#1
What would be the best for under $100. I was thinking about either the GGG Orange Squeezer which is on sale for another hour or the BYOC 5-knob,Ross, or Optical compressor. I have heard mixed things about the orange squeezer as far as country is concerned.
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#2
I would stretch your budget a bit and get a Diamond Comp, I hate compressors usually but the Diamond sounds pretty good actually.
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#3
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I would stretch your budget a bit and get a Diamond Comp, I hate compressors usually but the Diamond sounds pretty good actually.



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#4
The Ross clone for country. You want that squashed to all **** tone for chicken pickin.
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#5
Thanks Man! Texans usually give good advice.

I thought the OSQ squashed the tone quite a bit, however I heard that it has an eccentric effect on tone. You have decided my fate...I will get the ross.
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#6
The Orange Squeezer does squash your tone a ton. It's just not your typical country squash. It's very noisy too and doesn't have the most headroom.
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#8
Will I need to get a noise gate when using a compressor?
Also should I spend the extra money to get the vintage upgrade mod on the ross or should I just get the 5-knob comp. The 5-knob is basically the Ross with more options to tweak the sound? Or will the level and sustain knobs be enough to get the squash country tone I am looking for?
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#9
Do not get a soul preacher. I bought one about a year ago, and I took it back the next day. It was the noisiest POS pedal I've ever used. No matter where the knobs were set it made a horrendous hiss, which was only slightly lessened by turning the pedal off. Absolute garbage.
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#10
Thanks for the advice Jpatan

Anyone have any input on my last question?
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#11
I built a Soul Preacher clone last year. it is a POS. Noisey as fark.

Tons of info on compressors here:
http://www.ovnilab.com/index.shtml
He rates the Ross pretty high.
#12
Check out cmatmods, he makes a ross clone and an original design. Hand built with quality parts and I think they are only around 140 usd.

Homebrew makes a nice one too.

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#13
I can't decide whether to get the 5-knob or the classic comp. IS the attack, tone, and ratio knob really worth the extra $30 if I am using it for one style of music? The tone knob is supposed to be used to better match single coils or humbucker but I only want to use this thing with a tele. Ratio knob seems cool but I could work around that.

Are these knobs just fixed resistors in the classic comp schematic or did they add that to the PCB for the 5-knob comp??
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#14
I guess I am going with the 5-knob unless any can tell me why the extra 3 knobs aren't worth $10 a piece in the time it takes me to checkout.
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