Purpose of a compressor????

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by QUSP, Jan 30, 2003.

  1. QUSP


    Aug 8, 2002
    Hercules, CA
    What's the purpose of a compressor and will it reallly make that much of a difference in sound?
  2. ivanthetrble


    Sep 9, 2002
    A compressor will quiet some of the louder notes you play to help equalize the overall volume heard. Sometimes you will pluck a note a bit harder than you had intended and a compressor will help smooth the volume out a bit.

  3. Increase sustain
    Improve punch
    Add Volume
    Protect speakers.
  4. Audiosolace

    Audiosolace Guest

    Oct 8, 2002
    Knoxville, TN
    also helps round out harsh highs... i think. :D
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    Good answers. I use one to balance slap and fingerstyle levels, and to add tube-like dynamics to a mostly solid-state rig.