I've used the Dyna Comp on two guitars with buckers... My '72 Thinline RI with the first edition WRHB RIs, and my Epiphone ES-339, which has the Epi version of Gibson Classic '57s in it. Both of them sound great through the Dyna Comp... Sparkly, chimey. But I don't use too much overdrive or high gain settings, just straight clean 99% of the time, and usually at pretty low volume.
They added the tone knob to the Deluxe to counter the Dyna's historical tendency to darken things up, but I haven't really experienced any problems along those lines.
I've never tried it, but I think the MXR Super Comp pedal is the original Dyna Comp circuit, with an added attack knob. That's supposed to be more adaptable for use with humbuckers. (The DC Deluxe has an attack toggle switch, but not the adjustable sweep of a knob.)
Thanks. The Dyna Comp Deluxe has that 'attack' switch as you mentioned, so curious with humbuckers is it better to engage it so light is on, or keep it off? The MXR seems very similar to the Keeley Comp Plus in design anyway. Cheers.
The Dyna Deluxe seems about the same in features as the Four Knob Keeley -- at least that's the way I remember it when I was shopping… To be honest, I'm not smart enough to know which attack setting on the Dyna Deluxe is supposed to be better for single coils and which for hums. I usually keep it so the led is on ("fast" attack), either way. Again, I play essentially clean, so high gain or OD might make dialing it in a little more important. Sorry, I'm not a very technical guy!
Thanks, I had the Keeley Comp Plus, but felt it was a bit too noisy even at lower settings. Torn between the Boss CP-1X and the MXR right now.
FWIW, noise with the Deluxe hasn't been an issue for me, but my ears are fried -- and as mentioned, I play pretty quietly without gain. I have heard others say the Deluxe is less noisy versus previous models of the Dyna Comp.