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MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal   

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The MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Pedal creates infinitely clean sustain. It uses a signal-limiting processor that varies its gain so that the output signal st...Read More

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Super squish adored by tone freaks.

The MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Pedal creates infinitely clean sustain. It uses a signal-limiting processor that varies its gain so that the output signal stays constant. The MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Pedal features Output and Sensitivity knobs and LED on/off indicator.


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MXRM-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (78)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (22)
  • Excellent sound quality (18)
  • Responsive (16)
  • Versatile (8)

Cons

  • Limited selection of effects (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (13)
  • Home studio (12)
  • Performances (12)
  • Outdoor events / games (8)
  • Professional recording (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ray Highsmith guitarist and vocalist (Blusemill on the new moon blues label

Well built reliable easy to use and very flexable as far as what it can do despite the fact that is has only two controls.... more knobs to twiddle with don't make things...Read complete review

Well built reliable easy to use and very flexable as far as what it can do despite the fact that is has only two controls.... more knobs to twiddle with don't make things better.
This baby is totaly foot control-able if that is even a word.
I could go on and on about this pedal It's been around awhile I have a really old one and the only differance is the old ones didn't have a lite on them.
This is the best comp box there is and I think the fact that it has only two knobs is part of it .
this is a great box for getting that Nashville sound but that is not all it can do .By setting the threshhold low it can mimic the sound of a tube rectified amp because as a note beguins to die the box brings it back to life so to speak creating sustain. Tube rectifiers choke heavy signals but as the note dies it's voltage increases creating sustain I like to use the little rubber thing on the output control so I can control it with my foot it is great as a volume control. This pedal is not just for country players it will make any amp and guitar sound better ...great really it helps breath life into notes if you don't run the threshold to high it is a monster volume boost get one I have been playing a long time and unless you find an old lab series L-5 amp this is what you should have best tool you will ever own.R.N.H
I think it is a ten and I can't think of too many other boxes that you can really say that about I've had mine thirty years it's unreal I must have gone through dozens of amp's and guitars but I some how held on to this old stomp box heck if it had blew up after a year I probably would still got another one.
I Also had an mxr distortion plus that I lost in a fire and it was a great tool as well.
I thiink I paid about $40.00 in 1979 for one of these baby's and I still have it and it has more than paid for itself I hope they bury me with it. there are always critics out there that nitpic but most of those cats cant play anyway so they blame the gear this thing will make you sound better if you let it.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ok, but tame.

I like MXR effects often because of build quality and because of the stomp switch, which I find personally more reliable than the treadle-style switch found on most Boss effects (for example). This...Read complete review

I like MXR effects often because of build quality and because of the stomp switch, which I find personally more reliable than the treadle-style switch found on most Boss effects (for example). This effect does add the sparkle, and it definitely compresses. However, it is quite modest used as a clean boost. With some guitars, it seems to boost a useful amount, but not with others. I would recommend shopping for one that could add more boost if that is what is needed. Otherwise, it's fine.

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5.0

Sweet Comp

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from San Rafael, CA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Best Sound For Da Blues
  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

      I have heard the MXR Dyna Comp in many friends pedal boards but then I was playing thru another friend's board and the comp sound was really dynamic and it turned out to be the MXR. If you want some extra crunch on your sound this is the compression pedal for you.

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      5.0

      Best on stage compressor I've ever used.- hands down.

      By 

      from Sonestown, PA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Great Clean Sustain
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

        I bought two MXR Dyna Comps way back in 1975 when they first came out. Both are still in use today and have never failed me. I just purchased a new one with the LED (older ones didn't have LED's) and am pleased to say that the quality and the sound haven't changed. In my opinion, it beats others that cost twice as much.

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        5.0

        awesome! Simple!

        By 

        from Daytona, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

          I like it and was surprised to hear a low end descent with high notes! Excellent product!

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          5.0

          The Standard

          By 

          from Ohio

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

              This pedal is an industry standard for a reason. Is it perfect? No. It will color your sound, but that is part of the appeal for many people. I have this pedal, as well as the '76 reissue, and I have to say, I like this one better.

              Compressors are tricky to work with, sometimes, and this one is no exception. You will have to experiment to find the sweet spot, but, I will say it is good enough for 90% of musical styles out there. It will work for chicken pickin' for a Tele, and subtle squash with humbucker-equipped guitars, such as a Les Paul.

              Yes, you can get a Diamond, Wampler, Empress, etc...but unless you're going to do some recording, there really is no need, unless you just want to experiment. I admit, I have about 7 compressor pedals and the MXR is not the best-sounding of all of them, but it is still my favorite. It just has a character that the others don't.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best Compression I have ever used

              By 

              from Conyers, ga

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Adds Country Snap
              • Doesn't Overpower
              • Simple To Use

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Everything Musical

              Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

              After trying out many compression pedals decided to try the DYNACOMP and was absolutely blown away. After getting it home, as even more impressed. After a little tweaking found the sweet spot and it stays on all the time.

              A good compressor should add something to your tone without completely coloring it. This pedal does it after a little tweaking. The BOSS sounded the same regardless of where you set it-colored, supersquashed, etc. The MXR has half the dials, and twice the range. In fact, after using it, I don't notice it's there until I turn it off, then it sounds like there's something missing.

              Try it, use it, and play around with it, you'll be sure to find a setting that ENHANCES your tone. I did!!!

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              4.0

              Great Buy for really any Style

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              from Conneaut , OH

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Performances

                Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

                So I got this to pair up with my Strymon Bluesky ..and it did what I was hoping it would do. But for those buying this .. it actually has more than just one use .. Yes the Sustain is great .. It brings out a lot of the brightness without making it sound like your Pickups are On Fire .. This Pedal can also act as a very Very Loud Booster as well this thing adds a serious Punch with the Sens Cranked. but if you Put the Sens at about half and crank the Output .. 11 on the Marshall Turns into 17 ... But Make sure you have a suppresser because this thing is Technically an Overdrive .. and I got rid of all its hissing as soon as put it behind my NS 2 .. cleared right up

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                5.0

                Nice Compressor

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                from Huntington, NY

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                • Limited Selection Of Effects

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio

                Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

                Very Good Compressor. Does what it's supposed to do.

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                4.0

                Good pedal for moderate use

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                from El Mirage, AZ

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive

                Cons

                • None For Now

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

                Good pedal so far. Still tweaking a bit as to find the sweet spot for me. Can suck your tone if you let it or it can squash the sound, for sure Settings for me are 1 o'clock left knob, and 11 to 12 o'clock for the right knob. Really puts a smooth on the sound........

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                4.0

                Does Me good So Far

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                from El Mirage, AZ

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality

                Cons

                • Could Use Dial Markers

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

                Got the Dyna Comp a few days ago. So far good for me if used moderately. Some markers around the dials would pin it down to be more exact. Can squash tone if you drive it too much, for sure... Stereo in and out would be great.

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                (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Reliability in question

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                from Vermont

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Price

                Cons

                • 9v Plug On Side
                • Breaks Easily

                Best Uses

                • Performances

                Comments about MXR M-102 Dyna Comp Compressor Pedal:

                I received this as a gift for Christmas 2011. Worked fine and became an "always on" pedal for me. (various guitars, usually into a Deluxe Reverb) Two years, 2 months later, with about 225 hours of use, it died. No light, no signal when engaged. (Bypass does still pass the signal).
                I like the sound well enough, so long as I don't push the sensitivity too high (which gets too noisy), but if this is the reliabilty, I'm not sure it's worth it, even at it's relatively low price. At this moment, for the above reason, I can't recommend this pedel.
                Still researching, but I may replace it with a different brand.

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