So, I'm kinda new to compressors, but I've read a lot. I tried a $30 guitar compressor but it couldn't handle the gain from even my passive bass (unpleasant distortion), then tried the Xvive bass Squeezer, but it was defective out of the box, so I ordered the EHX Bass Preacher. My initial impression is, it's very subtle. Even with the sustain cranked, it never really squishes much and the hiss isn't too loud to me. I can't tell much difference between the 3 toggle settings (fast-med-slow), And it easily handles my input level... But... I use a GK 400rb gained to the edge of roar, and this compressor, even though it's the first pedal in my chain, and BEFORE the amp, tames the GK. How does it cancel my GK growl even though it's before my amp? Maybe I don't really like compressors? Thoughts?