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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by scubaduba, May 21, 2018.
I highly recommend the Empress Bass Compressor for this application.
Magic Sauce? Doc Lloyd.
I got the PCB from Zorg this past November/December, but as high as it is on the "want to do" list, other circuits are higher up in the build queue — and life keeps getting in the way of build-bliss that would reduce the queue. Honestly couldn't fathom a guesstimation of when this will get its due, but just that it will... eventually.
That looks pretty cool. The graphics are a bit much, but I'm intrigued. I'm guessing this sort of falls into the same compressor category as the Drybell?
That looks like an improved version of my Carl Martin. More of a studio grade compressor, than the Drybell or Doc Lloyd?
Does someone here compared the Becos Stella and Empress Bass Compressor side by side ?
Sure, what would you like to know? Both are fantastic and at the top of their game.
The Doc Lloyd is so good. Sooooo good. I regret selling mine in hindsight. But I was getting magic sauce from preamp pedals and didn’t need/want it from my compressor, so I switched to a CaliCB, which has some more subtle special sauce, and ultimately with an Empress, which has little to no sauce. But now I kind of want to go back the other way again. The PDR is so juicy.
I had a chance to test the Stella wich I liked very well, very versatile (not afraid lol)!
I don't have a chance to try the Empress, but it the only other comp that is interesting me, it have just the control I want (MIX and SC HPF pots, not just a toggle for SC)
I'ld like to know the tonal difference between the two ? I'm not looking for an overly colored comp : clean/transparent is fine, a little thicknening/punchness could be ok.
Also, the Becos is much easier to find in my side of the world...
Scuba's website (listed in his sig) has reviews of both - you can read about them there and make your choice.
I read those two but was interested in a direct comparaison
These two devices would be logical close competitors. I would be pleased to own either. Features comparables are similar with a few trade offs. Both are quite transparent. Both offer excellent metering. Both have the ability to stay out of the way or color your tone. Your choice. Both are flexible and versatile. You can dial in both to sound very similar.
If Stella is more accessible to you, by all means grab one. You won’t be sorry.
I own both, love 'em both. As scuba said, they perform similarly enough. I can't comment much on coloration because I use overdrive pedals for that, but both do clean/transparent beautifully. Compare the feature sets to see which might work better for you. For example, I'm perfectly fine with the ratio switch on the Empress (2:1, 4:1, 10:1), but some prefer a sweepable ratio: the Stella has that, and it goes from 1:1 to infinity:1.
The Stella has more bells and whistles overall, but a mild caveat is that the power input socket is deep, and won't work with some power supplies that have short connectors, such as my Boss PSA wall wart (it does work with all the other power supplies I own).
Diamond Bass Comp Jr.
Have not owned the Drybell so cannot comment on it.
Horizon came today, that was fast! I’ll check it out tonight.
Ordered the Becos Stella
I'm looking forward to what you think of the Horizon.
I got a little impatient last night waiting for my Mozztronics CO-2 and bought the Smoothie in the classifieds. The Mozz is still in OZ even after 10 days... Anyways, it's been around a year since I last had a Smoothie and figured I'd A/B it against the Mozz. We'll see which one wins out.
I'm happy to see this since I just bought the diamond comp.
If it doesn’t work out for you, pm me? Maybe we can talk.
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