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 Post subject: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 6:32 am 
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I can't really afford the small fortune required for a Jinglebox. I've been looking at a Boss Compression Sustainer SC-3 pedal on YouTube and it sounds pretty good. I can't find anything on YouTube that shows it in action with a Rickenbacker 12 string.

Can anyone give me any advice on this? Does it get near McGuinn's tone at all? I've seen one on Amazon for £50 which seems like a steal and I'm ready to pull the trigger on it.

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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:29 am 
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I watched some more YouTube videos and reviews of the Boss and really wasn't getting a good feeling so, .......I bit the bullet and bought a Jangobox JB-1 from their website today.

My wife is going to kill me..... :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:27 am 
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See how you like the Dingle Box. I tried one but couldn't get the sound I was looking for. Then I bought an MXR Dyna-Comp compressor, and that was the sound I was looking for. A friend of mine ran two Boss compressors with his 360/12, but to me it sounded too harsh. I would have liked to hear how it sounded with just one Boss running, but I guess it wasn't to be.

I know plenty of folks do like the sound of the Box--it probably has to do with amps, settings, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:25 am 
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I've been wanting to try an older Boss CS1. Has a treble switch and everything.


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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Howdy,

There are many good compressors out there / The best one for not a lot of money is the MXR DynaComp / Great sound at a low price

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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
 Post Posted: Sat Mar 29, 2014 3:11 am 
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I ended up paying €200 for a Janglebox JB1. It was nearly six weeks from the day I ordered it to the day it arrived, which was last Thursday. I'm glad I bought it as it's delivering those Roger McGuinn jangly tones in spades. I can't speak more highly about it. It was well worth the money. Not only does it sound great with my 360/12 but it also manages to find the sweet spot with all of my other Guitars as well. Here's a picture of it on my pedal board.

http://i609.photobucket.com/albums/tt17 ... sbt0j5.jpg

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 Post subject: Re: Boss Compression Sustainer CS-3
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I've owned both a CS-3 and two Jinglebloxes, as well as several other compressors. The Janglebox is wonderful and very easily yields the sound you are likely thinking of from a Rickenbacker 12-string. The CS-3 and others (without treble boost) didn't do it for me. The Jingleblox works great on 360/6 as well. I use it with both pickups on while covering Sultans of Swing, for example, and it does a superb job giving clarity and twang.


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