mkaufman wrote:Many years ago, I owned an Ashly, but I recall it being a different (stereo) model.
Anyway, I've owned many compressors, but I've never liked any. Quite honestly, it's probably because I don't know how to use them properly.
Yes, I'd love to learn more!
I always use at least one compressor when I'm playing my Les Paul's or Tele and, as mentioned, 2 when doing the "Weir thing." I find that most guitarists I listen to these days seem to use them, especially Tele players. I highly recommend the Wampler for basic compressor sounds but there are many good ones out there.
One of my all-time favorites is an RCA BA6A which was actually a tube broadcast compressor for radio. Jimmy Page used it on just about all his acoustic guitar work with Led Zeppelin. Totally amazing sound. If you haven't listened to these recordings lately, go back and listen---just the greatest acoustic sound ever IMHO.