#1
I'm a total noob when it comes to compressors. What are some of the better ones out there for ~$100, give or take about $50 (US). Completely willing to go used. I hardly ever purchase new gear.

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Mxr Dyna Comp and Boss Cs-3
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#3
I like Marshall's ED-1 for the price. I prefered it to MXR's Dyna Comp and Custom Comp.
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#4
you might be able to find a used diamond comp for that price i've heard it is alot better than anything else out there. other than that probably a custom comp would be your best bet.
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This. Cheap compressors sound like shit, it's not the pedal you want to be bargain shopping for.
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#9
I really like my boss cs-3. it gets really squashed sounding which i preferred over the dyna comp that i tried as well.
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i bought a used guyatone st2 and its fiarly nice for the price. retail i would say its worth in the 100 range. small, durable, give plenty of compression, decent sustain, and yes comps are noisy but its not bad. definitely not as bad as my distorton pedal, about as equal as my boss EQ with the levels set a bit high. slight white noise. not enough to bother me.

i think its one of the better cheaper/mid range comps. my other suggestion would be an MXR dynacomp which is like 70 new. comp which all others are judged by.
#12
I guess it depends on what you want to do...
orange squeezer = great gritty comp
ross grey = very clean, but not a lot of compression overall
boss cs series... a bit noisy for me but not a bad comp
mxr dyna = similar to a ross grey
dod 280 = incredible squash but gets ugly easy
haven't had the pleasure of the diamon but I've heard clips and overall it sounds very nice
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#13
i had a dynacomp for a little while and it was terrible. noisey as all of hell, and just suckedf tone. i would look for something different. however there is a barber comp (can;t remember the name) that i heard a few demos of that i liked.
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Diamond. I just sold mine for $145 and that's a bit higher than average. You could find one in your range easy.
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#17
The Maxon CP9+ is a great choice, though I only use it for my clean tones, to tame the grittiness of the 5150's clean channel, and I actually suck when it comes to dynamics while playing cleans, so it works like a charm.

It also works very nicely when used on a bass guitar for slapping techniques, a friend of mine tried it on his bass guitar a while ago.

I bought it for $150 brand new though, it's a bit pricey.
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Thanks for all the suggestions!
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