Sorry to highjack this thread, but since bongomania, as one of the heavyweights in compressors joined in here, maybe i can sneak off an answer.
Here's my setting: My bass has an active Glockenklang 3 band preamp, the comp is an aguilar TLC (later edition that works with angled jacks) and the amp a tonehammer 500.
What i want to achieve is a signal with little dynamics where i can play 16s and every note will sound the same regardless of how hard i hit it, starting from a light touch. That's for a song that calls for roots played in 16s. I get them out ok, but only with a softer touch and when the song
changes parts, i dig in more, resulting in either the 16s being not loud enough or the other part being too loud.
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