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  • I really love the Boss CS-2.

    i thought I didnt dig vca based stuff after the rcl-10 (which is the basis for the mij cs-3,which is a different beast for some reason than the mit cs-3), but after using my 335
    into it for a few weeks, im really loving the character of it, esp into a fine reverb. poppy and squishy. so nice. i dont need more functions. just sweet tone.

    any other fans?
    OTHERWORLDLY. Psychedelic, Noise, Shoegaze.Joey Levenson on SoundCloud

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    How does it compare to the CS-3? I had one of those and it compressed decently but was so noisy I got rid of it.
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    • #3
      not as poppy, but i like the cs3, its also got a great character..very squishy
      OTHERWORLDLY. Psychedelic, Noise, Shoegaze.Joey Levenson on SoundCloud

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      • #4
        I liked it, but the keeley had a certain something that was better. Both are good.

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        • #5
          I love it too - it's not transparent at all, it's smooth and sweet. Works wonders with my strat, and it's great for slide work too. If I had to define a "warm" tone, I'd probably pick the CS-2 to demonstrate one.

          It's less noisy than the CS-3 in my experience, I actually wonder if there's some high frequency de-emphasis to get rid of some hiss, and that's why the pedal sounds so smooth?

          Here's mine, first in the chain. I hand one a while back and sold it, missed it so much I got this one in early April. I mean, I wasn't crying or anything... but I did start drinking more heavily.

          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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          • #6
            There's a Cs-2 on local classifieds for 100 been thinking about picking it up if I could get the guy down a bit.
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            Pedals: |DiamondComp|Whammy DaVe|Pitch black|Naga Viper|Hotcake|DMM|RRR|
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            • #7
              Noob question, but how would you know if you needed a compressor? Also, how would you compare it to the Dyna Comp, Supercomp, or Soul Preacher?
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              • #8
                if you like playing with one, you need it. i love playing with one..i have 3 comps actually.
                OTHERWORLDLY. Psychedelic, Noise, Shoegaze.Joey Levenson on SoundCloud

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                • #9
                  I'm asking as someone who's never owned one or used one (and is relatively new to guitars/pedals).
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                  • #10
                    Noob question, but how would you know if you needed a compressor? Also, how would you compare it to the Dyna Comp, Supercomp, or Soul Preacher?


                    That's a hard question to answer! I guess if you try one and you like the sound, then it's worth having one. But I don't think anyone needs an effect, if you know what I mean.

                    I've found that for most overdriven/ distorted sounds, and with humbuckers, there's not much need for compression. But if you want clean sounds with extra sustain, they're perfect. Also with my strat it's a good way to thicken out the sound a little on the way into the rest of my board.
                    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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                    • #11
                      SDD-3kp Love that pedal

                      I love it too - it's not transparent at all, it's smooth and sweet. Works wonders with my strat, and it's great for slide work too. If I had to define a "warm" tone, I'd probably pick the CS-2 to demonstrate one.

                      It's less noisy than the CS-3 in my experience, I actually wonder if there's some high frequency de-emphasis to get rid of some hiss, and that's why the pedal sounds so smooth?

                      Here's mine, first in the chain. I hand one a while back and sold it, missed it so much I got this one in early April. I mean, I wasn't crying or anything... but I did start drinking more heavily.

                      Guitars - Too many

                      Effects - Dirt

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                      • #12
                        That's a hard question to answer! I guess if you try one and you like the sound, then it's worth having one. But I don't think anyone needs an effect, if you know what I mean.

                        I've found that for most overdriven/ distorted sounds, and with humbuckers, there's not much need for compression. But if you want clean sounds with extra sustain, they're perfect. Also with my strat it's a good way to thicken out the sound a little on the way into the rest of my board.


                        Thanks of the response. I currently have a Bullet Strat and am waiting on the arrival of a '69 RI Tele Thinline, so it's all single coils here. Sounds like it's something I could use because I don't use distortion all the time. I love using delay and reverb without distortion for shoegazey/spacey stuff.
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                        • #13
                          My favorite compressor.
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                          • #14
                            whats a good used price for one of these?
                            Guitars: LsL T-bone|Gibson 62ri SG|Martin D-18
                            Pedals: |DiamondComp|Whammy DaVe|Pitch black|Naga Viper|Hotcake|DMM|RRR|
                            Amp: Vox AC15HW1x

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                            • #15
                              before this thread, I would say 85 on average, so anything less is a good price. After this thread $300.

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