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Someone needs to make a dedicated rack compressor for bass guitar...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by pd_5string, Sep 22, 2002.

  1. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    It sould have:

    -Single channel (don't need dual)
    -Front input jack
    -Able to work properly with instrument level signal
    -1 space rack mount
    -All the usual compressor stuff (ratio, threshold, gain, gain reduction LED's, etc.), equivilent to example dbx 160A
    -Programmable would be nice too (remember say 10 settings).

    If there is anything like this out there, let me know...
  2. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think you are looking for a pre-amp like this one .
  3. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Or this one...but I was hoping I could still employ my WT400+ power system...it seems that with a dedicated preamp I will have to purchase a dedicated power amp as well...


    Wait...is there a way to use the above preamp and somehow patch it into my WT400+??
  4. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Sure, if you have a power amp in jack.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Seems to me like you want preamp/compressor all in one (the front panel input request seems to imply this). Regardless, my nomination for single-channel compressor for bass would be the Rane DC-24 Dynamic Controller. No presets, no front input, but the split-band compression is especially applicable to bass.

  6. neptoon

    neptoon Supporting Member

    Jul 25, 2000
    Melbourne, FL
    those navigators are truly the bomb ;)
  7. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    I have a Navigator, it truly is da bomb! Great on-board compressor, and very versatile if you use different speaker setups for different gigs with the stereo/mono/biamp switching and built-in crossover.

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