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OK, so the Love Squeeze doesn't squeeze enough - MXR?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Paul Conway, May 19, 2011.

  1. Paul Conway

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    I know the Dynacomp is that old standby for the 80's squished sound. My Love Squeeze doesn't get anywhere close. However, I note that MXR does at least four different ones.....what's the best bet?

    (As an aside, anyone know what the comps in the Line 6 M9 are like?)
     
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    duderanimous Monsterpiece Fuzz - Fuzz Master Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    nothing wrong at all with a good 'ol DynaComp, and they are cheap cheap cheap especially used
     
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    The MXR Super Comp is a Dyna Comp with an external attack knob. It's all you need.
     
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    duderanimous Monsterpiece Fuzz - Fuzz Master Extraordinaire Silver Supporting Member

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    I like just the regular old run of the mill DynaComp... works fine for me for that style of compressor. For optical compression I have the Diamond Compressor.
     
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    Any reason to go for the custom comp?
     
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    Yes. Whatever might be said of the standard-production Dynacomp and Super Comp, they don't sound like the DynaComp that was made in the 70s, which has a distinctive voice that has found its way onto a countless number of records.

    The Script-Logo handwired '76 Reissue DynaComp delivers this tone (with less noise than many of the originals), but it's fairly expensive and runs on batteries only.

    The Custom Comp is an excellent alternative to the Script-Logo reissue; it uses the same key parts and materially differs from the Script Reissue only in its additional features (such as an LED and AC jack) and its adjustability. You can easily adjust a couple of trim pots inside of it, which are designed for user-adjustment, and make the Custom Comp perform and sound just like the '76 reissue.

    For what it's worth, I have the custom comp and the '76 reissue, and a few other comps. I pretty much use the Custom Comp exclusively.

    For what they're worth, here are clips that feature the Script Dynacomp reissue:
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/DynaComp.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/DynaComp2.mp3

    And clips that feature the Custom Comp:

    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Birds.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Birdish.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/Jive.mp3
    http://www.inrerocknroll.com/tunes/The80s.mp3
     
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