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Which Compression would you choose?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by duderus, Mar 30, 2013.


  1. duderus

    duderus Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2012
    VT1-Bass-Compressor
    http://www.davehallamps.co.uk/page28.html

    Keeley
    http://www.robertkeeley.com/products/compressor/arlon-prince-4-knob-compressor-2/


    OR something else.... Please suggest..

    I am in the market to add one at the end of my chain. Not 100% sure if I would leave it on all the time, but I could end up doing so. I already have a series of effects including a DHA VT2 Twin at the moment. (Still getting use to; Will leave on with P - Bass all the time). I feel the compression could help when I plug in my Modulus for slap or my P bass all the time. I wouldn't mind one that had a two setting option. Any ideas? Thank you!





    I have 1 rack space left on my Big rig too if you think this may be the better option. However, I do like the idea of portability. yet, if a rack mount that fills one space is great... I may consider.

    :ninja:
     
  2. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 GAS resistance is utterly futile... Supporting Member

    Don't know what would be the final choice, but I definitely would start by checking this out.

    http://www.ovnilab.com/
     
  3. LouieV2

    LouieV2

    Jan 9, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Take a look at the MXR M87 or Markbass Compressore.
     
  4. enjoi1018

    enjoi1018 Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2011
    Auburn, AL
    x infinity.
     
  5. jmlee

    jmlee Catgut? Not funny. Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    Halifax, Nova Scotia
    Me three. Diamond pedal is very musical. Worth the price. Exceedingly well engineered.
     
  6. I like the Keeley for guitar or bass,...and if you don't bond with it over time,...it's easy to sell for a decent price.

    But I definitely wouldn't pay extra for the artwork on it.
     
  7. GG7

    GG7

    Mar 14, 2013
    I was going to suggest the ART Pro Channel II studio tube mic pre / optical compressor/limiter and tube parametric EQ until I read the "1 rack space" comment. This great studio caliber box takes up 2 spaces. Street is 300 bucks and sounds as good or better than many other similar devices costing 2-3 times the price.

    I bought one for my home studio and run pretty much every track I lay down through this thing. Yanked the cheap Chinese preamp tubes out and put in a new old stock RCA 12AX7 and 12AT7 and I have been VERY pleased.
     
  8. johnk_10

    johnk_10 vintage bass nut Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 16, 2008
    Thousand Oaks, CA
    John K Custom Basses
    if you're going for a 1U unit, i'd recommend a used dbx 160X.
     
  9. GG7

    GG7

    Mar 14, 2013
    +1

    Of course! That would be a great choice too!
     
  10. Mousekillaz

    Mousekillaz

    Nov 25, 2009
    Anacortes Wa.
    For an inexpensive and simple one, an older BBE OptoStomp. Higher end; MarkBass Compressore, I use both.
     
  11. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    IMHO, a comparable unit is the now discontinued ART Tube Channel model 259. It is 1U and can be found used for under $200 (mine is NOT for sale). :D

    Hear it here: http://www.basstasters.com/preamps/ART_Tube_Channel.html

    +1

    Gold standard for 1U compressor. For a pedal my favorite is the classic EBS Multicomp with true by-pass. :cool:

    Love the compressor FAQ cited above, but these things do have a degree of subjectivity, and are very much affected by one's instrument, strings, tone, playing style, volume needs, headroom, etc. :ninja:
     

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