Compressor Recommendations!...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by leonfuzzycoops, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. leonfuzzycoops

    leonfuzzycoops Guest

    Apr 17, 2012
    looking to buy a compressor but dont want to pay a ridiculous amount of money for one...preferable a 2nd hand one

    was looking at the old Aphex Punch Factory but can you recommend any others?

    my bass is an active fender jazz and i use often distortion and fuzz when im in my band
  2. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Odd..there's hardly any talk about compressors on this forum. You'd think somebody would have reviewed a few or something....
  3. freu


    Dec 7, 2010
    I can recommend the ebs multicomp.
    easy to use but with everything you need for a compressed bass sound.

    you like distortion ... if you also looking for a new bass distortion pedal, the ebs multidrive gives you with the preset 'tubesim' enough compression.

    ebs multidrive

    ebs multicomp
  4. Ewo

    Ewo a/k/a Steve Cooper Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    Huntington WV

    OP, lookee here: Compressor Reviews


    Hmn...I'm getting DNS resolution error when I try to pull up a specific review. Meh, hopefully it's a temporary problem.
  5. Yeah, and if you were wondering how to turn down your volume level, I heard someone made a thread about it.

    :bag: Just kidding. :D
  6. BBE Opto Stomp w/older white & yellow graphics (example)...similar price, MUCH better build quality.
  7. Mousekillaz


    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    I use the BBE OPTO-STOMP. It's quiet and works very, very well. I paid less than $60.00 for it used. I've heard the new one without the -15db pad aren't as well regarded. Mine is white/yellow red graphics with a blue LED (some had green). I run a volume/overdrive(distortion)/wah pedal in front of the Opto-Stomp. A chorus and Sonic Stomp afterwards. It also works great on acoustic and electric guitars. For the money spent, love the thing.
  8. enricogaletta


    May 21, 2011
    In my opinion I think the punch factory is the best choice for you, this pedal is extremely versatile and simply to use, I had for a couple of years and I used both in live and studio scenario and it was amazing, I recorded several tracks of my first album just plug the bass to a Punch Factory and a tube DI.
    Range quality price I think is the best one.
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  9. Laurent

    Laurent Supporting Member

    May 21, 2008
    Napa, California
    I like 3 compressors;

    The Markbass Compressore for it tuby warmth.
    The MXR Bass Compressor for its transparency and visual compression micro leds.
    The Homebrew Electronics CPR compressor for its old school tones (makes me think of Motown tone for some reason).