Compressor difference?

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lento
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Compressor difference?

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I have two compressors (very late export models - 2455 and 2639) with the later one having the 30 gain reduction red LED signifying power on.
This glows brighter when triggered. I'm presuming this could be a design enhancement as the earlier doesn't show power on status.
Do the US models have power on status ?
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Re: Compressor difference?

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lento wrote:I have two compressors (very late export models - 2455 and 2639) with the later one having the 30 gain reduction red LED signifying power on.
This glows brighter when triggered. I'm presuming this could be a design enhancement as the earlier doesn't show power on status.
Do the US models have power on status ?
I have GC001866 (Jan 1990). The 30 gain reduction red LED stays on all the time, getting brighter when the gain reduction reaches 30.
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lento
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Re: Compressor difference?

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It would seem that my earlier one is unusual then. The red LED lights as expected when triggered - just doesn't show power on status.
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Guitarvamp
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Re: Compressor difference?

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Looking into the official word on this, the manual makes no mention of a power indicator one way or the other.
http://www.tom-scholz.com/Manuals/GC.pdf

Being at least 20 years old, it likely could be a fluctuation in the electronics.