#1
Ok this may be a really n00bish question, but really, can someone tell me what they really do? Do they make that much of a difference? ive seen clips on youtube and I honestly cant tell what difference they make to the sound…
#2
They make each note you hit, no matter how hard or soft you hit it, play at the same volume.

They also add sustain.
#4
Quote by benspot
doesnt john frusciante use a compressor in the song under the bridge?


Probably.

Compressors mean that you don't dip in volume if play slightly softer. But it still sounds like you are playing softer. It's the same when you hammer the strings.
#5
Quote by thellamaking
Probably.

Compressors mean that you don't dip in volume if play slightly softer. But it still sounds like you are playing softer. It's the same when you hammer the strings.


what kind of music would benefit most from using this type of pedal?
#6
well you can't really recommend it for a certain genre, although it's very popular for the percussive funk sound. I would say if you get one use it on your clean tone so notes just hold in and sustain a lot better.