Hello folks. Here is my problem. I started to play many parts with tapping in my band, including some solos, but i just cant play loud enough to actually be heard normally. I cant turn up my overall volume, because then i will be too loud, and playing softer will kill my tone. And i am using transistor amp, so i can forget about that tube amp compression. So, what i need, is either a volume boost, or compressor. I tried both with my Boss ME50B, and found that it also plays more easy and accurate when compression is on. I tried few compressors at my local shops (MXR Dyna Comp/Super Comp, Boss CS-3, EH Soul Preacher), and i really liked the EHX and Boss products, but, they both are very noisy. I can actually buy one of them and give it to my electronics guru (he can do magic to pedals), but i just want to search the market first. As some of you may thought, i need mild-to-heavy compression. So no transparent ones, i am not going to use compressor as people usually do. Also the size might be factor, as i dont have that many space on my board left. Price range - up to 200$. Also recomenndations on some d.i.y. choices would be nice.