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MXR M87 Bass Compressor

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by hiperion80, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. hiperion80


    Dec 29, 2012
    hi all, first post on this forum :help:

    i am considering two options and i cant make choice so i need help from some of you more experienced people there :)

    http://www.fender.com/en-MK/series/rumble/rumble-150-combo/#features 150 w rumble with MXR M87 Bass Compressor http://www.jimdunlop.com/product/bass-compressor

    or just to get a 350w rumble without the compressor

    i need to chose because i dont have money for the pedal and the 350w amp atm

    we play rock at clubs and pubs so what would be better choice?

    thanks alot :)
  2. I would go with the 350w amp. I tried that compressor and was really disappointed in it. That amount of headroom should really tighten up your sound for most gigs.
  3. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    I would skip the comp for now too, even though I liked that one quite well. It's just nowhere near "as necessary" as a big-enough amp for the gig.
  4. hiperion80


    Dec 29, 2012
    thx for the reply chub,
    i was ready to buy the 350w but a friend told me to consider the other option because its very heavy for carrying and i dont need that much power, however if i dont get better quality sound with the compressor+150w i am still more interested for the 350w

    other opinions will be appreciated please reply

  5. hiperion80


    Dec 29, 2012
    thx for the info bongo,

    the largest place we would play is about 120m2 (the other locals are smaller).
    do you think 150w is enough?
  6. scottfeldstein

    scottfeldstein Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    West Bend, Wisconsin
    This ^^

    I love the MXR compressor, but 150w is not enough. Get the bigger amp first.
  7. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    Go for the amp. You don't need a compressor.
    Or...if you are in the PA get the smaller amp for monitor/practice and a good DI.
  8. Chazinroch


    Feb 2, 2003
    Ontario N.Y.
    I'd go with the 350w. Just because you don't need that much power now, you might in the future. Extra headroom (power) is nice for keeping the sound clean (if that's your thing).
  9. hiperion80


    Dec 29, 2012
    thx people for the replies,
    much appreciated
  10. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Having enough amp is much more important than adding accessories to an inadequet set-up. Your choice of spkr cabs is of the most importance.
  11. rmars

    rmars Supporting Member

    Jan 2, 2004
    Bettendorf, Ia