How To Use Compressor Guitar Effects Pedals | Sustainer Pedals
Page Update 4/4/2015
A Compression Pedal is closely related to a volume pedal. It tends to smooth out the signal going to an amplifier. A compressor effect pedal lessens the output signal when an input signal gets in the red or a little to loud. Especially helpful when recording guitar solos and a notes signal tends to get our of a normal range.
Typically, some sustainer functions are built into compressor pedals. A Sustainer Pedal holds a note of music for a longer time. It lengthens or extends a note that you may play on your guitar for a period of time that you specify. To use a Sustainer Pedal you would hold and depress the pedal when you want to hold or extend a note on the guitar. It's a cool function when you are on stage and may need that extra push in a certain part of a song or guitar solo.