Guyatone ST-2 Compression/Sustainer

Single-Effect Pedal

Made by Guyatone

Description Sustain/Compressor pedal with tone and sustain knobs. 9V battery op'd or use with adapter.
Posted By Steve Cass (14763)
Directory Equipment: Effects
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Overall Rating: 3.0 (of 5)
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On 6/24/2002, Steve Cass (14763) posted:
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I tried this unit after reading reviews, but I still wasn't happy with it after all. This unit would be better for my purposes if it offered pick squash-type compressor/limiter. I'm sending this unit back.
Model Year: 2002
Price: $69.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicians Friend
I just tried out a Guyatone ST-2, and I wasn't impressed. It's not a piece of crap, by any means, but I think it's a bit noisy. The compression/sustain is pretty good, though. It's just that you can't crank up the tone or the sustain knobs much past 9 o'clock without introducing noise. No squash-type limiting/compressing available on this one.
Sound Quality:
I was playing this through a Les Paul, into the ST2 and on to a Trace Elliot C50 Twin Speed tube amp. I usually play rock styles ranging from mild overdrive to classic rock distortion. Although I could seem to find a tone that mimicks the set-up minus the pedal, it was a very narrow range. Like I said above, I think it's a bit noisy, although I admit to being picky and I record alot. I think this pedal would be more suited to metal styles.
Ease of Use:
It's easy to figure out. Two knobs, Tone and Sustain.
Very heavy duty construction. It's got a smaller footprint than the normal rectangle little box, which I liked.