The Whirlwind Red Box Compressor is a true classic and can be heard in almost every great rock recording of the 70s and 80s. The Red Box compressor pedal is best known for its crisp percussive attack when applied to a clean guitar as well as its lush rich sustain when soloing.
"As one of the original founders of MXR, I first brought these effects pedals to guitarists almost 40 years ago. They were the ones that started a revolution and no one has made them quite the same since . . . hand-wired, American made, built to last forever and with the exact same circuits and quality components.
It's the way we did it back then and it's the way we've approached everything we've done since. With this new line of vintage pedals, the ONLY things we changed are the addition of true-bypass, a 9 Volt power inlet and an LED to indicate when they're active.
To celebrate 40 years in rock-n-roll, we're proud to release the Rochester Series pedals. You're gonna love 'em."
- Michael Laiacona, President and owner of Whirlwind