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Is a compressor for me.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by whatisacup, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. whatisacup

    whatisacup

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    I bought an MXR compressor pedal a few years back, and it's fun to play around with, but i'm starting to consider it not necessary.

    I like to keep my rig simple, I play P basses into my vt bass, tuner, compressor into my Ashdown head with sealed cab.

    I play with a pick 99.9 % of the time, very simple old school style. Similar to REM.

    I understand where a compressor comes in handy if you're slapping, finger playing, or just changing what you do. But with a pick, I feel in control enough. I don't rock out or anything to the point where I lost control of what I'm doing.

    I have many more reasons to sell it, than to keep it. Is there a good reason why I should hold onto it, that I might not be thinking of?
  2. Swift713

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    If you don't love it let it go. I really dig the way compression feels, like overdrive without clipping, but I use it a lot less than I used to. It never was a control thing for me.
  3. whatisacup

    whatisacup

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    I use my vt bass for all the overdrive I need. Like If I wanted a big board, I could find a use for it, but I really like a light pedal load.

    A friend of mine let me borrow one of these:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/pro-audio/art-tube-mp-studio-v3-mic-preamp

    I'm having a lot of fun with it, but it's time to give it back. I was thinking about ditching the compressor to try one of these on my board. I'm really digging it.
  4. creis2

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    Not to hijack, but I'm looking into the MXR. Is it possible to use with a VT bass to try to get a tube compression? Or is using the two redundant?

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