Keeley Compressor Review

Firstly, to avoid confusion, this is the 2-dial version of the popular and highly acclaimed Keeley Compressor. In fact, many stompbox devotees would rate this shiny little box firmly in their top ten pedals of all time. And rightly so! Outwardly the Keeley Compressor might look very basic, but it does exactly what it’s supposed to do and it does it very, very well.
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MXR Custom Comp CSP202 Review

MXR’s CSP202 Custom Comp is a relatively new addition to their lineup. On the surface it looks like a Dyna Comp painted white, but the Custom Comp is a different animal altogether. Inside its slightly lighter chassis are two small pots controlling attack and tone. The footswitch has been replaced with one of much higher quality as well, though the general build style remains the same as any MXR pedal.
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Maxon CP101 Compressor Review

Coming from the same company that made the superlative Ibanez Tubescreamer, you’d expect the Maxon CP101 to be a real contender and certainly, when it came to the test, we had no complaints. Even at minimal settings, like any decent compressor should, the Maxon CP101 Compressor thickened out guitar tone nicely and managed to remove some of those weird noises that happen when you hit a string by mistake.
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Boss CS-3 Compressor Review

Boss has a solid reputation among musicians for building rugged professional gear at a reasonable price point. Their compressor stompbox, the CS-3 Compression Sustainer has been a reliable choice for guitarists for over two decades. I found this pedal to be very versatile. It adequately added definition and sustain to distorted tones, and was able to even out my strumming volume effectively.
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Keeley 4 Knob Compressor Review

Coming from the people who brought us the hugely successful original Keeley compressor, it makes perfect sense for Keeley to address one of the few negatives levelled at the prototype in the follow-up. As a result, an extra two dials have been added for more control – one for ‘attack’ and one labelled ‘clipping’ to control input gain.
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