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Compression, compression everywhere but not a drop to squish

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Hi there,

I've had a brainwave. I think.  Instead of one super squashy compressor at the start of my pedal board, I was considering using two lighter compressors - one at the start and one at the end before going into my amp.

This would make my signal chain as follows:
-Bass (passives only)
-Morley Wah
-Compressor 1
-EHX Bass Clone chorus
-Fulltone OCD
-EHX Russian Muff
-Mooer Trelicoptor
-Compressor 2
-Amp

I play with a mix of fingers, slap and pick.

Has anyone here any lived experience with this? Or would it just be silly?

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It's not unusual to treat a bass signal with a limiter followed by a lighter compressor, such as the classic LA-2A and 1176 combo.

If comp 1 was just catching the very peaks (and therefore also reigning in the wah when in use) and comp 2 more of a levelling comp, especially with a slower attack, you'd have something similar going on. Might need to keep an eye on how it all interacts with the OCD and Muff there though- noise becomes a consideration eventually.

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I know you're asking compressors, but...have you ever tried the Morley Wah AFTER the Big Muff?  I'm talking INSANE. (and then some delay..........)

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A couple of TC Spectracomps would give you a lot of options as to how each were configured at the front and end of the signal chain and you’d nab both for under £100 used - not an expensive experiment plus they tend to have decent resale appeal! Or combine one with a more fancy comp such as a Cali CB or one of the many many comps available!

Edited by krispn

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No reason not to try it.
In mixes/masters I find many layers of gentler compression on channels/groups or in parallel often produces the desired effect a lot better (ie with less unwanted artifacts) than one crashingly heavy dollop of compression in one go...

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