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the anti-boost

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by Sketchy Jeff, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Sketchy Jeff

    Sketchy Jeff

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    what's drag on that one?
    i know about trim levels but not sure what drag is
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  2. Sketchy Jeff

    Sketchy Jeff

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    or get to, as the case may be

    I don't have GAS no I don't no not me

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  3. Sketchy Jeff

    Sketchy Jeff

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    i've got a dbx two channel rack mount compressor that i use with my guitar rig when i want some compression. i should try it side by side with some guitar specific pedal compressors to see where the pros and cons lie in that department.

    the P90 style Godin pickups are pretty lively and I've got to be careful with attack to keep them within workable levels. it's better now that i don't use 13ga strings on that guitar any more but still

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  4. Sketchy Jeff

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    the more units they can sell to unsuspecting customers who don't need one the more the price will come down for me when i start kijiji shopping ;)

    I've bought a couple of things from Zot pedals in the 'peg if i end up going that way i might see if he'll make me one

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  5. KapnKrunch

    KapnKrunch Gold Member

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    I have the Strymon OB1 and the Diamond Compressor.

    The Strymon is a boost and optical compressor -- very handy, excellent quality and a bit pricey.

    My fave is the Diamond with it's " "tilt" EQ -- less "transparent" but in a really, really good way, my choice for P90's. Made in Nova Scotia!
     
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  6. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

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    Once upon a time I probably would have bought the OB1. But the boost can’t be activated if the compressor is off, which seemed kind of dumb to me. If they were independent, I would probably have it on my board to this day.

    A great review of various compressors can be found at ovinlab.com
     
  7. Sketchy Jeff

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    Both the upside and the downside of the old rack compressor which ends up sitting on the floor behind the amp is that it helps the overall sound for the whole set it's not something that gets kicked on or off in the middle of the action. My home territory is folky acoustic skydiggers/cowboyjunkies type stuff which means i play both too hard and too soft for the general good especially when i switch over to an electric w/ p90s. I don't always use the compressor but I should. I don't think I've ever had it on and wished it wasn't there but i have left it off and wished for it back in the mix. Even if the pedal wasn't quite as good sounding it would be more likely to get used if it's sitting there in the chain on the board anyway.

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  8. KapnKrunch

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    I know what you mean and I thought the same. I guess their reasoning is that its supposed to be a set and forget device -- either always on, or for assigned to a single specific task. rather than two separate effects in one case. I use it as a treble boost to bring a guitar forward in the mix or add liveliness if treble is rolled off somewhere for some reason. Still, two-in-one would have been another great option at that price.

    Also it is great for adding a bit of meat to those two and four positions on a five-way.
     
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