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BBE OptiComp OC-5 Optical Compressor Pedal

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The BBE OptiComp OC-5 features the same studio grade compression circuit used in BBE’s BMAX and BMAX-T bass preamps...


BBE is excited to announce its latest release in the world of music dynamics, the OptiComp OC-5. The OC-5 features the same studio grade compression circuit used in BBE’s award winning BMAX and BMAX-T bass preamps, but in a smaller, more approachable stomp-box.

“We have been listening to our customers, and bassists seem to have the same complaint, dynamics and gigging are all about compromise. Quality rackmount compressors are the best sounding solution, but stomp-boxes are the most convenient and portable solution. With the OptiComp OC-5, we have been able to marry the sound of a rack unit with the simplicity of a stomp. We think this is the best sounding compressor on the market and we know bassists are going to love it!” said Dave McLaren of BBE Sound.

The OC-5 features a beefy mil-spec circuit board with big, fat signal traces, 1 % metal-film resistors and high-voltage poly caps, all backed up by a robust true-hardwire bypass. Whether you’re looking to dial in a smoother sound, or want to keep the front end of your amp from clipping, the OC-5 is the perfect for making your bass sing.


Studio-grade optical compression
Output and Threshold controls
1MEG Ohms input impedance for proper pickup loading
1K Ohms output impedance when engaged
1% metal-film resistors for consistency
High-voltage poly caps for better tone
Military-spec circuit board for reliability
Blue status LED for high visibility and low power consumption
Easy access battery compartment
True hardwire bypass 5-year warranty