Electro-Harmonix Pico Platform Compressor/Limiter review – small, affordable and makes you sound better

This new launch from EHX is now one of the mini compressor pedals to beat

Electro-Harmonix Pico Platform
(Image: © Future / Olly Curtis)

Guitar World Verdict

If you’re playing clean/semi-clean sounds a lot, then a compressor is almost a must, and used right, it’ll inject assertiveness, power and studio-style response into your parts. The Platform does this brilliantly, and takes up very little space doing so.


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    Lots of control over your sound.

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    Good price.

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Electro-Harmonix’s new Pico series sees its Platform Compressor presented in a space-saving enclosure, so now you can squeeze your sound, without having to squeeze your pedalboard space. 

There’s a surprising amount going on, too, with both compression and limiting on offer via the mode switch, and, while it’s small, we get controls for Vol (output), Attack, Sustain (here, governing the compression ratio) and a Blend. 

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Stuart Williams

Stuart is a freelancer for Guitar World and heads up Total Guitar magazine's gear section. He formerly edited Total Guitar and Rhythm magazines in the UK and has been playing guitar and drums for over two decades (his arms are very tired). When he's not working on the site, he can be found gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.