A comparative analysis of 6 compressor pedals – Becos CompIQ Mini, Smoothie, Bassist, FEA DE-CL, Duncan Studio Bass, MXR 143 (80’s red box / AC cord) – made by two users on Talkbass Forum finds the CompIQ MINI Pro Compressor a winner:
“We picked this as our winner although I didn’t think I wanted this many controls. Also, it didn’t behave like we thought it would. For just quick general compression, we started with soft knee and quick response. Even with moderate gain reduction, we both liked hard knee and slow response best. The mix between direct and pure comp was at about 50%. While the controls are very active and functional, you have to work hard to make it sound bad. Really amazing that something with so many controls is so easy to set up and it does not get fussy with the gain structure.
Becos – most flexibility – small real estate – hard to sound bad – good price. All of these are good, solid choices.”
Review by Jim C. & Cliff B on TalkBass Forum
Thank you for taking the time to put all these to a test! ❤️