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Markbass Compressore (Bass & Guitar)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by sincity, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    This thread is for those TBers who may alternate between Bass & Guitar and use the Markbass Compressore.

    How does the Compressore work for guitar? I am trying to buy one compressor to work with both my bass and guitar.

    Thanks for your responses.
  2. Rigz


    Dec 23, 2013
    I'm also very curious about this pedal. I've been wanting to invest in a comp for a while now and this has been at the top of my list.
  3. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    We'll, there is certainly a lot of feedback on this compressor for bass here on TB. Unfortunately, none on Guitar.
  4. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
  5. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    It's a great pedal. If it works well on bass I think it will work fine on guitar especially if you want a warm, inconspicuous comp. Another popular comp for guitar is the Boss CS3. It's great but not suitable for bass without a modification.
  6. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    Thanks. The Markbass Compressore description says it will work for bass, guitar and acoustic instruments.

    Just seeing if anyone had real world experience. I think I am going to grab one and take a fly.
  7. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    it's brilliant but you have to hear for yourself as w/ all this crap
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I don't have a ton of experience to share, but my previous guitar player (a pro recording engineer) really liked the way his guitar sounded through it. He said he was tempted to buy one, but I don't think he ever did.

  9. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    Thanks HTH! That helps.
  10. rmars

    rmars Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia
  11. belikethatvn


    Oct 23, 2008
    The Compressor is a compressor. I don't think there is different between the bass and the guitar version (except the color).

    I own one and never gig without it. However, it does its job very well but don't expect it will color your tone. It sounds transparent to me in the normal situation where the signal does not hit the threshold :)

  12. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass Is this thing on!? Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2004
    Lancaster, OH
    64 Audio · DR Strings · Source Audio · Hipshot
    I ran a cheapie Strat I have through my pedal board the other day, and nothing blew up. I could see that, with the settings I use for bass, the Compressore wasn't engaging much, if at all. I'm sure with some tweaking, it would fatten things right up!
  13. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
  14. sincity


    Oct 16, 2002
    Just wanted to follow up and say I got the MB Compressore. Works "very" well for guitar. I am so pleased that this worked out.

    Funny, I haven't even been able to play it thru my bass rig yet as my rig is at my friends house where we rehearse. :rollno:

    Anyway, I am sure the MB Comp will sound great with my bass rig.

    Thanks for everyone's responses.
  15. Mosfed


    Apr 21, 2013
    Mont Blanc
    Partner - CCP Pedals
    What settings did you use for both?