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MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal  

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The MXR Custom Comp effect pedal is built from the finest components available and designed with a blend of modern and classic compressor technology. At the heart of the compressor pedal resides the l... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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The MXR Custom Comp effect pedal is built from the finest components available and designed with a blend of modern and classic compressor technology. At the heart of the compressor pedal resides the legendary and rare CA3080 "metal can" IC that delivers increased dynamic range, greater transparency, and quieter operation. In addition, the MXR Custom Shop design team included RF suppression components into the compressor pedal for interference-free operation, and an internal attack control that allows fine-tuning of the speed of the note's initial attack. Combined with a TPDT (Triple Pole Double Throw) switch for true bypass and heavy-duty pots, the MXR Custom Comp CSP202 compressor pedal will provide years of high performance live and in the studio.

The MXR compressor pedal can be powered by one 9V battery (sold separately).

Features
  • Bypass footswitch with LED
  • Output knob
  • Sensitivity knob
  • CA3080 "metal can" IC
  • Internal attack control
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MXR Custom ShopCSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

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    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Bravo!

Sounds awesome! Compared it to the Keeley 2 and 4 knob and went with the MXR. Something I didn't know, and other reviews didn't mention was the two knobs hidden inside the unit....Read complete review

Sounds awesome! Compared it to the Keeley 2 and 4 knob and went with the MXR. Something I didn't know, and other reviews didn't mention was the two knobs hidden inside the unit. Attack and Trim knobs are located under the back plate, basically making this a 4 knob compressor. The Keeley 4 knob made my SG sound like a tele, and the MXR brightens things up just right, with the option to brighten just as much as the Keeley. The price is right and the sound is great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great tone - couldn't keep it though

First, because I tend to rely heavily on my fellow axe-slingers' opinions of products they own, I feel I need to write this review of the MXR CSP202 Custom Comp, a pedal that...Read complete review

First, because I tend to rely heavily on my fellow axe-slingers' opinions of products they own, I feel I need to write this review of the MXR CSP202 Custom Comp, a pedal that I did not keep. This pedal's compression sounds good and it does have the internal pots giving more range to your sound. The problem for me was that at the settings/tone I wanted (the main knobs: output 11 o'clock, sensitivity anywhere between 9 and 3 o'clock and the internals at noon) this pedal added hiss to my pedal chain (and I had gotten it hoping to replace a compressor I'm using in the middle of my chain and thereby clean up my pre-existing noise). I own other dunlop pedals and they are great, and I expected this one to be a great addition. I simply couldn't add a hiss-generator to my chain though, minor though it may have been, and had to return it. Out of fairness, I must say that other than my multi-effects processor (POD XTL) I have never owned a compressor pedal before this one, and I also intened to use it "always-on". When playing normally the hiss was unnoticeable, but using a clean sound and playing lightly, I could hear it mixed in with my signal, which I found unacceptible. Also it is important to note that I'm using 4 other pedals in addition to my XTL, and all have some level of noise, which were only exacerbated by this addition. I still give it 3 stars - I liked what I heard when I couldn't hear the hiss.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bravo!

By Brandon

from CA

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

Sounds awesome! Compared it to the Keeley 2 and 4 knob and went with the MXR. Something I didn't know, and other reviews didn't mention was the two knobs hidden inside the unit. Attack and Trim knobs are located under the back plate, basically making this a 4 knob compressor. The Keeley 4 knob made my SG sound like a tele, and the MXR brightens things up just right, with the option to brighten just as much as the Keeley. The price is right and the sound is great.

(12 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Sweet, silent, and versatile

By Christian

from Albuquerque, NM

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

I had been looking for a sweet analog compressor for a while but they were all incredibly noisy. After spotting this one on the Dunlop website, I anticipated it's arrival at the local GC. It finally came in and blew my socks off! High quality tone! You can get virtually any type of compression sound you need out of this pedal, and best of all...it's quiet! It's basically the 4-knob Keeley Compressor with an MXR price tag. Get one! You will NOT be dissappointed!

(10 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Here is Your Compressor

By Erik Nordlund

from Portland OR

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

If you want all the modern conveniences of today's pedals with the classic sound of the original script Dyna Comp this has to be it. In my opinion the best pedals are the ones that sound like the classics by using the same circuit, but add more features such as true bypass and a 9V DC jack. This one has both. Only collectors will buy the script reissue now because this sounds just as good, it's less expensive, and it's pedalboard worthy. Definitely check this one out.

(6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Transparent

By Jon

from St. Paul, MN.

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

Compression can be such a subtle effect. This pedal maximizes your tone and sustain without becoming strident. Be mindful where you place this in your signal chain, experiment if need be. ANY compressor can be noisy if placed in the wrong order. This unit is very quiet. I bought several other MXR pedals in the past, Chorus, Carbon Copy Delay, and the Distortion III. I am very satisfied with each unique pedal and feel they are the best overall value. This compressor is no exception.

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wow!

By cloudyeyetavern

from Springfield, MO

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

The reviews aren't wrong about this basically being a Keeley for half the price! It's an amazing sounding compressor. It can be set for a very subtle or very extreme effect. Durable, yet light and compact, easy to clear a space for it on the pedalboard. Wish I would have picked this one up a long time ago!

(4 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great pedal

By charles

from Miami, Fl

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

this pedal will add great amount of sustain on your leads. Great for clean tones, especially when playing country music. adds a small amount of boost.

(4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the one

By Stephen

from O'Fallon, MO

Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

I play bass and always use a compressor for live shows. It helps me to cut through without having to EQ so as to compete with the guitar(s). I've tried a lot of compressors over the years, both rack mount and pedals, but had yet to find one that was "complete", until now. This pedal is smooth, quiet and easy to use. Once the attack and frequency response is set using the internal trim pots (which actually do what they're suppose to), it's very easy to dial in just the right amount of compression using the 2 external sensitivity (ratio) and output (gain) knobs. And, the icing on the cake is the RF suppression circuitry...no more local radio stations coming through my amp, which was a big problem with every other pedal compressor I had tried. This is the one I've been searching for!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Happy!

By LaZy Bones

from Plant City ,FL

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

    Read all the 5 stars. They've said it all. This is an amazing pedal. Blows away most of the competition. One slight negative comment is the internal pots. If you're handy get a small piece of plexiglass and make new bottom and drill holes for mount screws and pot access. I chose plexiglass so I could see the settings. Or you can drill holes in the case. Unless you change playing styles a lot just dial it in and leave it. Must have pedal though and with SupiDeal of the day price!!! Absolute no brainer. Thanx Musicians Friend. HINT: MXR custom comp and OCD are natural pair.

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Great tone - couldn't keep it though

    By winterland

    from Dacono, CO

    Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

    First, because I tend to rely heavily on my fellow axe-slingers' opinions of products they own, I feel I need to write this review of the MXR CSP202 Custom Comp, a pedal that I did not keep. This pedal's compression sounds good and it does have the internal pots giving more range to your sound. The problem for me was that at the settings/tone I wanted (the main knobs: output 11 o'clock, sensitivity anywhere between 9 and 3 o'clock and the internals at noon) this pedal added hiss to my pedal chain (and I had gotten it hoping to replace a compressor I'm using in the middle of my chain and thereby clean up my pre-existing noise). I own other dunlop pedals and they are great, and I expected this one to be a great addition. I simply couldn't add a hiss-generator to my chain though, minor though it may have been, and had to return it. Out of fairness, I must say that other than my multi-effects processor (POD XTL) I have never owned a compressor pedal before this one, and I also intened to use it "always-on". When playing normally the hiss was unnoticeable, but using a clean sound and playing lightly, I could hear it mixed in with my signal, which I found unacceptible. Also it is important to note that I'm using 4 other pedals in addition to my XTL, and all have some level of noise, which were only exacerbated by this addition. I still give it 3 stars - I liked what I heard when I couldn't hear the hiss.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great deal...

    By Paul Hanley

    from NJ

    Comments about MXR Custom Shop CSP202 Custom Comp Compressor Guitar Effects Pedal:

    FOr less than $200 you get a fairly transparent comp capable of giving you those chimey cleans with equal string balance. Toss it in the front end of an overdrive and it's a great boost for leads. For the price, it can't be beaten. This one is a gem yet to be discovered.

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