#1
I am a hobbyst and play about once a week in jam sessions, sometimes they are glorious, sometimes tragic, and most of the time they are average and fun. I use a distortion pedal, and sometimes the chorus from the amp, which I don't like. My amp is a cheap solid state crate, and I like it, but not the effects. I use a gibson sg or a fender strat, and they sound great, no complaints. My favorite distortion pedal is a hardwire tube overdrive. I also used an Ibanez TS9, and I don't like it , despite the good word around. I want to start using a delay, chorus and compressor (not all at the same time). Because of my good experience with hardwire, I think I will end up using hardwire chorus and delay. But they don't make compressors. My budget is 50-100 for a decent pedal. I have heard good things about the old DOD compressors, I have seen an apparently excellent compressor in the GFS webpage for $55, the Dyna comp, the boss. For playing mostly blues and through a clean channel most of the time, which one would you recommend? one that is not noisy of course. Thanks for the conversation.
#2
All compressors are noisy, just warning you. The Dynacomp is a decent compressor for the money, heard good things about the DODs too. If I were you, I'd look for a used MXR Custom Comp, those things are excellent. they're 129 new.

Just stay away from the Boss.
#3
I have the dyna comp... it is noisy but I have found ways to keep the effect where I want and cut out the noise otherwise... for the price it is very good...

but if the custom comp is better I would go for that one
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#4
tubescreamer is meant for a tube amp to drive them further.
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#5
the Custom comp is much quieter than the Dyna Comp. it's worth the extra $30. sometimes, you have to spoil yourself

are there any particular sounds are you looking to acheive, or do you just want a nice compressor?
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#7
Quote by ponchete
thank you! now I know what to look for

Do you guys know anything about the GFS pedals? I will probably go for the custom comp though following your advice.
What I am looking for is to enhance the notes when I try to comp with the pick and the fingers at the same time. I usually do that with the overdrive, but it would be nice to keep the clean sound too.
#8
The custom comp is good for that. Gets me a good "Sultans of Swing" tone.
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#9
the Jacques Fat Burner is another excellent compressor worth looking into.

then there's the Visual sound comp 66 ($100) or the Outlaw supplies sunset Squeeze ($100), if you want to get a good compressor for a little bit cheaper.
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#10
Look into the Barber Tone Press. They're $150 new and can be found for around $100 used.
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All compressors are noisy, just warning you. The Dynacomp is a decent compressor for the money, heard good things about the DODs too. If I were you, I'd look for a used MXR Custom Comp, those things are excellent. they're 129 new.

Just stay away from the Boss.



I've got a Barber Tone Press that isn't noisy at all really.

The dynacomp is the noisiest compressor I've ever used, I would recommend to stay away from it. I really hate it.

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didn't read the thread before I posted, but I guess the post right above me has the right idea too

I got my tone press for $90.
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I've got a Barber Tone Press that isn't noisy at all really.

The dynacomp is the noisiest compressor I've ever used, I would recommend to stay away from it. I really hate it.

-edit

didn't read the thread before I posted, but I guess the post right above me has the right idea too

I got my tone press for $90.

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