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.
For a lot of people these days, walking into a music store, whether physically or virtually, is a lot like a “kid in a candy store” situation. It’s hard to know where to look, what to try, and what to buy. It’s all so tasty and so colorful and so sweet. We want it all! … Read more