Given the expertise on this forum (not least bongomania, very many thanks for the extremely impressive review site, by the way) I thought I'd see if I can pick your brains on something.
I've been using a Line6 Constrictor as the compressor in my nearly bare-bones rig (bass > compressor > MXR Bass DI > TC Electronic BG250) which works as advertised, but I wouldn't mind being able to open the attack a little and up the release time.
The wrinkle here is that I play both electric (a Line6 Variax 705 and Ibanez SRT705DX, both 5-strings) where I'm looking to even things out a bit, and a Michael Kelly Club Custom Acoustic 4 string which appreciates some sustain. I do fingerstyle with both, a very little picking and absolutely no slapping.
Given this, what compressors do your recommend? I'm looking for a pedal rather than a rack unit, and unfortunately no-where around here (North Virginia) seems to actually have top-end units I can actually try out. I've been thinking about the Empress or the JoeMeek FloorQ.
Any thoughts very much appreciated,