Best compressor for $100

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  1. rschultz13

    rschultz13 Supporting Member

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    Sure there are a lot of great compressors out there: Empress and Ego are two that are highly regarded. But I can't afford either. So what's the best compressor in the $100 range?
     
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    Visual Sound comp 66, if your trying to stay at $100 an not go over a little, if you go over, then a SP comp from xotic might be a good choice as well.

    Diamond's comp is pretty highly regarded as well, Mooer has a clone of that circuit in their yellow comp, they go for around $90, so that might be a good choice as well.
     
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    Monoprice Compressor.
     
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    the clips of this one sound like distortion not compression, not enough headroom
     
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    Barber tone press
     
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    Have you tried one?
     
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    You can find a used Boss CS-3 for well under 100 and they are great!
     
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    I always have my DOD Milkbox on.

    pretty sure you can find one for under $100
     
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    Used CMATMODS Deluxe Comp.
     
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    It depends on what type of compressor your looking for
     
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    the Fairfield Accountant can be found used for right around a hundred.
     
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    For gentle "always on" compression - Mooer yellow comp or Joyo Dynamic Compressor (green one with the scorpion on it)

    For squish/quack - MXR Dyna Comp
     
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    I bought a new Boss CS-3 at Best Buy, for $80 plus tax.

    I bought a new BBE Benchpress for $40 on ebay.
    And I got a used MXR Super Comp on ebay for $45.
     
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    The monoprice comp mentioned earlier (hat tip, ramonovrki) is almost certainly a rebadged Mooer Yellow at something like $35 shipped. Easily the best compressor bang for the buck, nice comp at any price, really.

    Another one is The Biyang compress X - a quiet Dynacomp clone with good components and construction for less than $50.

    Not a lot that competes with either of the above in the $50-$100 retail range, IMO. Maybe a CS3 or an orange squeezer type (bbe orange squash is great if you can find one) if one likes those flavors.

    A used SP should be around $100, that's best in show $100-$150.

    Unless you need a lot of squish or don't have any other good places to put that cash, I'd go monoprice and not look back for awhile.

    All of the above IMO of course.
     
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    MXR Dyna Comp is the classic here, well within that price range.

    Outside of that, I picked up a Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone not too long ago and I'm enjoying it so far. Does great compression, and can add tons of sustain. With the blend knob down I'm getting a lot of what I like out of a compressor without it being overbearing. I picked it up for $90 used, by the way.
     
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    Just checked back on Lumpy's site the other day and he just released his Comp based on the Orange Squeezer,

    it's at an intro price of $109 i'm even considering one myself despite not needing a compressor
     
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    Not true. I own the Monoprice compressor.
     

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