So...I've recently started getting into pedals, but I only play at home by myself (or along to a track playing on my computer). This M87 looks really cool and I don't have a compressor....but...do I need one? From what I have been reading, it sounds like the main use for a compressor is for playing live, with a band, or recording....I am doing none of these and clearly just have GAS. I play fingerstyle only (but am trying to learn some thumb techniques) if that matters... I don't want to get a compressor if it is going to make me play lazily and with poor style...I don't want to use it as a crutch....but I also have some mixed information...when I used to take bass lessons a long time ago, one of my bass teacher's comments was to try and dig in a little harder....then I read about how Victor Wooten plays very lightly and lets the amp do the work....I always figured that playing lightly (which lets me play faster) was not the proper way to play bass. This post went off track....do I want a compressor? Is it going to help with learning thumb techniques, tapping, etc? Or will it just make me lazy and learn techniques poorly?