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Look, I know, I'm sorry, this has probably been asked a million times etc...

My old zoom 506 stopped working a while back (well, to be technical it got a bit squashed by a 1x15 being dropped on it) I was thinking of getting the B2.1u (nearly bought Kennyrodg's, but was foiled by the Norwegian banking system and Paypal not liking each other very much) I've been thinking. The only things I used on the old Zoom were the tuner and compressor.

My plan is to get a cheap compressor. I don't care if it's stompbox or rackmount, it's not gonna get turned off, just gonna plug in and leave it sat on the amp to do it's thing. So... here's the question...

Has anyone actually got / tried one of the cheapies.. Behringer, Harley Benton etc... I'm just looking for something to last for a month (until payday, when I'll look for something more permanent, and obviously less money spent on this = more beer money, and over here you don't get much beer for your money :)).

I know there's the build quality/ wouldn't buy that cheap crap issue, but I don't care. I just wanna know if they do what they're supposed to do or not.

thank'ee kindly very much
SteveO

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The Boss CS-3 costs only a bit more and gets rave reviews from those in the know, especially when modded:
[url="http://www.ev-b.com/compressors.html"]http://www.ev-b.com/compressors.html[/url]

Usually £30-40 on Ebay, probably less on Gum Tree

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I use the t.c.electronic Vintage Compressor and I like it very much...

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Why have a cheapie unit when I have an Alesis 2 channel fully adjustable jobbie for sale for less than you'd pay for a stompbox :)

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=21785"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=21785[/url]

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[quote name='AREA' post='222165' date='Jun 19 2008, 03:15 PM']I use the t.c.electronic Vintage Compressor and I like it very much...

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At £150 I wouldn't say it was particularly cheap :)

No worries, I got the Behringer one today anyway, the local guitar emporium were flogging them for 120kr (about a tenner) so I though to try and see.
As expected it's cheap and nasty, I don't think it'll last more than a month (even though it's not gonna be stomped on in anger), but on the plus side it does a good job of supressing the noisy peaks when I descend into slappy-happy-ness, and isn't noisy (no hiss when not playing)

I'll see if the electronics last, if they do then I might be tempted to chuck it into a half-rack with a couple of decent pots when the plastic breaks.

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[quote name='warwickhunt' post='222176' date='Jun 19 2008, 03:25 PM']Why have a cheapie unit when I have an Alesis 2 channel fully adjustable jobbie for sale for less than you'd pay for a stompbox :huh:

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=21785"]http://basschat.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=21785[/url][/quote]
pm on it's way :)

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