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Old 04-05-2010, 02:42 AM   #1
 
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So i am thinking of adding a compression pedal between my two noise gates, here is my current rig

Guitar
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ISP Decimator pedal (noise gate)
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MXR GT - OD
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(want to add compression pedal here)
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NS2 (noise gate)
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FX Loop 1 + 2 / Amp Input

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The pedals i have been looking at are:

MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor (one im leaning too)

Buy MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal | Compression & Sustain | Musician's Friend

MXR M-102 Dyna Comp

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MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal

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Keeley Compressor Guitar Effect Pedal (highest price)

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Boss CS-3

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What experience do you guys have with these pedals, and what would be the best one to get?

Unfortunately i don't have a chance to try each of these pedals, thanks for the help guys!

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what the fuck are you doing needing 2 noise gates would be my first question. if youre gating that much, i wouldnt bother with the csp202 or the keeley.

I personally of the others would get the cs3

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what the fuck are you doing needing 2 noise gates would be my first question
The amp has a built in noise gate too (engl invader), so three all together.

When the amp is cranked one noise gate doesn't cut it.
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what the fuck are you doing needing 2 noise gates would be my first question. if youre gating that much, i wouldnt bother with the csp202 or the keeley.

I personally of the others would get the cs3
What tonal differences are there between those 3 pedals?
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Why do you think you need a compressor? What are you looking for?

I have a Bodenhamer-modded CS-3 if you want it. PM me if you're interested.

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Why do you think you need a compressor? What are you looking for?

I have a Bodenhamer-modded CS-3 if you want it. PM me if you're interested.
I want the notes to "sustain" when i hold them, and cut off when i kill them (palm them out)

I think bulb uses this same set up.

What does the MOD to the pedal do btw?

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I'm surprised you're not getting enough sustain with a cranked Invader. I haven't had much luck with compressors, but I've mainly been dealing with them on bass.

This modded CS-3 is one of the better ones I've tried, but I'm finding technique adjustments are doing what I wanted this pedal to do on bass and I don't really need it on guitar, so I'm not using it.
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I'm surprised you're not getting enough sustain with a cranked Invader. I haven't had much luck with compressors, but I've mainly been dealing with them on bass.

This modded CS-3 is one of the better ones I've tried, but I'm finding technique adjustments are doing what I wanted this pedal to do on bass and I don't really need it on guitar, so I'm not using it.
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This video explains what i am trying to do (how bulb uses his compression pedal)

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