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JFL Audio Frank Lacy Lucas CL F5 Tube Compressor Limiter Dennis Herring #49386

Availability: In stock



WORKING CONDITION:  Excellent- Works like new, can be subtle on lower ratios, gets more noticeable with higher GR/ ratio.

 Excellent - This compressor comes from the personal studio of renowned music producer Dennis Herring. There are some minor scuffs and dings around the device. However, each knob and switch is intact and ready for action. Overall, the physical condition is excellent. 




FUNCTION: Compressor Limiter 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This listing is for a JFL Audio Frank Lacy Lucas CL F5 Compressor Limiter owned by Dennis Herring. 

"Tube limiter, big and fat, wonderful! Great on guitars, bass...Think "The UA175-B that I've always wished existed!” -Dennis Herring

Frank Lacy, an electrical engineer and tech from Mississippi, was renowned in the recording industry for his custom-built recording gear. He worked closely with notable producers such as Terry Manning and Dennis Herring, designing and building one-of-a-kind gear under the names Lucas (named after Manning's son) and JFL Audio. Lacy's expertise was in taking existing classic designs as those from Pultec, Universal Audio, SSL, and Quad Eight, and improving upon them. He could also be counted on to come up with unique one-off designs based on specific requests from his clients.

Lacy's boutique electronics were highly sought after by recording engineers and studios, but only a select few, like Manning and Herring, had the opportunity to acquire them. Despite his considerable talent, Lacy produced a limited number of custom electronics that ended up becoming an integral part of shaping the sound of numerous albums.

Now, a treasure trove of Frank Lacy gear owned by Dennis Herring is available for purchase, providing a rare opportunity for audio enthusiasts to acquire this highly coveted "Unobtainium" before it disappears back into studios worldwide.


  • Serial #CL026


  • 1/4" TS - XLR Male Cable 
  • 1/4" TS - XLR Female Cable 
  • IEC Power Cable 


UNPACKAGED DIMENSIONS: 19" x 4.25" x 11.25"

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