MXR M102 Dyna Comp Compressor
MXR M102 Dyna Comp Compressor

M102 Dyna Comp Compressor, Compressor/Sustainer for Guitar from MXR.

AceLeppard 01/16/2012

MXR M102 Dyna Comp Compressor : AceLeppard's user review

" Warm!"

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Analog compressor pedal.
A knob "output" manages the output level, a knob "sensitivity" runs the compression ratio.
Mxr classical case, a switch to activate the effect, powered by 9 volt battery or AC adapter. An input and an output, while mono.
Not that it really bothers me, but it's true, the power supply plug and misplaced, and YES, it's boring to just unscrew it to change the battery. After the sudden you're not embarrassed when you want to put velcro on the pedal!


The general setup is super simple, like most Mxr, we find in fact that two knobs, very interactive. After a while it binds to one or more preferred settings.
I did not have the manual. Editing sounds is a bit complex, because of the subtle nature of this kind of effect but it is fast!


The pedal has a very vintage compression, warm, and then typed. It will be great for jazz / blues / rock or the slide example, but the followers of sounds funkers rights similar to those of the "Live 86" by Serge Gainsbourg is confused maybe not!
This is not optimal for a booster drive, too colorful for my taste.
I used it with humbuckers. Now that I've typed a vintage Start, had to be should I réinteresser this little red pedal ...


I used it for a while, I tried the Boss Cs3 which did not suit me, too cold and right as well as being noisier than the dyna comp.
You have to push a little output for the same noise level as its base, it's a shame. The Super Comp Mxr home has an additional setting "attack level" handy ...
The value for money is honest, Mxr products are excellent in their price range and beyond. With experience, I try again the models, because I am sure there are better elsewhere ...

This pedal is a great introduction into the world of compressor side vintage!