Bass Compressor Effects

Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red

Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red
Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red

Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red

This is a well used early example with many cosmetic marks. The Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter is one of the'9' series effects, manufactured in Japan by partner company Maxon between 1981 and 1984. The CP9 was introduced to replace the Ibanez CP-835 Compressor II, which had the familiar square footswitch of the earlier'0' series pedals. In the early 1980s, the CP9 was up against stiff competition from the likes of the MXR Dyna Comp and the BOSS CS-1.

The CP9, however, got a boost to its reputation because of its association with Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. Compressors are often not the most obvious effect pedals to choose because they are relatively subtle and don't have the more in-your-face impact of other effects. At its most basic, a compressor gives a more studio-like'produced' sound by cutting the peaks and boosting the troughs of a signal. The result seems to smooth out the dynamics of a signal and gives the impression of longer sustain. Quite often, it is one of those effects that is best left on, as the difference really becomes most apparent when the effect is switched off. Although the CP9 has not yet been reissued by Ibanez, original CP9s are relatively common but have become increasingly collectable and therefore pricier on the vintage effect market. This is a well used Early 1981 Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter, no box or instruction manual. This one has been attached to a pedal board via metal brackets I assume due to the screw holes seen on either side of the body.

It has lots of cosmetic marks, but functions perfectly. All the features of the original pedal are intact, including the black'Made in Japan' label on the baseplate and the battery cover.

Even the often-replaced battery clip is present and correct. In operation the all-analogue CP9 is quieter and more refined than the benchmark MXR Dyna Comp.

It is also more flexible with its separate controls for'Attack Time' and'Threshold', in addition to the common output'Level' knob, which can also be used to boost a signal without affecting tone. Sound wise, this Ibanez is excellent with a lovely blooming clean sustain.

It doesn't necessarily clip the attack in the same way as some more extreme compressors do although it does have that smooth, studio-like sound that makes a good stomp box compressor stand out from the crowd. The CP9, like its peers, is probably one of those pedals you set and forget - leave it on and just play.

Its effect is both effective and subtle. It is easy to understand why David Gilmour had a preference for the CP9 to help achieve his signature sound. If you are after a naturally relic from the era at a bargain price, this is the one.

Made in Japan by Maxon in 1981. The'Attack Time' knob controls the speed at which the envelope responds to the input signal. The'Threshold' knob controls the compression range and the length of the sustain.

The'Level' knob controls the volume of the compressed signal. Red LED indicator light to show when the effect is in use.

Ibanez treadle FET Q-1 footswitch turns the effect on and off. Standard ΒΌ mono input and output jack sockets. 9V DC power supply input or 9V battery. Black'Made in Japan' label on the base of the pedal.

Original'Maxon' battery compartment cover. Complete with original box, bag and instruction manual.

Dimensions: 74mm (w) x 124mm (d) x 53mm (h). This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Parts & Accessories\Effects Pedals\Compressors & Sustainers". The seller is "toneproshop" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Brand: Ibanez
  • Type: Compressor, Sustainer
  • Model: CP9
  • MPN: NA
  • Analogue/Digital: Analogue
  • To Fit: Acoustic Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar

Ibanez CP9 Compressor/Limiter Effect Rare Black Label Early 1981 Red