Compressor Needed?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Hockeyman99, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Hockeyman99


    Dec 10, 2012
    I just added a SansAmp Bass Driver DI to my rig, which is an Ampeg SVT Pro3 thru a SWR 8x10. We are playing bigger places and it was suggested I add a DBX compressor to finish rig. Thoughts? Suggestions? We play Rock/Metal/ pop covers.
  2. Hmm. Whom and why are they suggesting you add a DBX compressor?
  3. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    Do you need a compressor to get the sound you want?
  4. Compressors are a good tool if you find some of your notes boom and others get lost in the mix (higher notes on the g-string) and/or playing styles (slap vs. fingers). A compressor will level out all these notes so you lose some dynamics and flatten the level of your tone, making your playing very even or recording-like.
    If you want to find out more, I'd suggest you check out fellow TBer Bongomania's site