#1
Im in the market for a compressor pedal

im looking to use this on my cleans to cut throught the phase 90 a bit more and to add defintion to single note runs etc.

it doesnt have to be the most transparent but if it did have a tone knob then that would be great

Ive tried the boss CS-3 and i wasn't that keen on it same goes for the marshall ed the compressor


ive looked at the mxr dyna comp but i dont know anywhere round here to go try it out

my buget is about £60/$120

i could go abit more if its worth it

if you have a suggestion could you let me know why you picked it

cheers
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#2
i think its a t-rex room mate, i know JB the guitarist for august burns red uses it for his live rig, and it sounds awsome. thats the only metal worthy compressor i know of and used.
#3
the t-rex room mate is a reverb pedal im after a compreesor

i love t -rex stuff but its too pricy for me atm
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Jackson SLS3
Ibanez ART120 w/ Duncans
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ENGL Fireball
PEDALS:
Boss NS-2
MXR ZW-44
TC Polytune
Digitech Drop pedal

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(actually called Deified)
#4
I was quite impressed with the EHX Soul Preacher. The Dyna Comp was a little bit too subtle for me. I guess i'm looking for a really heavy compression...

Anyway, it's worth trying if you can find one.
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#5
Just for future reference, if you have £60, then that's not $120, it's about $70-80 after UK taxes and mark-up.

The Dyna Comp is indeed a good cheap compressor. It will change your tone a bit, although it's notable that some people think it changes it for the better. It isn't that noisy for a cheap compressor, and if you'd like to make some changes to it, there are lots of mods online, since it's a fairly old and popular circuit.
#6
Yeah a more notice able compressor is what im looking for

as i said its only for my cleans to put that defintion back

I'll have a look at the soul precher
GUITARS:
Jackson SLS3
Ibanez ART120 w/ Duncans
AMPS:
ENGL Fireball
PEDALS:
Boss NS-2
MXR ZW-44
TC Polytune
Digitech Drop pedal

My band: www.facebook.com/deifieduk
(actually called Deified)
#7
ive seen many reviews of compressors and they say a noise gate is a must

i have a Boss NS-2 were would i put this in my effects chain

I have it at the begining atm
GUITARS:
Jackson SLS3
Ibanez ART120 w/ Duncans
AMPS:
ENGL Fireball
PEDALS:
Boss NS-2
MXR ZW-44
TC Polytune
Digitech Drop pedal

My band: www.facebook.com/deifieduk
(actually called Deified)
#9
i would like to know where to put a compressor pedal in my setup

i heard it makes some noise and im wondering were to put it inconjunction with my boss noise supressor
GUITARS:
Jackson SLS3
Ibanez ART120 w/ Duncans
AMPS:
ENGL Fireball
PEDALS:
Boss NS-2
MXR ZW-44
TC Polytune
Digitech Drop pedal

My band: www.facebook.com/deifieduk
(actually called Deified)
#10
A compressor is usually your first pedal. And never heard that a noise suppressor is needed with a comp pedal. I use a compressor and have never owned a noise gate or suppressor. That seems to be a new thing that noise gates solve all problems. A comp will amplify any noise you have, so if later in your chain can create noise problems but if its first has a limited amount of noise to amplify. I got a BYOC comp kit it has more controls than a dyna comp. A simple compressor isnt hard to build. With distortion you dont really need much if any compression as it naturally compressed by being clipped during distortion. Its more of a clean/lead thing.
#11
keeley compressor?
retrosonic compressor? (never tried this one but the guy at proguitarshop said it's his favorite)
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#14
I'd put the noise gate/suppressor at the end of your chain, unless you use a volume or reverb pedal. Put the compressor near the beginning of your chain, before any distortion/OD or wah pedals.

Here's a link:

http://www.harmony-central.com/articles/tips/guitar_effects_guide/

eyeEDIT: The end of the article has a good diagram. I have the ISP Decimator, and its a good NOISE SUPPRESSOR, its not a compression pedal. Just so everybody knows...there IS a difference. A compression pedal will amplify the noise in your rig, thats why you would need a suppressor/gate like the TS is talking about. I'd also recommend the Soul Preacher.
Last edited by eyebanez333 at Jan 22, 2009,
#15
thank you all for you help

im going to try the soul preacher and the artec turbo comp (does anyone have an opinion on this one) i really want that maxon cp-9 but i dont seem to be able to get it in england
GUITARS:
Jackson SLS3
Ibanez ART120 w/ Duncans
AMPS:
ENGL Fireball
PEDALS:
Boss NS-2
MXR ZW-44
TC Polytune
Digitech Drop pedal

My band: www.facebook.com/deifieduk
(actually called Deified)
#16
Quote by peavey6505+user
thank you all for you help

im going to try the soul preacher and the artec turbo comp (does anyone have an opinion on this one) i really want that maxon cp-9 but i dont seem to be able to get it in england


Haven't tried the Artec...but I've tried a few of their other pedals and I was pleased.
#17
Quote by thenewguy729
Get a ISP decamitor, hands down BEST compressor out there ever, solves all your problems.



the decamitor is a noise suppressor, and yeh its the best stompable noise suppressor out there, im dying for one!
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#18
Try to find a used analogman Juicer:

http://www.analogman.com/rossmod.htm#os

Good amount of squish (not as transparent as a Ross), but still quiet.
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#19
Quote by Zeds.Ded
the decamitor is a noise suppressor, and yeh its the best stompable noise suppressor out there, im dying for one!


Agreed. I'm thinking about selling mine and getting the g-string decimator to quiet down some of the noise from my amp as well...or I might just buy another decimator to put in the effects loop if I can find another one a cheap as I found mine.