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PostSubject: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 4:34 am

Hello I need your opinions.. Guitarists play with a pedale Compressor Effects? Who is preferable for rockabilly clean boost or has pedale Compressor Effects? scratch elvis
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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:25 am

in my opinion a compressor belongs on a live or recording audio console, not on a guitarists rig when it comes to rockabilly, jump blues,etc..
We're using our amps tubes for dynamics and compression (saturation/sag) by hittin' em hard with big guitars and front end boost.

A compressor in a guitar rig is quite nice for staying very smooth in the mix of a band, say for brad paisley - ish chicken pickin or for keeping tight
but punchy feel in a funk band, etc...

The compressor you see alot of is the Keeley, but that in itself is just a redo of a vintage Ross grey compressor. The old country chicken pickers were using the dan armstrong orange squeezer... my favorite compressor in a pedal is the Barber tone press because it has a 50/50 mix control...great for live rhythm work when playing acoustic guitar....
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I dont like em' on my pedal board and for rockabilly boosting the front end of your tube amp is everything....


Its a matter of taste and how you use your rig really.


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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:35 am

To tell you all the truth...I just don't understand the use of a compressor pedal ina guitarist's rig. I had a Dano Surf and Turf compressor as my first pedal...and too me it was just a boost (I got it as an x-mas gift, and I think who ever got it for me didn't even know).

I understand compression/limiter in a recording setup, and I understand tube amp compression....just not pedals...maybe it's like algebra for me no matter how much it's explained to me, I just won't understand...
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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:52 am

I borrowed a compressor from our Big Band's Bassist (he plays guitar better than me, lol) when we were playing some 70s style disco funk. A compressor and a cry baby is the perfect combination for playing SHAFT afro


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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:15 am

I do like the Marshall Ed-2 Compressor quite a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:28 am

Compressor can kill the dynamics in playing so one has to be very carefull if using it
but for the record I just love the early Dire Straits stuff what Mr. Knopfler did
(ie.Communique) and Im pretty sure he had a lil'bit some sorta compressor on it,
orange squeeze or some such, I could be speaking out out my bunghole also...

Todays music tends to be heavily compressed especially listening via
radio since they add their own compression before sending (evintides etc.) and
I don't like it very much.

It's just a matter of taste of course but I think the compression what
happens when you drive an amp harder is the right type of stuff,
atleast for my ear.

Goes on the same category like them Encahcers, Sustainers, and what have you.
You're better off with good guitar and especially good amp.
Plus a lil boost, and delay, maybe some reverb and...


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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:41 am

ossi wrote:
Compressor can kill the dynamics in playing so one has to be very carefull if using it
but for the record I just love the early Dire Straits stuff what Mr. Knopfler did
(ie.Communique) and Im pretty sure he had a lil'bit some sorta compressor on it,
orange squeeze or some such, I could be speaking out out my bunghole also...

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Aha you like Mr. Knopfler too!! I was in junior high when I first heard
"sultans" and was in love..
He has used the Orange Squeezer & a Boss CS2.. here is a check sheet
of his gear usage on various songs
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PostSubject: Re: compressor pedale   Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:43 pm

Friggin saved !!

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