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Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by scr@tchy, May 23, 2011.
What he said.
Not sure if this qualifies, but Derek Trucks has been known to use a Moollon Comp
There are famous blues artists?
Lee Roy Parnell.
(All slide players).
They use it more on slide usually, as TB72 mentioned some great blues slide players.
i don't think there are many... maybe that's why i never found the need for one.
There nay not be many using a comp, but there are lots using ODs that add compression.
Yes, and the tube compression of a turned up amp.
Thanks for the replies, what about like one of the Kings, or someone else on that tier? Somebody you wouldn't guess would use one? I was kind of surprised by Trucks usage. I know Robert Cray plays mostly clean sounds, so I can see it there. Who else that would seem unlikely?
BB uses two amps, a Gibson Lab series and Twins. The Gibsons have a built in compressor and he dimes the Twins so that he gets natural tube compression.
Most blues guys seem to get their compression from either cranking their amp or as a by product of their overdrive pedals. Maybe it makes them feel too Nashville to use a compressor.
This is what I was thinking - obviously people mentioned a lot of musicians (some aren't considered blues IMO) who do use a compressor, but even beyond the amp, many of them play pretty loud and that results in compression from the tubes and sometimes speaker.
I'm not famous by any far stretch of imagination, but I don't use my compressor (Modded CS-3) much when doing blues.
However, When we do Southern Rock, the compressor is ALMOST ALWAYS on.
...I don't think so!