It has been a difficult decision to make, but I have decided we will do a greater degree of tube selection for Op-2 Comp. Basically, we will be selecting tubes that exhibit high gain and low noise for use in Op-2 Comp. This accounts for about 17% off all the NOS 12AU7 tubes I buy. Its going to be an expensive practice, but I find the benefits outweigh the costs. With high gain low noise tubes installed in Op-2 Comp, it is able to boost your signal by about 10-15% after the compression is turned up all the way. Now, that's pretty cool! But, with these tubes the pedal also creates significantly more compression... in the realm of about 15-20% more!!! Now we're talking. I feel like this makes the pedal more desirable overall. Instead of just offering some special version of the pedal as option, we'll just make all the pedals the same badass premium quality.
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Mike Congilosi II, Owner/Designer/Electronics Engineer at Lightning Boy Audio and Owner/Audio Engineer/Music Producer at LBA Studios.