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Old 05-16-2013, 04:19 PM
jrcjoseph jrcjoseph is offline
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Xotic SP Compressor ! So many options from soft to hard compression, and a blend knob!
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Old 05-16-2013, 08:13 PM
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You don't need to spend too much - I recently bought a dubtronics Ross clone - discontinued Aussie boutique and it is a much nicer sounding pedal than the keeled I once owned. I paid $75AU for it. Honestly any well built Ross clone should do the trick.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:47 PM
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It's all about the Barber Tone Press. Blend Knob
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:56 PM
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I used the MXR Custom Comp for years as an always-on, or almost always on, and I would rate it as solidly "ok". It does it's job well and is versatile with the internal trim pots. Thing I don't like is that it colors tone pretty heavily to my ears. It's not a terrible coloring, but is very noticable and I'd prefer not to have it so it's getting sold. I'm thinking a comp with a blend knob like the Xotic SP would do wonders for minimizing the coloring effect.
The MXR Custom Compressor has only been out for about a year and a half.
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Old 05-17-2013, 01:09 AM
JasonElGato JasonElGato is offline
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The MXR Custom Compressor has only been out for about a year and a half.

Good BS call on me, bro! If I got it when it first came out I'm only a few months shy of 2 years which um, qualifies for "years" technically right?

But anyways, exaggerated misrepresentations of time aside, my statement stands. It is good but not great. What is your opinion of it, may I ask?
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Old 05-17-2013, 02:38 AM
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Hi Jason,

Not putting you down, the way you phrased that made it sound like it had been on your board for a real long time, no big deal, sorry. Personally, I had one for about a year, and I really liked it, it was quiet on my rig and I liked the country flavored compression, had tried the MXR 76 Reissue Dynacomp first, but it was real noisey on my rig. I like The Wampler Ego Compressor the best, you can boost or compress with it, it is very well made and sounds great. I could not afford to keep both, so I sold the Custom Comp.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:39 AM
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Hi Jason,

Not putting you down, the way you phrased that made it sound like it had been on your board for a real long time, no big deal, sorry. Personally, I had one for about a year, and I really liked it, it was quiet on my rig and I liked the country flavored compression, had tried the MXR 76 Reissue Dynacomp first, but it was real noisey on my rig. I like The Wampler Ego Compressor the best, you can boost or compress with it, it is very well made and sounds great. I could not afford to keep both, so I sold the Custom Comp.
No that's cool, honestly it seems like I've had it forever. I think mainly due to gigging a lot and it was one of the first pedals I got when I was building my pedalboard. Lots of gigs and a zillion pedals later, and it feels like I've had the thing for an eternity.

I do think it can do some things really well. Just wasn't for me either, in the end!
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