I am in need of a compressor pedal and after reading numerous posts and reviews it seems like these are probably the ones that will suit my needs best. I will be using it in an always on situation. I'm just looking for a mild smoothing out of my tone and I don't slap. I use effects some of the time and usually a very mild overdrive from the pork loin is always on. Some people say the Aguilar might impart a slight mid bump where the MXR is more transparent. I also read that the Aguilar has more flexibility with the ratio settings. I can't buy both and A/B them so if any of you have, I would appreciate your thoughts.