Your favorite Boost and Compressor pedals

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  1. tubes2bits

    tubes2bits Guest

    I'm currently finding I prefer working with boost and compressor pedals rather than overdrive/distortion units. I'd be interested to know what your favorite boost and compressor pedals are.
     
  2. Dajbro

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    Barber Tone Press and Xotic RC Booster

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  3. derek_32999

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    my favorite in this order was the burriss booster,tim,tonefactor hellbaby, lovepedal twin 60, zvex SHO, which i loved all of them but the XOTIC's they just didnt do it for me :( but now i have a custom booster by seth at dreamtone and am using it exclusively(finally a one knob pedal i like!!)
     
  4. dividedsky

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    Comp - Barber Tone Press

    Boost - Love Pedal Twin 60

    Been through lots of comps and the Barber is the only one that stayed. Will never look for another Boost again (other than trying out my Timmy whenever my name comes up).
     
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    Menatone - the Red Snapper for boost, and the JAC for compression.
     
  6. screamingduck

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    My favorites are
    Lovepedal Twin 60 -MOSFET type boost
    Analogman BiCompRosser- Side one is Ross/DynaComp
    clone Side two is Dan Armstrong Orange Squeezer clone.
    Both sides are very unique and very useful:)

    Tone is King!
     
  7. johnnySRZ

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    I really like my Burriss Boostier and Keeley comp. Both really add
    something sweet to the tone without coloring it too much. The work nicely with each other too.
     
  8. tubes2bits

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    I've used the Keeley compressor and Boss CS-3 and Fulltone Fat Boost. I like the Fat Boost. I actually didn't like the Keeley Compressor all that much. I have a Tim on order.

    Could anyone compare the Baber Tone Press, Lovepedal or Analogman compressors? Mike said the wait on the Bi-unit is a year now. I don't want to wait quite that long but, maybe one or two of his others would work for me.
     
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    Boost - Originial EH LPB-2 or BJF baby Pink

    Compressor - Keeley Compressor or original MXR DynaComp
     
  10. kevin hart

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    right now- xotic ac booster and carl martin compressor.
     
  11. Deaj

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    Favorite compressor: AnalogMan Mini Bi-Comp (Ross/OS).

    Favorite boost: I'm still looking. For now I'll say the Timmy (better clean boost than OD to my ears).
     
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    +1 on the Xotic RC Booster. Wouldn't be without it!
     
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    + 2 on the Burriss Boostier.. It is the best one out there.. Comp-Retro, and Keeley comp are good also..



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    Compressor: Barber Tone Press (Carl Martin Compressor is a close second)
    Boost: Xotic RC Boost
     
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    catalinbread super chile picoso for boost. Never used a compressor
     
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    I've had a bunch of both. For compressors, I've got an old Boss CS-2 and an old Dyna-comp. Those sound as good as anything I've had including the ones that are WAY more money (although they aren't quite as quiet). You can use a compressor as a boost too. Both of those pedals sound good as boosts (I guess that's why I kept both). If I had to choose, I'd probably keep the CS-2. But, that's just the way I hear it...and effects are so subjective.

    I use a Timmy for boost right now. As pure boost pedals go, I probably like the RC the best. Lots of pedals give a good boost tone.
     
  17. gururyan

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    I'll second the old Dyna-Comp, love mine.
    My Banzai Cold Fusion is staying put as well.

    ...but as for my favorite, it was BigTone Music Brewery's Tri-Booster. No longer available. :( I should have bought it when I had the chance. Well, turns out he just recently made it available again via his Build Your Own Clone site. So what did I do? I ordered one last night, pre-built. I can't wait, I already know how sweet it is.

    :dude
     
  18. rawkguitarist

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    Booster = Zvex SHO

    Compressor = Maxon CP101
    Runner up BYOC Ross Clone
     
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    JP Guitarist of Mojo Radio

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    Compressor:Analogman Bi-Comp,
    Boost: FDII or Keeley modded TS808

    I have to agree with you on the compressor boost functions over a overdrive. I have really come to rely on both sides of this box.The ross side for compression and the Juicer for a pushed solo sound.

    I like my FDII set to the comp cut mod with the gain around 10 and the volume at 2. This a great boosted sound.
     
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    Line 6 Constrictor (I know ...... but what can I say, it works for me). Retains the highs and sustains for days.

    Fulltone Fatboost.
     

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