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Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Driven Crane, Mar 30, 2015.
1 Empress Compressor
2 MXR M-87
Are there any other opinions?
I'm not exactly sure what you're looking for. The Empress and MXR are both very transparent comps with good visual metering. Are you looking for another along those lines or just high quality bass compressors?
Also not sure by what you mean by three of the perfect pair, but here's a couple great ones...
Cali76, I have the TX-P, and I love it. Origin Effects :: Cali76 Transfomer Option TX-P
Keeley has some newer models that look killer as well. Keeley Compressor Pro - Robert Keeley
1. FEA Opti-Fet
2. Diamond BCP-1
3. AnalogMan Juicer
I'm not looking for, coz i've found. Empress. But... It may not be enough for me...
Oh! That's really explains it
My top three picks would be:
FEA Labs - Option FET (mine is due later this year)
(Markbass compressore a close fourth, lost out cause of the size).
In my recent search for a compressor I tried many units looking for the best 'bang for buck'. My top three would be, in order;
1: Markbass Compressore (Markbass Compressore
2: Boss LMB-3 (really!) Boss LMB-3
3: Wampler EGO (Wampler Ego
My requirements were perhaps not those of the typical bass player, as it was for the bass side of the Stick (where it is not uncommon to have up to three or four strings sounding at once) in front of an envelope filter. The point is that the overall level varies considerably depending on how many notes are being played hence the need for wide-ranging threshold and ratio controls - regardless of how many strings are sounding strings I don't want the E/F going out of control. The EGO made it to the list because the blend control came close to giving me what I needed (and the build quality). Given endless $$ and pedal-board real-estate I would have gone with the Markbass but in the end the Boss actually turned out to be the right choice - the slight loss of highs is not important once the E/F is engaged.
Included in the search and not short-listed were the Rothwell Love Squeeze (close 4th), Xotic SP-2 (distant 5th) and MXR Super Comp (very distant 6th).
+1 on the markbasss compressore. I may just still be new to it, but it's my favorite thing I've purchased for my rig since my bass itself
1. Keeley Bassist Limiting Amplifier
2. Wampler Ego
3. Boss CS-3 (It's super trendy to hate this pedal, but I'm not super trendy)
Seymour Duncan Studio Bass.
Real bass players don't need compression. It's all in your touch.
I am loving me some Keeley Bassist, FWIW
I am unreal bass player and suddenly... i use compressor, reverberator and anything i may use.
I played for decades without a compressor... then on a whim bought a M87 and it changed my life... ;-)