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Compressor recomendation

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by hensonbass, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. hensonbass

    hensonbass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2004
    Atlanta, GA
    I have been producing various percussive sounds on the electric upright while I play a bass line:

    I don't like to use compression on upright in general but with this particular technique I want to try to keep the various tones balanced and protect my speakers from overload.

    I have an MXR bass compressor that I might try. Should I just use a limiter setting?
  2. Red Planet

    Red Planet

    May 29, 2005
    Talking Rock GA
    OEM Manufacturing Supplier
    What about an Fdeck HPF?
  3. HeavyJazz

    HeavyJazz Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2013
    If you're playing extra percussively on a double bass I'd recommend the Analog.Man Bi-Comprosser peddle though just the right (Orange Juicer) side. It's used by a lot of Stick players and bassists that really push the attack of their approach. Give her 18v and you'll be in Gruvean!