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timrobwall
post Mar 8 2010, 06:26 PM
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Do any of you use a compression-sustainer pedal in your playing? I'm wondering how you use it and for what style of music. My feelings are mixed. I've played around with using the Boss CS-3 -- and on the plus side I find it can work almost like a volume pedal for clean solos and fattening up the tone. But the attack is almost too aggressive, regardless of adjustments -- and it doesn't seem to do that much in front of an overdrive or distortion pedal. Almost seems like an unnecessary distraction on the pedal board. Any thoughts?
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Adrian Figallo
post Mar 8 2010, 07:07 PM
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i always use compression to record clean tracks, maybe a touch to make some john frusciante alike riffs, or a ton to make some michael jackson/funky guitar work.

sometimes also, when the project requires it, i use compression for a lead overdriven guitar, before the od pedal, it gives you a smoother tone (to my ears) and the tone wont get too distorted.

i think it's a nice adition to a pedal board, even so, i don't have one on mine, cause my music don't need it, but, i have two (alesis hardware) on my studio, and like 5 dif software ones AND guitar rig / amplitube ones.


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Mar 9 2010, 01:36 AM
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I never use one live, but it's definitely a useful tool to have. You can do without it, but it's practical to have one for smoothing out the solo or some strumming for example.


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post Mar 9 2010, 11:50 PM
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Its a handy tool to have in your pedalboard...I've been looking to get one for my bass setup! smile.gif Its same as with EQ. You can go without those pedals, but they offer a lot for more detailed control over your tone...

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