I guess I am just an old guy. I never liked compressors much when I was playing guitar, and I don't like them much for bass either. Shouldn't we just control our dynamics with our musical chops rather than rely on a device to limit the peaks? I don't even understand their use in extending the sustain of a note. Even the good ones (analog ones, anyway) just get noisy and hissy as the gain comes up to compensate for note decay. Any useful compression would be added at the mixdown stage in recording, wouldn't it? Are there any recordings that come to mind where compression was used as a creative tool? It's not my intent to put down the use of compressors, its just that I haven't found a niche where they are useful to me. Yet.