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Hey, I've decided on adding a compressor to my setup. I don't know much about them, so I need some suggestions. The sound I'm going for is best described as a higher gain Santana type sound. I'm playing a Parker Nitefly M through a Marshall TSL122. The only other effect I've ever really used is a wah, so I'm really new to pedals.

Also, I've heard that I should also add a noise reducer to the compressor. Is this true? If so, I need some suggestions for noise gates or whatever.

Thanks.