#1
So, I'm in need of a compressor for my bass and maybe a tuner (I can do without this but it would make life easier) and wondered what you guys would recommend, I don't have a lot of money.
I found this compressor pedal and I wondered if any of you guys have had any experience with one of them? http://www.dv247.com/studio-equipment/behringer-cs100-compressor-sustainer-compressor-pedal--30358
And also this tuner: http://www.dv247.com/guitars/tanglewood-tct-1-clip-on-guitar-tuner--67978
#3
Your better off avoiding Berhinger at all costs (reliability issues, poor quality control, etc) and as for the tuner, I'd recommend the korg above. I have one like it and it works on everyone i usually jam with's stuff.

Look at these for compression in that same range

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XBS-Bass-Squeeze-Compressor-Pedal?sku=150826
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#4
Quote by jp58
Your better off avoiding Berhinger at all costs (reliability issues, poor quality control, etc) and as for the tuner, I'd recommend the korg above. I have one like it and it works on everyone i usually jam with's stuff.

Look at these for compression in that same range

http://bass-guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/DigiTech-XBS-Bass-Squeeze-Compressor-Pedal?sku=150826


Behringer is actually pretty well respected when it comes to pedal clones. I don't know about that specific one though.
#5
I know a lot of acoustic guitar players who love the clip-on tuners and that's what they use at all their gigs. My suspicion is that it'd have a much harder time tracking notes on a solid body bass, but I can't speak from experience. The Korg pitch black that food1010 mentioned is pretty much loved by everybody and it works great on bass.

Behringer pedals are tricky creatures, they tend to have pretty high failure rates even though they sound decent enough while they work. I've had several that stopped powering up and one that bleeds wet signal through even when it's off. I say they're great for experimenting, but not solid investments in a permanent rig.
I had a behringer rack compressor and it was actually amazing. Much more quiet and transparent than the BBE maxcom I own now.

The main thing is to make sure you need a compressor in the first place, not to run out and buy one because everyone says it's the "must have" bass pedal. I've used them on and off and finally decided I need completely natural and unaffected dynamics in my playing. The BBE will probably be gone pretty soon unless one of my pals wants it for a PA or something.
#6
Meh, I wasn't really hating on Behringer, I was more recommending what I had and know to do its job on a daily basis
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#7
Quote by food1010
Dude, http://www.korg.com/product.aspx?&pd=99.

Seriously, if you're getting a tuner, Korg is the way to go.

Ah, yeah I also saw this one for pretty much the same price but having never used a tuner I didn't know which was better, I'll make sure to get that thanks
And as for the Compressor you guys seem to have mixed reviews, I know Behringer amps aren't too reliable but I wasn't sure if the same went for pedals etc
My budget is very low so that's about the max I can afford at the moment but once i start work again next year I'll be making a new bass and some pedals priority
#8
addition* I didn't actually check the link before. All cheap korg tuners are pretty good, I'll just say that the pitch black is really popular. I keep one of those linked chromatic tuners in my bass case and it has never let me down.

Behringer pedals get mixed reviews because they really do sound as good as the pedals they clone, but the quality is shoddy. Because of this, many people buy them and are completely satisfied, but many other people buy them and then have a pedal that doesn't work very well down the line. Buying a behringer pedal is all about your priorities, do you want to save money by taking a chance or spend extra cash for the piece of mind. I'm not saying one is better than the other; I've definitely bought a lot of behringer pedals in the past, a handful of them are still working great, but I'm not going to run out and buy another one any time soon.
Last edited by dullsilver_mike at Dec 10, 2009,