Catalinbread Introduces the NiCompressor

The new pedal was inspired by the legendary Loco Box "The Choker" Compressor.

Portland, OR (October 19, 2018) -- Catalinbread has announced the newest entry in the company’s acclaimed line of effects pedals, the NiCompressor.

Inspired by the legendary Loco Box "The Choker" Compressor of the 1970s, the NiCompressor (pronounced “Nigh Compressor”) offers distinctive tone-shaping capabilities. It achieves exceptional compression dynamics while keeping higher-frequencies intact, making your guitar sound incredibly full and fat, without compromising your tone. In seeking to honor, improve, and expand this concept, Catalinbread developed a broader range of functionality and finely-tuned controls.

Bass and Treble

  • Expanding on the concept of uncompromising tone, these knobs boost desired frequencies, bringing them to the surface.
  • The Treble brightens your tone, making it sparkle, even when compressed.
  • The Bass enhances the lower-frequencies and increases sustain when turned up.


  • The Gain allows you to experiment by adding some grit or grain to your sound.


  • Staying true to its inspiration, this single knob design allows you to find the sweet spot and make adjustments simply and effectively.


  • When turned up, the compressor sends out a hot signal, boosting from within.
  • When turned down, the next effects in the chain boost the compression.

Tech Specs:

  • All premium analog components, through-hole construction
  • FET based (MPF4393)
  • Transistors and op-amp based circuit
  • Power Supply: 9 volt;, Current Draw: 11 mA
  • Attack Time: 4.8 mS
  • Release Time: 350 mS

The NiCompressor is available in Silver & Black, or White Soft Pearl enclosures. Retailers can pre-order now. Available in stores and online starting Black Friday, November 23, for $249.99.

For more information:

Kick off the holiday season by shopping for the guitar player in your life at Guitar Center! Now through December 24th 2022, save on exclusive instruments, accessories, apparel, and more with hundreds of items at their lowest prices of the year.
We’ve compiled this year’s best deals in the 2022 Holiday Gift Guide presented by Guitar Center.

Read MoreShow less

Mystery Stocking is coming soon! Sign up for PG Perks below so you don't miss it.

Read MoreShow less

Featuring the Adaptive Circuitry recently introduced on their Halcyon Green Overdrive, Origin Effects have brought us a pedal with a character all of its own and a new flavor of drive.

Read MoreShow less

The new finish, according to Lava Music, is “inspired by the beauty of the golden hour,” a shining time just before sunset and after sunrise when photographers covet to capture stunning pictures.

Read MoreShow less