FX Engineering Tumbleweed (Mirage) Compressor

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  1. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    Great unit. Quiet. With the compression set low and volume high, it is very neutral sounding. Turn the comp up and it adds a nice chime to the top end. I have the Tumbleweed version which Montez told me is similar to the Mirage but uses an optical component to control the attack time.

    Basically, this compresor does not alter attack in any way I notice. Even with the comp turned high, you pluck a note and the attack is unaffected...then the compression comes on and you get nice even sustain.

    I don't know how well clips can illustrate this, but I will try this weekend.

    I've tried a number of comps, this has been the only one I've liked as much as the BJF Pine Green Comp.

    Nice finish too.

    The special edition tumble weeds are gone, but he is working on getting the standard version available to dealers soon. I want to try out the regular Mirage comp as well.

    I should have listen to Stu at Fatsound years ago when he recommended these to me.

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    Hi Lou...yep...the tone gets brighter and thinner...but the real giveaway is the click of the switch;)

    which guitar is that?

    Chow,
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    Les Paul.

    The question is, for every 2 passages, which one has it on and which has it off? ;)
     
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    I would venture to say that the 2nd passage is on...

    Chow,
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    I think it's time to put down the guitar and pick up that carpet.:)
    B.
     
  7. lv

    lv Supporting Member

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    you don't like my oriental rug?

    do you any any idea how much it cost?















    $39 at wal-mart :D
     
  8. BillyK

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    Hey Lou,
    Any distortion artifacts with the Tumbleweed? Try a harmonically rich chord like a Cmaj7 for instance, up the neck. Strum the chord at a medium speed digging in a little bit. Any clipping?
     
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    I just got the Mirage a few days ago, and I love it so far. It really makes clean sounds with my Les Paul usable. I actually want to play clean, and when I don't it really helps fill out the sound when I add overdrive or fuzz. Works great as a sustainer, tone enhancer, and even a clean boost.
     
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    I had to turn the internal gain down to the minimum. Now it will only do it if I snap the strings against the fingerboard.
     
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    Well that changes everything!
    Please accept my apologies ;)
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