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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by offworldjosh, Jun 14, 2019.
Might have to give that one a shot. Just wish it had more knobs!
Which to me is plenty for the Diamond. Unlike some other comps, you don’t need to see what it’s doing. You can hear it quite easily.
Compressors can be very handy tools in a live situation, no shame in using one. I have the MXR, and I'm considering replacing it. When I get it dialed in it works really great and the metering is nice. Unfortunately I find it really tricky to get dialed in since it seems like the input sensitivity is a little funky. It's nice that you can find it in almost any guitar store to try out though.
SpectraComp for me please....
A ways back, I embarked upon the compressor quest and arrived at the Diamond. I will never have to look again. As previously suggested, try one with your own rig before passing on it completely.
Broughton Apex has me satisfied compression-wise. Just a great pedal in every way possible.
+1 for the Empress. Transparent and extremely flexible.
Hard to go wrong with the Compressore. That's what I have and it's really clean and sounds great. It's also very adjustable. It doesn't have a "meter" just the single led which is proportional to the gain reduction, so you still see what it's doing, you just dont have a number to put with it. Only real downside is the special power supply (18v I think?), but that's the trade off for having a tube pedal. I use it on my Furman pedal board which has 3 regular outlets though in addition to the 8 9v outputs, so it's fine.
Thank you all for your input, the amount of activity here with actual experience is great compared to my previous forum endeavors.
I dove deep back down the rabbit hole, but today I resurfaced and pulled the trigger on the Diamond Bass Comp Jr.. I really can't get over how simple it is and the instant tone improvement it gives, and I'm so anxious to add it to my board. I'll update when it gets here haha.
Everything is wired up in order, but nothing is where I want it to be because I greatly misjudged my cabling needs lol.
The Diamond makes a huge difference to my base tone, to say that it's not transparent is a massive understatement. I have only messed with it about 20 minutes but I feel like despite there only being 3 knobs, it takes a long time to learn and find sweet spots. This is where I'm at for now. I'm really not used to the fattening effect, compared to just balancing/ limiting. I'll come back later with fresher ears lol.