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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by paintandsk8, Jun 25, 2003.

  1. paintandsk8

    paintandsk8 Pushin' my soul through the wire...

    May 12, 2003
    West Lafayette, IN
    I just bought a hartke 2115 combo and i love it.(previously i was using an ancient peavey microbass so i'm stoked). A You may know it has a built in compressor. I understand the concept of how compression works but how should i use it in my playing. And should i change any other settings on my amp when i am using compression? this is the wrong forum for this question but it is along these lines, Should i use compression when i am using my upright?

    Oh oops, maybe this should be in the effects section, my bad
  2. Compression plain and simply limits the dynamic range of your playing. Depending on how you set it, it will turn you down when you try to play louder than the "threshold". It can even be set in such a manner as to turn you up if you play too soft. I use it when I record but not when I play live.