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To compress or Not to Compress

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by iriegnome, Mar 9, 2005.


  1. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Well I just replaced all of my speakers with Jorg Schroeder 1212 and a Mini 12 and soon a 21012. My Rig consists of a SWR Bass 750
    TC Electronics Triple C Mono Compressor
    Korg DTR1 Tuner
    Furman PL8

    :help: With using such tight speakers should I still use my compressor? If so, at what capacity? I was using the compressor before to control the SWR Big Ben 18 and the SWR Goliath II. Now, the compressor seems a little on the over kill side since the 12's are much more in control than the 18. I know the whose its and whatfors of compressors, but in this, I really could use some help.
    By the way I use setting 13 with a little boost for the compressor.
     
  2. With that amp, and your speakers, I think the decision should come down to your technique. Do you constantly change from a smooth fingerstyle to a slap style or do you use a pick? If your attack and note intensity are constantly fluctuating, then a compressor would be beneficial, even with that rig.

    Since you have the compressor, just dork around with it for awhile. I think you'll find where it helps and/or hurts your sound.
     
  3. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    I use my fingers only. I do have attack plans and I bridge the gap between 3 drummers and 3 guitarists! Play Play Play, Adjust Adjust Adjust
     
  4. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    I agree with Mo' for the most part, but wish to add a bit.

    I have thousands into my rig, so I bought a dBX 160x simply for speaker protection. Now you may not need it, but since you have the pedal, why not utilize it? I don't really think one can be too careful in that area when you have a lot of money into it.

    That aside, I see that you don't use a lot of effects, but if you ever do the compressor would be good to use. If not, maybe you can use it if you ever decide to try fretless.
    .
    Sorry, but I've sold too many things in the past and have suffered from the "Doh!" factor when a situation arises and I need it again.

    Ted
     
  5. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    But, because of the 12's, should I look at setting at a higher compression or lesser compression. what type of ratio? That type of thing?
    :help:
     
  6. Use your ears. We can't tell you what will sound good. You won't hurt your gear, so all I can say is try it out, you do still own the compressor, right?
     
  7. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Yeppers I do. Fooled around with it last night. I think that I have a pretty good tone. I will find out on Saturday night!