Pre-Owned Strymon OB.1 Boost


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Strymon OB.1 Compressor/Boost


Discover the Strymon OB.1: Elevate Your Tone with Precision and Power

Unleash the power of your dream tone with the Strymon OB.1—a versatile pedal that serves as the ultimate front end to your sonic journey. Meticulously engineered, the OB.1 combines studio-quality, transparent analog optical compression with a Clean Boost designed to revolutionize your amplifier's character. Boasting an all-analog signal path featuring premium components, high-impedance input, and low-noise circuitry, the OB.1 finds its rightful place at the forefront of your signal chain, transforming your sound like never before.

Revitalize Your Amp, Unlock Its Potential

Unlock hidden dimensions within your low or medium gain amp with the OB.1. This pedal has the power to unshackle your amp's true character, allowing you to explore uncharted territories of sound. With over 20dB of gain-compensated compression and an integrated Clean Boost offering an extra 10dB of full-frequency, mid, or treble boost, the OB.1 is your key to unleashing a boutique amp designer's touch. It's time to reveal the monster within your amp and experience your music anew.

Clean Boost, Precision Performance

The OB.1 introduces a transformative Clean Boost with finely tuned EQ curves, breathing new life into your playing. Its meticulous design amplifies the high-end of your signal, allowing it to cut through the mix with clarity and power. Engage the mid or treble boost and witness the incredible tonal metamorphosis, whether you're delivering biting solos with humbuckers or fattening up single-coil pickups. Furthermore, the OB.1's optical compression enriches your performance by maintaining attack dynamics and enhancing sustain, all while preserving the subtleties of softer notes.


  • True Bypass (electromechanical relay switching)
  • Greater than 20dB of gain-compensated compression
  • Additional 10dB of full frequency, mid, or treble boost with Clean Boost engaged
  • Treble Boost Frequency: Shelf at about 1.5 kHz or 2kHz (switchable with internal DIP switches)
  • Mid Boost Frequency: Peak around 800 Hz or 1.1kHz (switchable with internal DIP switches)
  • High impedance TS mono input
  • Low impedance TS mono output
  • 9V battery included, compatible with standard 9V DC center negative power supply (20 mA current draw)
  • Strong and lightweight anodized orange aluminum chassis
  • Designed and built in the USA

Serial Number: S14-09258

 This pedal works nicely as intended and is in very good condition, exhibiting only very minor external wear as can be seen in photos. 

**This item is at Five Star Guitars on consignment. As a result, all sales are final**

*This item ships fully insured with signature required*

Type: Effects