It's often said you will only realize how much you like a good compressor when you turn it off. Made in Japan by Maxon in 1977, this Ibanez CP-830 is one of the more transparent, clear-sounding compressors we've heard in years. It squashes and squishes oh-so-nicely without altering your picking attack. Relative to other '70s compressors, the CP-830 is more subtle, akin to a lot of modern boutique designs.
This 1977 Ibanez CP-830 Compressor was assessed and restored by Josh Scott at JHS Pedals on 10/30/19. Before we sent it to Josh, it was overly noisy, and its tone was shrill and harsh in general. He adjusted an internal trimpot to allow for the appropriate bass content to come through, and that keeps the pedal especially transparent to your guitar's natural EQ. He was also able to clean uptake sound so that it runs especially quiet despite 40 plus years of wear and tear!
This 1977 Ibanez CP-830 Compressor is in very good cosmetic condition. Someone once drilled a hole though the enclosure to allow for a 9V battery adapter, which could be extremely helpful. This one will have no trouble finding a home on any pedalboard.