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Demeter/Analogman Compressors which sounds better

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Bassist30, Nov 20, 2005.


  1. Bassist30

    Bassist30

    Mar 19, 2004
    NEW YORK
    I have not as of yet tried the Demeter Compressor floor model or the Analogman Bi Compressor. I was wondering if anybody played both for bass and what did you think the differences were. The pedal compressors I have played was the EBS and its was not for me. I know many guitar players play the analogman and they swear by it. I read alot of post about the Demeter and many bassist love it. Yet here and there i have noticed bassist also using the analogman and love it. Again i will make my decision when I try them both but at this point none of them are in local music stores around here. But I would love to hear your idea's of these pedals. I use the DBX 160A and like it alot. But I would also love a small pedal to bring on gigs without the rack at times.
     
  2. mgmadian

    mgmadian

    Feb 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I had both for a while and they're both good compressors for bass. However, I like the Analogman BiComp significantly better and ended up selling the Compulator: the Ross side in particular for slapping, the Juicer side (which sounds similar to the Compulator's opto-circuit) for fingerstyle, although the Ross side also sounds great for fingerstyle.
     
  3. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    What are you looking for a compressor to do? I like the EBS because it keeps my levels in check without sounding like it's doing so.
    If you're looking for a compressor to SOUND like it's changing your tone, then get the Analogman. The Demeter is great, but it's more subtle like the EBS.
     
  4. Bassist30

    Bassist30

    Mar 19, 2004
    NEW YORK
    I thought the EBS changed my tone alittle. That was pretty much why i did not use it. At least to my ears. I do think its a very good pedal. Believe me I am the last person to put down EBS pedals as i use alot of them. But the compressor I thought changed my tone. Even at low levels as perscribed by EBS.
    You thought the Analogman changed your tone? Even at low levels of compression? Again i like the DBX stuff but I wanted a little pedal to knock around with.
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    when I say 'change your tone' I mean using it like an effect, i.e. for a Tony Levin like sound
     
  6. Bassist30

    Bassist30

    Mar 19, 2004
    NEW YORK
    I understand now that i had bought the Analogman. Not for me. I don't want to use it as a effect. Im sure and I can tell you its great for guitar. But not for bass. At least to what I am looking for. I was not happy with the ebs either but the ebs was better. It seems to suck the bottom unless you have the attack at a low setting but there is some distortion. Its a ross clone and i don't think many bassist ever used the ross compressor.
     
  7. A little bit of compression does go a long way.
    I have found the Diamond Compressor, Mike will do a custom voicing for bass, to be a nice alternative with a twist. The voicing is for the EQ tilt control which is used to tilt the bass and treble tone up or down. Turn the control counterclockwise and a bass curve is bumped up nad the treble reduced, turn it clockwise and the treble is increased and the bass is rolled off. If you have ever used the old Quad 33 Hi Fi preamp from England then you can understand what is happenng with the tilt EQ, otherwise just visit the website at http://www.diamondpedals.com and you can read up on the compressor.