Hi Lynn. I met you at Aebersold about 6 yrs ago. It was a real pleasure to learn from you. Do you ever use compression in your tone mix? By the way, I play electric bass pretty much exclusively. I've never been interested in using pedals/effects until recently; after coming to the conclusion that I am going to have to use effects in order to find that elusive "perfect tone". I recently purchased an Xotic SP compressor pedal & have some questions on how it functions.