for bassVT Comp Bass Opto Compressor
Optical compressor for bass

High quality optical compressor specifically designed for bass.

From fingers to pick, the VT Comp Bass enhances any bass performance, providing incomparable and absolutely top quality presence, sustain and dynamic control.

The ease of use of the VT-Comp Bass combined with the unique tonal quality, have made it one of the most used compressors by professionals.

The compressor that every bass player should have.

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Sound samples
Compress: 8 | Attack: 3.5 | Level: 5

Compress: 8 | Attack: 6 | Level: 5

Compress: 10 | Attack: 8 | Level: 4

Compress: 10 | Attack: 5 | Level: 4

Samples by Marco Tafelli


Tom Williams

Tom Williams

Currently working with artists Michael Malarkey (star of Hollywood's 'The Vampire Diaries') Lucy Rose, Leogun and his own band No Sugar with Kristian Marr (Amy winehouse), Pete Williams (dexys) and many others...

When I'm on stage, My Nemphasis VT comp gives me a studio quality tone that you just can't get from any other stomp box compressor! If I've got my Nemphasis VT compressor switched on, my tone is simply awesome!

David Kyle Payne

David Kyle Payne

Play with UK artists such as Karen Harding, John Newman, Craig David, Ben Haenow and Nina Nesbitt to name a few, at some of the biggest venues and festivals in the UK and Europe. David is currently the full-time bass player for chart-topping UK Producer Sigala and X-Factor winner Joe McElderry.

The VT Comp Bass is the most efficient compressor pedal I have seen on the market; simple, intuitive and effective.

Sandy Beales

Sandy Beales

Sandy Beales is widely known from his work with the hugely successful boy band One Direction.

The VT-Comp Bass Compressor is absolutely unbelievable, offering tight and smooth compression. Simple but effective controls make it so easy to dial in the desired amount of compression. I have used it for many different functions live including boosting the level of the Bass for solos.

Michelangelo Brandimarte

Michelangelo Brandimarte

Was voted among the best 10 bassists for the Italian magazine Jazzit in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He works constantly looking for new sounds with bass, synth, and effects. He have a Bass Solo performance and is recording a Solo Album.

Non mi sono mai piaciuti i compressori a pedale, sono sempre stato un amante dei classici compressori rack. Ho provato il VT Comp sul mio Datum Bass Fretless e da allora non ne posso fare a meno. Controllo dinamico perfetto e suono caldissimo.

Andy Attanasio

Andy Attanasio

Brooklyn-born bass player member of The Slim Kings.

The VT Comp Bass is perfect for a live bassist. It has the ability to be subtle, but when i kick it on, i want to feel the compression, and the VT Comp Bass does that and sounds great!

Henry Guy

Henry Guy

Play with some of the biggest acts in the UK including: Emeli Sande, Katy B, Gabrielle Aplin, Ella Henderson, Duke Dumont, Blue, Rosie Lowe, Nao, Becky Hill, Mark Ronson, Delilah, Sinead Harnett and Alex Hepburn among others.

Nemphasis pedals demonstrate what it is to do the simple things extremely well. The VT Comp brings life and dynamic control to my bass tone, enhancing my sound without compromising the characteristics of my instrument.

Cyrus Bayandor

Cyrus Bayandor

Cyrus has toured worldwide with several artists, most notably The Staves.

I never thought I'd use a compressor on stage, but once I borrowed one in a rehearsal, I knew the VT Comp was what I needed!

Charlie Thornton

Charlie Thornton

Charlie Thornton is a bass player & musical director from London. Charlie currently plays bass for UK singer-songwriter Jake Isaac and is the musical director for contemporary Christian artist Lucy Grimble. Other credits include Christon Gray, Lady Leshurr, Jonathan Helser, Housefires & Samuel Lane.

Charlie’s a big fan of simplicity in his setup and the Nemphasis VT Compressor gives exactly that whilst providing everything Charlie expects from a compressor.

 

Analog is Better!

  • Optical circuitry inspired to the the most famous studio rack.
  • Compress – Attack – Level (makeup gain) knobs.
  • True bypass.

 

A small tip on the best position of the VT Comp in your pedalboard

but do not forget that experience is always the best solution…

Reviews

Guitar Interactive Magazine by Dan Veall

VT Comp, Smoking Bass, Steam Bass review

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  • Selected electronic components.
  • True bypass.
  • Full analog.
  • Jack input / output 6.3 mm 1/4″ on the sides.
  • Three knobs allow compression level, attack time and volume adjustment. The LED indicates the effect is on.
  • No click /pop at effect activation.
  • Power supply 9 VDC via battery or external power supply unit. Battery replacement is possible by removing the four screws on the bottom cover.
    For proper operation it is recommended to use batteries with voltage not lower than 7.5 V.
    The external power supply, with regulated power supply is possible via 2.1 mm-plug with negative centre .
  • Power consumption 20 mA (max).
  • Dimensions (mm): 72 X 120 X 55
  • Weight (g): 250 (without battery.