every once in a while I grab a compressor and think "sweet sound" and then the noise just turns me away. Ha. All the best sounding compressors Ive had and used (no more than couple hours because of this) were also the noisiest. Comps have never stayed on a board more than a few days. I've tried many and then realize they're not for me. Grabbed this Diamond bass comp. I already knew it was noisy even through an awesome bass rig but just wanted to try it through the electric rig. Again, awesome tone sweetener. Makes every pup setting in the tele sound a little extra rich and beefy (not more gainy). But not even worth the noise. bahumbug.