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tflava
post Aug 15 2016, 03:03 PM
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Hello guys.

I have a compressor nut don't know where to use it.
On my effectboard i have a reverb, delay, multi modulation, overdrive, distortion, and a wah wah.

I don't know how to use my compressor while a lot of People say that its important to use.

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Kristofer Dahl
post Aug 15 2016, 10:12 PM
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The most obvious use for it, is for clean sounds.

It can help you get a tight clean rhythm sound, give you arpeggiated chords more sustain, and also help your clean lead sound get juicier and "easier" to solo with.

It's been a while since I used analog pedals - but for clean sounds placement in the chain should not be that important. I think in the beginning of your chain (right after the guitar) should be fine.

If you want to use it with your overdrive/distortion pedals (distortion is a kind of compression btw), I think the most common placement is after them. However for distorted legato runs it can also be cool to have a compressor before the gain stages - as this will help "fix" problems with uneven playing.


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post Aug 15 2016, 11:04 PM
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Many can live without a compressor, its not essential to be honest but it can help make things easier.

Maybe it can be said a compressor does what you can't do with a pick. You can get that extra/alternate slap on a clean sounded amp or any behavior you'd expect to hear from your guitar. Compressor can be a bit tricky when learning as its not like many fx on how you approach so give it time.


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