Take your favorite studio compressor to the stage with the MXR M87 Bass Compressor. A complete array of controls-Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output-makes it easy to fine-tune your sound, from subtle peak limiting to hard squashed compressio...
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Take your favorite studio compressor to the stage with the MXR M87 Bass Compressor. A complete array of controls-Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output-makes it easy to fine-tune your sound, from subtle peak limiting to hard squashed compression effects. Its CHT Constant Headroom Technology gives you plenty of headroom and clear performance.
The totally transparent M87 Bass Compressor allows your full dynamic range to shine through until your signal reaches the compression threshold, which is indicated by the ten highly visible gain-reduction status LEDs. It's all packed into a durable, lightweight aluminum-housing pedal that's the size of a Phase 90.
This pedal does the job that it intends to flawlessly. It is very very “malleable”, meaning that you can truly get whatever sort of compression you want from it. I am very impressed.
Compressor is so tweak-able. Some compressors have an on-board attack and release on their circuitry but this monster of a pedal, though the difference is so subtle (takes a trained ear to know the difference) you can completely control everything. It's like having a producer's toy in a small enclosure.
Most compressors that I found, only have about 2 features on it. And most reviews and lists that I found had this compressor at the top of the list. And for good reason! Being compression and maybe volume. With this one, You have multiple features on it to get great compression. Finding the balance YOU want with the Release and Attack and with the Input and Output. Not to mention 4 various ratios to get the right amount of overall compression.
I've added this pedal about 2 months ago to my board... Now, everytime I turn it on I come to the question: "How could I live without it for so many years???". Amazing transparent compression in a small box, rack quality compression on the palm of your hand. Very easy to set, controls with a lot of possibilities. If I have to choose to have only one pedal in my set it would be this one... A must have!
I noticed the M87 on some of the guitar boards in Voodoo Labs' product videos. I decided to give it a try. After all, plenty of [good] history of guitarists using bass amps and effects. And I was already using the MXR Super Comp, so switching to another MXR didn't feel too risky. Well, this is by far a superior product. I'm not technical enough to explain why, but it sounds and feels amazing. Huge step up.
This is my second compressor unit, the first being a Markbass Compressore tube compressor that was just freaking gigantic. It worked well, but I don't think it warranted taking up literally 2/3rds of my board space. The MXR is just as good, if not better since it has more compression options in that you can adjust the compression ratio between four limit selections, a feature I like a lot. Being able to see the gain reduction amount on the LED screen is pretty cool too.