• New Sponsor: ShipNerd, Ship Your Gear with Us... for less! Click Here.

Compressors under $150 -- BYOC 5-Knob?

Dawg76

Silver Supporting Member
Messages
2,449
Not a pedal junkie as I only use OD and delay currently. Play mostly classic/southern rock; humbuckers. Looking for a good true-bypass compressor pedal under $150. No hiss wanted.:nono

BYOC 5-knob
Barber Tone Press
BBE Orange Squash
?


Thanks -
 

monkmiles

Jazz/Funk/Rawk/Groove
Silver Supporting Member
Messages
5,164
Check out the few offered by CMATMODs. I have his Deluxe Compressor which is a Ross clone but with 4 knobs. Sometimes he lists his pedals on ebay at slightly lower prices too.
 

bulbasaur_85

Member
Messages
2,207
used Keeley Comp perhaps? I've heard good things about the new script logo Dynacomp reissues too - a few dollars over your price range.
 

blackba

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
11,912
Check out this site. Mainly with a bass interest, but good to know on guitar. http://www.ovnilab.com/reviews/toppicks.shtml

I really like my tone press, but I do find it a bit noisy. I just got a Diamond Bass Comp and that pedal is really quiet compared to the Tone Press.

I think a BBE optostomp,might be your best bet.
 

keto

Member
Messages
660
Marshall ED-1 is a very good low cost solution. Tweakable EQ, I have to run mine around 11 o'clock to get a balanced sound, can be set quite bright if desired. Quiet and quite transparent at low gain/compression settings. Should be able to find one well under $100.
 

phusana

Member
Messages
949
Check out the BYOC forum, you can sometimes find one there from a builder. I found my 5-knob BYOC compressor on ebay for $95 earlier this year. Great compressor, no hiss, very versatile with the wet/dry blend knob.
 

zosozep7

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
8,053
Check out the few offered by CMATMODs. I have his Deluxe Compressor which is a Ross clone but with 4 knobs. Sometimes he lists his pedals on ebay at slightly lower prices too.
+1 on that! Definetely a nice compressor. I see them used on evilbay for good prices.
 

jdolll

Member
Messages
1,082
It's pretty difficult on the scale of byoc builds but semi decent soldering skills and a solid ability to follow directions and it's
doable. I love mine the addition of the blend knob makes it an almost always on pedal for me. Doesn't sound compressed bit adds sustain and note seperation. It can do as much as any Ross gray clone out there it's just got a bunch more features. Don't be afraid of the build. If you can solder your golden.
 




Trending Topics

Top Bottom