I did a search, but didn't find what I was looking for. Apologies if I missed it. Here's the thing. I understand HOW compression works. Attack, threshold, ratio, release, etc., I get it for the most part. Where I get stuck is how to USE it (maybe APPLY would be a better word?) in a live situation. I'm a bit of a knob twiddler where I'm constantly tweaking (to the point it annoys me) so I usually end up either with a tiny, tinny sound, or almost no difference. How do you know when you've got it dialed in? For context: I play in a melodic heavy metal band (think Lamb of God meets As I Lay Dying). I primarily play my custom shop Warwick Thumb, with usually my Schecter as a backup. My rig is a Mesa M6 to an Ampeg 810, with the SansAmp RBI in the effects loop. No other pedals/effects. Chain is bass -> Sennheiser wireless -> Mesa -> SansAmp (in effects loops) -> Ampeg. What compressors would you guys recommend? I don't have any space left in the rack, so a pedal type would be preferred. Where should I put it in the signal chain? Before the Sennheiser? Before the SansAmp? What are some recommended "jumping off point" settings to get me going? This got way longer than I thought. Thanks in advance for your input!