Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer
Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer

CS-2 Compression Sustainer, Compressore/Sustainer per Chitarra from Boss.

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Audiofanzine FR 03/12/2008

Boss CS-2 Compression Sustainer : Recensione di Audiofanzine FR (content in English)


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(Originally written by hugab/translated from Audiofanzine FR)

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Nothing new!


Very easy to use although you'll have to be a bit patient in the beginning.

A bit more difficult to adjust than the Dynacomp but more versatile. I didn't read the user's manual (actually I didn't even notice that it had one).

I have a "plug and play" philosophy!!


It's the most interesting part. I'm a David Gilmour fan so I love this pedal. It will easily give you the "Shine on you crazy diamond" sound if you turn down the tone control of your guitar and adjust the pedal controls properly. I also like Knopfler very much but if you want his sound this is not the right pedal for you!

This pedal reveals the sound of your guitar (if you use a Strat or a low output level guitar).

Fans of the standard Strat sound probably won't like it.

I haven't tested it yet with an overdrive pedal because I don't have an overdrive!


I've been using it for two months and I've found my favorite setting (Gilmour sound). This compressor doesn't color the signal as much as a Dynacomp, which is a clear advantage. I bought it on ebay and considering its price it's a better solution than the CS-3, which you can find for the same price but has much less soul. I don't regret this purchase at all.