#1
I've been learning some country "chicken-picken" lately and a lot of people have said I should use a compressor. I'm trying to mix country and blues together (kind of a Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Brad Paisley meets Danny Gatton kind of thing). For a while now I've been trying to add more dynamics into my blues playing and I feel like if I add in a compressor that will be taken away. Any thoughts? Do any of you guys use a compressor for the blues?
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#2
I find a compressor tidies up my dynamics, i.e. makes the loud ones less ear-piercingly loud and the quiet parts audible, yet still perceivable as quiet. When used appropriately, they can be so goddamn nice
#3
Compressors (when used correctly) are great for what you describe. I have an MXR Dyna Comp and I love it to death. Whenever I want a bluesy/country hybrid tone I turn it on, add a little dirt with my amp's gain and play away. I would definitely recommend a compressor almost any guitarist.


PS They are great for a lot of other styles too
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#4
I know a few local players who use them.. obviously they don't use them all the time, but they use em for extra sustain etc. They can be pretty useful as far as I can see, i'm gonna be trying out some when I get enough money
#5
ive had extensive use with the MXR m132 super comp. its very very very useful for getting a little extra sustain or shapeing up your dynamics so they arent so peirceing. have any questions just pm about it.
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#6
Quote by shark38j
I've been learning some country "chicken-picken" lately and a lot of people have said I should use a compressor. I'm trying to mix country and blues together (kind of a Stevie Ray Vaughan meets Brad Paisley meets Danny Gatton kind of thing). For a while now I've been trying to add more dynamics into my blues playing and I feel like if I add in a compressor that will be taken away. Any thoughts? Do any of you guys use a compressor for the blues?

well i dont own one but theres nothing wrong with them. you dont have to use it all the time either or even that much.