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Newest edition (Boss - LMB-3 Bass Limiter Enhancer)

By iamqman, 27/07/2011
The Boss Roland company has been producing great sounding effects pedals for decades now. They have build various pedals for almost every single purpose one would use in either their bass rig, keyboard, or their guitar rig. They have successfully manufactured some of the world's first edition effects units and multi units and have set the stage for many other manufacturers to follow in their walking path. They build a system that gets quality pedals at affordable prices to the budgeted consumers.

This is the newest edition to the bass limiting pedals. This took over where the Boss LM-2 and the Boss LM-2B left off. This pedal has corrected all the errors or inconsistent design flaws in the previous two pedals. This pedal is like two pedals in one. You get a limiter and an enhancer. This pedal compresses the frequency signals that go above the selector limiting value and enhances the notes to be clear and more defined.



Controls: Level, Enhance, Ratio, Threshold
Connectors: Input, Output, AC Adaptor
Current Draw: 17 mA (DC 9V)
Weight: 430g. (1lb.)
Recommended AC Adaptor: PSA Series


For bass players this is good pedal to have on hand. This will allow you to tailor you sound more to where you feel the bass signal can be weak or too much. This is a compressor in a way and a enhancer that gives you a total control over your tone and frequencies of to your bass guitar. This is essential to a bass player who just can find those pushed frequencies in their tone and need to enhance them for better cutting in the mix or limiting the ones that are out of control. You can set this thing up to give you a more fluid response to your tone and brighten up the areas of your tone that need some pushing without pushing the entire signal. Allow this pedal to give you optimum control much like a mixer would do to heighten or reduce certain frequencies in the mix.


At new these pedals come in right at around $79, which is a great price for this pedal. I would recommend this pedal to any bass player who has been suffering from lost range or too much of one frequency or frequencies. This will allow you to have a much more usable and controlled tone over your bass rig.

EBS Bass MultiComp True Dual Band MultiCompressor (EBS - MultiComp)

By MGR/Laklander, 01/12/2009
Standard stompbox size floor pedal compressor for bass. Black case with blue and white screening. Compression/Limier sensitivity knob, Gain knob. Three-position toggle for tube/solid state/multiband compression. Active/Passive pushbutton; In and Out 14' jacks. 9V AC adapter not included.
I've played bass professionally for 44 years. I currently play in a praise band in a local church and also do studio work. I favor rock but have played just about every style, even -- shame -- disco. Favorite players include Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Tony Levin, Chris Squire, Joe Osborn, Bob Glaub and Sting.<p>

Purchased in April 2009 from Musiciansfriend. I'm a fan of Tony Levin, who uses compression as an integral part of his sound. I also wanted to add compression to even out peaks in my signal and to add some 'sparkle' and sustain in live situations. MSRP: $249; Paid $199.

The EBS MultiComp does make a big difference in my live sound, especially on a bass strung with roundwounds. It adds presence and a massive amount of sustain and allows a small bass amp to compete with three cranked guitars. Tweaking the compression amount and gain controls allows me to get more presence and gain from my amp without pushing the volume up. Once I started using it, I couldn't play without it. Three compression bands allow tonal variation, but I found the difference between solid state and multiband compression to be basically indistinguishable. However, the tube compression does add some warmth. There is no discernible signal degradation or loss of tone.

The unit eats a 9V battery in about six hours of constant use, and there is no battery compartment, so pack a screwdriver to take off the bottom plate. Although there is a pilot LED that glows less brightly when battery life is draining, I found that there's very little warning -- it's there one second and gone the next. There is a 9V CA adapter available for around $20, and I recommend getting one.

Built very well -- heavy gauge steel and a heavy toggle IN/OUT footswitch. Rubber pad on the back to stop slippage. Seems more sturdily built than Boss effects.

The EBS Bass MulitCompressor is a good value, although $200 for a single-trick stompbox might seem high. It adds presence, definition, clarity and sustain to active or passive basses.

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MarkBass compressore is a workhorse on stage (Markbass - Compressore)

By tune4media, 12/11/2018
For almost 5 years, I used this compressor in countless gigs and made countless recordings with it. By all means, this compressor is the real deal for me. It’s a fully featured, housed in a steel box workhorse that won’t let you down on stage (if you learn how to properly use it) might be a bit pricey in comparison to others, but truly one of the best I’ve used and still using today.

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[NAMM] [VIDEO] Five demos from the EHX booth

Published on 01/25/16
Live demonstrations of Electro-Harmonix's Soul Pog, Lester G, Lester K, Bass Preacher and Super Space Drum pedals at the 2016 NAMM.

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The Best Compression Pedals for Guitar and Bass

Published on 02/12/14
The Best Compression Pedals for Guitar and Bass
For those who have a tendency to hammer their electric or bass guitars with a heavy attack, or can't play consistent rhythm parts throughout an entire song, a compressor might be the solution. A comp…

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