Analogman Bi-Comp, yes or no?

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  1. parkhill

    parkhill Member

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    My name is finally up on the Analogman BiComp waiting list!

    Should I take the plunge? I have a Keeley 2 knob compressor I really like. I would probably have to let it go if I was going to keep the Analogman. The bi-comp isn't cheap but my past experience with other Analogman pedals tells me it might be worth it. Thoughts?
     
  2. thegreatma3

    thegreatma3 Member

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    how long is the wait?
     
  3. DK207

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    Get it. You won't regret it. And if for some odd reason it doesn't do it for you, shouldn't be a problem to sell for what you paid.
     
  4. Jesus freak

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    If I had the $ I would get it.
     
  5. parkhill

    parkhill Member

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    Just over a year. I got on the list in January 2011.

    The waiting list is for the big box version that has the attack control on the outside. You can buy the smaller box bicomp any time. The difference is that the small box version has the attack knob on the inside and the footswitches are closer together. Too close for my liking.

    Thanks for the thoughts so far.
     
  6. Whiskey N Beans

    Whiskey N Beans Supporting Member

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    Yes. Get it. Perfect Ross. Perfect OS style comp. both in one box, no question. AM sound and build is unquestionable too. My juicer is going nowhere.
     
  7. Jim S

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    I never had a Keely but the AM BiComp is a hoot. I prefer the small to the large; I found I didn't use the attack knob that much.
     
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    :agree

    I set the attack at 2:00 and haven't moved it since
     
  9. shayneallen

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    An emphatic yes.... I've owned and sold 2 Keeleys, a 2 and 4 knob.... and currently have both big and small box bi-comps. Nothing against the keeley build wise, but I far prefer the Analogman sonically. Such a great versatile box... absolute top of the heap, and as most everyone knows Mike is as good as it gets.
     
  10. JustMike

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    Best compressor I ever had. The Juicer side just stays on all the time for me. It just makes everything I play kind of sparkly and snappy. I have the small box version, never had to mess with the attack.

    One thing I really like about the small version is that the switches are close enough together that I can hit them both at once with one stomp very easily. Since the Juicer is always on, this makes it easy to switch to the Ross side.
     
  11. durbanpoison

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    Overall, a very sweet pedal. Love the Juicer side, the Ross side, uh, not so much...YMMV.
     
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    Best compressor I've ever own, go for it!
     
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    Has anyone compared the Bi-Comp to the Empress and kept the BiComp? I have wanted the BiComp forever, but having now played the Empress I'm wondering if I'll miss the blend knob and some of the other features.
     
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    The Keeley is a bit quieter but the range on the attack knob is much nicer on the AM. Other than that I find them to sound very similar. Had a Bi Comp for around 6 months and wound up using the OS side 99% of the time. Much sweeter sounding compressor than the Ross type, IMO. If I were to decide that I needed a comp with more noticeable squish again, I'd probably just grab a Juicer and be done with it.

    Yes, strongly preferred the Empress, though I'm more into compression just to polish my tone a bit and even out the peaks rather than make the attack pop or anything like that. I also don't like how dark Ross type comps are.
     
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  18. Fenderesq

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    I love this pedal, the OS absolutely nails the early dire straits tone.

    The only thing I would say about it is what I say about all compressors, to my ears they sounds 100x better with single coils than with humbuckers.
     
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    Is there an option for the 2 footswitches to be A/B? I don't think I'll ever use both at the same time
     
  20. Zexcoil

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    Yes.

    I've got the small.
     

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