I previously owned a cs3, which absolutely sucked. I bought a tone press hoping that I would learn to love the effect, but I just can't get into it. The tone press seems to remove some mid-high range and replace it with mid-low, which leads to a SOMEWHAT muffled tone, but still retains clarity. I have adjusted to internal trim pot to try different tonal variations, and completely clockwise retains the most mid-high range, but still has a noticeable effect on my tone. Also, I have tried the tone press both in front of and after my vht valvulator, but the tone change is still apparent. Is this inherent in all compressors? Maybe I am realizing that I don't actually like compressors, and the effect that they have on natural dynamics. I was looking for a subtle thickening effect, and this does it, but it changes my tone. I don't know about this one, anyone else feel where I am coming from with the distaste for dynamic change?