I have a Barber Tone Press, Analogman BiComp, and a Keeley Comp. The BiComp and Keeley are both Ross clones and the Barber sounds and behaves like a Ross with a 'Blend' control. I really like the Keeley and the BiComp with most of my guitars...but the higher output guitars pose a problem. My problem is that even when the Sustain (compression) control is at the minimum, the comp still squashes too much, especially if your pickups are any hotter than 'PAF' output. IMO/IME, the 'Blend' control on the Barber doesn't really work that well to help this; all you're doing is 'dialing out' the comp. By the time the 'squash' is gone, you've dialed the comp out anyway (might as well just turn it off). So I'm looking for a compressor that doesn't have this problem. I'm considering the Diamond but wanted to ask for some opinions first. Any help appreciated. PS - it's not an 'Attack' control problem or a trimpot problem. It's just the way Ross comps work (Dynacomps too).