#1
Hey UG.

So I've been looking into compressor pedals. I've always been hesitant to try them because I didn't know what to use them for or what they did. But I like to fingerpick and was hoping it would even out the sound and bring fullness to each note. Also, those fast-attack chords I hear on Pink Floyd's Run Like Hell and The Police's Walking on the Moon are from compression? I was looking at the BBE Opto Stomp. Thanks!
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#2
an EQ pedal can also solve all ur uneven tone problems. and if u use the boost function infront of the preamp u get a compressed tone too.

But a compression will probably do the trick, but i've always had problems with compression with extra noise.

But... as always... go to a guitar store and try both the compressor and EQ pedals.

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#4
Quote by julzius
an EQ pedal can also solve all ur uneven tone problems.

no, no it cant. you can use an EQ to balance the frequency range in the way you want it, which can be helpful if you are in a wierd room or something. a compressor can/will balance the volume level of what you play, keeping it more consistant.

But a compression will probably do the trick, but i've always had problems with compression with extra noise.
now this is true. compressors do add noise. since they raise the level of all quiet sounds, that includes noise.


what kind of budget are we talking for the compressor here? there are a bunch of good compressors out there that arent hugely expensive, but most are more than the opto comp.
#5
Quote by julzius
an EQ pedal can also solve all ur uneven tone problems. and if u use the boost function infront of the preamp u get a compressed tone too.

But a compression will probably do the trick, but i've always had problems with compression with extra noise.

But... as always... go to a guitar store and try both the compressor and EQ pedals.

Toodles!


Ignore that.

A compressor will work perfectly for your situation. I've never tried the BBE Opto Stomp, but BBE makes quality stuff. I've been using the BBE Green Screamer for a few years and can't complain. I have the Boss CS-2 that I picked up last year. It does the trick, but if you do a lot of finger picking I'd suggest saving up for a Keeley comp. They're not cheap, but they're very worth it.
#6
I'm quite a fan of the Philosopher's Tone by Pigtronix from the reviews I've seen, but I've heard some negative things from forums and such about them. *Shrugs*
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#7
the keeley compressors are some of the best no doubt, but the industry standard as far as cheaper pedals is the mxr dynacomp
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#8
Yeah thanks guys I just got the TC Electronic Nova Delay and I love it... I've been playing Run Like Hell a lot, and I wanted that chorused fast-attack chord sound. I will be doing more research to find the best one for me.
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