Compressor pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by jzonbass, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. jzonbass


    Feb 14, 2013
    Need some help on a great compressor, pedal witch will even out my fret board and give me sustain .. Thanks for your input..
  2. Generally, the top 3 production line compressor pedals that seem to be highly regarded across the board are the MXR M87, Aguilar TLC and the Markbass Compressore. Each one is voiced differently and will give you certain sonic qualities the others won't but they're all generally great quality and responsive compressors.
  3. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    Agreed.... If tighter budget boss lmb-3..for a boss compressor I found it does the job well (better than cs-3) there's also mod kits for it but otherwise those 3 are better
  4. Yeah, it seems the Diamond compressor gets a lot of love on the TB effects forum too, and FWIW, I use the tiny Xotic SP compressor.

    jzonbass: checkout
  5. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
    Any information on these mods?

    I've found the enhance knob adds a lot of noise. I checked Bongos review before buying, at the time i was on a budget and just wanted to limited some peaks.

    No complaints with the enhance knob set to zero.
  6. spz8


    Jan 19, 2009
    Glen Cove, NY
    How does a pedal witch even out your fret board? :meh:
  7. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    Theres a few I think...I've used the Steve McKinley thunder and the Enhance knob offers more boost in the adds clarity and i love it...definitely worth the money, but then again for the pedal and mods you can probably get the mxr or the markbass for a little bit more.
  8. Black magic obviously.
  9. Witch's Brew will sustain you, but to even out the fretboard you'll need to Level 42.

    I've got an LMB-3 as well, and have heard about the mods for it. Almost anything I've ever read about the LMB-3, nobody uses the enhance knob. Makes me wonder what Boss techs were thinking when they designed the pedal "It adds a lot of noise, great for noise-rock bands – ship it!"

    My only goal is to use it as a limiter (Diamond does the squishing), but I'm interested in the mods – who does 'em and what do they do to it?
  10. MothBox


    Oct 25, 2010
  11. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    If money is no object grab a Cali76 with the transformer option you will not be disappointed.

  12. WaldoNova

    WaldoNova Having fun yet? Supporting Member

    Jun 14, 2009
    Yonkers, NY
    Sounds like the Diamond Bass compressor. I've never tried one but this is what it has been described to do. It's also been said it adds a little magic to your tone. I'd check it out first. I have the Empress compressor and I love it. It's worth checking out as well.
  13. eveilleu


    Oct 30, 2013
    Montreal, Qc

    They're awesome.
  14. Bassistcali


    Nov 10, 2013
    An attack knob would've been nice
  15. Thanks! I used to have that page bookmarked, but my 'puter is in the shop so I'm using my significant other's laptop.

    I got the LMB-3 thrown in free with a bass I bought, so the cost of modding isn't daunting, but shipping charges might kill the notion.
  16. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I love the MXR and they can be had pretty reasonable used.
  17. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I like my MXR. Been using it for a few weeks. Have been using it for light compression and to "even out" my playing on my 6 string, but I may try it as a limiter (20:1) next week.
  18. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    There's an MXR M87 for sale in the classifieds….
  19. I use a BBE optostomp and it works well for me. Other compressors may make your bass sound better, amazing, whatever but the BBE does not do that. Your bass sounds the same when it is on or off which is what I want. No color, just a simple compressor to even things out.