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SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby Zarven Kara » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:45 am

Hi chaps, looking at getting a VCA compressor and have been looking at the Serpant SB4001. Anyone had any experience with them? Is it worth getting the SSL 500 series G comp or the SB 4001?....

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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby Chris H » Fri Mar 23, 2018 12:14 pm

I would try a few out wherever you can. Definitely audition a TK BC1-S, great bang for buck. I would prefer that to a 500 module but I've never gone with the 500 thing so am prejudiced in that regard.
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby waitup » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:35 pm

I haven't heard the ones you mentioned there but I use my Smart C1 every single day. Really love that thing.
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby Chris H » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:02 pm

The TK is very much along the lines of Al Smart's comp.
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby Lee » Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:13 pm

I haven’t tried the others but I have used the al smart c1 a few times and that is great. I bought the ssl 500 g comp a while back and I love it. It’s a very versatile piece without lacking quality and I find gear like that is valuable. I don’t know how the 4001 sounds or what it costs but it looks feature rich. Thumbs up for the SSL but if you get to ab them let us know.
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby a.beck » Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:50 am

Dramastic Obsidian is the best SSL-style comp I've ever heard. C1 is great also though.

That said, I've never been a massive fan of the actual SSL ones, so YMMV.
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby berkfinger » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:59 pm

Been using the Smart C1LA for a few years happily. Seems to have the C1 tone plus some extra features and it's 500 series. The DC Stereo Link option seems to be halfway between the kinda smeared Stereo mode on the C1 and the dual mono (unlinked) option... also of note is that if you contact Mr Smart he will add an output transformer for you. A friend of mine has a Sowter in there and says it makes it even better...
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Re: SSL G Comp Thoughts

Postby HA_DA_JA » Mon May 28, 2018 12:14 pm

SO what are your thoughts on the now obtained Serpent Audio SSL comp?
Was it what you were after?
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