MXR M291 Dyna Comp Mini
In the mid-‘70s, MXR took the world by storm with its Dyna Comp—finally, studio-like compression available in a compact pedal. Telecaster players and chicken-pickers took special note, and the sound became the hallmark of that type of playing. Everyone had to own one. And everyone did.
In those days, ICs (chips) came in metal can packages that looked like transistors but with several legs. Since it’s all that existed back then, the earliest Dyna Comps came with them. It is these earliest models equipped with the CA3080 IC that are most sought-after by collectors and are prized for their highly musical compression.
MXR took this classic formula—vintage metal-can IC and all—and condensed it into mini pedal size. All the twang and spank you’d expect from a vintage “script” Dyna Comp lives on in the Dyna Comp Mini. The addition of an Attack pushbutton switch gives the Dyna Comp a longer attack for those juicy “pumping” sounds that some compressors can give you, but with distinct Dyna Comp flavor.
The MXR Dyna Comp Mini actually gives you more pedal in a smaller, much more pedalboard-friendly package, complete with the vintage IC that makes the original so desirable. You have no excuse to not get one.
MXR M291 Dyna Comp Mini Features:
Uses original CA3080 metal-can IC, same as the “script” models
New Attack switch increases the attack range
Made in USA
Standard 9v center-negative power operation (adapter not included)