I was looking to upgrade my pedal board and needed a compressor that was not only versatile and easy to use but top quality in both construction and performance. This pedal has more than exceeded my expectations. I spent weeks reading reviews of countless different options. I watched so many different videos it would have been easy to get lost in the various different opinions. one pedal that kept coming up near the top of the list was the MXR M87. I was in Houston and stopped by Sam Ash after seeing they actually had one in stock and bought it. took it home set up the new pedal board and started playing with the settings. after an hour or so getting everything set and adjusted it was easy to see how amazing this pedal really was. I kept playing and switching it on and off and the difference with every other pedal was immediately noticeable. It evened out the tone without adding any notable squashing added sustain and in general tied everything together. I have this first in my chain followed by a green BigMuff, a Boss ODB3 Overdrive, Boss GEB7 EQ, a DigiTech CabDry VR Cab Simulator into a ART Studio V3 Tube Preamp which I also use as a DI. The M87, EQ and Tube Preamp are always on and I will switch The BigMuff and Boss OD depending on the song. I couldn't be happier with the way the Compressor preforms. It truly makes my setup work. I highly Recommend this to anyone wanting to add consistency and even tone.