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Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by golfnut, Aug 4, 2019.
Got it. I did not look closely enough first time round.
Mad Professor did make an overdrive with a compression knob, Albert's Overdrive, but it was a limited run and pretty expensive.
Found this one that seems to be a 2 in 1 OD and compressor. Any one use this pedal?
That Aria is quite interesting. Not much control over the compressor other than a blend control, which for me is the most important feature on a compressor. I like to dial a lot of it out. Seems almost unnecessary for me to even have a compressor as I dial a lot out with a blend knob but I'm more after that feel that a compressor can give you, with just a bit of snap, rather than having it be a noticeable effect.
I'm probably not even interested in a compressor with a drive option but was just curious as to how many compressors were out there with that feature and how useful it is.
I'm currently seriously considering the cali76 Compact Deluxe but have to decide whether I want to spend that much on a compressor.
The first thing I thought of was Pigtronix Philosophers Tone - nice compressor with a "grit" knob to dial that in - has separate sustain/level which should equate to compression and gain.
Worth looking at and while the "micro" version is currently made, you can get the original for a good price aftermarket.
Bob Burt’s Gr8 Distortion pedal has a compressor in it.
Electro Harmonix Platform Stereo Compressor Pedal.
The bad news is the compressor has to be on first, then you can add the drive with a separate foot switch.
Definitely the Durham Sex Drive. The most commonly used pedal on my board for ever. Hard or Soft compression, good clean boost and some dirt. Great for slide.
This little beauty that I have has quite a bit of gain...as well as the added function of the saturation control, that allows one to mix in the "Dry" signal with an added gain whilst also the option to modify it with a "tape saturation" effect that at higher settings can sound (supposedly -as I don't own one to compare) quite like a TS clipped signal; read; a bit of added dirt. ....whatever...I'm more than happy with the unit.
These are still fairly fresh on the market, hand-made in small numbers (up to now) in Romania becosfx.com compiq-pro-stella-compressor-pedal-for-guitar-bass.
That thing would give me a seizure.
Here’s an odd ball. I had one for a while. Too noisy and not my flavor of dirt, but I’m sure someone love it.
I like this. I can exchange 2 pedal board slots for one with this.
Nice sensible non shred review with a Tele.
Wow, that is quite a pedal. I have a tilt EQ and a compressor on my board. I would love to find out how well it performs.
In addition the the Aria, Keeley has the Red Dirt Studio Deluxe which combines the Compressor+ with an OD that can be switched between the Red Dirt and the Red Dirt Germanium.
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I just use my Wamper Ego mini in conjunction with either a Visual Sound Garagetone Drive Train (TS type OD) or a Fulltone OCD, works great with both pedals.
I've just ordered an Aria on sale at a discounted price just to try it. I chatted to a guitarist at Guitar Guitar shop and he said he could completely vouch for it as "great pedal" which just tipped me over the line.
I want to minimise my pedal board and since I predominantly only use light compression and light dirt (most relying on natural amp dirt) it SHOULD be perfect taking up one pedalbouad slot.
So, I might have 1 Ego Comp (which is great) and about 5 light dirt pedals for sale soon!
One more option that deserves to be mentioned is VFE the Triplet. It's a multi-effect pedal that has under the hood FET Compressor->Octave Up-> Distortion based on Dan Armstrong circuits.
Much underrated device imho. Unfortunately discontinued these days.
? ..... Aren't those features and controls the exact same as the Aria?
Also, isn't there some form of secret internal button to switch between voicing for single coil or humbuckers?
Check out the Keeley Aria...