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How to Use a Compressor Pedal (Compression 101)

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Compressor Pedals may be the pedal one that is the most confusing to set up and use properly.  At least it was for me and I still, from time to time, have to refresh my memory on what the different adjustments are for. 

This video from JHS pedals does one of the best jobs I have seen of explaining how to set one up.  There is some fluff in the video.  He takes quite a bit of time at the start describing the history of compressors.  I found that interesting but you may want to fast forward to the actual "meat".  He also spends some time describing his and competitor model examples.  He is very candid about recommending his own, of course.  And at the end is some time talking about albums that used compression and his playing guitar.

But still, if you are new to compressor pedals, I think you can get a lot out of this.


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12 hours ago, matonanjin said:

This video from JHS pedals does one of the best jobs I have seen of explaining how to set one up. 

Thank you Ron, this is really good. It is always great to refresh the memory. I tend to leave my compressor on in my usual settings but I should play with it more especially when I play a different guitar or a different style. 🤔 

The "Whitey Tighty" looks good!😆😆😆

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