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Boss CP-1X Compressor

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Effects Pedal for Guitar

  • Multi-band Compressor
  • Advanced dynamics control without the discoloration and dilution of sound thanks to Boss MDP technology
  • Power supply with 9 V battery or 9 V DC power supply (coaxial connection, negative pole inside, not included in delivery, suitable power supply available under Art.409939)
  • Current consumption: 90 mA
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 73 x 129 x 59 mm
  • Weight: 450 g
Effect Types Compressor
available since January 2017
Item number 401774
£119
Including VAT; Excluding £8 shipping
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This thing is nifty
Steebz 11.09.2020
I'm not much of an overdrive/distortion pedal kind of guy when you can do so much with just an amp and your picking dynamics, but I've always felt the value of a good compressor to give your amp a boost, smooth out your sound and add some clarity and sustain. I've been having a bit of a love-hate relationship with compressor pedals and I've tried quite a few (the old Boss CS-3, Wampler, Mad Professor, Keeley amongst others) but this one blows them all out of the water when it comes to handling, sound quality and low noise levels, especially when considering it's not the most expensive pedal around.
Pros:
- Handling is super easy. You don't have to be a compression expert to work this thing. Boss has done it right: just leaving all the knobs at noon will give most players an noticeably improved sound right out of the box -- without colouring your original sound -- and you'll have more than enough room to add or take away stuff and tweak your sound into perfection.
- Very transparent, and very low noise levels compared to other compressor pedals.
- The MDP technology works much like a power amp does and will give you tube-like sag across all frequencies; the pedals does a wonderful job of making a solid state amp respond more like a tube amp.
- Not missing the blend button of competitor brands which honestly adds nothing.
- LED meter is a plus.
- Boss quality build, should last you a lifetime.
Cons:
- Personally I would've liked it in pink instead of blue -- just kidding (but only slightly.)
Due to my experience with other brands' compressors I was rather sceptical before use, but after testing the pedal extensively with all my guitars/amps in different settings, I haven't come across a bad sound, and with the knobs at noon being the golden spot, you know you're holding a well-designed pedal. I've done the boutique thing but after using this I'm becoming a bit of a Boss convert. This one's glued to the pedal board in the always-on position. It ain't going nowhere.
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Radoslaw L. 19.07.2017
I bought this pedal out of curiosity ..
After playing around with it, I realized how great this thing is. I ended up using it mainly in combination with the clean sound or slight overdrive.
It makes everything sound very sweet.
you can adjust the volume on it so when you hit the distortion .. you're not overpowering the previous sound.
This compressor really has no downside to it.. it looks great, it performs extremely well .. very easy to use.. doesn't alter your Tone.. and the price is great too.
Absolutely recommend it.
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Great pedal
prpp 06.11.2019
Very durable, very nice looking in my opinion. It really helps me boost my sound while playing my amp quietly.
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Daumen Hoch!
sanlight 09.07.2017
Mitten im Hype um den Blend-Regler bei Kompressoren, setzen die Asiaten von Boss weiterhin auf die traditionellen Reglern wie Level, Attack, Ratio und Comp (Threshold). Neu ist jedoch die digitale Unterstützung mit Multi Dimensional Processing (MDP), der den optimalen Sweet Spot berechnet je nach Einstellung.

Ich muss sagen ich war zunächst skeptisch und zugleich neugierig. Bisher hatte ich den TC Electronic Hypergravity, Mooer Yellow und den Seymour Duncan Vise Grip gehabt. Also habe ich das Pedal beim Thomann bestellt, ausgepackt und angespielt. Alle Regler auf 12 Uhr.

Schon beim ersten Anschlag, war ich vom Klang begeistert. Ein Sound mit Punch und klare Definition. Im Gegensatz zm Mooer Yellow, wo der gesamte Klangspektrum zusammen angeglichen wird, hört man beim Boss deutlich die verschiedene Layer (Höhen, Mitten und Bässen) und erhält einen kontrastreichen und multidimensionalen Klangbild. Die leisere Töne und vor allem untere Mitten kommen perfekt in den Vordergrund und das ganze ohne zu Rauschen.

Je nach persönlichem Geschmack kann man mit den Reglern den Sustain (über Ratio und Comp) nachregeln, oder man gibt dem Anschlag mehr "Snap" über den Attack. Alle Regler sind sehr effektiv und gut dosierbar. Das war z.B. beim Hypergravity nicht der Fall.

Den Blend-Regler vermisse ich nicht, denn der Boss verfälscht oder vermatscht den Originalsound beim Prozessieren kaum. Dieser bleibt immer erhalten, lediglich bringt der Boss mehr Klarheit und Durchsetzungskraft zum Gesamtbild. Sogar mit leichte Overdrives kann der Boss ganz gut und gibt ihnen noch mehr Sustain und Druck. Somit bleibt bei mir das Pedal quasi immer an.

Einziger Kritikpunkt ist für mich die klobige Bauweise, welche m.M. nicht zeitgemäß ist. In meinem kleinen engen Pedalboard treffe ich fälschlicherweise den Dicken Boss gelegentlich beim Treten, sorry.

Insgesamt bin ich vom Boss jedoch total angetan und kann jedem nur anraten, diesen auch anzutesten! Daumen Hoch!
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