MR. NUTCRACKER’s wide gain/volume range, coupled with the well balanced optical compressor makes it the ultimate tool for musicians with creative power, higher demands & not frightened of fresh news!


When you think any kind of compression sucks, turn down MR. NUTCRACKER’S COMP control to get it out of the way and use this pedal as a dynamic booster, enhancer, overdrive(r)! Most likely, though, you will soon recognise yourself turning that control up again as you suddenly started to like compression. Wow, what happened there?

MR. NUTCRACKER takes guitar & bass compression to a whole new level! And as you’re annoyed, since long ago, with the noise levels related to compressors you simply skipped them all!? Well, times have changed—this is a NUTCRACKER!


Even though MR. NUTCRACKER sounds great by itself, for example if you need to tune your levels or/and dynamics—it also works very well to tailor the overdrive in amps designed to accept higher input signals, like the legendary Marshall 2203/2204/JCM800 and its kinsfolk…


MR. NUTCRACKER also matches perfect with any other Himmelstrutz pedal—stacked in whatever order you prefer. Isn’t this very noisy? No, it’s surprisingly quiet, almost too quiet (to be possible)!

Mr. Nutcracker “Hot Shot Model” 2016


All original and handmade Himmelstrutz Elektro Art design.

  • Optical compressor—approx. 10ms attack/100ms release—indicated with a minimal green or orange LED. With COMP control set to zero the compressor is eliminated/terminated
  • Power Consumption: 9 V DC/1-3 mA (= rich battery life). Battery included.
  • AC Adapter (Optional): 5-18 V DC, center-pin negative (Straight plug, BOSS Standard connection, regulated power supply)
  • Dimensions (L/W/H): 111,6/61,6/50,0 mm (4,37/2,4/1,9 In)
  • Weight: 450 grams/0,99 lbs—heavy!
  • Colour, finish: May vary depending on season and reason. April 2012 until further: Stockholm White (RAL 9010) with grey/silver print








1 x 9 volts battery (6LR61)

1 x printed Owner’s Manual

1 x Warranty: The Himmelstrutz Elektro Art products includes a 1 year limited materials- and factory warranty (from delivery date). The warranty does not include batteries and consumables. Product service is free of charge during the warranty time. The warranty does not include errors due to product modifications, internal adjustments, disassembly, negligence/violence, incorrect power supply usage/incorrect connections or thunder. Shipping costs in non warranty cases is on the buyer.


NON EU 215 $ USD

EU 229 EUR

No Swedish VAT inclusive

Swedish VAT inclusive



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