rugger wrote:Compression pedals are an interesting thing--you don't get a lot of apparent "bang for your buck,"--but when dialed in, can be quite nice. I'm no expert, but I would characterize them as smoothing out your playing. It's a subtle effect for sure, but it can be useful in both lead and rhythm playing. Of course for the Jerry Player purists, you probably aren't as interested as we know Jerry didn't use compression, but lots of other monster players do/have, Gilmour being one of them.
Cheap is probably not the way to go with a compression pedal as they tend to be noisy. Keeley and Analogman are two that are very highly thought of. I went with the Keeley and really like it. Check out the demo:
You might have to download their online catalog to find it, but it's worth it in my opinion.
A little off topic, but I'm surprised there isn't more discussion about the Keeley stuff on this site. Anybody else out there have some Keeley boxes or Keeley modded Boss boxes?
John in San Diego
I might split this out. The compressor I'm talking about is a studio comp similar to Bobby's Avalon. VERY DIFFERENT from comp pedals.
tigerstrat wrote:Highballin' wrote:This is definitely something I want to expiriment with. just wondering what a good way to go would be. Cheap obviously. $100 bucks or less.
Google is your friend: "compressor guitar $100" yields https://secure.seymourduncan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=165056
If you can solder: http://buildyourownclone.com/5knobcompressor.html : $98.99
seanc wrote:When I worked at a guitar store in Boston. Bobby's tech came in and we talked quite a bit. He told me at that point that BW was using the D'addario chromes in 11. He bought up all that we had in the store (chromes and the brite flats).
strumminsix wrote:I might split this out. The compressor I'm talking about is a studio comp similar to Bobby's Avalon. VERY DIFFERENT from comp pedals.
seanc wrote:This was @92. According to the tech it was being used on his neckthru modulus. According to him at that time it was all be was using. As he was going through so manny sets of strings and so few placed carried them he bought all he could where ever he found them.
The tech said depending on BWs mood he would get a new set for each sound check and at times then one before each set.
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