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Amp Headroom With Compression

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Big Benner, Feb 12, 2006.


  1. I seem to be using more and more compression these days (from a BOSS ME-50B and a BOSS LM-2 in 2 different rock bands), and I'm just wondering if all that headroom that I have in my SWR SM900 is kind of a waste?

    Anyone else have these fairly high powered heads and use lots of compression on their signal?

    Benner
     
  2. Mcrelly

    Mcrelly

    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA
    some people would say that compression is a good thing, others would say its a waste. I generally use some light compression to protect my speakers from slapping spikes. when I first got my compression I wanted to use it all the time, and heavy, like 4:1. now I don't go much higher than 1.5:1 personal taste I guess. I like to have some PUNCH to my sound.