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Considering Diamond BCP1 Bass &/or Whirlwind OC Bass Compressor

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by lo-freq, Dec 15, 2016.


  1. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Looking for recent feedback on these 2 compressors.
    I've read a fair number of threads & comments on the two here on Tb.
    I like the versatility of the Whirlwind unit & the phatness of tone of the BCP1.
    For those who have both or used to have both at different times, can a person get the phatness of the BCP1 out of the OCBass if you add EQ elsewhere in your signal chain (i.e. with bass control at either active bass guitar or amp)?
    I use an EB MM StringRay 5 1H into a Genz Benz Contour 500 1x15 combo with 1x15 Ext cab.
    That & any other feedback is appreciated!
     
  2. Slaymus

    Slaymus Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2004
    Quebec
    Tried both comp.
    The phatness mojo of the Diamond is really unique.
    The Whirlwind is pretty transparent and I don't think imho
    you can make it sound like the Diamond with added eq.
    I suggest you order both and return the loser of the comp battle !
     
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  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    What a coincidence! Not familiar with the Whirlwind but I'm running my Diamond thru an Epifani / Acme rig at the moment...and I mean right now. I've even got Fox / Trump / Orlando on the telly. The EQ tilt is killer and even better with the 250/900 option.

    Riis
     
  4. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None

    Get the OvniFX Smoothie, best of both worlds
     
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  5. scubaduba

    scubaduba Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Dec 23, 2003
    Michigan
    Diamond for the win
     
  6. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Not too bad of a price either.
     
  7. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Great suggestion ... but ...
    I'd probably be trying to score it 2nd hand.
     
  8. LSMFT6

    LSMFT6 We brake for nobody Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    California
    None
    You can even find them for sale used in the Classifieds forum. I've owned all three of the pedals in question (before I figured out I just wasn't a comp guy) and the Smoothie was made by a guy here who wrote the book on reviewing comp pedals (the OC Bass and Diamond of course being two of his top picks) so you know it's good. Definitely check it out.
     
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  9. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka UFO

    Jan 19, 2003
    DFW, Texas
    Will do, thanks!
    Yeah, his reviews on Compressor Reviews have helped to narrow down my hunt.
     
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2016
  10. kat888

    kat888 Guest

    Oct 13, 2015
    Diamonds are this grrrl's best friend.
     
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