Maxon CP-101 Compressor

Compressor

The Japanese company Maxon has been around for a long time, although it was never really known to us. That's because Maxon was always close to Ibanez, and the effect pedals were mostly developed for Ibanez or sold under this name in the rest of the world. Since then, word has got around that the legendary Tubescreamer TS808 actually comes from Maxon, and in the wake of the retro-boom, Maxon is now bringing all its old gems back onto the market.

The CP-101 Compressor is a good old school compressor and delivers a clean, warm compression which, depending on the setting, lends the sound more clarity or power, or even longer sustain. Ideal for adding clean sounds or smoothening a distorted sound and giving it infinite sustain without sinking into chaos!

  • Powerful compression
  • Soft vintage character
  • Low noise level
  • Controls for sustain and level
  • For electric bass, electric guitar or semi-acoustic guitar
  • Power supply unit optional, available at 409939
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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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Eoin M., 29.08.2013
First compression pedal i've owned and as with all compression, less is more. The input signal is nice and transparent and not heavily influenced with the right amount dialled in. Great level from the pedal so can be used as a boost pedal for choruses and solo's. I like to keep it on for certain tracks to give smooth and full guitar sound with out pop out notes. Just be carefull not to dial in too much as it can kill expression of playing and squeeze the life out of your instrument. It is well made and sturdy enough for regular gigging. Also nice and small for the pedal board. Good pedal!
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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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Enhance your sound
TC Vu, 15.02.2014
Maxon does not promise too much, with the CP101 you get a smooth compression with vintage character. The sound of my hollowbody is optimized for jazz purposes and with the Strat I get wonderful 70s funk sounds. And with only two control knobs it is pretty easy to use. To quote Maxon: “The perfect compressor for players who hate using compressors”. That is true.
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