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Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal   

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OVERVIEW

Compressore is no mere stomp box—it's a state-of-the-art compression tool.

Markbass Compressore is a high-quality tube compressor pedal that features all the individual controls normally found on professional studio outboard compressors: gain, threshold, ratio, attack, release and volume. Not only designed for bass, this Markbass pedal can also be used with guitars or any acoustic or electric instruments, in either live or studio applications, thanks to its state-of-the-art component quality. The bass pedal's ECC 81 tube compresses your signal, evening out the sharp peaks of your playing in a natural, transparent way. At the same time, it also adds warmth and harmonics to your sound. Like all Markbass pedals, this one features "true bypass." So when the compressor is off, your signal goes directly from the input jack to the output jack without any degradation of audio quality.

While some compressor pedals offer individual control of nearly all compression parameters, the controls on most comp boxes adjust two simultaneously, and some only have a single "compression" knob. The Markbass Compressore features all the individual controls you would normally find on professional studio outboard compressors.

FEATURES
  • CONTROLS
  • Gain
  • Volume
  • On/Off switch
  • Clean (instrument input level control)
  • Threshold (input level at which the sound becomes compressed)
  • Ratio (how intense the compression is)
  • Attack (how quickly the sound is compressed)
  • Release (how quickly the sound decompresses)
  • REAR PANEL
  • Input jack
  • Output jack
  • Ground Lift

SPECIFICATIONS

Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal

  • Input Impedance: 300 kOhm
  • Gain: 0 to +16dB
  • Threshold: 30mVp to 1.8Vp
  • Ratio: 1:1 to 1:∞ (hard limiter)
  • Attack: 2 to 50 ms
  • Release: 100 to 750 ms
  • Output Impedance Line: 100 Ohm
  • Voltage is factory preset for the U.S.
  • Tube: 1x ECC 81
  • Dimensions: 6.7"H x 5.7"W x 2.4"D
  • Weight: 1.66 lb.
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MarkbassCompressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal
 
4.7

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (12)
  • Responsive (11)
  • Versatile (7)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (11)
  • Home studio (7)
  • Professional recording (7)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only pedal I need.

This pedal has everything I need for compression plus it gives me a really nice tube sound. I run solid state amps because they handle the road well and are cheaper to replace. Read complete review

This pedal has everything I need for compression plus it gives me a really nice tube sound. I run solid state amps because they handle the road well and are cheaper to replace.

The Gain knob lets me adjust how much tube warmth I want which basically acts as a tube pre-amp. I love the sound of my bass when I play through this. It reminds me of vintage tube amps I've gotten to try but couldn't afford.

The compression is extremely smooth with no artifacting that I can hear. I've used it live and as my compression for recording. It took me no time to figure out the controls to really dial in how I wanted to run my compression.

I like to set my Ratio to about 1 oclock to take the peaks off my low notes and slapping and set the threshold really low to allow dynamics on quiet stuff.

Some advice if you get this and it "ruins" your sound. When you have separate Ratio and threshold, you need your threshold lower than your ratio usually.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broken?

After first plugging in and playing with this pedal upon its arrival, I failed to notice any real difference in tone. I figured maybe the fact that I was using my practice amp as...Read complete review

After first plugging in and playing with this pedal upon its arrival, I failed to notice any real difference in tone. I figured maybe the fact that I was using my practice amp as opposed to my full gig setup may have had something to do with that. So I finally set it up at a gig, excited to hear what it can do. The sound is muddy, distorted, and the signal is weaker. The tone was so bad I wonder if my particular unit was broken or something. Through all my tweaking I couldn't make it sound better. I have since returned the pedal and plan to never use it again. If you're looking for a good compression pedal, look elsewhere. Something cheaper will likely deliver better results.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Bass Compressor

By 

from Sacramento CA

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Pros

  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Good Selection Of Effects
  • Responsive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

    First of all, the reviewer that gave this one star sounds like he doesn't understand what a compressor does, so I would take that review with a grain of salt.

    Excellent control of your compression with the ability to fine tune the threshold, ration, attack, and release, as well as gain and overall volume. This allows you to really custom fit the compression for your needs.

    Once compressed, the quality sounds very good... does not sound digital or manufactured... just clean.

    Running in bypass mode sounds very clean as well, there is no noticeable loss in signal.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Professional Quality

    By 

    from Chicago

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Quiet

    Cons

    • Large
    • Largest Pedal I Own
    • Not A Big Deal Though

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

    Great Tube Compression in a Pedal. Quality Build.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sturdy & very quiet

    By 

    from Homestead

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Live Performances

        Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

        Great compressor pedal. I have owned rack compressors, pedal (dual band and what not) compressors. Live, I like to use compression for improved sustain and punch. With the right settings, dynamics are never compromised. Mild compression is almost imperceivable, but it's there when you need to tame levels. There are other pedals with a complete array of controls as well, but this bad boy is quiet! I'm assuming the tube adds a bit of growl but I'm not sure if it was my settings. It's perfect for my needs. I mainly use the unit for weekly worhip gig. I have yet to play around with it, but I am a "set it & forget it" guy - so all in all, very satisfied.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The best bass compressor pedal

        By 

        from Brandon, FL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

          I have owned the MXR,Boss and EBS compressor pedals before. They all sounded great,but this Markbass compressor is outstanding. The size is kind of big,but I love it.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broken?

          By 

          from Lynchburg, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

            Cons

            • Limited Selection Of Effects
            • Not Responsive
            • Poor Sound Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

              After first plugging in and playing with this pedal upon its arrival, I failed to notice any real difference in tone. I figured maybe the fact that I was using my practice amp as opposed to my full gig setup may have had something to do with that. So I finally set it up at a gig, excited to hear what it can do. The sound is muddy, distorted, and the signal is weaker. The tone was so bad I wonder if my particular unit was broken or something. Through all my tweaking I couldn't make it sound better. I have since returned the pedal and plan to never use it again. If you're looking for a good compression pedal, look elsewhere. Something cheaper will likely deliver better results.

              Comment on this review

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Quiet and well built

              By 

              from Hawaii

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Solid construction

              Cons

              • Slightly Large

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Performances

              Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

              I have a solid state Aguilar AG 500 with 2-1X12 GS cabs that sometimes has too much headroom, and the tone is slightly sterile.

              The Compressore allows me to adjust the headroom to my taste, and very slightly warm the tone.

              Also, it helps with overall string balance.

              It is built like a tank (a large one), and the knobs are made slightly hard to turn, making it hard to knock out of adjustment.

              If there was one thing I wish were different, it would be to have the stock tube being able to warm the tone more than it does. A Forum blogger on "gearslutz" had good results by swapping the stock ECC81 JJ Tesla for a NOS Mullard cryo treated ECC81, so I may try that.

              P.S. Markbass has a site on YouTube that is helpful in setting up the pedal to suit everyone's taste.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This pedal SMOKES!

              By 

              from Norther California

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive
              • Smoooooth

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Performances

                Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

                This pedal is what you need to get that classic warm sound of a tube amp. My 4001 has a new life!

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                (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Love it! Makes me a better player.

                By 

                from Wisconsin

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                Ask me a question

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording
                  • Events
                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

                  Bought the Markbass 2x10 combo and really liked the amp but REALLY missed the built in compression on the my old Eden. Since I already dropped 1100 on the amp I figured whats a bit more :). I am not the best or smoothest player and my lack of skill really stood out with how clean and clear the new amp was.

                  Awesome delivery in 3 days. Had practice same night as it came so hooked it up and started jamming. After about 1 hour of playing and adjusting I could not believe how this compressor made my P-bass and cheap 5 string sound.. it was amazing. It was like 2 new instruments.. really.. I mean it.

                  The way that the harmonics jump out now when playing chord tones and the ability to attack the strings based upon the needs of the song without being stupid loud makes this a must buy if you are like me and need a little help.

                  Only downside is the light on this thing will blind you in dim rooms and make it nearly impossible to see when adjusting..but once set I doubt you will need to adjust it much. Looks cool though and if you have it .. flaunt it. Little black tape will fix it up if needed.

                  Best money I have ever spent since I started playing.

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                  (16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  The only pedal I need.

                  By 

                  from Memphis, TN

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Ask me a question

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Excellent Sound Quality
                  • Good Selection Of Effects
                  • Responsive
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Amateur Recording
                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

                    This pedal has everything I need for compression plus it gives me a really nice tube sound. I run solid state amps because they handle the road well and are cheaper to replace.

                    The Gain knob lets me adjust how much tube warmth I want which basically acts as a tube pre-amp. I love the sound of my bass when I play through this. It reminds me of vintage tube amps I've gotten to try but couldn't afford.

                    The compression is extremely smooth with no artifacting that I can hear. I've used it live and as my compression for recording. It took me no time to figure out the controls to really dial in how I wanted to run my compression.

                    I like to set my Ratio to about 1 oclock to take the peaks off my low notes and slapping and set the threshold really low to allow dynamics on quiet stuff.

                    Some advice if you get this and it "ruins" your sound. When you have separate Ratio and threshold, you need your threshold lower than your ratio usually.

                    Comment on this review

                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Versatile, transparent compression

                    By 

                    from Baltimore, MD

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound Quality
                    • Responsive
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Markbass Compressore Tube Bass Compressor Pedal:

                        I can now vouch for the other reviews. This pedal ships with a power supply. The tube compression really warms the sound without coloration and there is no headroom noise that is usually present in cheaper compression pedals. I use this primarily for bass guitar and it is really easy to dial in some awesome tones. It can be used to really stabilize the dynamics when playing high on the fretboard as well as creating a nice growl when you really squash the low-end. The true bypass is a great feature that works as stated.

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