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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jimi G, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. Hi All,
    Which compression pedal do you use in your live rig, and where is it positioned among your other pedals?
  2. Bardolphus

    Bardolphus Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    Aguilar TLC - last.
  3. pickles

    pickles Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Maxon cp9 pro+. First.
  4. Behringer Composer Pro rack unit in my preamp's effects loop.

    Compressing post-EQ helps me get the sound I'm after, but pre-EQ is a valid approach, too.
    This is a common topic of discussion among us sound engineers, with no clear winning side due to all the variables.

    There's a lot to be said for taming your dynamic range a bit before the signal hits other effects pedals, so first in line makes sense.
    Used later in the signal chain a comp can effectively boost the noise of previous pedals, especially distortion, so that's something to consider.
  5. low2groove

    low2groove Tyranis 4 / Lower Groove Guitars

    Jan 21, 2007
    FEA dual band optical comp. Just plain amazing!
  6. Diamond Compressor - First
  7. tlaubs

    tlaubs Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2010
    St. Louis
    Menatone jac. Last
  8. Johno Dunn

    Johno Dunn Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2007
    Carpinteria, Ca.
    Alesia NanoComp. FX loop
  9. Kazoo_Legend

    Kazoo_Legend Supporting Member

    Oct 20, 2012
    Central Valley CA
    Markbass Compressore. First after tuner and wah.
  10. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    Boss LMB-3. I sometimes use a DOD MilkBox, same placement.