I'd like some explanation on compression. I use a compressor when playing electric guitar, because I can tell a big difference in sound when using it. It works especially well for clean tones and I even use it like a boost pedal sometimes. I haven't quite figured out what it does when playing bass. I have a comment/question for those who know: What does compression sound like and why do you use it? I've used the on-board compressor on my HA3500 and tried the compressors on my Line 6 M13. I enjoy the attack that's achieved by using it, but don't like that it limits my dynamics (the on-board compressor on the 3500 seems pretty manageable). Most of my tone control comes from my fingers, and I play aggressive or laid back depending on the song. I don't understand why people strive for equal volume between notes unless they're always playing loud or always playing soft. [to be fair, I also don't understand why you would ever want an automatic transmission, but whatever...] Is there a way to achieve the really nice attack (even a "pop") while maintaining the ability for dynamics, or is that just the trade-off with using compression as an effect? Thanks for the help!