Strymon discontinues the OB.1 Optical Compressor and Clean Boost

(Image credit: Strymon)

We always mourn the loss of a good piece of gear from the marketplace, and especially so when it’s as solid a unit as the Strymon OB.1 optical compressor pedal.

Released in July 2009, the OB.1 was Strymon’s first effect pedal. Now, in a posting on the company’s official Instagram page, Strymon has announced that the pedal is being discontinued. 

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.