Looking for a cheap compressor.

johnny k

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i have a boss comp, but i need to tweak it a bit, and i have not try to do that yet. Any ideas on a cheap compressor pedal ? Like one of those made in ding dong plastic ones ?
 

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I recently bought a proper Boss CE2 and one of these $40 pedals.
Sounds close enough in a band setting.
Hoping to do a demo later
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The Boss CS-3 should do everything you need.
It really is one of the best "entry level" comps out there (got mine used at GC for $60, 2017).
I started with that, and it taught me how to work a compressor.
Since then I've gone Keeley Comp +, and now a Wampler Ego.
The Ego changed my guitar playing world. Worth every penny.
Next on the radar is the Origin Effects Cali76.

I can't ephisize enough how much difference a good, high quality compressor can make on your tone. It's surprising. Especially playing bar-room dancing country music.
 

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The Boss CS-3 should do everything you need.
It really is one of the best "entry level" comps out there (got mine used at GC for $60, 2017).
I started with that, and it taught me how to work a compressor.
Since then I've gone Keeley Comp +, and now a Wampler Ego.
The Ego changed my guitar playing world. Worth every penny.
Next on the radar is the Origin Effects Cali76.

I can't ephisize enough how much difference a good, high quality compressor can make on your tone. It's surprising. Especially playing bar-room dancing country music.
That is the one i have the CS3. I need to try it and learn how to use it before using it live though.
 

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How cheap do you want to go and what kind of compressor are you thinking about?

The Behringer is very cheap and essentially a copy of the Boss Compressor/Sustainer. It's not a compressor sound I like but others do.

I like optical compressors and how they work with slide playing. There are several Diamond Comp clones around. I have an Ammoon Opti Comp that I used often until I got the considerably more expensive Orange Kongpressor.

The EHX Tone Corset is also good, especially since it has a blend knob like the Keeley Comp. It is around $90 US new and, since it hasn't been featured on one or more of the YouTube shows, you might be able to find it used at a good price.
 

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How cheap do you want to go and what kind of compressor are you thinking about?

The Behringer is very cheap and essentially a copy of the Boss Compressor/Sustainer. It's not a compressor sound I like but others do.

I like optical compressors and how they work with slide playing. There are several Diamond Comp clones around. I have an Ammoon Opti Comp that I used often until I got the considerably more expensive Orange Kongpressor.

The EHX Tone Corset is also good, especially since it has a blend knob like the Keeley Comp. It is around $90 US new and, since it hasn't been featured on one or more of the YouTube shows, you might be able to find it used at a good price.
It would be used in a country setting, with a clean guitar sound, a delay and a bit of reverb on the amp.
About the price, if it is worth it, 90 euros is ok.
But i like the cheap 45 euros pedals better because i am a cheapskate.
 

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On our side of the pond, we can find used Dyna Comps and EHX Soul Preachers - a very underrated comp - for about 50 bucks. I have a Soul Preacher on my small board that I got used, a few years back, for $25. It sounds very good, very much like a Dyna Comp with a bit more top end preserved.
 

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On our side of the pond, we can find used Dyna Comps and EHX Soul Preachers - a very underrated comp - for about 50 bucks. I have a Soul Preacher on my small board that I got used, a few years back, for $25. It sounds very good, very much like a Dyna Comp with a bit more top end preserved.
The EHX Soul Preachers pedal is not so common i guess but i can't find it second hand, or they will be avaiable new in 4 months from now.
 

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I have never used one, but folks seem to love the Mooer Yellow Comp -- their version of a Diamond comp. It's optical and should be more transparent than the Dyna Comp types. I myself love Dyna Comps (I have a Dyna Comp Deluxe, which adds tone, blend and attack controls). DCD's are less than $100 used on Reverb, $130 new.
 

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I can't recommend the Mooer Yellow Comp enough. I've got an original dynacomp, a Strymon Compadre, and a Keeley and I think I like the Mooer better than all of them.
I agree...the Yellow comp is quite nice. It's Diamond clone. I love a good ole Dynacomp for that warm super squish, but the Mooer is more versatile and can easily be an always on pedal.
 

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i have a boss comp, but i need to tweak it a bit, and i have not try to do that yet. Any ideas on a cheap compressor pedal ? Like one of those made in ding dong plastic ones ?

How cheap do you want to go and what kind of compressor are you thinking about?

The Behringer is very cheap and essentially a copy of the Boss Compressor/Sustainer...
Another vote for the Behringer CS100 or CS400 Compressor Sustainer or the Behringer CL9 Compressor/Limiter. The CS100/400 is supposed to be an exact clone of the Boss CS-3 Compression Sustainer. And the CL9 is supposed to be an exact clone of the Ibañez CP9 Compressor/Limiter. Either one a them is only $25 bucks apiece new.
 

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The Joyo (Green pedal with a scorpion graphic) is a very subtle compressor. I really liked it for rock stuff.
Currently, I have a NUX Sculpture, more versatile than the Joyo and it sounds good. It has more squash than the Joyo, if you are into that.
 

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I bought a TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor. It’s multiband, which I think means it works individually with each note. It has this mode, and also a traditional mode, where it acts more like a DynaComp. Add in the toneprint feature, and it’s far more than I need. It runs quietly.
 




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