#1
Hi. I'm new to this guitar effects world. Over the past few months I have purchased a few. After doing some research on effects and what they do I'm looking at getting a compression pedal. Anyone know anything about the ModTone Lemon Squeeze Compressor effect pedal? Is it any good? Thinking about that or the MXR Super Comp. Any suggestions folks? I'm on a budget though. $80-$100 bucks is probably my max give or take.

Thanks in Advance for the help
#2
Depends, what exactly do you want the comp to do for you?
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#3
I want to even out single string picking as well as and some balance to my jazz playing. To add some sustain and get ride of the sharp peaks when the strings are hit. Into reggae and rock as well.
#4
Only two Ive ever heard that I was fond of were the Empress Comp and the Diamond Comp

EDIT: Only just saw the budget bit. Hmm. That makes things tougher
#5
The Boss CS-3 is good for overt, squashing compression. The MXR Super Comp might be as well, but I'm not very familiar with it.

Most of the nicer, more expensive comps tend to really strive for subtlety, and unfortunately aren't good for killing dynamics. I don't really get the point of subtlety in a compressor, since that seems to defeat the purpose of what they're for, but guitarists aren't exactly the smartest bunch.
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#6
I have a ModTone Lemon Squeeze Compressor. You can crank all the knobs and still barely tell it's on. I had a chorus pedal from them that was like that too, it didn't matter how you set it, it just didn't do hardly anything. However, if you try the floor models they have at guitar stores, the pedals act MUCH differently... Maybe I just got some from a bad bunch? I'd take the BOSS CS-3 over my Lemon Squeeze in a heartbeat
#7
I played a used barber (tone press? Iirc) and liked it. That may be that i am not a fan of compressors in generalI and haven't tried a diamond or empress model can't remember a whole lot about it, it was a year or two ago. It left a good taste in my mouth.

I owned a dynacomp for about 8 hours ( seriously) i was going through lots of gear.
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#9
I've been thinking about getting a better compressor lately as well, does anyone have any thoughts/experience with the Seymour Duncan Doubleback Compressor pedal?

I don't know US prices, but based on UK prices a used one should fall in TS's budget (and conveniently its in my budget too....) and all reviews etc I've read/watched seem like it would do the job pretty well.
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