#1
I've heard of people modding amps using small flashlight or car accessory light bulbs as attenuators because they provide resistance. Apparently they also work as compressors because the filament's resistance increases with voltage. Would it be feasible to take the same concept and turn it into a compressor pedal, combining the light bulb with a preamp circuit to counteract the attenuator properties?
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Would it be feasible to take the same concept and turn it into a compressor pedal, combining the light bulb with a preamp circuit to counteract the attenuator properties?
Yes.

But ...

1 - You need a small bulb and enough power to heat it. A 180 Ω resistor in series with a 6.3 v grain of wheat bulb would probably work if driven by a LM386 op amp.

2 - The amount of compression is modest. This won't be at all like using a compression pedal
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