External compressor you use w/your Mark V

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JD1965
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External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by JD1965 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:37 am

Good Day All,

My longtime stompbox compressor quit on me last night.

What do you recommend for giving some extra compression to lead work?

Any help appreciated.

JD

Tucker44
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Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by Tucker44 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:07 pm

I've gigged a Carl Martin Compressor Limiter for about 6 years now and I would replace it if it were to quit on me. Good Luck

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Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by riggles » Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:30 pm

I’ve been using the Cali76 Compact Deluxe. A nice pedal for sure, but it ain’t cheap.
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JD1965
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Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by JD1965 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:32 am

Thank you guys!

BMW-KTM
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Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by BMW-KTM » Mon Aug 19, 2019 4:13 pm

I have a Keeley that I used to like quite a lot.
I found it to be much warmer and more natural sounding than BOSS or MXR units I had previously but all of them added noise, even the Keeley.
I think f/x like compression are the first indications of digital eventually surpassing analogue.
Digital keeps getting better all the time but it still has a ways to go on quite a few other kinds of f/x.
Compression seems to me to be an early victory for digital as does EQ.
You can crank in quite a bit of compression with nowhere near as much noise as analogue units.
EQ as well.
I have a Source Audio that literally kills any other EQ I ever tried.

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Re: External compressor you use w/your Mark V

Post by bandit2013 » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:13 pm

I use a Strymon OB.1 compressor. Keeps the tone uncolored and is not very noisy. Sustain is good too and it also has a clean boost. Works with bass too but got it mainly for use with a Stratocaster. Never really needed the compressor with the Mark V but once I tried it, hard to play without it.

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