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Help me decide: Compressor related

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by johnpaulbass, Jan 15, 2019.


  1. Tc Electronic SpectraComp

    9 vote(s)
    75.0%
  2. Donner Ultimate Comp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. BBE Opto Somp

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  4. Malekko Analog Compressor

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Hotone Komp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Mooer Yellow Comp

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Tc Electronic Forcefield

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  8. Electro Harmonix Bass Preacher

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Mxr Dynacomp

    1 vote(s)
    8.3%
  1. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    Hello.

    Here's a pool.

    Please help me decide which one to choose. I wouldn't like to spend "much" and keep it quite simple. Since me running a Pedaltrain Nano also the "size" matters.

    Thanks
     
  2. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    An older used Opto Stomp would be my first choice. The newer versions, not so much.

    Riis
     
  3. Low Down Brown

    Low Down Brown

    Jan 8, 2018
    Erf
    +1. Second choice of the ones you have listed would be the Spectracomp...never used one but I hear they sound great when you get then tweaked with the software and there's just the one knob and small size.

    For size, flexibility and overall badassery, you might consider the Becos Compiq.

    Read about it and other awesome compressors here (if you haven't already):

    Testing Compressors: Cali, Smoothie, Empress, Diamond, Keeley, FEA, Darkglass, Doc Lloyd, JHS & more
     
  4. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    What are you hoping to get out of the compressor? Transparent limiting? Colorful compression? Ultimate squash?
     
  5. BassAndReeds

    BassAndReeds

    Oct 7, 2016
    No Keeley Bassist?
     
  6. amper

    amper

    Dec 4, 2002
    US
    The tc electronic SpectraComp is the best compressor pedal on the market. *However*, in order to unlock its potential, you must be able to connect a smartphone, tablet, or PC to use the editor, and you must know how to effectively use a multiband compressor without training wheels.

    None of the other pedals you've listed are remotely comparable.
     
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  7. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Gatineau QC CA
    Yeah, where is it?
     
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Keeley Bassist.

    Delete your list and start over.
     
  9. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    OP asked about less expensive pedals. The Keeley is $200. Fanbois need to chill.

    From the list posted, the TC models are probably your best value. Personally I have a grudge against TC, so I haven't tested those, but others like them quite well on bass. Like others mentioned, an older model of the BBE is a good bet.

    You can find my reviews of some of the others on my OVNILab site, linked in my sig. My reviews of most of the ones in this list are not positive, FYI. Also on the site is a link to my top picks, including the best "cheap" options that I tried.
     
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
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  10. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    Not inclin eto the "coloring"... more of the trasparent limiting.
     
  11. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    It's not in my "Price range" therefor... I ain't starting over. Thank you
     
  12. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    Thanks for the answers so far guys.

    I'm getting more and more intrigued to the SpectraComp having this all the requirements: price, dimensions, simplicity and the possibility to tweak it through the editor.
     
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  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Too bad you can't swing the extra $35 :(
     
  14. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    Sorry man but I'm really "don't get you".

    The Bassist is listed around 199 $ (sweetwater) ... all the other pedals range around 50-100 $ (which is kind my budget) so it's almost "double" the price.
    So let me get this straight.. if you're trying being funny well you're not and please ignore this thread. All the help on the other hand is appreciated.

    Thank you
     
  15. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    There's nothing to get. You came here and asked for expert advice and you're getting it.

    Keeleys are $135 used all day long and is the correct tool for the job that you said you wanted to do. The Spectracomp is the opposite of a transparent limiter.

    Buy whatever you want. Good luck.
     
  16. johnpaulbass

    johnpaulbass

    Nov 2, 2005
    Slovenia
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    Thank you
     
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