OK, I finally went and kyped the dbx 1066 out of my PA, and plugged it into my bass rig. Just what I needed ... more knobs. I futzed around with it for an hour or so, and I think I've got it set so it sounds decent. Here's what I've got set on it: Since I first posted this, I've done a little research, and have refined some of the settings based on what I read. There is really a wide range of recommended settings for these things. Also, most people give the attack and release settings as times in milliseconds. The 1066 has them in dB/msec and dB/sec, respectively. The new settings are in red. Compressor section: Threshold: -15 dB -20 dB. Ratio: 3:1 6:1. Attack: 0.2 dB/msec 2 dB/msec. Release: 20 dB/sec 50 dB/sec. Expander/Gate section: Threshold: -40 dB -35 dB. Ratio: 2.5:1 3:1. Peak Limiter section: Threshold: 15 dB 12 dB. Over Easy is off, Contour is on. OK, all you compression afficionados, where should I adjust this setup? I wondering if I should speed up the attack. Here's a pic.