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Dyna Comp compressor (or any compressor for that matter) can be a
misunderstood and underestimated effect. Think of compression
like this — an overdrive
does for your dirty sound what a compressor will do for your clean
sound (harmonic boost/more clarity).
Not surprisingly the first
genre of musicians to catch on to the value of compression were
Nashville greats like Reggie Young and Jerry Reed who have
used the Dyna Comp and Telecaster
combination on many trend setting albums.
The key to getting
those big tones from the Dyna Comp is the sensitivity control. This
takes all of the less dynamic sounds such as:
- low output
- or the ‘pop’ of your pick and raises them to the
same level as everything else.
The Dyna Comp does this
with incredible clarity and infinite sustain. If you place the
sensitivity level around two o’clock your big country style bends all of
a sudden make sense and the notes simply hang in the air as long as
your fingers are on the strings. When you combine this pedal with
overdrive, chorus or delay the
results can be truly inspiring.
Corrections, additions and
comments are encouraged.