Ryan Electrocution wrote:
Looks great. The Forest Green is such a great compressor/ sustainer, too.
It is, but the GAS never ends, I just sold it. Going to try the Rothwell Love Squeeze next. We'll see how that works, the Forest Green is definitely awesome and I would likely go back to it if the Love Squeeze doesn't work out, or maybe the Diamond Bass Compressor....
With all due respect, I don't think that it gets too much better than the Forest Green (damn near a modern holy grail of sorts, IMHO), so you may be disappointed in the rest of your search. Haven't used the Rothwell Love Squeeze so I can't comment on that, but if money isn't an issue, i'd got a Maxon CP-9 not too long ago, and it is super transparent (uses a DBX circuit, very quiet too). I'd recommend checking that out if you want something that doesn't color the signal almost at all, and for something that's extremely low noise, as well--it converts 9V to 18V for cleaner headroom. The only downside is that for guys that like alot of color from a compressor (to taste, of course), if you're not happy with the tone going in, you probably won't like the tone coming out.
Pro Guitar Shop did a really good demo of it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG8ZEFr4EzQ
Some guys really like the Diamond Compressor, too--haven't used it, but it seems to really be unanimous across the board for love. I can't remember the last time i've seen a Maxon CP-9 or Diamond Compressor up for sale.....I think that guys get to that point and if they're unsatisfied, they just give up playing guitar if that shit doesn't work for 'em, heh heh.