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Ibanez CP9: This is Ibanez's old version of the same OTA circuit as the MXR Dynacomp, and it sounds and operates quite similarly. The noise level is the same. It loses some of the low end, but it boosts the highs a bit, for a nice bright sound. Some people say the action is less squashy than the Dynacomp, but I think factually that perception depends on the output levels of your instrument.
 
The Boss-sized housing is rugged, and it runs on standard Boss-type 9VDC. The footswitch is not true bypass, but the bypassed tone is decent.
 
Price in USD: used $50-$100, no longer available new.
 

 

 
 
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