I've written a tapping passage for a song my band is playing, but I've noticed that my tapping is much quieter than my fingerstyle playing. I suppose this is at least partly a technique problem, but I can't hit much harder and remain accurate. Boosting the midrange on my bass helps somewhat, but only by making everything louder, rising tide and all. So I'm looking at some kind of pedal that I can kick on when I do this tapping part (and other tapping parts I may write in the future) that'll help it sound consistent. The obvious choice here is a compressor, and I've scoped out the Boss CS-3 both from bongomania's reviews and a bit of trying myself as a compressor that'll get a nice heavily compressed sound suitable for this. But I've been wondering if I could use another effect to bring the tapping out, perhaps something I can use in more situations than that, as frankly I don't see myself using the compressor for more than tapping passages, as I'm satisfied with my sound when not tapping. I've considered a chorus and an overdrive, as I know I would use those in other situations as well. What do you think of these options? Should I look at some other effect to help my tapping? Other information: I'm playing an Ibanez BTB bolt-on with Bartolini pickups, into a Peavey practice amp during practice and a Crate head into a Peavey 410 at home (and at hypothetical future gigs).