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EBS MultiComp

Bass Compressor/Limiterfrom the EBS Black Label series

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The bassist indispensable for all!

By bouba14, 31/03/2013
An analog compressor (see instructions)
The connector (2 standard jacks), a bypass button and a button low active / passive.


Two buttons (volume, gain) is simple to find multiple sounds.
The English manual is pretty short. (I would have preferred to have several examples of settings.)
Only downside, the battery change is made only unscrewing 4 screws underneath the pedal. It is not practical at all, take the opportunity to address two small knobs above the battery to change your sound.


The sound is at the rendezvous. This is the ultimate in compression.


I use it only for 4 months. But if I had known the quality of sound that was available here in the group, I would have bought before.
I play jazz bass passive for 19 years in a rock band. I made the mistake of buying a lot of multi effect (boss GT10B ...) here thinking that would improve my sound. The sound of multi-effect effect tended to distort my sound by making vague. If I have any advice for beginning bassists all, do not waste time with muti effect (digital), go directly to the analog effect, you gain presence and accuracy in sound.

It does

By Mikabail, 06/01/2013
Nothing to add ...


Easy to use; manual who cares; Issue: beeeen you lean on the big button, you turn and small ways you what it looks like.


Used with a low entry level with Bartolini pickups JB. I use it not as a volume boost, but a boost for short: I find that when I play with a group, my bass sound is audible and better without having to increase the volume. I put it in front of a SansAmp Bass Driver before attacking my amp: I think this pedal can have a clearly defined sound, not easy to explain. In any case, no question of separate.


I use it for 3, 4 years I only semble.Les compressors were tried before on Line 6 multi-effects. May be expensive at first but it is solid as a tank, it's his job. I do not regret this choice. Now, the competition offers perhaps best ...

I love ...

By Virtual Decadence, 04/06/2012
See previous opinion. A good little pedal to use as a simple analog EBS knows them.

I sold my previous pedals EBs (Overd and preamp) because ultimately it is often too transparent a fan of fortification sounds like me, but for a compressor, I did not try something else.


As always in the black series of EBS in the Simplicity is key.
OK then you can not adjust the attack or the release of more expensive compressor so it depends on what one seeks.

I use it mainly on the position "tubesim" and that's enough. The sound of my Rickenbacker is "magnified" but respected. I have not yet dug mode "MULTICOMP" but I'll do a test by pushing the threshold of the treble and lowering it on the bass. At the same time, I think MULTICOMP mode is more suited to a modern game (for example slap).

Unscrew the plate (I do not use a battery so I did not need to do often) to set the Thresholds, it's not super convenient, but ... it is supposed to do it once and for all.


I wanted to erase some violent attacks and make sure that the Rickenbacker better by repeating (not tried live yet). Why I'm thrilled.

I'm not a fan of low compression. I never used the compressor internal amps. For cons, I always recorded my bass DI with a compressor inlet (the "leveler" of my Motu card for example). I play very rarely slap, but the tests I made repeated slap also are conclusive. We better hear the percussive detail and low even with a full band playing relatively strong.

More importantly, it does wonders for his help in "vintage" of Rick (capacity added to the bridge pickup) for drilling in a mix repeated. Usually, as soon as I switched to this mode, lowering the tone of the bridge pickup to approach 60's feel (to quote the Kinks or the Beatles without using the damper or ropes or nets dishes), j 'I find it difficult to break compared to "normal" mode. With Multicomp, I mean really good. So, I also use the mic much more serious one on Rick. It is not as recessed as the bridge pickup. It opened my palette.

And I should also point out that it helps much input from my fuzz (Big Muff clone Tall Font Russian) to keep the grades despite saturation even pushed to the extreme.

I'm on a compressor with more complex opto, I could go further, but I also think that I did not need. I like the simplicity and the natural sound of my Rick spent in an Ampeg (I did not but the VT Bass mimics very well and is more flexible to address a real tube amp).
And I realize that I can better my speed work by stopping the game bourriner fingers, which in addition removes the "tick tick" unpleasant violent attacks of my game not very shrewd.


For me the combination Multicomp in tubesim + Tech 21 VT Bass Preamp is right in what I was looking for my Rickenbacker. I'm in heaven. I even stopped to touch the amp volume all the time to try to cover the guitarist who often hardly any bass on his Fender amp than me (one day maybe guitarists stop to believe that a good sound alone = a good group .. but its the end of the world might happen before).
And I even dropped a maximum limit to the point where the kick drum cover me, I still heard quite clearly even with just the neck pickup tones or zero.

In this context, I put 10/10 because to me, I hit her almost perfect (ie that respects the imperfections of the rest of the chain) ... until the next crisis PSM course (BBE Opto one?)

The ad says "an instrument that already sounds good sound even better" ... I 100% agree with this slogan. Okay so with those who say we do not notice it but it lacks dice it is cut. But for me it is the definition of a transparent compressor.

I have not tried many bass compressor pedal. Sardine Can Celmo just my guitar that does not give conclusive results on a Rick.

Good compressor but a bit light

By Captain Danny, 06/05/2012
Compressor / Booster.

Effects not editable. Format not rackable.

Analog effect.

An input jack, an output, a standard 9V power supply input.

A red LED demonstrates the working condition of the pedal and its intensity indicates how strongly the pedal pad ... it was still seen as a better indicator of compression ...


Configuration could not be more simple: a knob for the compression ratio, a volume knob, a 3 position switch (normal, MULTICOMP, tubesim) and two in the pedal trimpot to adjust the compression ratio of bass and treble frequencies Mode MULTICOMP.

Manual clear and sufficient, and we want to find the compression is easy given the available settings (finally saw the few parameters to adjust, should not be demanding).


Compression is as I wanted: transparent, I put compression to 13h and 11h to the volume in Normal and roll! I never change these settings and the pedal is always enabled. It allows me to cut too big peaks in my attack, enhance harmonics, ghost notes, tapping game, etc. ... and increase my sustain while maintaining the personality and the sound of my bass.
The compression ratio is still low at its maximum (5:1), so farewell large cuts and efficient limitation of the largest peaks, and the lack of fishing settings a bit when one wants to regain his.

I use it with a Fender Precision U.S. Standard V.

It clarifies my sound without coloring it, brilliantly I must say, I can not do without it and is still active.


I use it for about 6 months. In the studio I used a MarkBass Compressore which has a different style: the lamp colors the sound, there are many more compression under foot and we have all the necessary adjustments to a pro compressor (attack, release, etc. .. .). I still prefer the Multicomp: more neutral in its treatment and yet very effective and no-brainer.

The only thing that pulls down what is a low compression ratio, too just to take one game a bit violent.

The value for money is altogether honorable, what choice I would do without hesitation.
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EBS MultiComp tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer:EBS
  • Model:MultiComp
  • Series:Black Label
  • Category:Bass Compressors/Limiters
  • Added in our database on: 04/07/2003

Make Your Sound Even Better. The MultiComp can make a good sounding instrument sound even better. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never want to play without it! The EBS MultiComp is equally good for guitar as bass, and is the best selling EBS pedal ever reaching 'Hall of Fame' status at some of the most well known online stores.

 Less is more. The MultiComp may be the easiest compressor around to dial in. Since it is so smooth and well though out, all you need is to set the level of Comp/Limit with one knob, Gain with another, and then choose the type or mode of compression betweenTubeismMulti Band (MB) and Normal. Done! For those that need more, there is an Active/Passive switch on the side as well as an internal trim pot for the Threshold located under the hood.

 Evolution. The MultiComp was first introduced in 1998. From the 2008 edition improvements added 3 dB higher headroom, higher sensitivity and new analog circuitry with higher dynamics and lower noise, as well as true bypass switching technique.


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