Not sure if compressor questions should go in here, as they arent always used as an effect, but I couldnt work out where else to put it since its for live use. Is the Samson S Com compressor a suitable compressor for simply protecting my equipment from peaks. When using compressors i tend to run them with a large amount of headroom so they dont kick in until dangerously loud peaks (for example, problems with leads creating huge amounts of hum/feedback). Therefore, the actual compressed sound of the bass doesn't matter to me as much. After looking around I have been looking at this and a dbx unit as options, however the dbx runs only with XLR ins/outs. I dont have much too spend, but want a compressor suitable for protecting against peaks but versatile enough to be able to get away with using it as a recording compressor if need be. Which other options are there around the same price range? I live in the UK.