Its all in the fingers, or is it?

Moderators: Slowy, Capt. Black

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BY jeremyb
#816970
So... in the market for a compressor pedal, for guitar and bass, I've always had one in the past and love what it does to a clean signal, and enjoy the evening out of my picking... so far I have narrowed it to the following:

Pigtronix Philosophers Tone Micro - $219, and I have owned 2 of the full size before, great sounding compressor, not a fan of the micro pedals but it's an always on kind of thing so size not so important...

Boss CP-1X - $299, digital, does everything you can imagine, artificially intelligent sound shaping blah blah, pretty led strip meter... just not sure if it really excites me, maybe too sterile...

Orange Kongpressor - $269, Sounds amazing, very musical, probably way better toan than a hack like me requires, has heaps of output on tap so can boost a clean amp into distortion, sounds great on bass or guitar, I really get excited by this one, future proofing for if I ever become good enough to warrant it...

Caline Pressure Tank - $40 rip off of the Diamond Optical Comp, sounds really great, doesn't even look too cheap... hmmm....

I think I really want the Kongpressor, but what would you guys do?
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BY el byrdo
#816971
buy the dyna comp that was just listed
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BY jeremyb
#816973
el byrdo wrote:buy the dyna comp that was just listed


Dyna comps are not my thing, once you've had a decent optical comp theres no going back!
BY foal30
#816977
jeremyb wrote:
el byrdo wrote:buy the dyna comp that was just listed


Dyna comps are not my thing, once you've had a decent optical comp theres no going back!


Kloppsta is selling a Diamond...
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BY jeremyb
#816978
foal30 wrote:
jeremyb wrote:
el byrdo wrote:buy the dyna comp that was just listed


Dyna comps are not my thing, once you've had a decent optical comp theres no going back!


Kloppsta is selling a Diamond...


Yeah, but for that sorta money I'd rather have the Kongpressor ;)
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BY Slowy
#816979
I initially found happiness with a two knob Keeley. Their latest four knob confirmed the love is still strong.

So I know nothing of the items you selected.

But this matters not at all, "I think I really want the Kongpressor, but what would you guys do?"

Gee... I don't know....... :think:


Buy a Kongpressor?
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BY el byrdo
#816982
i've had a keeley 2 knob and an EHX black finger. the black finger was cool as but annoying to power.
BY Delayman
#816986
Is even-ing out your picking the main thing? I used a limiter for a while. That was cool because it knocked the top off your biggest notes but left the dynamics of the rest alone.
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BY TmcB
#816989
I would take none of those tbh.

SP comp is not bad for Ross type due to blend.

Diamond Bass Comp is nice but $$$

MXR Compressor is good but attack is very fast and the knob doesn’t do much.

Seymour Duncan one looks solid, the Vise Grip, but no experience hands on.

Aguilar TLC is excellent and in your range, more of a VCA type and I prefer them over optos now.

I run a Maxon CP9+ Pro and it’s the shit - my absolute favourite.

What I recommend? Aguilar TLC
BY Delayman
#816990
By the way, I discovered last year the word is dilemma not dilemna.

I (and it seems thousands of others) were taught that word wrong.
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BY Single coil
#816994
Buy my optical. $65 to yer door.
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#816995
I’m not into compressors at all, but if I was looking for one I’d definitely factor in the Cali76
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BY KNNZ
#816997
I’ve had a Wampler Ego and the SD Vise Grip, sold the wampler coz I preferred the Vise grip I think there was one on TM recently, I’ve since sold the Vise Grip and have been using s Bondi 2026, but yeah I’ll echo Tony and recommend the Vise Grip