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  • How To Choose The Right Compressor

    I found this neat article to help anyone out who is in need of a quality compressor. It sure helped me out.

    https://tinyurl.com/ybrps4wo
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    every time I had to play while people sat there drunk,

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    Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

    Hehehe...

    Better:

    The Beginner’s Guide to Compression
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    • #3
      Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

      Thx. Didn't know what the eff compression was. Makes the recorded sound appear closer.
      Clint 55
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      Last edited by Clint 55; 02-08-2018, 01:40 PM.
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      • #4
        Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

        I don't like it.
        "So understand/Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years/Face up, make your stand/And realize you're living in the golden years"
        Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

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        • #5
          Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

          I don't like it.
          "So understand/Don't waste your time always searching for those wasted years/Face up, make your stand/And realize you're living in the golden years"
          Iron Maiden - Wasted Years

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          • #6
            Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

            Thanks....
            Oh no.....


            Oh Yeah!

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            • #7
              Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

              Step 1 - Learn how to USE a compressor. Any compressor.....
              Originally posted by Bad City
              He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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              • #8
                Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                Originally posted by Aceman View Post
                Step 1 - Learn how to USE a compressor. Any compressor.....
                It's not really that difficult. You just have to use your ears.

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                • #9
                  Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                  Compression should not be subject of jokes . Hardly any guitarist understand it. This site is so precious should be copied somewhere for future generations:

                  http://www.ovnilab.com/faq.shtml

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                  • #10
                    Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                    Originally posted by Demanic View Post
                    It's not really that difficult. You just have to use your ears.
                    Most of the people listen with their eyes.

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                    • #11
                      Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                      Originally posted by crguti View Post
                      Most of the people listen with their eyes.
                      Thatís true....just check out the Billboard top 40 for proof.

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                      • #12
                        Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                        It IS that difficult for most guitarists. One of the most mystifying pedals there is....
                        Originally posted by Bad City
                        He's got the crowd on his side and the blue jean lights in his eyes...

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                        • #13
                          Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                          Yeah, my compressor miffs me. cant tell much diff. BUT... Not sure if its set right, right place in the chain, right model, incompetent user......
                          (most likely, last one...)
                          Believe me when I say that some of the most amazing music in history was made on equipment that's not as good as what you own right now.

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                          • #14
                            Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                            Originally posted by Aceman View Post
                            It IS that difficult for most guitarists. One of the most mystifying pedals there is....
                            Thats because it's not like a typical effects pedal where you step on it and you get an effect. Compression depending on how you set it up and what kind of pickups you have seems to tighten up your attack and make notes POP if you will. This is more noticeable with Single coil and less with Humbuckers in my experience . You still get a tone shape shift with hum buckers so it's not a waste to use one. Some amps already have a nice blend of compression like sound when mated with certain kinds of hum buckers and in a lot of cases it's not a needed pedal for most things.
                            I have used them on and off and decided with my setup it's not a need. I get a lot of my "compression" with my attack.

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                            • #15
                              Re: How To Choose The Right Compressor

                              Originally posted by Clint 55 View Post
                              Thx. Didn't know what the eff compression was. Makes the recorded sound appear closer.
                              But it also turns up the bass as an artifact, so you may need EQ to keep the sound in balance.

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