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Diamond bass compressor vs Boss Limiter/Enhancer

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassfart, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. bassfart


    May 5, 2008
    What's the difference between these 2 pedals besides price?
  2. Jared Lash

    Jared Lash Born under punches Supporting Member

    Aug 21, 2006
    Northern California
    The Boss has a much wider range of compression ratios and is relatively transparent (it rolls off highs a bit but lows seem unaffected) without much tonal enhancement.

    The Diamond has a fixed compression ratio that is fairly low (2:1 or 4:1 if I recall correctly) and it's real value is in fattening up to your tone while not losing any presence and IMO it does that quite well. I prefer thicker compression but I can see why guys dig this compressor.

    I'd use the Boss if you want more versatility, need to tame big spikes (from slapping or envelope filters etc) or if you just want to save money.

    I'd get the Diamond if you want a compressor to add some magic to your tone.