MXR Custom Comp Reviews4.5/5.0 based on 1 customer review
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from Sioux Falls, SD
December 12, 2012Music Background:
22 years playing
Very nice compressorI bought this compressor to add some sustain to tapped parts and lend a more studio quality sound to my home setup. It works fantastic for that- I'm easily able to get a great compressed solo tone at lower volume levels and without cooking my tubes. It is extremely transparent and does not color my distortion or clean tones at all. It does a great job of improving note definition with heavy distortion, and does a good job of evening out clean tones as well. In my opinion, this is the compressor to get if you already like your tone and just want to improve sound quality. I tested a Keeley 4 knob for awhile before deciding on the MXR because the sound quality is just as good for half the price. The only advantage to the Keeley is all 4 knobs are on top, while the MXR has two internal pots- that's the only reason I gave it 4.5 instead of a perfect score.