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MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal

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The MXR M-132 M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal is an improved version of the legendary Dyna Comp. This is the guitar effects pedal that's the ultima...Click To Read More About This Product

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Fatten up your tone and strrrrretch your sustain.

The MXR M-132 M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal is an improved version of the legendary Dyna Comp. This is the guitar effects pedal that's the ultimate source for the "Nashville sound." Attack level control preserves initial volume without sacrificing sweet sustain. Sensitivity control lets you dial in just the right amount of compression. The Super Comp effects pedal has a super-tough housing with bypass footswitch and LED.

FEATURES
  • Output control
  • Sensitivity control
  • Attack level control
  • Bypass footswitch with LED
  • Heavy-duty housing

This thing could close the gap between what you're hearing from your amp and what you're hearing on your favorite CDs. Put it in the cart.

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MXRM-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (8)
  • Compact (6)
  • Responsive (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (8)
  • Performances (8)
  • Amateur recording (7)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
  • Professional recording (6)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Compressor

This is it guys, a DynaComp with an "Attach" control. No mods required. What else would you need or want? If you know how to use a compressor, you...Read complete review

This is it guys, a DynaComp with an "Attach" control. No mods required. What else would you need or want? If you know how to use a compressor, you will find this compressor to fit in very well. Adds no noise (again, if you know how to use it), and does not alter the tone (outside of that sought after DynaComp flavoring). I've tried the Maxon CP101 (ok pedal) and the Ibenez/Maxon CP-9 (good pedal but way overpriced). With the added "Attach" control you gain more control over how the compressor reacts and is more versatile than the DynaComp when used between single coil and humbucker guitars output levels. The SuperComp is what's on my board.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

tone sucker! 'hardwire bypass', not true bypass

I originally purchased a compressor to add sustain to my country chicken-pickin' leads, and to make the notes in chords hold in a bit longer. I initially was very happy with this pedal....Read complete review

I originally purchased a compressor to add sustain to my country chicken-pickin' leads, and to make the notes in chords hold in a bit longer. I initially was very happy with this pedal. The attack knob adds a ton of versatility and it eliminates some of the 'poppy, clickiness' that dyna comps are known for. It essentially allowed the compressor to sound more tranparent, although it could sound like a dyna comp when needed. There are better sounding, more transparent compressors out there, but for the price I was very content with the pedal. Unfortunately, after a while I noticed that this pedal was hugely sucking the tone from my signal when it was disengaged. When the pedal was disengaged, my tone was sterile and anemic, and horrible. When I took the pedal out of my board, the 'sterileness' was gone. Then I looked it up and found out that this pedal is 'true hardwire bypass', not true bypass as I had been tricked into believing. For the value, the pedal is good. But for me, it's way too much of a tone sucker. I am going with a high end true-bypass boutique compressor.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Compressor

By Jimi-hSFbE

from Fort Collins, CO

Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

This is it guys, a DynaComp with an "Attach" control. No mods required. What else would you need or want? If you know how to use a compressor, you will find this compressor to fit in very well. Adds no noise (again, if you know how to use it), and does not alter the tone (outside of that sought after DynaComp flavoring). I've tried the Maxon CP101 (ok pedal) and the Ibenez/Maxon CP-9 (good pedal but way overpriced). With the added "Attach" control you gain more control over how the compressor reacts and is more versatile than the DynaComp when used between single coil and humbucker guitars output levels. The SuperComp is what's on my board.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Try it on your bass.

By The Kwizatz Haderach

from S.L., UT

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I'm still turning the knobs trying to find the right guitar tone, but for my bass guitar, this pedal has done the trick. With "attack" and "sensitivity" cranked, it made the bass feel far more alive and responsive; the sound had more punch. I use a hard pick, and this brought out the pick attack sound. Give it a try, it may give you what you're looking for.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

No more flat empty cleans.

By Stringslinger88

from Amesbury, MA

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I bought this yesterday at best buy and I cant turn it off. I have a Dimarzio Super Distortion in my Axis and it ALMOST sounds like clean channel with crunch on. It gives me that warm sound I have been seeking in an amp with out buying a new one.

(2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Quality?

By BIG JON

from 45 min South of Nashville

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

Great sound, the attack seems useless to me, maybe ok to others, what got me is the 3PDPT switch is well how do ya say(the most important part when it comes to off and on) is like no other I have ever seen? Soldered to the circuit board but is mechanical, bolted separately from the circuit board, and if it ever comes loose, well its no good any more, which mine did(I have a big foot but). Mine lasted about a year? Use a loop switcher and leave it on and maybe it will hold up. Had to take mine apart and set it to the on position to continue to work. I also own a carbon copy(hope it has a different type of switch)and many other Dunlop products but the 3PDPT switch is #&%^!@. Sorry Jim but it is what it is?

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

tone sucker! 'hardwire bypass', not true bypass

By SGplayr25

from in a house

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I originally purchased a compressor to add sustain to my country chicken-pickin' leads, and to make the notes in chords hold in a bit longer. I initially was very happy with this pedal. The attack knob adds a ton of versatility and it eliminates some of the 'poppy, clickiness' that dyna comps are known for. It essentially allowed the compressor to sound more tranparent, although it could sound like a dyna comp when needed. There are better sounding, more transparent compressors out there, but for the price I was very content with the pedal. Unfortunately, after a while I noticed that this pedal was hugely sucking the tone from my signal when it was disengaged. When the pedal was disengaged, my tone was sterile and anemic, and horrible. When I took the pedal out of my board, the 'sterileness' was gone. Then I looked it up and found out that this pedal is 'true hardwire bypass', not true bypass as I had been tricked into believing. For the value, the pedal is good. But for me, it's way too much of a tone sucker. I am going with a high end true-bypass boutique compressor.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AMAZING VALUE

By Tin Zimmermann

from TN

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

This was the first compressor that I bought. I use it with a Fender Strat.Its very easy to dial in compression that suits your style. Ive used it for every thing from rock to acoustic. It has made a tremendous difference to my personal tone. The sustain is simply amazing. Ive tried the others, some were better, BUT certainly not worth the money for the difference. I love this pedal. Ive seen a few complaints about how this doesnt hit the high notes of the dyna comp; THEYRE WRONG. This does a WAY better job. Anyone who liked the Dyna Comp better and actually tried this pedal are either A) too lazy to learn how to use a proper compressor pedal B) Van Halen fanatics C) have issues with whether or not its true bypass. Ill address the true bypass issue very quickly. Some say it kills their tone. I consider myself a tone snob and this has never bothered me. This is a much better pedal than the BOSS CS series, which arent true bypass either. I liked the Keeley but I personally not worth the money unless you have it. In all seriousness, this is a great buy and you will thoroughly enjoy it if you use your ears. Though tone is a personal thing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Subtle But Nice

By WNMC Telemann

from Michigan

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I love the addition of the attack feature. It keeps the compression even, avoiding that millisecond over compressed 'clip' that always plagued my old DOD compressor. Perfect for that snappy Nashville sound. Great MXR quality.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not bad, it's pedal compression, and it works.

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I got one because I needed a compression for my tube amp. I love tube sound, but I need a tight soundinig response on my guitar. The down side, is that this thing adds a low hum/noise when on. It's not my guitar or amp (Schecter S-1 Elite / Mesa/Boogie Road King) so I just switch it off when I'm supposed to pause or in between songs. Seems like a lot of $$ but there's not much else to choose from, certainly not any cheaper. I would recommend this for those who know what compression does. Remember it's not an effects pedal that will warp your sounds. *It really adds a boost where my sound is weak.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Huge Metal Tone

By A.D.-9_IYw

from Easton,MD

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

Originaly, I wanted sustain mainly for single lead notes so I could use the same rhythm tone also for leads - which I achieved with this pedal. Combined with my quality Graphic e.q. I now have fattend metal tone that has to be heard to be believed- even at bedroom volume !

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Pedal

By Rob-St_iA

from Alabama

Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I just received my new MXR Super Comp today. This is my first compressor, but I've read up on and experimented with a few others. This has a great sound to it. It's not as transparent as some of the higher-end botique models, so you can hear some change in the tone. However, this is still a GREAT compressor. I LOVE IT. It's MXR, so you know you're getting a great product. If you need a great compressor for a good price, but it.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Noisy

By Bull-XSkCW

from Newport, RI

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

Probably makes a better rock/distorted guitar comp than a bass comp. It did do exactly what was advertised - massive thick sound and sustain up the ying on my Warwick 5 string, but the downside was too much color in the sound and a nearly unkillable buzz when I turned up compression or output volume above 50%. If you want to try it, I found it worked best (better sound, quieter buzz) in my effects loop rather than putting it between my amp and guitar. I didn't crush it on the ratings because I it's probably a great product, just not for me. Sort of a pedal version of a big steel tool chest that would work great for somebody who owns a Ford F-150, but I'm driving a CIVIC. Heh. For me it wasn't a great fit. I have a BBE Opto Stomp coming in the mail today, and will probably give the MXR to my (guitar playing) son. Build quality seemed pretty good, and I would guess I can eventually cash this in at G/C or M/F for store credit and buy some other stuff.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

SO NICE

By The man--UIOS

from east

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I have no idea why people are giving this pedal such bad reviews. It does everything i wanted in a compressor- quiet operation ( quieter than the Dyna Comp )- no tone alternation, the original guitar sound is still preserved- good sustain- and the compression is just right, not too much not to little. I would recommend this baby over the dyna comp anyday. Great work MXR.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Can't go wrong with it

By Alexander

from Philadelphia, PA

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I hate that I need compression on my board. It's such a not fun effect to spend money on. But I need it. So I looked around and tried different kinds. I got it after returning my BOSS CS unit. This is much better AND more inexpensive. You can dial in just the right spot for good compression and sustain. It gets the job done and it's affordable. It offers a little more control than the Dyna Comp, so I like that. It's built amazingly sturdy. I don't like that the AC power jack is right next to the input quarter inch jack. That was just silly. It can get noisy but a lot of compressors do. It also gets frustrating if your guitar has very different sounds from pickup switches like mine does. For instance, I'll set a level of compression that's great for my single coil only to realise that it's way too noisy for my humbucker. I'll dial in something great for distortion that sounds anemic clean. So it's a work in progress, but I think it's a quality unit and with a bit of a learning curve I'll be able to use it anywhere in good health.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GREAT COMP PEDAL

By king of cheap thrills

from alabama

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

This pedal is under rated. I have been playing for 17+ years and have tried many comp boxes. This is the best unit in a reasonable price range. The attack feature is great. Better than the original and better than my BOSS unit that just died.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Its alright.

By Jesus-i9BdY

from OhiO

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I'll try to keep this short. I was looking for a 'Trey tone' type compressor that could give me that dynamic attack that Trey's Ross Compressor gives him. This pedal does that very well. In fact, this is a damn good compressor, slightly different than the Dyna Comp and not just because of the attack but an overall slightly different flavor.I put the Super Comp after my Barber LTD (Sliver=Awesome) and wahla! Instant Trey tone.. kinda, you gotta fiddle with the Overdrive and EQ on your amp to get close to that tone. But overall this is a good compressor.Huge CON: Its terribly noisy. Its very difficult to tame this noise because i like to keep the compressor on all the time (except with the Q Tron on). I have to use my Volume pedal to silence my signal when im not playing or else deal with feedback or noise. (Not feedback due to other effects on as well, just w/. compressor on)Other than the noisy-ness, this is a pretty good compressor. Attack nob is very useful, you can go from Trey Tone to complete transparency. Check one out and fiddle with it, it takes some real fiddling if your gonna use it with other pedals to get your sound.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awsome for cleans, adds some crunch....

By soundmindsetproductions

from Boston, MA

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I have owned this pedal for 3 years now and have never really found a place for it in my pedal chain until recently. I plug my guitar directly into the MXR and into a Line6 HD147. I boost the volume slightly on the pedal and keep the attack a little past 3/4 and the sensitivity about the same. I run all my delay/reverb pedals through the efx loop...instead of using the line6 power I then run my signal to the clean channel of a JCM2000 tube amp on full blast(wideopen) with a noise gate in its efx loop (set low enough to get the Marshall hiss/hum out) and it sounds better than any mesa boogie I've ever played. It gives the solid state preamp a little more "feel" and a good warm compression instead of the onboard line 6 comp. This combination kicks a**...I can get different preamp voicings and I still have balls to the wall tube power and its sooooo quiet I can't believe it. Awesome pedal for the price it definetley adds a good type of compression to solid state amps, it doesnt really warm it up, but through a tube amp it really shines.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Little Addition

By ChristieRoad

from Miramichi, NB

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

This little compressor was given to me as a present about a year ago. I love it. I've never used a compressor before, so I didn't know what to expect, but this made all the difference. I could not believe I had been playing guitar for over a decade without this. Not only is it a great compressor, it also acts as a boost pedal for me. It thickens up my sound and I can also dial back my amp a little. It also takes up very little space on my pedal board. The Super Comp is great!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By RTO

from Nashville

Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I bought this as my first compressor. At the time, I was running it through my Epiphone Valve Jr. as something to add some subtle sustain. I really liked the fact that with the output around 1, it gave me a little bit more clean volume to work with (since the Valve Jr. breaks up pretty quick). The "tone sucking" that a lot of people complain about was actually helpful for me with this amp. However, now I've upgraded to a Fender Deluxe Reverb Reissue and that loss of high end frequencies is pretty nasty. Plus, to get to unity gain, I feel like it distorts too much. And even with an ISP Decimator, this thing is wicked noisy. All in all, GREAT starter comp pedal, but I'm upgrading to a Visual Sound Comp 66 asap.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Warm compression, simple to use

By session_of_jam@yahoo.com

from New England

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Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

Just got one of these babies. I really like it. I've been very satisfied using my Dyna-Comp and was interested to check out the new SuperComp when it was introduced not too long ago. Used it for my first time tonight, and again I am very happy with its performance. The attach knob really can warm up the sound and add transparency. But you can still get the squishy DynaComp sound if thats what you're after. I'll be the first to admit that compressors can be a bit confusing to get dialed in on your first few attempts. I'm actually glad I started with the two-knob DynaComp. It makes it a little easier to dial in, since you don't have too many extra adjustments to confuse things. Then moving to the SuperComp was easy, cause I just set it the same as the DynaComp, and play with the Attack. Instantly found settings superior to my DynaComp, and was very pleased with my new Pedal. If its your first compressor, maybe try the DynaComp. But it makes a great upgrade from the DynaComp and a lot of other tonesucking compressors out there. Two thumbs up to MXR for this one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MXR Super comp

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about MXR M-132 Super Comp Compressor Pedal:

I've had this compressor for about 2 and 1/2 years now and it's never let me down. I really like it for clean stuff but it's also great for sustaining a distorted signal as well. It sound great with my Zvex box of Rock.

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