Hi, I've just competed my 5-knob compressor build and I'm very pleased with the pedal in general, it sounds much nicer than my Monte Allums modified Boss CS-3. I'm puzzled by the attack knob though - it doesn't seem to do very much at all. Is this normal? I'm using it with a strat.
I initially tried the compressor with my strat and only with the tone at certain positions did I notice much difference. I just finished my partscaster and it has duncan 5-2 pickups and there is much more difference in how the pedal sounds-certainly with the attack pot. I've also noticed that I have a 4 position switch (one of the positions changes the phase of the pickups) and again, the range of sounds is very different. I suspect that a lot of how you "hear" the effect pedal can and is due to the type of pickups you are using.