#1
what do compressor pedals do? i want to buy one. but i dont iknow what they r used for
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#2
they... um... compress things?

But really, if you run the level (using a boss cs-3 as an example) high they can be a very slight gain boost. However, most people run them as either a "tightener/sustain booster" on their solos, or they'll throw them in the effects loop to give they amp a little more punch.

Hope that helps!
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#3
im sorry for being an ass but i just have to say it...if you dont know what it does or what is used for, why would you want one?
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#4
Why do you want to buy something that you don't know what it does...?

And they basically compress the sound - I like using it on cleans/mild overdrive a lot. Sounds similar to some Skynyrd tones.

Also, the sustain boost is handy for solo tones, especially with something like a strat.

I've the Boss one, which is great, but quite noisy, so you'll need a noise gate too most likely...
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#5
^^ Agreed.

Basically they made loud sounds quieter and quiet sounds louder, so they even out your dynamics/loudness.
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#6
dear thread starter. how much searching did you do before creating this post? I ask because just yesterday I was wondering exactly what a compressor did. After about 2 minutes of searching I found quite a bit of information and all my questions were answered without the need for a new thread.

Please try to search next time. It's good for you, and for us.

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=958496&highlight=compressor
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=891233&highlight=compressor
#7
try wikipedia, google, or even the FAQ at the top of the forum. cas worked nice and hard on that announcement, so the least you can do is read it.