Ashdown Engineering



Ein Hauptzweck eines guten Kompressors besteht darin, den Dynamikumfang des Instruments zu glätten und auszugleichen. Während die meisten modernen Bassverstärker mit einer stark vereinfachten Version dieses Typs ausgestattet sind, fehlt bei manchen diese wichtige Funktion.

Der Ashdown Velvet Compressor ist ein atemberaubendes, vielseitiges Kompressorpedal, das Ihren Bass seidenweich klingen lässt.

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The Ashdown PRO FX range of pedals are manufactured in the UK using selected components from the best manufacturers in their respective fields. All of the effects are designed to be powered from a linear isolated 18V supply to ensure the best signal to noise ratio and lowest possible background noise, this is essential with high gain distortion pedals and floor up compressors.

All pedals in the range are constructed with robust Steel housings with Anodised front fascias. Genuine Neutrik Jack sockets are used throughout.

The pedals are finished in a sleek colour palette with the main centrepiece on each pedal being the sapphire-coloured illuminated LED that lights-up Ashdown’s famous double-winged logo when the pedal is engaged.


  • Simple single control compression
  • 18 volt ‚Äď Power Supply Required
  • Size (mm) H x W x D - 63 x 108 x 120
  • Weight (kg) - 0.6

Close up of the input controls on the Ashdown velvet compressor pedal

The Velvet Compressor is a simple pedal with advanced circuitry. Just one knob adjusts several parameters simultaneously ‚Äď Gain, Ratio and Threshold are all synchronised and adjusted with the ‚ÄúCompact‚ÄĚ knob whilst Attack and Decay are optimised and pre-set to suit the signal passing through

Close up of the eq detailing on the Ashdown velvet compressor pedal

In use, the Velvet Compressor should be set so that the volume does not change when the pedal is switched on/off. This is achieved by adjusting the ‚ÄúInput‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄėOutput‚ÄĚ level controls. The ‚ÄúInput‚ÄĚ rotary control has an accompanying 3-band (white blue and red) LED light control to assist you in setting the perfect input level before hitting the compressor. The light tickling the blue being the recommended amount. With your input signal at its optimum, set the overall output of the pedal into the amplifier with the ‚ÄúOutput‚ÄĚ control.

Close up of the output on the Ashdown velvet compressor pedal

Once set, the ‚ÄúCompact‚ÄĚ control is really where it counts‚Ķ adding more or less compression, whilst retaining dynamics and keeping your sound consistent.

While some bass compressors mean you have to compromise on the compression between your high and low strings, which can be particularly difficult for bass players, the Ashdown Velvet Compressor allows precision with every note.

Velvet Compressor User Manual


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