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OK Last Compressor survey...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by moe.moe, Jan 5, 2013.

Which Compressor To Buy....... ? ? ? ?

Poll closed Jan 7, 2013.
  1. Aguilar TLC COMPRESSOR ?

    22 vote(s)
  2. VFE White Horse Optical Compressor ?

    3 vote(s)
  3. Compress some carrots and make a carrot cake?

    46 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. moe.moe

    moe.moe Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    Down to my final TWO choices here... :hyper:

    A: Aguilar TLC Compressor


    B: VFE White Horse Optical Compressor

    Inputs... advice... direction... comments would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks again!

  2. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    I would read Bongo's review of each pedal and see which one comes out better.
  3. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    If you don't have anything from FEA Labs on your list tear the list up and start over if you want the very best..... and +1 on my man Chads suggestion.
  4. FretlessMainly


    Nov 17, 2010
    I realize that you've done some homework and are asking about two specific pedals, but in a compressor, my advice is go rack-mounted. You get much more than just compression/spike reduction. If you have LEDs for input/output and gain reduction, you can use it to check string to string output to use in conjunction with adjustable pole pickups, for example. This is something I've seen that's overlooked by many players and it's been very useful to me over the years.
  5. junkman


    May 12, 2012
    What about the mxr m87?!?!?!
  6. I agree with the suggestion about going rack mount. You get more control over the parameters for compression. I've used a DBX 266 studio compressor and it works great for me. Research some of the studio compressors that are rack mountable, you be happy you did.
  7. king_biscuit

    king_biscuit Supporting Member

    May 21, 2006
    Diamond Bass Compressor.
  8. Stephent28

    Stephent28 Supporting Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    C470, CO
    FEA all the way. Great sound and control with 3 models to choose from depending on what you are trying to accomplish.

    Choice number 2 would be an Empress compressor.
  9. amir93smith


    Apr 17, 2012
    if i were you, i would look into amps with built in compressors if you haven't already
  10. Good question, It has to be right up ther with the best.
  11. So far, carrots are in the lead with 74% of the poll results and 100% of the comments :)
  12. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    No. Few of those comps are worth anything.
  13. moe.moe

    moe.moe Supporting Member

    Jun 22, 2008
    I actually DID consider FEA LABS comps...

    but you can't purchase them anywhere AND they are all "out of stock" from the manufacturer... (which says a lot about the unit I know.... :) )

    Thanks everyone!

    BTW.... Bongo, you rock ! :)
  14. eff-clef

    eff-clef Supporting Member

    May 6, 2007