wich compressor?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by dyna, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. dyna

    dyna Member

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    For a nice transparent not plasticky sound?

    BBE Optostomp
    Barber Tone Press
    Keeley compressor
    T Rex Compnova
    Diamond

    thanks,
    dyna
     
  2. astainback

    astainback Member

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    I am by no means a compressor expert, and I can't give you any thoughts on the pedals you listed, but the BYOC ross comp clone is pretty sweet. I just built one and I love it. I kick it in when playing solos and it really cleans them up and accents well.
     
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    The Diamond optical is the best I've ever heard, short of rack gear. I've had mine for a couple of weeks now, and it's not going anywhere!-Eric
     
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    Moe45673 Member

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    +1 on the diamond!
     
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    i have a carl martin compressor for sale for $125 shipped if your interested,,, i love, i just have no use for a comp and i need the $$$.

    Maxim
     
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    fast ricky love Supporting Member

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    The Diamond is wonderful. I don't really use mine anymore after switching speakers, but I'm still gonna keep it cause it's that good!
     
  7. Dr.Tom

    Dr.Tom Supporting Member

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    I have 2 of AnalogMan's Bicomprossors; one for each pedalboard. They are great and I highly recommend. My only other compressor is a vintage script MXR Dynacomp.

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    Regards,

    Tom
     
  8. dyna

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    I used to have a Marshall ED-1. Not bad, but a little artificial...
    Think I have to check out Diamond :)
     
  9. cbpickin

    cbpickin Tweed Supporting Member Silver Supporting Member

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    I vote for the Keeley, hands down. I have been using mine for about 4 years and I couldn't be happier. I sold my MXR a week after I got the Keeley. It is the most transparent of the comps I have tried. It still is able to preserve the pick attack on lighter settings, yet offer the benefits of fattening up the sound and adding some sustain.
     
  10. reverber8

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    Kinda hard to find but if you can try an Ibanez CP-9. Sounds great with my single coil Fenders and Gretsch 6120DSW into a Korg reissue Vox AC15.

    I've tried many comps and I find I like the CP-9 the best. I haven't yet tried the Diamond or Keeley. I tried the Barber Tone Press which sounded good and I really dug the blend function. The Analogman MiniBiComp is a great unit too and the build quality is extraordinary. Plus Mike's a good guy to deal with too.

    Try as many as you can with your rig and pick the one that sounds the best. Tone is so subjective.
     

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