#1
Does anyone here use a compressor for tapping? More so clean multi-finger tapping?

This is the one effect I have no experience with.
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#2
People often think they need a compressor for notes to be equal in volume for tapping, and yeah..especially multi finger tapping.
The only solution for this is practice.. a compressor will even out the volume, but it wont make it sound better if you don't have the technique down.

My advise for you is to slow down, and focus on getting every note the same volume from each finger.
I would advise against using a metronome for this exercise as well until you can get an even volume.

To return to the compressor part... it is fine to use it if you want the compressed sound, but don't use it as a way to cheat yourself out of having good technique.
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#3
I do. I practiced technique first though.

When I got it down, I then grabbed a MXR Custom Comp. Simple, effective, quality.
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#4
Negative.
I don't have time for compressors.
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#5
It's a finger strength thing.
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#6
I do use a compressor (old Alesis NanoComp) when I do clean more-than-four-fingers tapping.

It works pretty nice, but I don't feel like I need it for the dirty stuff, too - the compression introduced by the distortion itself is enough.
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#8
Yeah thats what I'm asking, not in place of technique but to use alongside the right technique.


On that note what are some reasonably priced compressors? Like around $100 new or used.
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#9
The MXR Custom Comp or Dyna Comp will honestly be fine. People hate on the dyna, but you don't have to crank the hell out of the compressor. Just find a sweet spot and such. If you can spend a little more I'd just say get a Diamond Comp because it's honestly the only one I've ever used that made me feel like I was actually enhancing my overall sound and it added something that I really enjoyed. I still need to get one of my own eventually. hahaha
#10
On the cheap side - the joyo gets a lot of love. The dyna comp is my fav in its price bracket.
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#12
I use the DOD Milkbox. It's old, not made anymore, but it does let me crank the volume a little, along with adding a bit of compression. Good for lead work.
#13
Good tube amp - crank the volume. That's compression aplenty.
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#15
I do. I think I'm a people, can't guarantee that but I think I am.
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#16
Thanks for all the suggestions. Picked up a dyna comp for 40 bucks, purely because it was fourty bucks. It seems to do the trick. Thanks again.
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#17
Honestly, keep the sensitivity below noon and the output around 1 o'clock and you've got a great setting.
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