Originally Posted by CoffeeDudeGuy
I just won a Keeley Electronics C4 Compressor from a local store competition. Seems alright, but I'm thinking of selling it and getting a Wampler Ego. Any of you have much experience with compressors? What are your thoughts?
They are very different.
Keeley is more of a typical Nashville style Comp. Classic comp sound. What most people think of when they think compressor on guitar.
Wampler is able to do the more subtle "tone improvement" compression as well as the more obvious Keeley style stuff. A lot of people I know say they like the Wampler more on humbucker guitars. The keeley in my experience seems to favor single coils. That's just one guy's opinion.
It really depends on what you want. Both are great units.
The best comp I've ever used was the Empress Compressor though. I've tried them all and that one is on another tier. You have the high end stuff (Wampler, Keeley, Diamond) and then you have the Empress IMO.