Compressor for Les Paul and Tele.

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  1. 52ftbuddha

    52ftbuddha Member

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    Well the time has come to let the Dyna Comp go. I have switched from Tele to Les Paul and Tele and the Dyna is just unusable with the Les Paul. I have read most of the reviews of the tone press and the diamond, but I have tried neither as my location makes it difficult. I am looking for a compressor that will allow me to compress the Les Paul for chorded rhythm work and still use it to squash the Tele for chicken picking. Ease of repeatable set up would be a plus. Thanks for any advice you can give.
    Rob
     
  2. suhr_rodney

    suhr_rodney Supporting Member

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    I'm very pleased with my Keeley. I've found it to be very musical and have a relatively low noise floor. Below 9:00 it's pretty transparent and above noon chicken pickers will love the squash IMHO. I have not tried the Diamond or Barber.
     
  3. Moe45673

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    The Diamond will NOT do squash. I have serial# 137, and I hear after 200 they changed the pot to allow more squash at higher settings, but it is still an optical comp.

    You may want to go for the Tone Press, though I once heard from someone it too wasn't able to achieve maximum squash?
     
  4. RGB

    RGB Supporting Member

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    Take a look at the Carl Martin. Very happy with mine!
     
  5. GuitarNorton

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    Tone Press does do squish, you just have to set it up right. Very versatile copressor that does work with humbuckers.
     
  6. Fixxxer

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    I have the analogman Bi comp and use it with my Tele, and Pauls. Although I must admit, I tried the Diamond and I think I've got the fevaaar..... the fevaaar for more diamond......

    i have no idea how the diamond sounds with a Paul, anyone have an opinion?
     
  7. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Not the Diamond for sure very transparent no squish.
    Check with Chad at CMATMODS he just came out with a new Comp which I believe might suit your needs.
     
  8. Upgrade

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    Four Knob Keeley will do the trick!!
     
  9. enickma

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    +1 for the Tone Press

    I mainly use a Les Paul, and a strat some too. All about the blend knob
     
  10. 58lespaulman

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    Love the Diamond with Les Paul.
     
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    I use my JangleBox with everything, and that includes Pauls and Teles. The three-voice flexibility lets you find the right tone for each guitar.
     
  12. johnnySRZ

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    I play a tele and a Les and I've pretty much given up using my Keeley comp (2 knob) with my Les. The two just don't get along. It's sounds amazing w/ the tele though.
     
  13. yesteryear

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    Im a comp lover and my Maxon doesn't keep up with my Les Paul either. Awesome with my Tele with Fralins. Its all about the pick attack. In a of ways I don't think a Les Paul needs a comp due to the nature of its softer pick attack but I would at least like to hear a comp that works well with a Les Paul. I NEED A TONE PRESS SO BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If I wasn't going on vacation soon I would order right now. Maybe when I get back.... or maybe now?
     
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    I really like my Squeeze Factor and CompROSSor... covers my basic vintage compression bases, two stomps. BiComp would be cool, unless you need the two compressor sounds in different places.
     
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    do you guys think a PGC will work with Pauls?
     
  17. Moe45673

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    I use the Diamond with my Les Paul. Awesome lil pedal
     
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    I use the Diamond with my Les Pauls and it's the only one that I've tried that can do this. I sold both Keeley comps that I used to own.
     

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