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mattbass6

Best compressor pedal?

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18 minutes ago, LewisK1975 said:

Here you go matey

 

 

You're a star. Thanks bud ;)

PS On a separate note, don't forget to send me all the details as discussed with Alice :) 

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Diamond BCP-1 Bass Comp. Use the supplied PSU and you won't get problems. If you want a pedal that's going to do bog-standard, behind-the-scenes remedial compression in a completely transparent way then it's probably not for you. But if you want a pedal that makes your bass sound super-lush while reigning in the more outrageous spikes and troughs in your playing then there's nothing better.

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If you want transparency, choose the Mxr. The Cali76cb if you play a low B string occasionaly (it has a hpf that keeps the comp from squashing lows)

If you want aggressive slap punch, get the Aguilar. It is awesome for that.

If you want buttery sweetness, the diamond or supersymmetry.

Digital compressors? Stay away from those.

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Why would you stay away from all digital compressors? There are good and bad examples of analog and digital. The MXR is a good comp, but there's plenty of love for the Spectracomp on here and elsewhere. Sweeping generalisations don't really help.

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42 minutes ago, DiMarco said:

If you want transparency, choose the Mxr. The Cali76cb if you play a low B string occasionaly (it has a hpf that keeps the comp from squashing lows)

If you want aggressive slap punch, get the Aguilar. It is awesome for that.

If you want buttery sweetness, the diamond or supersymmetry.

Digital compressors? Stay away from those.

Ahh...am starting to see why a 'non slapper' such as @Osiris was consistently so down on the Aggie TLC (which I found to be excellent, and also very transparent and lacking noise btw) and have recently moved to a far worthier home to sit alongside a rig that I can only drool over (in particular including an Aggie DB751 head!) and where the new owner seems equally delighted with it. 

The compression sims on my Zoom B3n frankly do sweet nothing in relation to providing decent compression for slap; I'm hoping the ones on my MS-60B will be an improvement.

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3 hours ago, discreet said:

Diamond BCP-1 Bass Comp. Use the supplied PSU and you won't get problems. If you want a pedal that's going to do bog-standard, behind-the-scenes remedial compression in a completely transparent way then it's probably not for you. But if you want a pedal that makes your bass sound super-lush while reigning in the more outrageous spikes and troughs in your playing then there's nothing better.

Man, that is one yellow pedal xD Just watched the demo though and looks very interesting. Thank you :) 

 

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MXR M87, especially if it's your first foray into compressors.

Ten LEDs show you clearly how much the comp is doing at a glance, transparent, heaps of adjustment.

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On 28/11/2017 at 13:18, Al Krow said:

The compression sims on my Zoom B3n frankly do sweet nothing in relation to providing decent compression for slap; I'm hoping the ones on my MS-60B will be an improvement.

I was told that the compression sims are the same on B3n, MS-60B and B1ON so it will be very interesting if there is any difference.

I've been using an MXR M87. If I was looking now, I'd be looking at the Keeley Compressor Pro (not the Bassist) which has the controls for attack, release, threshold, compression and make-up gain that you need, and decent monitoring.

A cheaper way to achieve the same thing might be a used 19" rack studio compressor - I have Phonic that came off the ads here which does everything you could want and cost a lot less than a new pedal - just depends if you want to cart a 19" rack case around. If you're already using a rack case and have a spare slot, and you're looking for always-on compression it's a good solution.

Somewhere on this site are some awesome postings by 51m0n on the subject. They used to be in the Wiki when there was a Wiki (will that ever come back I wonder?) , maybe a good test to see if the new search engine is any better than using google.

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Do you want it to colour your sound? - this is not necessarily a bad thing, an EBS Multicomp will add some edge (Timmy C uses one) for example. If you want something transparent to bring out the tone of your instrument then the Super Symmetry is probably as good as ytou’re Going to get in a stomp box. 

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On 12/3/2017 at 12:05, pete.young said:

... I'd be looking at the Keeley Compressor Pro (not the Bassist) which has the controls for attack, release, threshold, compression and make-up gain that you need, and decent monitoring.

Don't forget hard and soft knee and the auto mode where it sets attack and release automagically. I have one, great piece of kit. Not the cheapest option.

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I read the Ovnilabs reviews and decided to try the Marshall ED1 with the recommended bass mods. It is all I need and when used with the BDI-21 sounds great. 

 

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On 28/11/2017 at 12:07, mattbass6 said:

You're a star. Thanks bud ;)

PS On a separate note, don't forget to send me all the details as discussed with Alice :) 

Oh look! There he is ha!

 

if a single knob doesn’t float your boat, well, I use the Hyper Gravity Mini too which has all of the same tweakability but you can assign the three controls to do whatever you want.

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I was in the same position as you, and after playing as many compressor as I could get my hands on I went for the Cali76 CB. I don’t regret it for a second. It’s expensive but it’s worth every penny!  The High Pass Filter and the dry blend is what really stands this compressor out from the crowd. I am very happy with it, and would highly recommend!

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