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Compressor- Help w/ headroom?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by OiBass, Jun 26, 2003.


  1. OiBass

    OiBass

    Apr 9, 2003
    Columbus,OH
    I have an Ampeg SVT-350 (solid state) head which
    clips & shuts down the speaker signal only when
    I hit the lowest notes on my E-string hard or
    my dynamics change from rockin' out too hard.
    My question is-Would running through a compressor
    help cutting out this clipping? What about a
    pedal such as Overdrive or Tubeboost-would it help
    w/the problem other than changing the tone?
    Please don't state the obvious (i.e. "add more
    cabs!" "get a tube SVT!" "quit ""rockin' out""!")
    Thanks
     
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    A compressor/limiter can help you, a overdrive/booster will not.