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What famous blues musicians use a compression pedal?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by scr@tchy, May 23, 2011.

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    Not sure if this qualifies, but Derek Trucks has been known to use a Moollon Comp
     
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    There are famous blues artists?
     
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    Lowell George

    Sonny Landreth

    Lee Roy Parnell.

    (All slide players).
     
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    They use it more on slide usually, as TB72 mentioned some great blues slide players.
     
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    i don't think there are many... maybe that's why i never found the need for one.
     
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    There nay not be many using a comp, but there are lots using ODs that add compression.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    ...I don't think so!
     

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