Markbass Compressore (Bass & Guitar)

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  1. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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    This thread is for those TBers who may alternate between Bass & Guitar and use the Markbass Compressore.

    How does the Compressore work for guitar? I am trying to buy one compressor to work with both my bass and guitar.

    Thanks for your responses.
  2. Rigz

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    I'm also very curious about this pedal. I've been wanting to invest in a comp for a while now and this has been at the top of my list.
  3. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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    We'll, there is certainly a lot of feedback on this compressor for bass here on TB. Unfortunately, none on Guitar.
  4. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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  6. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    It's a great pedal. If it works well on bass I think it will work fine on guitar especially if you want a warm, inconspicuous comp. Another popular comp for guitar is the Boss CS3. It's great but not suitable for bass without a modification.
  7. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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    Thanks. The Markbass Compressore description says it will work for bass, guitar and acoustic instruments.

    Just seeing if anyone had real world experience. I think I am going to grab one and take a fly.
  8. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Supporting Member

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    it's brilliant but you have to hear for yourself as w/ all this crap
  9. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    I don't have a ton of experience to share, but my previous guitar player (a pro recording engineer) really liked the way his guitar sounded through it. He said he was tempted to buy one, but I don't think he ever did.

    HTH.
  10. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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    Thanks HTH! That helps.
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  12. belikethatvn

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    The Compressor is a compressor. I don't think there is different between the bass and the guitar version (except the color).

    I own one and never gig without it. However, it does its job very well but don't expect it will color your tone. It sounds transparent to me in the normal situation where the signal does not hit the threshold :)

    Regards
  13. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    I ran a cheapie Strat I have through my pedal board the other day, and nothing blew up. I could see that, with the settings I use for bass, the Compressore wasn't engaging much, if at all. I'm sure with some tweaking, it would fatten things right up!
  14. sincity

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  15. sincity

    sincity Supporting Member

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    Just wanted to follow up and say I got the MB Compressore. Works "very" well for guitar. I am so pleased that this worked out.

    Funny, I haven't even been able to play it thru my bass rig yet as my rig is at my friends house where we rehearse. :rollno:

    Anyway, I am sure the MB Comp will sound great with my bass rig.

    Thanks for everyone's responses.
  16. Mosfed

    Mosfed The mighty mighty Supporting Member

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    What settings did you use for both?

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