+1 on the Tone Pressryanspeer said:The Keeley also chops off some treble and has no ability to be mild or subtle. Those are the two biggest things working against it. Otherwise, I'm sure it's fantastic.
That being said, the Tone-Press can't be beat in my opinion. The blend knob is superb, the clarity and purity of the original signal is fantastic, and those cruddy attack issues with the Keeley are a thing of the past. Heck, there's even a pot inside to adjust the overall color of the comp to give it a bright clean tone that lets the treble of your orignal signal come through, or to give it a more "vintage" type tone similar to that of the Ross clones (I'm assuming).
I agree, the BJF Comp surpassed all expectations, much better than both the Keeley & HBE comps I tried previously.PlexiBreath said:My favorite is the BJF Pale Green Compressor, very natural and warm tone. Recently I got a Keeley for that typical pinched tone, and it does it so well, it's a damn cool compressor. But for most applications, the Pale Green is still my favorite. I tried a bunch of others that just weren't my cup of tea, but I would say the Pale Green and the Keeley would both qualify as "must haves". The Pale Green is more subtle and tasty, the Keeley is over the top in a good way.
Well I wouldn't say the PGC is better than the Keeley any more than yellow is better than orange, it's just what ever color suits the application. For me the PGC is a color I use more often. If I were doing more Country Western I might prefer the Keeley.Teahead said:I agree, the BJF Comp surpassed all expectations, much better than both the Keeley & HBE comps I tried previously.