I'd like to see how that works out. The addition of the ratio knob is cool.
The VFE is a new one to me. Read the reviews here:
very cool link, thanks!
Cool reply, I've since made some acquisitions to my compressor collection.
- I now have a Keeley 4 knob which wins most of the time for single coils and country style and acoustic. Great for sustain.
- I have a Hartman (Armstrong clone) that is quite effect-y and is used for various things. It works well for arpeggiated playing, creating a nice rhythmic volume swell effect as you pick each one.
- Thirdly, I too have the Diamond which finds most of its use with humbuckers although it wins often in other areas. I don't find it useful for acoustic guitar. It really does a great job of shaping tone as well with that tilting eq.
- I just bought a standard MXR dynacomp for my son and was quite impressed. For $75, you get a lot of functionality.
I honestly don't know how other people go without a compressor of some kind...
I just got a Joyo Ross clone for $45. I was going to build one but the jacks, pots, knobs and box would cost more. I haven't have much time on it but so far i like it better than the MXR Dyna Comp I sold. With the MXR, I could never find a setting that worked for two songs in a row; I was always tweaking it.
That Diamond that you guys have been talking about is giving me GAS!
Ah - I just noticed your post. The Diamond is nice, but it's not an end all effect. Compressors all have their specific action and sound. When I started on this journey, I decided (it's the GAS talking) I needed an optical, Ross/Keeley type and an orange squeeze design. Now that I have one of each, I seem to use them about equally. I've even used all three in the same set on different songs. And don't hesitate to use them on acoustic.
I can't believe the prices on those Joyo pedals.