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11 Cool Ways To Use A Compressor Pedal

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Published on Jun 14, 2019
Duration:
1:14:00

In this episode we deliver on a clickbaity title in only the way That Pedal Show can – well over an hour of something somebody half our age could do in about 10 minutes with loads of jump cuts AND boundless enthusiasm. Not here sunshine…

Nevertheless, these are 11 ideas for using a compressor pedal, taking in some general compressor knowledge along the way as well as hearing a bunch of different compressor types. Somewhat surprisingly there is slide, bass and enough funk to sink a modest lilo. Some come on baby, let’s squash…

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Pedals & stuff in this episode…

• TheGigRig Three2One
https://www.thegigrig.com/three2one

• TC Electronic PolyTune 2 Mini - No longer made, link to new version
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/30GVcUn
USA: https://imp.i114863.net/jdN0e
Australia: http://bit.ly/348bMOY

• Vintage MXR DynaComp (links for new versions)
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2qgWgOA
USA: https://bit.ly/30efWrI
Australia: http://bit.ly/2WzMUuI

• Analog Man Small Comprossor (with attack and mix controls)
http://www.analogman.com/rossmod.htm#comp

• Keeley Aria
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KNbLGh
USA: https://bit.ly/309xPYv
Australia: http://bit.ly/2KLRXGG

• Origin Effects Cali76 Stacked Edition
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2vMuSdG
Australia: http://bit.ly/2HbYgAr
USA: https://bit.ly/3GvlyNO

• Wampler Mini Ego Compressor
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Falp4Z
USA: https://bit.ly/3y930jo
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ISWJzd

• JHS Whitey Tighty
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2Rfjl0q
USA: https://bit.ly/3EAJhvj
Australia: http://bit.ly/2KjA3Lk

• Effectrode PC-2A Photo Optical Tube Compressor
https://www.effectrode.com/products/effects-pedals/pc-2a-tube-compressor/

• Thorpy The Fat General
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2CfqfNB
Australia: http://bit.ly/2ZpbSyu

• Boss CE-2w Waza Craft Chorus
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2fkq9tv
Australia: http://bit.ly/2iqp2rs
USA: https://bit.ly/3rOPqk3

• Catalanbread Topanga Reverb
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2mj3leK
Australia: http://bit.ly/2qVOTyJ
USA: https://bit.ly/3DDCorW

• TheGigRig G2
https://www.thegigrig.com/g2


* Why do we have preferred retailer links? Find out here: http://www.thatpedalshow.com/partners
Interesting bits and go-to sections…
- Intro playing: 0:00
- Hello! 1:18
- Springs: 1:35
- What are we doing today? 2:08
- Compression basics: 4:03
- The most famous guitar compressor ever: 4:20
- Threshold: 5:02
- Ratio: 5:38
- Attack: 6:43
- Release: 7:13
- Knee: 7:20
- Thing 1: That Country Picking Sound: 9:10 (10:38)
- Two amps today: 9:54
- Thing 2: Fabulous Funk Chops (albeit not from Mick): 15:20
- DynaComp and Cali76 Stacked compared: 16:49
- Thing 3: Get Sustain For Leads: 20:58 (23:00)
- Honorary mention for Robert Keeley: 27:50
- Comp before and after drive: 28:40
- Thing 4: Try a General Fattener: 31:30 (33:55)
- Humbuckers and single coils? 37:30
- Thing 5: Simulate The Squash Of A Valve Amp? 43:30
- Effectrode PC-21: 44:30
- Bondi In The Effects Loop: 49:30
- Thing 7: Two Compressors At Once…
- and Thing 8: Ease Your Slide Playing: 53:32
- Thing 9: Sweeten Your Modulations: 58:15
- …and a 12-string? 1:01:03
- Thing 10: A Boost For Solos: 1:03:52
- Thing 11: Oh No - Bass! 1:08:07

Guitars in this episode:
• Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster – Mick’s video at http://bit.ly/2cQv3yT
• Fender Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster – Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2Hlpy5Y
• Gibson Custom 1958 Les Paul Standard – watch Dan’s video at http://bit.ly/2dbwbvS
• Fender Classic Series Jazzmaster Lacquer
• Gibson Memphis 1958 ES-335 - no video yet
• Danelectro 59X12: http://danelectro.com/guitars/59x12/
• Supro Jamesport (discontinued)

Amps in this episode
• Victory V40 The Duchess and V212VCD cab/Celestion G12M-65 Creamback Speakers
UK & Europe: http://bit.ly/2KBfRU0
• 1961 Vox AC30 with Celestion Alnico Blue speakers

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