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Dual band compressor

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by baxter_x, Dec 20, 2013.

  1. baxter_x


    Nov 27, 2013

    I'm looking forward to afford myself a dual band compressor. The purpose of it would be to protect my cab. I own a SVT4 Pro with a SWR Goliath III and play a Fender Precision Deluxe V from 2003.

    My issue is I really feel I need to protect my cab as I have a pretty heavy sound and feel the cab sometimes hits its limit in the lows and starts farting. I can use the EQ to prevent this, but when onstage, I just want to forget about that and feel free to play as hard as I want without thinking about it.
    So I would need to compress the lows and slightly the highs, maybe.
    That is why I'd need a dual band compressor.
    Now I'd need your advices on which pedal or rack would fit best to my needs. A rack compressor would fit better to my needs actually.

    I currently use the "compressor" knob of my SVT4 Pro, but I'm aware it's just a limiter and it affects too much the dynamic of my playing.

  2. DirtyDuke

    DirtyDuke Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 13, 2012
    guelph ontario
    Partner Southampton Pedals, Partner CCP
    A fea labs dual will work well but the wait is about a year.

    I use a rane dc24 and it works really well.

    U can also use a high pass filter like a microthumpinator. I use one and I love it. Nothing lower than 30 hz gets to the cab.
  3. rtav

    rtav Millionaire Stuntman, Half-Jackalope

    Dec 12, 2008
    Chicago, IL
    Old Trace Elliot SMX Compressor - dual band foot pedal. You can sometimes find them for sale for about $100 - $120.
  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The Rane has your name all over it. Watch ebay for a while, and you'll find one in good shape at a good price. Be sure that the seller says in writing that it works perfectly and comes with the proper power cord.
  5. baxter_x


    Nov 27, 2013
    You guys confirmed the Rane was for me. I was aiming for that device.
    Now I need to find a place where I could buy it ;) I live in France.
  6. Spent

    Spent Supporting Member

    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    I bought one based upon Bongo's review and love it. I'm kind of a compressor junky (and preamp). My all time favorite is the Symmetrix 525, but for dual band, it's the Rane. There is a slight learning curve, but their documentation is great. I think you'll be very happy with it.
  7. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    It is possible that Rane could sell you a brand new power supply for your region. That way you could buy the comp itself from anywhere else. The power supply cord connects to the Rane with a special plug that looks like a telephone or ethernet plug.