I know the history of MXR and some of the artists that use this effect. It wasn't difficult to decide on this product and manufacturer. The difficulty of the product is to incorporate it into my playing.
Model Year: 2009
Price: $78.99 (new)
Where Obtained: Best Buy
- Battery Powered and can be run on AC
- Two controls which are Output and Sensitivity
- LED indicator
- Bypass Switch
I use the standard guitars - Strat, Les Paul, Tele and others. Amps are Marshall Half Stack and Jet City 20 Watter. It's great for playing country, light jazz and rock. I am not much of compressor user but it is great when used the right way. It can smooth out certain passages that are reminiscent of Larry Carlton sounds.
Plug and play. You do need to tweek the knobs so that you don't compromise the sound. If done incorrectly, the user will have an obnoxious and noisy sound.
MXR effects are built like tanks. The case is durable and time tested.
-only had it for a short while but works well, and greatly improves my sound
Model Year: 2000
Where Obtained: eBay
-2 switches, pretty basic
-can be ac or battery powered
-used with les paul or strat thru marshall ss or vox ac30, works well w both
-i use it for rock playing but country players also love it, well suited for many stles
-haven't tried any other compressors
-it's slightly noisy, but all compressors are
-could not be easier to tweak, only 2 knobs
-*it needs to be set up properly on its own before being added to the chain*, you should take a min and read the manual as it will save a lot of headaches for new compressor users who think they can just plug this in and go