Top-quality compression doesn't get much easier than this. The Xotic SP features the same OTA operational transconductance amplifier technology as the Ross Compressor, so it provides the sort of squash familiar to many guitarists.
With the combination of boost and compression offering loads of options, this is a versatile addition to any 'board. Read the full Xotic SP Compressor review. With an internal charge pump to 18 volts, a normal nine-volt power supply will suffice for optimal operation and allow for more headroom. There's even a handy gain-reduction indicator to show your current compression amount. The drive knob turns up the compression with the LED glowing pink rather than white when you are compressing the signal.
There are also knobs for release time for the compression recovery and output volume. The pedal has little hiss, adds a nice snap to your note envelope without being too obtrusive and, via the Blend knob, can add compression effects, such as increased sustain, without totally squashing your core sound. Read the full Fender The Bends Compressor review, Funk Pedal. You get a sustain control to effectively increase the amount of compression, and an attack knob, which tweaks the start of your note envelope to give it the sort of 'snap' that works so well for country picking.
But it's actually the blend knob that gives you loads more options for a natural but compressed sound, allowing some of your unprocessed tone through in parallel with the compressed. Whatever you need a compressor for, this should deliver it for you. There's a mini version available now, too. Read the full Wampler Ego Compressor review. The HyperGravity features a blend facility as well as a range of different types of compression. A three-way switch enables you to select Vintage or Spectra, representing respectively the sort of squashy tone typical of the most-copied of stompbox compressor designs and multi-band compression that offers a more transparent signal control.
Both do a decent job, but the jewel in the crown is the TonePrint option, where you can load the pedal with compression programmed by TC, one of its roster of guitarists, or create your own with the software editor. There's plenty of extra gain, too, so you can use the pedal to drive an amp.
We'd be remiss to put together a round-up of the best compressor pedals and not include the much-copied Dyna Comp.
This mini version of the larger original adds a welcome toggle switch for attack, in addition to its output and sensitivity controls. The next pedal on the list, the Boss DD-7is definitely a classic, and adds a few more customizations including and analog setting, a modulation delay, and a super cool reverse delay that you really have to hear for yourself to comprehend. Because in order to eliminate hum or any other unwanted noise from the signal, noise gates essentially work by automatically lowering the volume during the time when no notes are being played.
So once you actually do play something, the noise comes back. Which can sometimes make the noise seem even more noticeable than without the gate. So I suggest going through a few user reviews before making your final decision. Of the 4 pedalboards on Funk Pedal list, the simplest of all is the Road Runner …which is made of a solid heavy duty aluminum case. The problem that most players will have with the design of the Road Runner is that it does not incorporate any sort of power bus or effects sends, which severely limits your routing options.
Below I have linked to the fully loaded version, because for most players, the added cost is well worth the extra features. Hopefully somewhere in this post you found the perfect next pedal to add to your setup. No matter how many you have, you always want more. Sound good? And in almost every case, it seems that no firm conclusions are ever reached. And so… To avoid these arguments, the pedals in this post have been chosen purely by reputation. Meaning 2 things specifically: Historical Relevance — how long they have been popular, and how much influence they have had in popular music.
Got it? Tuner Pedals Regardless of what type of guitar player you are or want to be … The one thing we all have in common is that we need to be in-tune to sound good.
The Best Harmonizing Pedals As probably the most dramatic effect of every category on this list… Harmonizing pedals, AKA octave pedals, AKA polyphonic pedals… Have the ability to alter the sound of your guitar so much that it barely resembles the sound of a guitar anymore. So I suggest relying heavily on user reviews when choosing between them. Best Chorus, Flanger, and Phaser Pedals These 3 effects, although each achieved using entirely different, and complex methods… Which are well outside the scope of this article… Are typically lumped together in the same category of effects… Most likely because the overall sonic impression you get from each one can feel somewhat similar.
Best Volume Pedals Unlike the other pedal categories on this list… Which have a more subjective element that separates the good from the bad… With volume pedals, the goal is crystal clear.
A good volume pedal should: allow you to smoothly and accurately adjust the volume as you play, while… minimally coloring the existing sound, and being as transparent as possible. The 75W Fender Rumble 75 Bass Combo Amp can produce an Funk Pedal effect by using the gain and blend controls, giving overdrive sounds ranging from "mellow warmth [to] heavy distorted tones".
The Fender Bronco 40 includes a range of effects including modern bass overdrive, vintage overdrive and fuzz. The Mesa M has a high gain switch that can be engaged with a footswitch. The Marshall MB head and combo bass amplifiers have a tube pre-amp on the "Classic" channel that can be overdriven.
Overdrive is also available on many Crate bass amplifiers. The Ampeg B5R Bass Amplifier has two channels: clean and overdrive, with the ability to combine the two. The Funk Pedal has introduced a new line of bass amplifiers OB 1 series with a built in fuzz. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fuzz bass String instrument Classification String instrument Funk Pedal or picked or strummed Developed s. Some sources suggest this may be baritone guitar, rather than an electric bass.
Retrieved 24 February Archived from the original on Retrieved John Wiley and Sons. The Routledge Guide to Music Technology. CRC Press. The Sound Reinforcement Handbook. Hal Leonard. Recording Studio Design. Focal Press. Electronics for Guitarists. Retrieved 24 February — via YouTube.
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