Compressors reccomend

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by leben_4, Mar 3, 2014.


  1. leben_4

    leben_4

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    hello for all

    i have Fender american standart jazz bass and tech 21 VT bass deluxe, and i need recommend for compressor for this way.

    need comp in a pedal form
    may be tube or not tube, no matter

    sometimes i play without VT, cause i need universal compressor (not only for active bass or only for passive)
  2. vibhas_2310

    vibhas_2310

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    MXR Bass Compressor. Really nice.
  3. leben_4

    leben_4

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    mxr m87? think about this.
    but first i think tube or nor not tube
  4. Phagor

    Phagor

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    Check out http://www.ovnilab.com/ for great reviews of compressors.

    What kind of sound are you after? Do you want clean, transparent compression, or something with character or grit? Do you want punch or sustain?

    It's worth doing a search in this forum - there are lots of threads about people comparing compressors.
  5. Swift713

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    Check out ovnilab.com
  6. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 Marilynsghost.com Supporting Member

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    Mxr m87 . I trialed many and thoroughly read through the ovnilabs reviews. Came down to the mxr vs markbass compressore ... The mxr won. retained more topend . Runs on 9v... transparent and squishy. Smaller footprint.
  7. leben_4

    leben_4

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    i already read ovnilab
  8. VeganThump

    VeganThump Supporting Member

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    Another vote for the MXR bass comp, it's everything that everyone else said plus it has the led indicator, which was a HUGE help in helping me understand how compression works. I can't overstate the importance of that led indicator for helping a noob such as myself.
  9. nshuman

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    What price range are you looking for?

    Depending on price, I'd say:

    -MXR M87*
    -Empress*
    -Diamond
    -MarkBass Compressore
    -FEA Labs (DB-CL, DE-CL, Opti-Fet)*
    -Origin Cali76*

    (* my personal picks in their respective price brackets)

    Most people that have tried a lot of compressors will recommend something form that list. They will have different picks, and they will all be right:) You can't go wrong with those, there is a reason why they are EVERYONE's top picks. They are all a bit different though so you may not like one or another.

    I have the Cali76 w/ Transformer and I'm still waiting for my name to come up on the FEA Labs waiting list :)
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo I like turtles. Supporting Member

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    EBS MultiComp is my favorite. I love being able to compress the highs and lows seperately.
  11. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    If you've read it and you still have questions then you need to go to a store where you can try out some of the different options through your rig. No one here is going to know what you want like you do.

    But seriously, you need this...
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    Just take out the guts and shove it in a pedal. Might be brutal on the batteries though.
  12. leben_4

    leben_4

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    price 200-300$
  13. nshuman

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    i.e. the Cali76 w/Transformer ;)
  14. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    In that range, I'd give the Empress a shot. You can easily flip it if you do not like it.
  15. Yango

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    Very good advice.

    Very useless response.
  16. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    Not even close. I'll trade you a Cali76 or the Urei 1176 it's based on for a Urei 175 vari-mu anytime. :D

    Though personally, I refuse to play any classic rock bar gigs without these in my rack, Mustang Sally just isn't the same without them...

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  17. nshuman

    nshuman Supporting Member

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    Not to nitpick but I think that image I was responding to was an 1176 and not an 175 :meh:
  18. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    This is TB, it's required that you nitpick to keep your membership in good standing. The pic you responded to was a 175. The pic I posted above is some GML rack units.

    1176 (blue stripe, later versions are all black)...
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    175, note the tubes...
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  19. nshuman

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    Ahhhh, you learn something every day :) I did not look carefully and thought I was looking at a 2-1176 for some reason, I stand corrected and ashamed :)
  20. bkbirge

    bkbirge Supporting Member

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    That's ok, as long as you are ashamed then my work is done. :bag:

    But seriously, OP go read ovnilab again or we will be forced to continue the hijacking.

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