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Bass compressor
Old 20th May 2012
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Bass compressor

hey guys
looking for a nasty tracking compressor for bass guitar
something thick and aggressive ala flea

any suggestions? does anyone know what he used in the heydey?
Old 20th May 2012
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I have a Markbass Compressore for the floor but somehow it always sounds nice. Not nasty. I guess valve compressors don't play nasty. Or may be I don't play so nasty. I am a nice guy. I just play the assh... anyway, I digress.

1176 can be pushed a bit harder for that, for its response is faster, and is clearly a better compressor in every sense, but again, you can buy 10 "compressore"s for the price of that one "compressor".
Old 20th May 2012
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Symmetrix 501 the old one with toggle switch ( valley vca)
Old 20th May 2012
Distressor is always a great choice, and I love the 1176 as well. I also like the sound of some of the DBX comps on bass guitar.
Old 20th May 2012
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1176 and Api 525 is the best I've tried on bass
Old 20th May 2012
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Originally Posted by pacorro View Post
1176 and Api 525 is the best I've tried on bass
Old 20th May 2012
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so many choices.....
Old 20th May 2012
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CL1B is actually nice a fat.. but if you only have one, id save it for the vocals... then again.. the softube plugin might be adequate.. its kick-ass
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