#1
I'm wanting a compressor under $70, I was thinking on the DOD 280, the MXR Dyna Comp, or the Boss CS-3. It'll be an always on pedal.
#2
I have an MXR Dyna Comp.  Never had an issue with it.  best thing to do is go to a store and try them all
#3
+1 on the MXR dnya comp. I bought one used 3 years ago and it's still on my board.
Hooper drives the boat chief...
#4
+2 on the Dyna Comp. Best compressor by far in that price range
Guitars:
-Gibson Les Paul Custom Shop Silverburst (Invader/'59)
-Ovation ApplauseAE44II Elite Black Acoustic


Amps/Cabs
-Peavey 6505+ Head
Orange PPC2x12 Cab Black
-Behringer Ultracoustic ACX450 1x8 Acoustic Combo


Wayyyyy too many effects pedals...
#5
They all have dif' flavors. The MXR Dyna-Comp is a classic. The Boss CS-3 is nice. I have an MIJ version that I use on occasion. With Boss, the CS-2 is considered the "one to get" but maybe out of your price range.
Last edited by Guitaraxe at Jun 28, 2017,
#6
Quote by Guitaraxe
They all have dif' flavors. The MXR Dyna-Comp is a classic. The Boss CS-3 is nice. I have an MIJ version that I use on occasion. With Boss, the CS-2 is considered the "one to get" but maybe out of your price range.

I've heard a lot of bad things about the CS-3, what's your opinion?
#7
MXR Dynacomp is cool.
I have a Marshall "Ed the Compressor" which is a set and forget device as well, I used it on my old rig and what I like about is the control as you can vary whether you want lows or high affected


I like the BBE OptoComp and Carl Martin Classic Opto-comp as I find opto-compressors to work in a more naturally pleasing way.

Another one that comes to mind is another one I own, the DDyna Thinman, which kinda acts as overdrive, compressor and limiter in a box and could be something different to your garden variety compressor. I use mine on bass as it stays on all the time.
#8
Quote by Nerdbiscuit
I've heard a lot of bad things about the CS-3, what's your opinion?


I like it for what I use it for... specifically dialed in for bridge pup use with chord passages that include open string drones....but I personally wouldn't consider it an always on comp because I think it can be overly squashy. I would want something more transparent.
Last edited by Guitaraxe at Jun 28, 2017,
#9
Guitaraxe have you thought of trying paralel compression? Using something like a small mixer or Boss Line Selection to blend in both sounds?
I'm using an LS-2 to do some cool tricks like that, you can dial side A and B and blend the output.
#10
Quote by diabolical
Guitaraxe have you thought of trying paralel compression? Using something like a small mixer or Boss Line Selection to blend in both sounds?
I'm using an LS-2 to do some cool tricks like that, you can dial side A and B and blend the output.


Good idea!

I used to use an LS-2 like you mention for blending on my Bass but didn't think about it for electric guitar! 
#11
I've used half a dozen different compressors, and they all do the job in slightly different ways, so it comes down to personal tastes. I like a bit of subtle "squish" when you lay in hard. My top two are a Boss LMB-3 and a BYOC 5-knob. FWIW, I had a locally-made one that switched between Ross and Dynacomp, and I preferred the warmer sound of the Ross.
#12
What sound are you going for? If you just want something to fill up your sound I would NOT go for a Dynacomp. Something with a blend control would be better suited for that. Maybe a Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone Micro?
Originally Posted by evening_crow
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#13
Edward the Compressor wins for the coolest FX name ever.  Even better than any EHX name.
#14
Screaming Dave wasn't that the name of Iron Maiden's monster? Eddie?

I never understood why they stopped making them but I managed to snag mine exactly when they were discontinued so i got a great price on it.
I also own their Guvnor overdrive which is great, with a mid sweep eq. They also did the Jackhammer pedal that I had which worked great with Marshall amps for pure 80s thrash tone.