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 Moderator Staff Member 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.