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which compressor?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by earache33, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. earache33

    earache33 Member

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    lookiong for a good compressor in the 150 range? any suggestions?
    are they very necessary?
     
  2. david henman

    david henman Member

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    ...only you can decide if a compressor is necessary.

    i have a barber tone press. now that i have it on my board, it is definitely "necessary"!

    and highly recommended.:AOK

    -dh
     
  3. Moe45673

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    Diamond Comp is in that area, if you want an optical type comp
     
  4. Dana Olsen

    Dana Olsen Gold Supporting Member

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    CMATMODS does soem good work in the "used and modded" category in that price range - it's http://www.CMATMODS.com

    I use a Pine Green Comp by BJF. It's like $285, and sounds so good I can't imagine ever going back. (Unsolicited testimonial - GRIN)

    Dana O.
     
  5. iggs

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    +1 on the Diamond Compressor
     
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  7. earache33

    earache33 Member

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    thanks doods,

    you go compressor before Tim?
     
  8. mcormier

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    that isnt my signal chain, those are just my pedals, they arent in that particular order.
     
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    Droptop Supporting Member

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    Anyone tried out the Jangle Box? Just curious what everyone thinks of those.
     
  11. TimH

    TimH Supporting Member

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    I just got my first real comp. I'd heard the HBE Comp. Retro was good so I went and checked it out. Great sounding pedal...can be subtle or really squishy...and it was $149 CND so you should be well inside your budget. Plus, if you ordered one you'd get to pick from many cool colors.
     
  12. onestop

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    +1 on the Diamond
     
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    yep ... all about the blend knob
     
  14. dankayaker

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    Just got the Teese compressor (Musictoyz blowout 79.99).
    I've owned the Keeley, Tone Press, MXR and a couple others I can't remember. I'm not going to say the Teese is better than any of those I listed because people like compressors for different effects. I will say though that I think the Teese sounds as good as the others to me and is priced way below also.
    Just my 2cents . . . and worth every penny.
     
  15. covert

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    Tone press is pretty decent. Aphex Punch Factory also rocks.
     
  16. dankayaker

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    I'm going to make a correction to my Teese recommendation after spending all morning with it at higher volume. I find that anything beyond 9 O'clock on the sensitivity is unusable. The notes break up just on the attack and man it sound like crap. I adjusted the pot inside and it helped a little but not enough for me to keep this pedal.
     
  17. earache33

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    thanks for the update man, i was just about to check that one out but ill keep looking
     
  18. TieDyedDevil

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    I like the Aphex Punch Factory. Easy to adjust with only two knobs, and does a nice job of preserving the note attack.
     
  19. 58lespaulman

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    I have the Diamond which is my number one compressor, but the 4 knob Keeley is also on my board and is my number one pedal for leads. I like running both compressors at the same time also.
     

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