you posted a thread on comp pedals and, in particular the soul preacher. It was such an old thread that I wasn't sure if you would read again so, I have deiced to send you a message. I did not read the whole thread so, this could be redundant. I have an old MXR comp, a analogeman juicer, the EH soul preacher and I could be forgetting one at this moment. They all sound a bit different. In response to you question: the soul preacher is a great pedal and the price is also very nice. I tend to grab my MXR if I want a rough type sound. I tend to grab my juicer if I want something a obviously compressed. I tend to grab my SP when I want something in between the two: warm and a tad noticeable. I do not think there are any guitar pedal compressors out there that are extremely transparent like high end comps used for recording. I can easily recommend a SP, it is a nice pedal. Peace and I hope this helped a bit.