MXR Dyna Comp Compressor Effect (1978)

MXR  Dyna Comp Compressor Effect (1978)
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Item # 11094
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MXR Dyna Comp Model Compressor Effect (1978), made in United States, red enamel finish.

This is a pretty early example of the MXR Dyna Comp just after it switched from Script font in mid 1977 to the block font that would carry this coveted comp from the late 70's to the 80's and beyond. The pot dates are within the first half of 1980 and housed in the MXR Innovations 101-2004 2 enclosure. Using a LM3080N operational transconductance amplifier, the later interpolation of the Script's coveted CA3080 chip, the early block Dyna Comps from before the Dunlop buyout in 1984 are still regarded for their warm, clear tonal capabilities and silky-smooth attack. Considered by many to be a classic "always on pedal," it doesn't totally matter that these earlier editions lacked an LED.
Length is 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.), 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) width, and 2 in. (5.1 cm.) in depth at deepest point.

This particular pedal is overall great and undisturbed condition; even the electronics inside, seemingly including the battery snap, are original. Even the original foam covering has remained rarely undeteriorated, still covering the circuit with minimal sheddings; all that's missing is the original box, probably discarded long ago. There is the faintest etching of possible previous owner of the pedal "Mike Reid" on the top side, but it's only visible in the right light. All else appears to be as it was in 1978, with just a little scuff and ding here and there from light use, and some very slight wear around the edges of the original padding on the back. Excellent Condition.