MXR Dyna Comp vs Dyna Comp Script

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  1. Telecaster88

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    I'm a novice when it comes to pedals, but I like the built in compressor on my Vox Mini3 amp, and I'm a sucker for those classic 70's sounds, country, pop etc. So I'm gonna buy a Dyna Comp. There's also a "Script Version" that has "the rare "metal can" CA3080 IC to nail those vintage tones," per the fine folks at Sweetwater.

    So what is a metal can CA3080 IC, and does it make the Script version worth almost twice as much as the standard Dyna Comp?

    Thanks!
     
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    I have a Phase 90 Script, because the price difference was minimal versus the standard pedal-- but the price difference on the Dyna Comp and DC Script is huge! Just wondering if it's worth it somehow...
     
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    Oops! I was thinking phaser not compressor! Sorry about that! :oops::oops::oops:
     
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    The script shouldn't have regeneration, if I'm remembering right. It's more subtle. More like 70s Merle Haggard.
     
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    The MXR phase 95 does a great job reproducing them all, BTW. I love the script 90 setting turned fairly low for that Waylon sound, and the script phase 45 turned up for a Univibe type sound.
     
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    I don't have an answer to your question (about COMPRESSORS), except the newer compressors are more versatile and quieter than a dyna comp.
     
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    But often sounds rather...well boring^ Blended boring, topgrade parts boring, quietly...boring....
     
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    I don't know but im interested to find out the difference on the compressors.

    On the phase 90 block vs script its just a matter of lifting a leg off the board to get the script sound.

    The compressor might just need a $1 buck resistor to change it to a script and the rest might just be marketing like with most pedals.
     
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    I think I have it narrowed down now to either the Dyna Comp Deluxe (same circuitry as Script, but with added blend, EQ, and attack settings... For $10 less than the Script?!? Or the Keeley four knob (looks like the same general idea /versatility as the DC Deluxe).

    Have you tried the Keeley? I'm really after that classic sound, which is why I'm leaning toward the Dyna Comp Deluxe, even though the Keeley might be "better." And with the Deluxe I can max the compression blend and set the EQ for neutral and should have be able to get the pure, classic Dyna Comp sound... (while keeping the options to tweak it if I want) (I think?)...
     
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    Whirlwind compressor is also an option for that classic sound...
    Personally I never had the need for options...if the pedal sounds good....it really needs no extra stuff....but that is just me....and I have used compressors for about three decades...
     
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    I bought the MXR Dyna Comp (not the script model) when my only electric was a Tele. It works well with a Tele for chicken pickin' type compressor sound, but doesn't really work well (in my experience) with humbucker guitars (I now have three).
    I've looked at other/newer type compressor pedals and the Keeley 4 knob is one, the Pigtronix 4 knob is the other. Both have blend capabilities and the Keeley has a separate setting on it for humbuckers.
    In short, the MXR Dyna Comp sounds good (especially with single coils for chicken pickin' sounds) but is not very versatile.
     
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    I only use two these days.
    One old Guyatone Driving Box Compressor with that old can 3080 chip(oh the angels and the heavens(sarcasm may occur ;) ) ) And a two knob CM Comp/limiter....
    Both work well with all my guitars...singlecoils and buckers....
     
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    Sweetwater had a $20 gift card deal when buying the Dyna Comp, so I ordered the Deluxe model. Should be here today!
     
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    I'd go for the Whirlwind Red Box. OG compression!
     
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