Compressor as a boost

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  1. LoveHz

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    I use an Xotic SP -- very versatile whether used as a compressor or boost -- or both.
     
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    Nothing sexy about, but I use my Boss CS-3 more as a clean boost than any other use.
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Mooer Yellow Comp came. Awesome. May be the best comp I’ve ever played. If the Diamond is better than this I will eventually get one. It came double bagged but the box inside was crushed up. The pedal seems fine but it makes me leery since it must have taken a hit. Idk.

    The VS Comp 66 NIB came too. Stinks like cigarettes. Even the box is nicotine stained. Started the return process. Absolutely gross.

    Can anything be easy?
     
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    did you consider using an EQ for boost?
    providing you are not trying to boost frequencies your system doesnt cover you'll be able to get a good 6-12 db boost or cut and tailor or scupt your sound for cheap and notch any high end hiss in the process,
     
  5. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    So anyway. Yellow Comp. Amazing. It creates a wonderful focus and even seems to improve and smooth whatever level of gain you happen to be using. No noise. Surprisingly squishy when cranked. A real winner! I can’t imagine the Diamond being so much better to justify the price difference.

    Also. It’s orange. Not yellow. Don’t you think?
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    This is my first Mooer. It doesn’t seems as heavy duty as the Donners I have. Donners packaging is a much nicer presentation and provides better protection and the prices are significantly lower.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Congrats!!
    So, how is it working for you as a boost?
     
  8. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    Could easily work alone as a boost. I paired it with my Boost Killer after it and it makes the amp scream with focus. So sweet!
     
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    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    I'm surprised how much boost is available on the Yellow Comp. I guess after hearing about the Diamond for so many years, I was expecting something much more subtle. It does the subtle very well but it can squish for sure. Quiet even cranked. I'm smitten.
     
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    That's exactly my settings...

    I like it, but still has some noise though.

    I recently picked up a Keeley compressor pro. It's really good and quiet. Takes a little getting used to because it's really different from the SP.

    But very clean and quiet, and lots of boost/cut on tap.
     
  11. Pajama

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    I use one also. I have mine in the low position with both knobs at around 2:00. The dip-switches are in the stock position.
     
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