What would a bassist be without his trusty little friend, the Compressor? Designed to “squeeze” the frequencies, give some boost or cut unwanted spikes and out-of-control bass frequencies, the compressor is a useful tool for almost every application. It is not unusual to find one (or more than one) on every bassist pedalboard. Our awesome Russell takes a look at our top 5 Compressor pedals and demonstrates how to use them correctly. Enjoy the video!
Bass: Fender American Professional Jazz Bass MN SNG
Amps: Phil Jones BG100 Bass Cub
Pedals: EBS MultiComp SE, Markbass Compressore, MXR M87 Bass Compressor, Darkglass Super Symmetry Compressor, TC Electronic SpectraComp Bass Compressor and a Palmer PAN 01
What was your favorite compressor out of the bunch?
Do you use a compressor in your pedalboard? 🙂