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Maxon CP-101 Compressor

CompressorThe Japanese company Maxon has been around for a long time, although it was never really known to us. This is because Maxon was always closely associated with Ibanez, and their effects pedals were mostly developed for Ibanez and sold under their name throughout the world. In the interim, word got out that the legendary Tubescreamer TS808 actually comes from Maxon, and in the course of the retro boom Maxon is now bringing almost all their old darlings back onto the market.

The CP-101 Compressor is a compressor of the good old school, delivering a clean, warm compression which, depending on the setting, helps the tone to more clarity and assertiveness, but also to a long sustain. Ideal to help cleansounds or smooth out a tweaked sound and give it an infinite sustain without sinking into the creep!

  • Powerful compression
  • Soft vintage character
  • Low noise level
  • Controls for sustain and level
  • For electric bass, electric guitar or semi-acoustic guitar
  • Optional power supply (108096)
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The only pedal I have 2 of

Stevo101, 06.06.2017
Got this on my main, and mini board. I've not used too many compressors, but this is the best I've found, and perfect for my rig. I think they marketed this as the compressor for those that don't like compressors... ?? whatever !!... it works for me. I should say that for the most part, I use this on lowest settings at unity (and always on), and it really does just help tighten things up on whatever song / style. Useful on higher settings also if needed, but I've never taken it above 12. A genuine recommendation!... but know what you're after before you buy, as this is all about feel rather han tone.
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Great for low output guitars

15.12.2014
Great as a very transparent compressor.
I would like a little more control, specially over the threshold, as it can introduce more noise than expected. I would also like to have a bit more dynamics, event at its lower sustain setting. But, hey, there's something conforting in having just 2 knobs to play with and never get overwhelmed with tweaks...


I does work OK as a booster too.

Biggest disavantage is that it does clip with every pickup other than very low output ones.
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