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9 minutes ago, godfather_77 said:

Is there a similar effect  in the HX as the Boss compression sustainer?

 

There are several, including models of the Boss CS-1.

 

Check under "Dynamic Models."

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The "Legacy - Blue Comp and Blue Comp Treb" is a great emulation of the CS-1, but sadly it's a CS-1 and not a CS-2 or even a CS-3.

The CS-1 is a great effect for very specific tones.... but it's a lousy compressor!  (Just my opinion)

 

IMO... for stomp compression on the Helix I like the Red Comp (Dyna Comp) and the Kinky Comp (SP Comp)... or from the Legacy side, the Boost Comp.

 

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On 11/14/2019 at 12:00 AM, codamedia said:

The CS-1 is a great effect for very specific tones.... but it's a lousy compressor!  (Just my opinion)

 

Agreed. I'm using this as a sustainer when I need one and it gets the job done, but for compression I prefer other models like Red Squeeze and LA studio.

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One of my very few wishes regarding additional FX and what not would be a diamond compressor clone. I have the Mooer clone and for what I need it for (usually adding some "meat" to lead sounds) it's by far the easiest to dial in compressor I ever used.

Otherwise, I would like to see more of the current models featuring an additional tone control. Would save me from inserting an extra EQ.

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The original Boss CS-1 pedal had sustain for days but was also dark, it sucked and squashed tone. Great pedal when you wanted that sound though. I was a fan. As other here have said some of the other HX models are more transparent.

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Random tidbit into my personal life here, but I'd never messed around with the Boss CS-1.

 

Tonight I decided to mess around with both Helix models of it and holy lollipop. 

 

I get what people talk about when they say it colors it some, but I don't care - it sounded like it colored it in a good way to me.  Thumbs up to this thread for causing me to explore new options, and in the legacy section no less. 

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10 hours ago, Kilrahi said:

Random tidbit into my personal life here, but I'd never messed around with the Boss CS-1.

 

Tonight I decided to mess around with both Helix models of it and holy lollipop. 

 

I get what people talk about when they say it colors it some, but I don't care - it sounded like it colored it in a good way to me. 

 

There is nothing subtle about the CS-1... but I guess that is it's charm. 

 

The CS-1 is a completely different beast when compared to other stomp compressors, including the other two real BOSS Models (not on the Helix)... the CS-2 and CS-3. In the pedal world I love what a CS-2 does to the signal... and find the CS-3 usable, but a little too squishy for my liking. If you put a CS-3 Sustain on full.... that is about where the CS-1 begins in regards to "squish". 

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