Compressor on fretless?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Fretless FX, Feb 24, 2004.

  1. Fretless FX

    Fretless FX

    Feb 2, 2004
    I used the search function (!) but couldn't find a related thread on this. Will compressing kill the fretless sound? And if not, which pedal or other kind of unit will suit the fretless best?
  2. BFunk

    BFunk Supporting Member

    I have never liked anything more than very light compression on a fretless. Usually I have none. It kills the organic quality of the sound. If you do use compression, I would try a ratio of no more than 2:1 and no more than 4 db of gain reduction with a slow attack and release.