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  • How is the current stock Dyna Comp?

    Opinions? Does it need mods? Is it noisy? Should I go for the Custom Comp or the Whirlwind Red Box instead?

  • #2
    I had one for about 3 weeks.

    It was noisy.
    It was overly squishy
    It kept on pumping throughout the release - getting louder and quieter
    It sounded "ragged" - kinda nasty and not at all transparent.

    Great compressor, but wasn't for me.
    Originally Posted by telephant


    Tone is really half the argument. We both know ultimately it means nothing. Write a song. Write. A ****************ing. Song.



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    • #3
      [COLOR="navy"]Eric johnson uses one, right?
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      • #4
        I had one for about 3 weeks.

        It was noisy.
        It was overly squishy
        It kept on pumping throughout the release - getting louder and quieter
        It sounded "ragged" - kinda nasty and not at all transparent.

        Great compressor, but wasn't for me.


        A noisy compressor? Hmm... so did it add more noise to your signal (generating new noise) or did it just "compress" the signal and raise the level of the existing noise?
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        • #5
          i see a lot of people use it and sound great and dont hear too much in terms of compliants...
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          • #6
            i see a lot of people use it and sound great and dont hear too much in terms of compliants...


            You are correct. And if needed there's also an MXR CustomShop "Script" Dyna Comp version available. Of corpse it costs more but...
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            • #7
              probably good enough for everybody but forum goers

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              • #8
                It's alright. I got the Biyang Compress X which is the same thing with bugs ironed out. They made it true bypass as well. Pretty cool little compressor!

                But selling it now because it's christmas and I've spent way too much on gear in the last 2 months.
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                • #9
                  Yarr, tharr be better options on ye high seas, lad.
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                  • #10
                    I used to have a Block Logo RI and a vintage Script DynaComp
                    the reissue was quieter, the vintage one was noisy with the output past 2 o'clock
                    sensitivity past 2 o'clock made both sound very squishy, with a lot of "oomph", worked great with distortion, made it sound really tight
                    for clean sounds, it works charmingly if you keep the volume at around unity gain and sensitivity at around 10 o'clock, for a more subtle compression
                    sounds better with single coils imo, it sounds fantastic with Rickenbackers
                    great for clean picking, country, funk

                    lok into the SuperComp as well, it has attack level control, this allows to finetune the "oomph" pumping phenomenon.

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                    • #11
                      I got a dynacomp. It arrived yesterday. This weekend I'll either be in love with it or not...
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                      • #12
                        A noisy compressor? Hmm... so did it add more noise to your signal (generating new noise) or did it just "compress" the signal and raise the level of the existing noise?


                        It added new noise. But it's the kind of thing that'd probably change between individual dynacomps - luck of the draw.
                        Originally Posted by telephant


                        Tone is really half the argument. We both know ultimately it means nothing. Write a song. Write. A ****************ing. Song.



                        UK based band;
                        http://www.captainhorizon.co.uk

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                        • #13
                          I tried a reissue and could not get rid of it quick enough,I thought it was horrible
                          possibly one of the worst pedal buys I have made,
                          tone suck
                          noisy
                          toneless
                          ...

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                          • #14
                            I didn't find it noisy.
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                            • #15
                              Luck of the draw. Maybe mine was broken!
                              Originally Posted by telephant


                              Tone is really half the argument. We both know ultimately it means nothing. Write a song. Write. A ****************ing. Song.



                              UK based band;
                              http://www.captainhorizon.co.uk

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