I had been GASing for a while for a Markbass Compressore as I have always had a soft-spot for tube compressors. But I saw an EHX Black Finger for a great deal and jumped on it, despite some of the concerns expressed here about noise. Well, God loved me that day. The Black Finger was absolutely right for me! With the right settings I get very low background noise and always run a noise gate anyways. The compressor was only for a few basslines I was working on but I quickly realized that shutting it off would just be a mistake. I just turn it on with the amp now and leave it as I play. Does anyone else have a similar always-on compressor experience? I had always thought only a transparent compressor would be an "always on" pedal, but the Black Finger changed my mind in a heartbeat.