An affordable, no-nonsense, straightforward compression pedal that does a great job without taking up much space.
Compression has long been a staple on bassists’ pedalboards, and if you know nothing else about how compression works, you know it can get complicated dialing things in so that it does its job but doesn’t negatively affect your tone. How you use compression depends on the genres you play, your personal attack on the strings, your goals with sound, and how often you switch musical genres within one set, to name just a few factors. So, when it comes to this effect, the more help the industry can give us in quickly dialing in our sound, the better. MXR’s new Dyna Comp Bass Compressor does just that. It’s based on the MXR Dyna Comp, first produced in the 1970s, which to this day remains a popular choice for compression, either for bass or guitar. The Dyna Comp Bass Compressor is a bass-focused version of the renowned pedal, contained in the increasingly popular “mini” housing. I have been impressed with the pedals coming out of Dunlop’s MXR Bass Innovation division; their cre