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  • MGR/Derek MokMGR/Derek Mok

    DigiTech Main Squeeze Compressor/Sustainer

    DigiTech Main SqueezePublished on 04/19/07 at 15:00
    Primarily a singer, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years, been in a band (drummer!), and have continued to record and play with other musicians on a non-professional basis. My styles range from folk to hard rock, with heavy power-pop leanings -- Big Star, not Green Day.

    I bought this used from a musician in Burbank, CA for $30.

    I was looking for ways to enrich my 12-string electric sounds and this unit did the job, adding sustain, fluidity and intensity to the sound.

    This pedal doesn't interact with other effects well. It added a substantial amount of noise to my tone so that when I wasn't playing, the hum was deafening, and not just with single-coil pickups. It's difficult to f…
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    Primarily a singer, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years, been in a band (drummer!), and have continued to record and play with other musicians on a non-professional basis. My styles range from folk to hard rock, with heavy power-pop leanings -- Big Star, not Green Day.

    I bought this used from a musician in Burbank, CA for $30.

    I was looking for ways to enrich my 12-string electric sounds and this unit did the job, adding sustain, fluidity and intensity to the sound.

    This pedal doesn't interact with other effects well. It added a substantial amount of noise to my tone so that when I wasn't playing, the hum was deafening, and not just with single-coil pickups. It's difficult to find the sweet spots on the settings to make this pedal work with my Line 6 Pod 2.0 or other effects I wanted to use, such as an Ibanez Tone-Lok Delay and a Durham SexDrive.

    Pretty good, solid metal. The one I bought was used so it had chipped paint, not the manufacturer's fault. However, this is yet another pedal with a super-hard-to-access battery compartment. At least you don't need a screwdrive on this one, but the metal buttons to release the hatch are so far recessed on the sides that you'd have to have long nails or a key to poke them in. Why do effects manufacturers so often overlook or undervalue this aspect of the design?

    I like having this pedal on standby -- I was able to get the best slide tone I've ever found by adding it to my recording chain. I have a hard time controlling its noise, though, so I think this pedal could use some improvement.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • francky_366francky_366

    DigiTech Main SqueezePublished on 05/18/08 at 14:36
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Hand squeeze PDAL is a compression / sustain quality of studio.
    It uses technology dbx Over-Easy with Modlisation damplis output for direct recording console.

    you can get all kinds of brilliant sustain, rock etc. .. combining compression rgler through CONTRL level, attack, sustain, and EQ.

    UTILIZATION

    The rglages are simple and prcis:
    CONTRL level, attack, sustain, and EQ.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Compression is very effective and brilliant sustain
    I play mainly rock on a Marshall JCM600 with a strat US 79, the sound is clear and bright as with digitech in general, the quality of compression is bluffing.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a very good pedal compression / su…
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    Hand squeeze PDAL is a compression / sustain quality of studio.
    It uses technology dbx Over-Easy with Modlisation damplis output for direct recording console.

    you can get all kinds of brilliant sustain, rock etc. .. combining compression rgler through CONTRL level, attack, sustain, and EQ.

    UTILIZATION

    The rglages are simple and prcis:
    CONTRL level, attack, sustain, and EQ.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Compression is very effective and brilliant sustain
    I play mainly rock on a Marshall JCM600 with a strat US 79, the sound is clear and bright as with digitech in general, the quality of compression is bluffing.

    OVERALL OPINION

    It is a very good pedal compression / sustain numrique CRER that no noise unlike analog compressor pedal.
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  • moosersmoosers

    DigiTech Main SqueezePublished on 08/22/09 at 12:14
    The Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze is a digital compression pedal designed for electric guitar but suitable for any electronic instrument.  The pedal has a 1/4 inch input and two 1/4 inch outputs and is powered by either a 9 volt power supply or battery.  It isn't rackable as it is a stomp box.


    UTILIZATION

    The make up of the Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze is quite easy to follow and users shouldn't have much trouble at all figuring out how to use this pedal.  It has parameters for level, attack, EQ (tone), and sustain.  These are pretty basic parameters as far as compression pedals go, so those who have experience with guitar compression pedals should be used to this pedal before …
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    The Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze is a digital compression pedal designed for electric guitar but suitable for any electronic instrument.  The pedal has a 1/4 inch input and two 1/4 inch outputs and is powered by either a 9 volt power supply or battery.  It isn't rackable as it is a stomp box.


    UTILIZATION

    The make up of the Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze is quite easy to follow and users shouldn't have much trouble at all figuring out how to use this pedal.  It has parameters for level, attack, EQ (tone), and sustain.  These are pretty basic parameters as far as compression pedals go, so those who have experience with guitar compression pedals should be used to this pedal before even using it.  Even if you don't have experience with compressors of any kind, the make up of this pedal is easy enough to follow that you don't need a manual and will be able to figure it out on your own.


    SOUND QUALITY

    The sound of the Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze is sub par in my opinion.  While it will indeed get the job done as far as compressing your signal, to me it sounds too digital and colors your sound a little bit too much.  Like a compressors, it will definitely add some sustain to your sound, but as far as playing rhythm parts, for me it really squeezes your sound too much and doesn't give it much room to breath, even if you don't have the compression level up too high.  This pedal will work if you are just trying to mess around with compression, but I definitely wouldn't use this for recording and I would also look elsewhere for live shows as I don't think that the sound of this pedal is up to par.


    OVERALL OPINION

    While the Digitech X-Series Main Squeeze provides a cheap option for guitar players looking for a compression pedal, to me you can spend just a small amount of more money and get a much better pedal.  If you want a good compression pedal, take a look at the Boss CS-3 or the MXR Dynacomp as they are similar in price and are much better sounding compressors in my opinion.
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