I've got four degrees, including one in mathematics and one in electrical engineering, as well as thirty post graduate credits, but as I tell my students, college doesn't make you smarter. Here's proof. I just picked up a Wampler Ego Compressor after months of research (a la Bongo's site and TB forums). When I plug it into my practice rig, sansamp bddi, markbass CMD102P and my Spector Legend 4, it sounds horrible. I'm thinking I've got a bad one, but just in case, I switch the order of the sansamp and compressor and it sound better but still not great. The Wampler has a blend, awesome feature, and when I turn it down (less compressor) the sound is much better. I'm happy, but not thrilled, as the compressor only sounds good in a narrow range. I wake up this morning to an epiphany, there is another compressor in my signal chain. I had forgotten that I already run a compressor! Doh! Moral of the story (besides me doing dumb things) is that a compressor into a compressor really sounds pretty bad. The good news is that the Wampler is awesome! Anybody else ever do anything dumb?