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I have 200 bux to spend. Which compressor?

Discussion in 'The Effect effect' started by amstratnut, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Stratoblaster

    Stratoblaster Strat-O-Master

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    I freaking love my SP Comp! I was surprised it wasn’t mentioned sooner in this thread.
     
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  2. GuitarLord5000

    GuitarLord5000 Strat-Talk Member

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    If you can scratch up a few extra dollars, I'd highly recommend the Drybell Unit 67. You'd be getting a great boost pedal with a two band EQ, and one of the most musical sounding one knob compressors on the market. I had an Analogman Juicer, a Barber Tone Press, and a Dynacomp before getting the 67, and the Drybell blows them all out of the water IMO.
     
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    Scott Baxendale Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    All tube amps compress naturally.
     
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    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    [​IMG] It's green and it has a scorpion on it, so that's a plus it's also 29 bucks so if I have 200 to spend I am getting that and [​IMG]and then have some lunch.
     
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    vintageguitarz Strat-Talker

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    This Compressor will Blow your Mind!

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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    This one costs about $150.

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  7. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    StummerJoe Senior Stratmaster

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    Welcome to the forum!
     
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    Boss CP-1X It blows the 4 knob away. The silent switch on the Boss pedal is the best ever.
     
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    I saw a local guy one night with amazing tone, caught up with him on break and discovered it was a Unit67 from Drybell. It's a compressor, booster, eq pedal that sounds amazing. Oddly, there's only a few demos on YT for such an amazing tone shaper.
    edit: found the YT demo that sold me as well as another really good example and now there's more demos than when I was originally looking:
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    If the could put a RCA Ba6a in a pedal...I'd use that.
     
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    My 5e3 and 5d4 do that in spades. :)
     
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    I never had one but thought it would be nice to tame notes that I hit too hard, probably from poor technique.

    Too many choices, I got a headache from looking at them all.

    Ended up with this one, because it looked fun. Works great, I like it!

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    Doc Lloyd, and never search for another...

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    “Dirt Sounds” will be my next record! Lol.

    Distortion pedals add compression already so when you over compress and already compressed sound it usually sounds terrible.
     
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    I got a mad professor forest green years ago 2nd hand. I love it.
     
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    This is the one that has impressed me the most. It comes with a drive pedal built into the other half of the pedal though. I prefer other drive pedals. The drive pedal has lots of variety built into it, but it is not my preferred sound. The compressor is awesome.
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    I had one of these for awhile. Like you say, comp is good, OD isn't much to talk about
     
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    Fender Phil Strat-Talker

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    @Stratoman10 , the overdrive on the Route 66 is very versatile, and can be made to work for me, depending on the guitar I choose to play. I just find it way too much work, tweaking it to be musically appealing to my ears. 40 years of drive pedals, and I basically don’t use them often. I love how I sound clean, but it has taken me until now to finally find a half dozen drive pedals that work for me, consistently, easily, that retain a true musical sound. For me it is the line of pedals from Mesa that work for me.
     
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    amstratnut Peace thru Music.

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    Yeah, my wife LOVES that one. o_O
     
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