Acoustic guitar solos - which compressor?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by gear007, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. gear007

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    I've used the boss cs3 for years and am looking to experiment. Suggestions please.
     
  2. bruclan

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    Keeley's 2-knob compressor.
     
  3. 62Tele

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    The best compressor for an acoustic (outside a studio) I've used to date is the Carl Martin. It's a pedal format, better than many rack units and very stage friendly. Most electric guitar compressors are going to add a fair bit of coloration - I didn't notice any with the CM.

    I'd like to try the Barber Tone Press - have a feeling this one could be a winner too for a simpler, effective live use kind of boost/compressor.
     
  4. Barnzy

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    I really love my Diamond compressor with my Taylor 414ce/fishman pickup setup....
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    Something warm and fat. LA2? Fairchild?

    just joking, unless you're looking to spend a lot.

    Keeley 2 knob is nice for acoustic - tons of squash and warm color.
     
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    Another vote for the Keeley here, though I always prefer the 4 knob. Same circuit, just with 2 internal trims moved outside.
     
  7. gear007

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    Glad this one got some replies. Thanks. I'm strongly considering the diamond and mad prof (which has not been mentioned yet). Keeley might be cool as well. Please keep suggestions coming.
     
  8. Jesus freak

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    Wampler and Barber have blend knobs, I like both of those.
     
  9. 62Tele

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    Yeah, the blend thing could be really nice with an acoustic. Key really.
     
  10. Fuzzgun91

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    Big Muff. Just sayin'!

    Just make sure the Sustain knob is max'd.
     
  11. The Verlaine

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    Orange squeeze, or appropriate clone thereof.
     
  12. luke_95

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    i was thinkin empress would be good, never used one myself though...
     
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    Empress very clean, very flexible. Haven't tried it with an acoustic yet, but I'd be surprised if it wasn't good.
     
  14. sleejay80

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    I'm also on a lookout for compressor for acoustic guitar.

    I was looking into the MXR Custom Comp,
    with its treble trim I thought that might be useful.

    What do you think?
    Also, how's the noise floor on this unit?
     

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