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Alesis 3630 or DBX 166xl/266xl?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by radioadbass, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. Alesis 3630 all the way.

    0 vote(s)
  2. DBX hands down.

  1. I'm a fairly new bass player-former drummer for my band. I want a rack compressor for my rig, and have heard mixed reviews about the Alesis and the DBX models...anyone have any suggestions? I've already taken into consideration DBX is priced higher, but is that for good reason or is it just an over-priced brand? Alesis...or DBX? :help:
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The dbx 166 series (A,X,XL, and "no suffix") are professional equipment. The 266 is low quality, and the Alesis is low quality.
  3. Barisaxman

    Barisaxman Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2005
    Omaha, NE
    Alesis is below low quality, it is best used as a door stop. Anything DBX will sound better.
  4. Steveaux

    Steveaux Safe-Guardian of the Stoopid Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2008
    The Wilds of NW Pa.
    I have a 3630. It's great ...... for drums.

    A 166XL in my rig, another in my PA.
  5. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    That Alesis has one thing for it ; The worst.
  6. bassfool24421


    Aug 25, 2009
    163x is part of my rig...30 bucks on ebay....works great.
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