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Carl Martin Opto vs Rothwell Love Squeeze

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by manchild, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. manchild

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    Hey folks,

    I want to get a compressor pedal and have narrowed it down to the 2 above. Been reading a lot of stuff on these on here and elswehere and would like to know how you would comare them.

    Is the Love Squeeze worth the extra money?

    I would like a compressor for the sound and effect and I am wondering if the Love Squeeze is maybe too transparent. That said - I dont want it to sound overly processsed and intrusive either.

    Does the RLS compress well at max level?

    How does it sound eq/tone wise to the CM Opto?

    I have a passive Yamaha BB414 mostly using the P pup which I intend to DI only at gigs and prob recordings as I like a completly clean full range sound.

    Thanks.
  2. Swift713

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    Have you read ovnilab.com?
  3. HeavyJazz77

    HeavyJazz77 Supporting Member

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    Even after going through Ovnilab you'll be all the keener to buy both and work through them for yourself. ;) Good luck!
  4. manchild

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    Hey Swift713,

    Yeah read both reviews (amoungst others, hence why I like idea of either of these 2) - just wanted more of a direct comparrison between the two if anyone has had both.

    Thanks.
  5. manchild

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    Yeah if money was no object id just do that HeveyJazz77 :p cheers.
  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    If you want ANY tonal effect or ANY noticeable squishy effect then you do not want the Rothwell. The Rothwell is smaller, and has clearer highs; the Carl Martin has more control over the response.
  7. manchild

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    Thanks Bongo - I think il go with the CM in that case :)
    On another note i noticed that the newer versions of the Punch Factory have a DI out on them which would be something of use to me as I DI to the board a lot and will need to get my own DI soon anyway.

    I know you havn't reviewed this articular model but if it is electronically the same or simular to the older one would this be a good compression device to use or would the CM still be the better choice?

    Thanks :)
  8. BFunk

    BFunk Gold Supporting Member

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    My advise is get the best DI you can afford if you care at all about the sound that is going to the FOH.
  9. bongomania

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    I can't comment on the last (now discontinued) version of the Punch Factory, since I have no real info. But if it was my money, I'd get the CM and a separate DI.
  10. manchild

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    Nice one guys, thanks for the info - CM on its way :)

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