Question about compression before OD

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  1. Laxrappa11

    Laxrappa11 Member

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    ive never really used OD and compression together, as i find my OD fine on its own, and that i prefer using compression on clean lead work. as i understand fx chains, comp is commonly used before od. however, doesnt this negate any touch sensitivity of your OD? any thoughts?
     
  2. CiceroTJones

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    It does a bit... but you have to decide on your own whether it's a good thing for you or not.
    In my rig, compression does wonders for my OD tone, but a lot of people want that absolutely touch sensitive response. Me, I'd rather have a sustaining, normalized tone.

    Personal preference is key.
     
  3. GuitarsFromMars

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    depends on the comp used-the tone press gives the 'front' of the note back,dynamically.Other comp units squish,and keep squishing.Works that way whether clean or dirty...
     
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    With a really good OD and a really good comp you can still get touch response. I use a Barber Tone Press with almost no blend. It helps to drive the OD a bit but I can still pick lighter and clean it up.
    YMMV
     
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    I need touch sensitivity. Not so much with high gain stuff, but that's compressed enough as it is. I can't see using it on anything but clean stuff. But that's me. I want feel.
     
  6. Laxrappa11

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    thanks, anyone else have any thoughts?
     

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