Catalinbread seeks to fatten your guitar tone with the NiCompressor

Catalinbread has announced the NiCompressor, a compressor based on the Loco Box Choker, and the last pedal designed by the company’s founder Nicholas Harris before his passing in 2016.

The NiCompressor’s tone-shaping capabilities are what looks to set it apart from its contemporaries: bass and treble controls are on hand for tonal fattening, as is a gain control to add grit.

Otherwise, compression and volume knobs adjust the FET-based squash.

The NiCompressor is available to preorder now in Silver & Black and White Soft Pearl enclosures for $249 from Black Friday, 23 November. Pop on over to Catalinbread for more info.

Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism, and has spent the past decade writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as a decade-and-a-half performing in bands of variable genre (and quality). In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.

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