Interviewer: "Do you recall the signal chain you used to get that giant sound on the main guitar hook on that song [Computer Blue]?" WM: "Sure do! For my guitar, it was a Boss compressor, probably a CS-1, directly into a TC Electronic distortion pedal, into an MXR boost, into a Cry Baby Wah, then my chorus, the brand of which escapes me right now, and then into a volume pedal, all of which fed into a Mesa/Boogie Mark II head on a cab with, I think, a pair of JBL speakers. I was using one of my modified purple Rickenbackers when we recorded it."more
This thing is a SAVAGE BEAST - which is a quality most players don't want out of a compressor (I'd say most guitarists/bassists want their compressors to be transparent and not obvious). However, for what I do, this thing is perfect; really heavy squash-y compression, and a really crazy sustain knob.
The Normal/Treble switch is the Icing on the cake, it gives you two vastly different sounds. I use mine on bass. Definitely one of my favourite effects ever, but it's not for everyone, hence why I can't give 5 stars.