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  • So, Compressors...

    Should I get one? I certainly don't want to add any artificiality to my sound. I want to keep my guitar and amp sound as natural as possible. See my sig for what I'm running. Looking for kind of a Band of Horses, Explosions in the Sky type of clean sound.

    I realize some like comps and some don't. It's cool if you don't but please say why you don't.

    Here are some potential candidates:
    -Barber Tone Press
    -Diamond Comp
    -Keeley Comp

  • #2
    Check out the MI Audio Compressor, too.
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    • #3
      If you want it to be natural why would you want to compress it?! You're being silly.
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      Originally Posted by diocide


      I used to have a brass pick, but I stopped using it. After using it, my fingers would smell like i fingered a Terminator and I just couldn't get past that. I'm a ****************ing weirdo, I know.



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      • #4
        What're you trying to do with a compressor?

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        • #5
          What're you trying to do with a compressor?


          I don't really know. I guess I am a big silly.

          I suppose increase sustain of clean notes? Fatten up clean playing?

          School me.

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          • #6

            School me.


            I don't wanna!

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            • #7
              Philsophers tone. Very transparent endless clean sustain on notes too. I love it!

              Grit knob is practically useless though.
              yep

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              • #8
                I like the Pigtronix Philosopher's Tone but I am looking to try out a Barber Tone Press at some point this summer.

                I think you can probably get by without it, but personally, I like that it adds some extra clarity at times. I need to futz around more with the PT though.
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                • #9

                  Grit knob is practically useless though.


                  what makes u say that? i thought it did what it says

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                  • #10
                    I tried a Phil Tone and found that the Gain saturation was always present - even with the knob all the way off, if kinda bled through. Also thought it was too squishy.

                    Barder is damn good as is the Diamond.

                    I use a compressor to add sustain - good for swell chords into pitch shifting effects.
                    Good for tapping, evens out the notes and makes them a little sharper.

                    I use a DOD FX-80b that is pretty sweet, no blend control but still pretty transparent. They can be had for pretty cheep too. Not too noisy either for a budget comp.
                    Decolonize

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                    • #11
                      what makes u say that? i thought it did what it says


                      It does do what it says. It adds a really farty sounding distortion over your clean signal. It's not usable at all IMHO. The philosphers tone germanium might be a different story, but all around i stay away from it.
                      yep

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                      • #12
                        I like compressors for a kind of boosted clean lead tone sometimes. My first one was the Guyatone ST-2 and that was a cool compressor and a lot of people seem to like them. If I were you I would go for an mxr Dyanacomp over a Keeley cuz I think the Keeley is just too subtle. Dyanacomps have been an industry standard for years. That way you can check out a decent compressor and then decide if you want something less squishy.

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                        • #13
                          I don't really know. I guess I am a big silly.

                          I suppose increase sustain of clean notes? Fatten up clean playing?

                          School me.


                          Ebow.
                          My mother doesnt like my avatar.







                          Originally Posted by diocide


                          I used to have a brass pick, but I stopped using it. After using it, my fingers would smell like i fingered a Terminator and I just couldn't get past that. I'm a ****************ing weirdo, I know.



                          Church of Wolves

                          http://churchofwolves.bandcamp.com

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                          • #14
                            I play mostly clean stuff and I have a space on the board. Just weighing options. I was toying with the idea of running vocals through one as well.

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                            • #15
                              I play mostly clean stuff and I have a space on the board. Just weighing options. I was toying with the idea of running vocals through one as well.


                              pm's bro. check em.
                              yep

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