Durham Sexdrive compression characteristics

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  1. lv

    lv Member

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    I had a Sexdrive years ago and remember Alan telling me that there is an actual compressor in the pedal.

    My question is, does the gain setting on the pedal affect the compression charcteristics, or are those "hard-wired" with the only control being the soft/hard switch?

    Thanks
     
  2. Garygtr

    Garygtr Almost as good! Silver Supporting Member

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    I would say from a perception standpoint; yes, it does. The compression seems to be more pronounced as you turn up the gain, especially in the "hard" setting. Whether or not that perception is accurate from a technical standpoint, I have no idea :huh
     
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  4. lv

    lv Member

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    would you say the compression is pretty subtle?
     
  5. nibus

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    The compression is more like a clipping/limiting option. The soft setting gives slight breakup, and the hard setting gives a bit more. when you turn up the gain it gives more breakup.

    It's not similar at all to a regular compressor like a Ross style.
     
  6. JZG

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    In my experience with the pedal, the compression characteristics seem most pronounced with the Gain control cranked. I also find the compression to be very subtle. It seems to change the feel more than it does the actual tone.
     

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