Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by ZJD, Jun 7, 2006.
[FONT="]Whats the biggest difference? Any drawbacks to either? Thanks. [/FONT]
I've been looking/reviewing comps for a few weeks now. These are the exact two choices I'm down to. Hell, I can't decide. Might by both and send one back. That's all I can think to do.
[FONT="]Yeah it's a little hard for me to decide too because there's rave reviews of the Tone Press on HC forums and then I come over here and it's all about the Diamond Comps...[/FONT]
I have a tone press and the only thing that i could find wrong with it is that it dosen't really have that much squish if your really into chickin pickin or something like that its probably not the compressor for you. Its great for just taking the edge off and evening out the volume a little but..very subtle if thats what your looking for its great...sorry but i dont know anything about the dimond
really, dingdong? I have the diamond and the only reason I had gas for a tone press was cos the diamond is really subtle and I assumed the tone press could squash my tone like a fat woman sitting on a sandwich.
Learn something new everyday.
If you want a lot of squish try a Keeley.
I'm a huge fan of the Diamond. I'd gone thru quite a few to arrive at the Diamond and be happy.
But then I got the BJF Compressor...! It is unbelievably good.
Looks great Dave. :AOK
My fave is the HBE CPR Compressor Retro.
I dig the Tone Press. It's all about the blend knob
Is the Tone Press an opto-style comp like the Diamond and Demeter?
The Barber Tone Press does have squish if you set it up correctly. There is a color control located inside that adjusts from a open snappy tone to a squishy tone. With the color turned all the way down, to give you squish, the blend knob all the way up, to give all compressed signal, and the sustain knob up to taste, you have a warm squishy compressor.
The Tone Press is no one trick pony. Can do everything from clean boost, to transparent, chicken picken, to Vintage.
I posted a thread on the control functions and settings here http://tpngear.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=617 I think some people don't understand the function of the internal color adjustment and the Blend knob.
I'm sure the Diamond is a good pedal too but I have no experience with it.
The diamond is an Optical style compressor (more of an effect) that you notice when it's turned off. The Barber is a Ross style compressor (Think Nashville type compression)with a cool twist, it won't mess with the attack unless you want it too, and the blend knob allows you to blend the original signal with the compressed.
Thanks for the clarification...
Fat Sounds Guitar sold me on the FX Engineering Mirage Compressor. Anyone else tried one?
Nope, but i do love Fat Sound (in Cary, right?)
So Moe, do you not like the Diamond Comp? What serial # do you have. I emailed Diamond and they told me anything in the #200 + range would have the new Comp pot which would allow for a little more squash/squish.
I guess I'm gonna end up buying both and sending one back.
really, eh? I have serial #137. Don't get me wrong, I love the Diamond (it's never off), but there are times I would like squish. If I had to, I'd get a second compressor to use for squash, the Diamond ain't goin anywhere!
I've tried a few and I settled on the Barber, I like it's parrallel cicuit and blend ability. I bought mine used at a local dealer and came to find out it was a High Output model, Dave said that he built around 20 of these and I really like it. Great squish, bloom and even pedal steele swells are posible, Great pedal!