For any of you that were looking for a good compressor unit for your guitar rig, I just finished off the "5-knob compressor" kit from the "build your own clone" people. This unit is not, strictly speaking, a clone of anything. The basis for the unit is the old Ross/Dynacomp circuit that is time-tested as one of the greats, but it has a few different bells and whistles that take it completely out of that league. The unit has a "blend" knob, which lets you mix the "wet" and "dry" signals, a big bonus on a compressor, as it lets you dial in your straight guitar sound. You still get the attack and punch of the guitar, but as the note fades out, the compressed signal takes over and fills in seamlessly. There is also a "tone" knob which affects the compressed signal, also very useful, and a "level" knob which lets you dial in the level of the compressed signal. I've been told the "blend" control is somewhat remeniscent of the Barber Tone Press, I can't say that for sure, not having played one, but this feature alone is the most useful thing I've ever seen on a stompbox compressor. The kit runs about $100 shipped in the US, and takes a couple hours to put together. You want to be very careful while assembling it, but you can't find anything for that price that will enhance your sound like this thing. Anyway, just thought y'all might be interested. I don't work with them or anything, I just like to pass along recommendations that I deem worth the $$$. Actually, if this thing ran $200 or more, it would still be well worth it. rooster.