What Does a Bass Compressor Pedal Do?

Most bass players have heard of compressor pedals, but not many really know what they do for your bass tone. Bass compressors come in several different forms, but all serve the same basic function. Whether it’s a cheap stomp-box compressor or a fancy high-end rack-mounted version, the idea is essentially the same: to compress your bass signal’s dynamic range. And if you’re still asking, “Yeah, but what does a bass compressor pedal do?” then read on.

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Sansamp VT Bass Pedal

I got my VT bass pedal about a year ago, and I have to say that it is hands down the best bass pedal I have ever owned.

I’ve owned several other pedals over the years, including the very popular Sansamp Bass Driver DI.

Being that both pedals are quite similar and are made by the same company, I will compare the two stomp-boxes and explain why I prefer the VT bass.

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