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POLL -$99 (tops) Compressor

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by RL in Fla, Mar 15, 2006.

POLL -$99 (tops) Compressor

Poll closed Dec 31, 1969.
  1. Boss CS-3

    7 vote(s)
    21.2%
  2. Danelectro DJ-9 Surf & Turf

    1 vote(s)
    3.0%
  3. Guyatone ST-2

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. MXR M-102 Dyna Comp

    6 vote(s)
    18.2%
  5. MXR M-132 Super Comp

    4 vote(s)
    12.1%
  6. OTHER - (new under $99)

    15 vote(s)
    45.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. RL in Fla

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  3. RL in Fla

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    "Bild yer own" works too , but hard to get a handle on it since there are a bazillion sites out there , and the numbers make more sense on "storebought".

    I'm no stranger to a soldering iron though , my Weller station is a '74 model (on element # 4 or 5 I think ) ;)
     
  4. Moe45673

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    I voted for the CS-3. Horrible compressor

    Buy one off ebay and do monte allums mod to it, though, and you've got an amazing compressor for under 100 bucks.
     
  5. gururyan

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    Just build a Ross/MXR clone from BYOC.

    This kit lets you build it to Ross OR MXR specs.

    Build it yourself for $75, or pre-built for $129.

    Inside:
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  6. mischultz

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    BYOC or a used Maxon CP101 - there are plenty of them running around and it's just a darned pleasant little box.

    Michael
     
  7. BmoreTele

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    I think all the ones on your list are crap. But if they are good enough for you, save some money and just get an Arion SCO for $25.
     
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    How about a Marshall ED-1? I paid about $60 CDN for mine.
     
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    If you wanted it to MXR specs, why wouldn't you just buy an MXR prebuilt for ~$70
     
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    The new Line6 Constrictor can be had new for under $100 on eBay. It has 3 different pedal models - 70s, 80s, and 90s opto. If it's as good as their Verbzilla and Echo Park (I have both), it should be very good. I'll probably get one next week.
     
  11. subversivepinko

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    I was waiting for someone to suggest that. Worth checking out.

    BTW, $99 is a perfectly generous budget for a compressor.
     
  12. gururyan

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    Because those are MXR specs, not Jim Dunlop "MXR" specs.
     
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    I'd search for a Barber Tone Press. I got my first one for $105 shipped. I now use a Keeley, but that is about $50 over your limit. Seriously though, the Tone Press is a great and very versatile comp.
     
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    Marshall ED-1 or find a used Boss CS-2
     
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    yeah, I'll +1 the marshall ED-1
     
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    how about this one

    http://www.cmatmods.com/EFFECTS/EFFECTS.htm#Ross_Clone

    i've heard good things about it no personal experience except for years playing ross clones in general

    you could buy the byoc prebuilt for a reasonable price

    or anything used (people get desperate in the emporium sometimes)
     
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    I think it depends on what you want it to do. If you want to hear the squish and/or going for country sound, then I hear Ross valiants are the way to go. On the other hand, if you're looking for a comp that's transparent, then I suggest CS-3 with Monte Allums Opto Mod. I just did it, and for subtle to moderate compression it's very transparent. I am amazed that even when I choose to compress the attack, the result still sound uncompressed (meaning -- the attack doesn't sound squished, though the volume-wise it gets even/compressed)

    ari
     
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    Of the ones you'ver got posted the ST-2 works OK.

    I'd recommend a Marshall ED-1. You might also find a used orange squeezer clone. I paid around $60 for a barely used mcSqueeze a while back.
     
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    I've got an ED-1 in excellent condition that I'll sell for $65 shipped. It really is a great sounding comp, I just never use it with my rig.

    pauldig at comcast dot net
     

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