I was going to post this in effects but didn’t for fear it would be considered trolling, and that is in no way my intent. I’m wondering if folks think that using compression to eliminate unwanted playing volume spikes or inconsistencies is cheating to some degree. I’m on the fence about it. I wonder how commonly professionals use them and if I should really be striving to eliminate any inconsistencies with my technique alone (pick or fingers, I’m not much of a slapper/thumb player). What do folks think? Half of me thinks that I should give it a go but the other says don’t, it’ll be a crutch. I’m hoping that this can be a productive civil discussion about the matter.