Ego Compressor

Now widely regarded as the industry standard in guitar pedal compression, the Ego Compressor brings a new level of of control to what is expected and needed by today’s guitar players.

Ego Compressor

What does a compressor do? A compressor adds an element of control to your playing level – it will bring the quieter parts up and the louder parts down. While an ordinary compressor pedal can give you an element of control, a great compressor will give you the “feel” that other average compressors lack. If you’ve played a great tube amp when it’s being pushed hard, you’ll know what a great natural compression feels like.

When we designed this pedal, the focus was ensuring the playing dynamics could be retained and that the compressor didn’t color the tone at all. By incorporating a clean blend, it allows your original signal to be blended back in so you can get all the benefits of a great compressor (picking up the notes that aren’t as strong and increasing sustain) but have the option to remove the squash at the front. With this control, you can have full country squash or open studio level parallel compression.

So, with a comprehensive array of controls and a core tone that is pure, you won’t find a compressor that works as perfectly as an “always on” or as “an effect” and is more highly regarded than the Ego Compressor from Wampler Pedals.

(12 customer reviews)


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A Modern Classic

The Ego Compressor has become a modern classic and has become the first choice for musicians of every genres, all over the world. It doesn’t matter if you need full country squish, a tone fattener, something to level out the dynamics or just a completely transparent boost, the Ego will suit you perfectly. It’s the kind of compressor you don’t realize is on until your tone disappears when it’s turned off.

Complete Control

With the Ego Compressor but you have ALL the control you need. Attack, Release, Tone, Volume and the all important Blend control, you can tailor the Ego Compressor to slot perfectly in to your rig. From full country squish, to punchy dynamics, everything you need is right there.

It’s not just for Country

Although compression is loved by country players, so many other players are using it to apply fatness and control to their tone… The Ego Compressor allows you to retain your tone, retain your dynamics, but still give you the benefits. Have a look at the pro players boards, you’ll find compression, it’s what makes them sound so awesome.

Built for Forever

Brian Wampler’s attention to detail and commitment to bringing you the best-sounding & most usable Effects Boxes on the market is nothing new. Those qualities are on full display within the Ego Compressor. We’re all tone-freaks, and we’re always trying new things, but we hope this pedal finds it’s forever home on your pedalboard, so we built it to last that long.

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Technical Details
  • Built in the U.S.A
  • High grade components picked for their superior sound and response
  • Relay true bypass with soft switch
  • Five controls – volume, sustain, attack (fast CCW, slow CW), tone and blend
  • Battery connection and 9v power jack
  • Top mounted input and output jacks
  • Power draw: between 14mA (9v) and 22mA (18v) (LED will flash 3 times when power from battery is getting low)
  • Includes Wampler’s limited 5-year warranty
  • 2.5″ x 4.5″ x 1.5″ (88.9mm x 114.3mm x 38.1mm) – height excludes knobs and switches
Customer Support
CUSTOMER SATISFACTION GUARANTEE. Wampler offers a 30 day no questions asked return policy on any pedal purchased through the website. In order to satisfy the requirements for the return the pedal must have the battery inside, complete with all original packaging and all in as new condition. Please contact us via [email protected] to arrange (please include your order number) the return. Please note, any pedal bought through a dealer is not applicable – please refer to their specific returns policy.

WAMPLER Pedals Limited Warranty. WAMPLER offers a five (5) year warranty to the original purchaser that this WAMPLER product will be free from defects in material and workmanship. A dated sales receipt will establish coverage under this warranty. This warranty does not cover service or parts to repair damage caused by accident, neglect, normal cosmetic wear, disaster, misuse, abuse, negligence, inadequate packing or shipping procedures and service, repair or modifications to the product, which have not been authorized by WAMPLER. If this product is defective in materials or workmanship as warranted above, your sole remedy shall be repair replacement as provided below.

RETURN PROCEDURES. In the unlikely event that a defect should occur, follow the procedure outlined below. Defective products must be shipped, together with a dated sales receipt, freight pre-paid and insured directly to WAMPLER SERVICE DEPT – 5300 Harbor Street, Commerce, CA 90040, USA. A Return Authorization Number must be obtained from our Customer Service Department prior to shipping the product. Products must be shipped in their original packaging or its equivalent; in any case, the risk of loss or damage in transit is to be borne by the purchaser. The Returns Authorization Number must appear in large print directly below the shipping address. Always include a brief description of the defect, along with your correct return address and telephone number.

When emailing to inquire about a returned product, always refer to the Return Authorization Number. If WAMPLER determines that the unit was defective in materials or workmanship at any time during the warranty period, WAMPLER has the option or repairing or replacing the product at no additional charge, except as set forth below. All replaced parts become a property of WAMPLER. Products replaced or repaired under this warranty will be returned via ground shipping within the United States freight prepaid. WAMPLER is not responsible for costs associated with expedited shipping, either to WAMPLER or the return of the product to the customer.

INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGE. In no event is WAMPLER liable for any incident or consequential damages arising out of the use or inability of the possibility of such damages, or any other claim by any other party. Some states do not allow the seclusion or limitation of consequential damages, so the above limitation and exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state.

FOR YOUR PROTECTION. Please complete the online warranty registration within (10) ten days of the date of purchase so that we may contact you directly in the event of a safety notification issued in accordance with the 1972 Consumer Product Safety Act.

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantees that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.

  • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  • Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
  • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  • Consult the dealer or an experience radio/TV technician for help.

Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s warranty to operate the equipment.

CUSTOMER SUPPORT. Our dedicated staff is ready to help you with any warranty or product questions – please email us at [email protected] or call us on (765) 352-8626.

Please remember to register your pedal as soon as possible after purchase at the following web page to ensure quicker service if you should ever need to make a warranty claim: warranty registration

(12 customer reviews)

12 reviews for Ego Compressor

  1. Maja Rennick

    The most musical and natural feeling/responding compression pedal I’ve found. The range of compression and how it operates is up there with studio rack gear for guitar use. I love a gentle smoothing compression, which this does perfectly. Towards the other end of the spectrum however, the sonically flat extreme is still musical, and ludicrous amounts of sustain are utterly usable with almost no noise introduction. If you want that 80’s pumping sound – yup, it’s there. If you don’t, and want something utterly natural – yup, that’s there too.

    In summary: this pedal bridges musicality/expression with rack level functionality and versatility in a pedal format that stands shoulders above anything else I’ve tried.

  2. Paul Torres

    I’ve been playing electric guitar since 1969. I lean towards single coils tones and I have always wanted a compressor that we simple to use, quiet and could be easily set up to fatten Strats and Telecasters. In my time I have tired and always dropped a compressor on my board. This is the first one that has offered EXACTLY what I want from a Compressor. Ironically I got a Pantheon Just before the EGO..I will share that I love both pedals but I keep going back to the Ego through a little delay directly to my Tone King Imperial — a great amp that just got better. Wampler is on to something…(Do I really need the Euphoria ??)

  3. Dave Keane – Charlie Blues and the Doctors

    For my 40th birthday I sat in Andertons for a whole afternoon cherry picking pedals for my ultimate board (am originally from Guildford). The Ego was the first of about 4 compressors I had to test. I didn’t bother checking out the other 3. It instantly became the pedal I built my birthday board around. I left Andertons with drives, Fuzz, reverb and delay. And while they all sounded good, with the Ego always on as the base of my tone, they all damn well sounded “more better”. My other pedals, my Marshall, my Les Paul, my 335, my strat, and I myself thank you Brian and team. Much love from the French alps, where the Ego and Terraform are helping bring blues and soul to the masses.

  4. Steve Waite

    An indispensable tool for the studio and on the road – especially with a Tele or Strat but even with a trusty Les Paul. The Blend knob rules! Bravo Brian and Co.

  5. Ugo

    If Cory Wong says this is the best compressor he ever tried, I believe him. That’s why I just bought one. It’s a question of faith!

  6. Dean Swiatek

    The Ego is a very solid compressor. It’s very full featured and offers attack and blend in addition to volume, tone and sustain and is still a fairly compact pedal.

    Half of the time, I use it to add compression to low volume practice when I’m not turning the amp up loud enough to compress.

  7. Brinsley Schwarz

    Never off my board, never off, even when recording. The Blend control is perfect. Great pedal.

    • Wampler Pedals

      Thanks Brinsley, never off our boards either!

  8. nile

    nice and tight

  9. Pedro

    Never played one, but i’m sure it’s great!

  10. Jamie M Harrison

    Just a super solid compressor. The blend is helpful in maintaining the sound of your hands and you don’t have to sound super affected if you don’t want to. It’s also not as noisy as some of our older choices in compression. You can get classic country squash but also just even things out in a subtle kind of way.

  11. Claytrell

    Always on my board. Always on. Even picks up the local radio station! ;p

  12. Owen

    Put it on my board 5 years ago, switched it on and played for a while. Switched it off for a couple of tracks, then switched it on again and it’s been on ever since! Great sustain and adds a sparkle to my tone

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