MXR Dyna Comp Reviews3.6/5.0 based on 11 customer reviews
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from 61 M, Gulberg III, Lahore, Pakistan
June 15, 2007Music Background:
Engineer & hobbyist guitarist for the last 27 years.
MXR dyna comp is a Gold.I am glad to see this pedal once again. This is the finest compressor pedal I have ever used especially for Clean sounds. I found the sound quality of this pedal very impressive. It is so creamy, punchy and extremely warm with so much dynamic compression quality. It has a very simple operation but sound is beautifully complex one. As far as its build quality is concerned it is like concrete. I have used it for both humbuckers and single coil pickups and it responds equally great. I wish it might have a tone control & furthermore it has a fixed Attack time but still I found it fulfilling all my requirements beautifully. For Clean sound I give it all 5 points.
November 8, 2011Music Background:
Part time musician
MXR Dyna Comp ReviewClassic pedal for a good price. Worked perfectly straight out of the box. Helped me get the tone I was looking for. Thanks Sweetwater for great customer service!
from Centennial, CO
April 15, 2009Music Background:
Song Writer, Guitarist, Demo Recording
Like Buying Another GuitarI had recently heard a great guitarist at a coffee shop with an amazing tone. He attributed it all to a classic compressor (having a Fender Twin and a Gibson 335 didn't hurt). I went ahead and bought the MXR DynaComp thinking that it would be a good choice after reading several reviews. I am totally blown away. I am able to get sounds out of my Les Paul Black Beauty that I thought were only possible by purchasing a completely different guitar. This one pedal turned my already great tone (Blues Jr with Les Paul) into unbelievable tone. If I had any idea I would have bought this a long time ago!
from Boyne City, MI
January 5, 2009Music Background:
20 years of giggin'
Good pedalI'm using this for bass. This is a very good compressor for the cash. It's extremely quiet--only adds a very slight hiss, but that's (in my experience) fairly unavoidable unless you really shell out some bucks. If you squash the high dynamics and raise the low dynamics, you get some noise. But it's FAR less noisy than other ones. I docked it half a star only because it kills a little bit of the attack, and it takes a perceptible instant to kick in on your first note. But these are small things, and I'm keeping mine.
from Southern California
July 7, 2007Music Background:
My favorite comp pedalSimple design. Simple functionality. Great for gain staging. Great for upping tone and sustain. Great price.
April 24, 2012Music Background:
Guitarist, Gigging Musician
Take the Time To Figure It OutI bought this pedal originally to add more clarity to big chords with distortion and to get a really nice pick attack for neck position clean sounds. At first I was having a lot of trouble with the controls (probably just overthinking it), but after a few hours of putting it in different places and trying out different settings, I am really happy with it, it does exactly what I need it to and really adds clarity, this pedal almost always stays on in my rig. No problems with it, unless you don't want to take the time to set it up right.
from Astoria, NY
October 8, 2008Music Background:
Simple as it getsJust two controls - easy to setup. It can effectively level the signal before your recorder, while creating some nice attack and sustain characteristics. For me, it works great on clean or just-slightly-overdriven electric guitar parts and for rock bass sounds. For the price you can't go wrong.
November 9, 2012Music Background:
40 years. Everything.
TWELVE STRING??Those of you thinking about buying either a Dyna Comp or the Janglebox for you live 12 string sound should buy the Dyna Comp. The Janglebox is great for studio or if you're McGuinn who has a horde of sound support and stage people... but for on stage in the clubs you can't beat the Dyna Comp for 12 string. I own a Janglebox and did everything with it for a year, not satisfied with the sound. Got my Dyna Comp today and instat: 'problem solved'. Dyna has a single compression and volume. Jangle box tweeks between volume and compression... more compression, odd volume level, more/less volume is weird compression ration. Dyna Comp is your bread and butter solution. Done. Buy it if your thinking about 12 string for the clubs.
May 28, 2012Music Background:
Pro working musician
Does what it doesCompresses like a ton of bricks. Noisy switch. Leave it on or leave it off.
from Manchester, CT
February 14, 2011Music Background:
Too much noise in my opinionThis pedal does add some sustain. It sounds okay. I just feel the increase in sustain it provides is not worth the amount of noise it adds. I was a little disappointed. I thought it would sound better.
November 17, 2011Music Background:
Dynacomp pedalThis is a terrible pedal. It totally squashes your signal. It's very noisy. Absolutely no sustain,didn't notice any difference at all. Volume issues.