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Aguilar TLC Compressor & The Octamizer – bass effect pedals review in TopGuitar magazine

TopGuitar is proud to inform, that the September issue of the magazine features a review of Aguilar TLC Compressor and The Octamizer bass effect pedals. The products were delivered for review by Aguilar distributor in Poland, Audiostacja.

Below are some excerpts from a review by gear department editor Maciek Warda:

“Both pedals are armored like a tank – the housing is made of thick metal sheet and pretty heavy considering the overall size.”

“Aguilar TLC Compressor makes an impression of studio-grade gear, because even with the parameters set at maximum values, it does not caricature the sound. Thanks to TLC you can hear when you put your heart into playing, you can feel the emotions while keeping the dynamics under control.”

“When it comes to the sound of Aguilar The Octamizer, with the knob called Octave Filter you can travel between natural and organic clean tones, and synth-like, thick, tube-resembling distortion. Manipulating all four knobs of the effect, you can make real magic happen.”

The latest issue of TopGuitar magazine is available across Poland in Empik and Ruch press retail networks, in the online store (, and as mobile version for tablets and smartphones using iOS ( or Android ( operating systems.

Aguilar TLC Compressor The Octamizer


Published since 2005 as a printed magazine, TopGuitar is a magazine of opinion for professional and amateur musicians. Since 2020 on a digital platform. Contain reviews of various guitar-related musical gear, interviews and original articles on world’s most popular artists, music reviews, event reports, guitar workshops and tips, the latest products and artist news. The Editor-in-Chief is Dr. Dariusz Domanski, a guitarist and academic teacher, doctor of musical arts.