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BJFe Pine Green Compressor 4K

hand wired by Bjorn Juhl (BJFe) Sweden

BJFe Pine Green Compressor 4K

  • Pine Green Compressor (PGC4K)-Wide band low distortion, subtle, natural compression.  The four-knob version of BJFe Pine Green Compressor gives you separate controls for bass and treble. Björn Juhl of BJFe is maybe best known for his overdrive pedals, but he is also one of the best guitar compressor designers as well. Björn's description of the current model: "This is the latest version utilizing separate Treble and Bass controls with more defined tuning over previous versions and it uses an attack/decay network that automatically adjusts decay time for long and short transients and this can for instance make an open C chord to play without pumping where the note intervals typically would cause pumping.".

    Controls: Volume: Sets output volume level. You can also use the Pine Green Compressor as a booster, as there is a lot of headroom available. Compression: Sets the amount of compression. More compression towards 5 o'clock. Bass: Sets how much the bass and low mids are compressed. Treble: Controls how much treble comes out after compression.

    Power Requirements: 2.1mm 9V DC centre negative power supply or 9V battery. 6,5 mA True Bypass

    The PGC is the perfect compressor pedal for electric and electric acoustic guitars and guitar amps.  Evens out the tone by limiting attack and extending sustain. Compressors are especially effective in recording and live. The effect on acoustic guitars and steel guitars is enormous, and you can play smoothly without changing the level.

    It's often said that the best compressor in an electric guitar is the one you don't notice while it's on, and that you crave it when it's off. It is also effective to set it strongly so that you can see that the compressor effect is being applied.

    Compressed tones are accentuated by a "chopped" character in the attack. Weak parts of the signal are amplified, increasing the overall signal treble. Because of this, common compressors are made to cut treble and reduce noise. However, PGC does not use this method. This is especially true with guitars, where various effects are connected, and effective filtering is impossible in any situation.
    Instead, PGC does not filter except for the bare minimum, such as protection from possible radio interference. In order to achieve low noise and balanced treble even without a filter, high-quality parts are used and the design is unique to BJFe.

    The important points in the design of PGC are as follows. PGC meets all these requirements.

    ・Fast attack and slow release. This is the setting most guitarists use. The response is optimized by the parts used.

    ・Wide range compression. From light transient limiting to massi