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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by cloudyorchestra, May 17, 2012.
Should i get a seperate pedal for compression?
No need for it ... Just dial it in from there and your good to go...
It really just depends on if you like it or not.
My amp (Mesa Bass 400+) has natural tube OD. People will show up in here all day long and talk about how "natral toobs OD is better than enythin' a pedle can play" (I always picture these old guys as hicks for some reason). To me, pedals are just better. The Elements is amazing. B3K. Swell pedals. The Grombass is on it's way too many. So many different flavors...different sounds....different uses.....
Compressors are the same way. It would be a miracle if the compressor built into your amp is the one you like the best.
Which amp izzat ?
I also use the single-knob compressor on my Hartke head and it suits me fine, although it can get a bit squashy when set passed the noon mark. Anyway, when I play that amp, the LMB-3 stays off. If my home practice kit had a compressor, I wouldn't need the LMB-3.
Do you use compression? No point in getting on if you don't...
The core question is: what don't you like with the built-in compression? If no answer, then no need to purchase a separate compressor.
There isn’t much information on the TNT compressor other than it is an optical design that I read somewhere. It may be a decent one knob compressor, but the way the circuit block diagram is drawn you can not use the compressor with the crunch circuit. It shows that only one of those two functions can be used a time.
try a couple of compressors in store through a tnt if you can. If they do something you can understand better than the amp and you'd use it then I say go for it.
My amp has a great compressor built into it but I prefer the sound I get from my external compressors. When I don't use my pedalboard I can get a fatter punchier tone than dry withmy onboard comp but it's all pretty subjective to taste. Glad I have options. You'll never know what ou want till you try to understand what it it that you like