The original Diamond Bass Comp was released in August, 2009 and quickly became a hit with bass players for its smooth, tone enhancing sound and ease of use. While bassists loved the sound and feel of the Bass Comp, not everyone was quite as enamoured of the size or the power requirements. Based on feedback from players across the globe, it became clear that some players had a need for a smaller, easier to power version. The Diamond Bass Comp Jr is the result!
Following in the footsteps of the original, the new Bass Comp Jr offers the same high quality optical compression and a simple but effective ‘Tilt style’ EQ control with selectable center frequency (900Hz or 250Hz), an extended frequency response and high headroom to suit a wide variety of passive or active 4/5/6 string basses. All in a smaller, more pedalboard friendly package that is compatible with a wider range of pedalboard power supplies.
The Diamond Bass Comp Jr is designed to be powered from either a 9V battery (included), standard 9V negative tip DC power adapter or from a multi pedal power supply. However, for maximum headroom and tone, we recommend using a negative tip, 18V power supply. Current draw of the Bass Comp Jr is very low- only 20mA.
Note that the Comp Jr is the opposite polarity of the original Bass Comp- power supplies are not interchangeable between the two units.
- Selectable 250Hz or 900Hz EQ tilt point
- Optimized gain staging and use of ultra low noise transistors and opamps in the signal path for lowest possible noise and extended signal headroom
- Premium audio components, including Elna electrolytic capacitors, 2% film capacitors and 1% metal film resistors
- Bi-color LED provides visual indication of depth of compression
- True Bypass operation