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DOD Milkbox Comp FX84

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by rokdog49, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. rokdog49

    rokdog49 Friend of Leo's

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    Anybody have one? Had one?
    I'm looking to buy one because of the ratings for a "inexpensive compressor/sustainer". I'd enjoy some feedback.
     
  2. zombiwoof

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    It's a great comp, and has more controls on it, making it very versatile. A real sleeper comp pedal IMO.
    Al
     
  3. TieDyedDevil

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    One of my favorites.
     
  4. schenkadere

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    Great comp...yup...a real sleeper.
     
  5. kokoshmusun

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    I used it with bass on the recommendation of ovnilab.com. It was great! I didn't like it so much with guitar but probably that's me.
     
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    A four knob comp before they were cool. I got lucky enough to get one with the funky knob labels
     
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    Same version I have.

    I suppose there are better (and more expensive) comps out there, but I've never felt the need to shop around.

    DOD has made some really good stuff over the years. I have a Mistic Blues OD that is always on...gain all the way down and output all the way up. It adds something dimensional that's hard to describe, but very noticeably missing when off. Again, never felt the need to look at boutique clean boosts.
     
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    If you read the review here...
    http://www.ovnilab.com/
    .... I actually bought the Milk Box he used for the review from him. I regret selling it. I replaced it with a Barber Tone Press, which I think is a better unit, but the Milk Box is a fine compressor for not much cash.
     
  9. Fearnot

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    Wrong-Note Rod recommended one to me, and sure enough, it was the first comp I ever tried that I liked. I plugged in, and everything sounded better. What more could you ask for? It's tough to know when to turn it off.

    I believe it's the 'Pasteurization' that makes it special. :D
     
  10. Wyzsard

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    lol, the cow graphics and control names are hilarious
     
  11. Wyzsard

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    early model

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    revised model

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  12. whiteop

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    Have one. Great sleeper comp. The added tone control is very helpful. Can get squishy or just add sustain to your notes.

    You can find them for $40 - $60 online used. I havea feeling they are going to be a sought after pedal in the future.
     
  13. rokdog49

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    Thanks everyone.
    I have a Moen Uni-Comp (optical) which is also a "sleeper". It works best for moderate squish and tone thickening. It also works well as a front end boost to add drive to your signal.
    VERY LITTLE NOISE and inexpensive.
    I thought I might try the "Milkbox" since as was mentioned the Ovnilabs guy rated it pretty highly.
     
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    Haven't played that one but I love the look of the older version. I am a big fan of the fx80b comp. you can usually find that for like 30 bucks.
     
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    And I have a feeling that your assessment is spot on. The original version (pic above with groovy Friesian[?] cow design) looks like one of those small perfectly formed little boxes of bits that could bring on an acute GAS attack :eek:
     
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    I got the early one. Have used it a lot over the years for a variety of things. Highly recommended.
     
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    Very nice compressor. The only reason it's not salivated over is because of the DOD name and packaging. It will eventually be sold for high prices and cloned,
    along with a few other DOD compressors from the 80's and 90's.
     
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    I wonder if it's based off another compressor?
     
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    I took mine apart. It bears some resemblance to the Ross.
    It uses the same CA3080 OTA
     
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