“A journey into the soul of timeless studio tones”: Wampler looks to cram the essence of the legendary studio compressor that “shaped the fabric of music” into a pedal with the Ego 76

Wampler Ego 76 Compressor
(Image credit: Wampler Pedals)

For over 50 years, the 1176 Peak Limiter has been a recording studio must-have, and now Wampler has sought to cram its essence and magic into a pedalboard-ready stompbox with the Ego 76 compressor pedal.

The 1176 Peak Limiter is arguably the king of Compression Castle. Released in 1967, it was the first solid-state unit of its kind, and quickly gained notoriety for its ability to improve any signals thrown its way. 

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.