Squishy Octopus compressor kit

Item number: 1371

Category: Modulation, Dynamic


starting from 28,00 €

Final price incl. VAT, plus shipping (mitttel)


Shipping time: 3-7 Working days


The Squishy Octopus compressor is based on the classic "280". It gives you a "can't tell when it's on but miss it when it's gone" compression as well as some more cpmression.

This kit contains the pcb and all necessary parts. You can choose an enclosure, please select 2 knobs for 6,3mm shaft separately.
Here is a list with the parts in the kit: Bill of materials

This project is by GuitarPCB.com, in cooperation with Musikding. If you have any problem with the content of the kits like missing or wrong parts, please contact Musikding (Klaus). For any technical problem relating to building this project, please contact Barry at GuitarPCB.com forum.

You get full technical support at the GuitarPCB.com forum, membership is free of course:
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Here is the direct link to the building docs, including layout and schematic:
Build documentation

Instrument: Guitar Bass
Effect-Type: Compressor

Video Demo

Ratings (4)

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Total entries: 3
4 from 5 Good for beginners!

First I want to say I only gave 4 stars because I had very little trouble with instructions as they were for V1.0 and the item shipped was V1.1 BUT problems were the sort of like two components hadnt been marked in component list and therefore it was troublesome to figure out their values and respective places in the PCB.

However the PCB was really well made and I chose to insert the components in slots that seemed to fit them and after finishing the build for my surprise everything worked! So really nothing major but cant give 5star rating because of the instructions...

All in all as this was my first ever build and I think this is very good for beginners. It took me roughly seven hours from start to finish so its a days job in this sense...

musikding.de service was great. Thank you!

., 07.10.2016
5 from 5 Amazing quality

This product is very easy to build and offers really outstanding quality compression. Its far from the effect type compression found in FET comps like 1176 and VCA comps like those made by SSL. It offers a natural compression and has great signal integrity. Recommended.

., 24.07.2017
4 from 5 Almost a smooth build

The build went smooth up until the octocoupler witch I mounted wrong and the pedal kind of buzzed when I strummed hard, but I eventually figured it out and fixed it. The effect itself is nice, kind of bright (they say it feels that way because of all freq boosting) it has some squash but not like a boss cs3 kind of squash if you push it. Overall I like it and you can tell on single notes when its on but the others wont be able to tell. I think its a good buy and you cand use it as a booster as well (cranking the volume will boost you signal considerably).

., 02.08.2022
Total entries: 3

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