#2
Well, it depends on your definition of affordable.

Boss and Digitech are reasonably priced and have a good quality, so I'd start there.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-LMB3-Bass-Limiter-Enhancer?sku=151397

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

However, Electro-Harmonix are some sweet little devices, but they run for a little bit more scratch.
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#3
Regarding the Boss and Digitech compressors, I've tried both and they work pretty well, but both had a little bit of hiss/buzz. A lot of people give Digitech a bad rap for not being Boss, so reviews on sites like Musician's Friend are usually better for Boss, so keep an open mind when playing with them.

I haven't tried any other compressors, so as with any other pedal or piece of gear, try as many as you can before your purchase.
#4
Quote by goest
Well, it depends on your definition of affordable.

Boss and Digitech are reasonably priced and have a good quality, so I'd start there.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Boss-LMB3-Bass-Limiter-Enhancer?sku=151397

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

However, Electro-Harmonix are some sweet little devices, but they run for a little bit more scratch.


should have specified. im looking at 100 at the most if its just absolutely great. but i would rather stay in the 50-70 range
#6
im jst curious

what are some good high end compressors?

could i have a link aswell plz?
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#7
#8
*hands over 5 e-cookies*

i got hungry on the way over

thanks
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#9
No problem. But I'll be coming after you for that final payment. The goest never forgets a face...
#10
lol

btw why does the last pedal look so funny

and how does the ashdown compressor compare to these ones?
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#11
It's just the way T-Rex designs their pedals. Kind of a retro, fifties-style. As for the Ashdown, I'm not sure. I'd be willing to bet that the T-Rex offers a little bit more control, as with the Electro Harmonix. The EBS, I'm not really sure. Word of mouth has led me to believe that EBS pedals are pretty badass. Plus, they're used by Tal Wilkenfeld...who is just a beaut.

Of course, I'm only speaking from what I've read and the general consensus. I have little experience with compressors, so I'm probably not your best source for information. But, I do what I can.
#12
oh ok well thanks heaps

next time i go to the music store il try some out

oh and i found this on my car floor

*hands over e-cookie*
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#13
No problem. Oh, and...that'll do. You're lucky you found that eCookie...Otherwise, dire consequences would have been at hand....DIRE!!!!!
#14
he was gonna draw a smiley face on you while you were sleeping.

and Goest, didn't you owe me some eCookies?
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#15
Do I...aw, shit...I already ate them...Don't kill me, boss! I swear, I'll get em to ya!
#16
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Do I...aw, shit...I already ate them...Don't kill me, boss! I swear, I'll get em to ya!

I suggest you get the apron. you're cooking tonight.
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#18
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Not the apron!!!!

the one with the little daisies on it.

EDIT: let's stop spamming soon... I have yet to get warned. I don't really want to start yet.
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#19
Alright, I was thinking that myself, actually. Although, we (and I say we as in I) answered the TS's question, so...nothing wrong with a little fun, I guess. But, you're right...I'll just get to cooking...

*grumbles about daisy apron*
#20
TS, you will get a free eCookie. as apology.
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#21
lol how about this to avoid the spam

whats a really high end compressor? cuz wen i get famous (or get some money) i gonna buy 1
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#22
The best compressors are rack mounted, so not pedals at all. None in particular spring to mind right now, but if you want a compressor that really does something good for your sound, rack mount is the way to go.
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#23
not sure that rack mounted is going to fit into my situation right now. just looking for something to even the playing out a bit.
#24
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not sure that rack mounted is going to fit into my situation right now. just looking for something to even the playing out a bit.


Then a decent pedal should suffice. The rackmounts are for people who really want their compression to be a positive influence over tone as well as dynamics. A pedal should do for lessening volume spikes.
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