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TomTop link for this pedal:
KOKKO FCP2 Compressor
KOKKO Mini Compressor:
9v pedal power supply:
9v pedal daisy chain:
here’s a great deal on both the 9v AC adapter + daisy chain:
The Keeley Compressor Plus I mentioned:
The TC Spetracomp Bass compressor I like:
Compression is the best kept secret of every guitar or bass player, it’s probably the most important and underrated pedal on your pedal board. If you’re a pro, you already have one, but if you’re just starting to dabble in compressor pedals, I have a great low budget option to get your feet wet. This kokko mini compressor costs only $18 and works awesome. I’m dan, this is guns and guitars, Here’s the full review and demo:
Just like most of these cheap Chinese knockoff pedals, I got this thing from Tomtop, simply because they had the best price, and they’ve taken real good care of me in the past, but I’ll also put a link in the description for amazon if you’d prefer to pay a little more and buy it there.
This mini compressor came in a surprisingly nice box, along with instructions in both Chinese and English. But, like all of these pedals, it didn’t come with a power supply. They do that to keep the overall price down, and just like most of the expensive brands, they assume you already have a power source for your pedalboard. If you don’t, again I’ve put some links in the description for a cheap 9v AC adapter and a daisy chain.
This pedal is a basic barebones compressor pedal with all the features you’d expect to see on any of the more expensive ones. It has three knobs that control attack, sustain, and overall level.
Attack controls how fast or slow the compression kicks in. For fast compression, dial it down. for a slower compression, which creates a more responsive and dynamic touch, turn this knob up a bit. The sustain knob controls the threshold, which is how much overall compression you want, and how it affects the output signal. Turn it down for really subtle compression. crank it way up and you’ll squash the signal so that your notes ring out for days. The overall level knob is a very necessary control, because as you fiddle with the attack and sustain knobs, it affects your output volume, this way you can dial it in so that your compressed signal matches your dry signal, or you can even use it as a clean boost to kick your amp into overdrive. I’ll talk more about that later. Anyway, it’s time to hear this pedal. I’ve dialed in three settings that I feel are pretty good to accomplish the three things I used a typically compression for….
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