I was just reading another thread and someone mentioned this as an aside. I figured I'd start a new thread rather than hijack the other one. So the way I read it, it can be dangerous to use a compressor to squash a signal to much, because it will create a signal that is peaked for too long, too consistently, translating to speaker damage. Is that right? Here's a "hypothetical" situation to think about: Imagine a 200 watt head, matched with a 200 watt cab, being used mostly for bedroom practice and quiet jamming (read: volume will probably never be above 3, let alone cranked ). Would a compressor in the effects loop that was squashing the signal be likely to cause damage? Ok, I'll admit it. this situation isn't hypothetical. It applies to some guy I know who's a little sloppy with his 3 finger attack and that's why he needs a compressor. //Edit Oops, I think I posted in the wrong forum by mistake. Someone please feel free to telewarp me to effects.