Empress Effects Compressor

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Date: 05/16/2014 at 1:23 PM
By: BassEFX

Full Review

This is the compressor more bass players are using of late because it's as close as you can get to a quality rackmount compressor while still fitting on your board. It's completely analog, ranges from totally transparent to totally squashed, and the gain reduction LED array is easily spotted on stage. Great feature set, though the knobs are a bit small and seem delicate (they're not,) so it's not really an issue. It's a small box relative to the features, but I/O on the sides means that it'll take up more real estate on your board than some other options. More expensive too, but for the dynamic range of the bass guitar, you'll want to pay a little extra and make room for it.

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