The MXR Dyna Comp Compressor is a popular favorite among many guitarists such as Pete Townsend and David Gilmour. Stock, this pedal sounds decent but lacks fullness, bass and clarity. It does a good job at the under $100 price point. For a better Compressor you’ll have to spend $200 to $250 on either a vintage Ross or one of the other custom built Compressors you see on sold on eBay. The Dyna Comp can be made to sound equally as good as Compressors costing two to three times its cost by changing a few of its components.
What sets the more expensive Compressors apart from these mass produced pedals are the quality of the components used in them. By swapping out these cheaper quality parts with more expensive higher quality components and changing a few values here and there you can substantially improve the quality of the effect of the Dyna Comp. I’ve played compressors costing $300 that don’t sound any better than a Dyna Comp that has been modded with this Mod Kit. By changing out a few components here and there this pedal will compete with boutique pedals costing much much more. Do yourself a favor and upgrade your Dyna Comp with this Mod Kit. You’ll be floored by the quality of the tone this Mod Kit will give your Dyna Comp.
WARNING! – There are currently 4 versions of the Dyna Comp. A Vintage Version, and three New Versions Dunlop is currently selling. There’s a Revision “D” and Revision” E” and Revision “F”. Please click on the following links to see which version you need to order. You’ll need to open up your Dyna and view the PCB. IMPORTANT – I will not be offering a mod for the new Revision “F” Version. NOTE: IF YOUR PEDALS PCB LOOKS LIKE ONE OF THE PICS I OFFER A MOD FOR MY MOD WILL WORK WITH YOUR PEDAL, EVEN IF IT HAS ANOTHER REVISION LETTER WRITTEN ON THE PCB.
VINTAGE_____REVISION “C & D”______REVISION “E”______REVISION “F”
Each kit will be slightly different. The Vintage and Revision “D” kit are almost exactly the same. The New Revision “E” already comes with the CA3080AE Chip and Metal Film Capacitors so those components are not included with that kit. That is the reason the price is slightly lower. NOTE: It appears my Dyna Comp Rev. E Mod will work with the MXR Super Comp. Just make sure the pcb looks like the pic I have for Revision E above. But be warned, some of the new Super Comps use smd components. Your Super Comp must look like this for my mod to work.