I'm finally gonna take the plunge and am gonna get rid of my whammy which I never use. I'm going to replace it with a compressor, and am thinking of either a diamond compressor or the retrosonic one. Both are high end but what I get from selling my whammy should cover it. I'm looking to use the comp for country-rock and funk type stuff. Who knows, if I like it enough I may use it all the time! I just got back from the studio and on one of the songs we're recording, I used a marshall ED-1 the engineer had lying around and was pretty happy with it. I don't know how it stacks up to other comps but it sounded good to me. You see where my knowledge of compressors lie, but I do want a high end one, one that is transparent, silent, and preferably uses 9VDC. The whammy is a big footprint, so I don't care much about size. What are the pros and cons of the diamond and retrosonic comps in relation to each other?