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  • What's your favourite available compressor?

    New version of my last question - I am now convinced to try one out. Thus far, I've been looking at some cheap Boss CS-2s on ebay, or the more pricey, but presumably better, AnalogMan compROSSor. The Bicomp sounds even cooler, but I can't wait three months, I need something in the next few weeks.

    So I guess my question is, has anyone tried out the comprossor, is it appreciably better than the dynacomp reissues that are out, and what else should I consider before deciding?

    ETA: I've worked in studios and have a rudimentary one at home, so I do understand what compressors do and do not do. I actually own an Alesis 3630 and a DBX 1066 in my recording rack, so I understand quite intimately the heartbreak of a bad compressor and the worthiness of a good one. Therefore, spending the $200+ on the analog man stuff does not seem at all excessive to me, just potentially unnecessary. Lemme know.
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    Last edited by RevJToad; 03-08-2006, 12:27 PM.

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    Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

    See if you can find a Marshall ED-1 Edward the compressor . . . I've had no problems with mine, it sounds pretty good actually. For guitar, I can't hear much of a difference between that and the more expensive ones.
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    • #3
      Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

      I'm not a fan of most guitar Comp's....... but i was really impressed with the Diamond Comperssor pedal...... Diamond pedals are great

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      • #4
        Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

        *shrugs*.....I love my dyna comp...I got rid of the one I had a while back and just recently picked one back up and it's got me thinking..."what was I thinking?!?!" when I got rid of my other one
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          Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

          Originally posted by CapoFirstFret
          *shrugs*.....I love my dyna comp...I got rid of the one I had a while back and just recently picked one back up and it's got me thinking..."what was I thinking?!?!" when I got rid of my other one
          I found a 70's Dyna-Comp at a pawn shop for $20.....

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            Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

            Sweet...

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            • #7
              Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

              The best compressor I ever played through was the Keeley Compressor. It is absolutely amazing. Blows the Boss unit out of the water.

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              • #8
                Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

                I use, and really love, the HBE Compressor Retro. (CPR)
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                • #9
                  Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

                  Most players really do not want a compressor that works like they made too
                  Alot digs that boing or squishy thing, I like mine as my sound is
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                  • #10
                    Re: What's your favourite available compressor?

                    I use a Boss compressor, and I think it is fine. Some think they are noisy, but I use very little compression.

                    My rule of thumb is that, if I can hear it working, it is too much.

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