetry offers highly customizable bass compression.

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Tech Specs

Pedal Type Bass Compressor
Inputs 1 x 1/4"
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Power Source 9V DC power supply (sold separately)
Width 3.7"
Depth 4.7"
Manufacturer Part Number DAR SSCOM

Customer Reviews

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Rack Compressor sound in a pedal format?

99% of the time when I've tracked bass I have use either a 1176 or a Distressor. Now I will not say this unit sounds like either because it doesn't.However this compressor is comparable to high end rack mount compressors in the sense that although it doesn't impart a "Color" onto the sound like the 1176 or Distressors do, it does offer nice clean, smooth, transparent, and quiet compression.In other words it does everything that every studio engineer wants a good compressor to do in the senseof dynamics control.Why choose to use this over a rack unit? Workflow, convenience, and because your not loosing anything to a rack unit by doing so. I do a lot of sessions locally and over the internet. When I do I mostly work from home. I don't have all the big dog gear at the house that I have access to in our studio. When I'm in the studio I surely will run my tracks through a 1176 to color the sound. The thing is when I compress the track going into my DAW, everything else I do with that track from that point on is easier than it would have been if I didn't compress on the way in. I know there are people that don't work this way but trust me on this. It works very well. When I get to the studio I set the 1176 to only color the signal. I don't have to work as hard and frees my time up to do other things. Why is this important to the bassist that's playing live? Because a compressor that's worthy of studio duty is equally well suited to making you sound great live!The best thing here is it fits on your pedal board. That's a nice feature if you don't have a lot of room for 19" rack mount gear You don't have to worry about stepping on it because it's built like a brick outhouse. The bright blue LED's inside let you see that the unit is on and just how much the compressor is working. My only caveat with this unit is that the jacks are plastic. That's not something I expect to see on something of this caliber but whatever. They are easy enough to replace. Although they are plastic they do seem to be of a higher than normal quality material and should hold up well. If you don't plug/unplug thousands of times they should be just fine. Although I could deem this compressor as a little overkill for playing live, it can only make a good rig sound great and is that really a bad thing? If your looking for high end sounding compression for bass that is with in reach of most budgets, and best of all, one that can fit on a pedal board and doesn't weigh 40 pounds, then look no further than this unit. I'm glad I have mine! Did you get yours yet? WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU WAITING FOR? BUY IT ALREADY!
Music background: Assistant Engineer Wall of Shadows Studio and Session Bass Player.

Worth the price

After talking it over with Kevin at Sweetwater I decided on giving the Darkglass Super Symmetry Bass Compressor Pedal a try. I've only tried it out here at home and at band rehearsal, but so far I am impressed. Easy to use and does the job well. Eliminates unwanted overtones and it really tightened up my bass sound without losing any punch or bottom end. Good clear transparent sound and even volume across the strings as well. I would definitely recommend this pedal to all bass players. Oh......thanks to Kevin for the heads up on this pedal and the super fast shipping. I ordered it on Monday afternoon and received it on Thursday. You just can't do any better than Sweetwater.
Music background: Working Musician

Sweetwater Advice

Mike Baldonado

The Darkglass Super Symmetry bass compressor is the first pedal in my signal path every time I play. I would rank the Super Symmetry Compressor in the category of high-end studio compressors — it just happens to be in a pedal. Even when I completely squash my signal, the Super Symmetry never leaves my bass sounding lifeless.
See also: Bass Effects, Darkglass, Darkglass Bass Guitar Pedals & Effects