The best bass compressor pedal of 2022

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Here is the ranking of the best products for the Bass Compressor Pedal category :

Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Bass Compressor/Sustainer Pedal: it is the most purchased, earned an average review of 4,0 with 8 reviews

Jim Dunlop MXR Bass Compressor Pedal: silver medal for this product, the average review is from 4,5 with 10 reviews

BOSS Bc-1X - Bass Compressor Pedal : third position for this product, with a average review from users 4,3 with 10 reviews

Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Bass Compressor/Sus...

Bestseller No. 1
Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Bass Compressor/Sustainer Pedal
8 Reviews
Electro-Harmonix Bass Preacher Bass Compressor/Sustainer Pedal
  • Compact compressor designed especially for bass guitar.Input sensitivity ranges from -10 dBu to +2 dBu making it a perfect fit for both passive and active basses of varying output levels.
  • Maximum gain reduction of 21 dB, with enough make-up gain to return your signal to full volume at maximum sustain (compression)
  • Attack toggle switch changes the timing of the onset of compression and provides three selectable settings: Fast, Medium and Slow
  • True bypass for maximum signal path integrity when in bypass mode
  • 9-Volt battery includedOptional EHX9.6DC-200mA power supply available

Reviews

Be subtle and you'll love it.
Awesome pedal! Can be a little noisey if you boost it too much, but if you keep it subtle it's fine. Adds some really natural sounding extra clarity to highs and harmonics.
Ehx Have Done It Again!
I'm a bit of a sucker for Ehx pedals at this point. All of the gear I've bought from them has been top quality and this is no exception. In my opinion, this is the best compressor money can buy because it really gives your bass a more distinct sound unlike the cheaper compressors and gives you a punchier sounding tone.
Great sound, simple to use
This is the first compressor pedal I've owned, as I've previously used the compressor on my amp. I got it because the amp's compressor was not really producing the sound I wanted and the controls were minimal. This pedal is really good. Very simple to use and produces exactly the effect I wanted.

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Jim Dunlop MXR Bass Compressor Pedal

SaleBestseller No. 2
Jim Dunlop MXR Bass Compressor Pedal
10 Reviews
Jim Dunlop MXR Bass Compressor Pedal
  • Cht constant headroom technology for clear, clean performance.
  • True bypass.
  • Sounds great on guitar.
  • Lightweight aluminum-housing pedal
  • Made in benicia, californa

Reviews

This is my main effect!
Great Bass Compressor. One of the best pedal ever. Doesn't change my bass tone at all. Just the dynamic of it. It is the only effect on my pedal-board ever on. The compression dynamic display is great too. Only issue: the "on" led is too bright, but this can be easily managed 🙂
Useful playing live
This works well at making volume more consistent, or can be turned right up to add distortion. I used it at the end of the signal chain mostly to level out occasionally excessive volume from the envelope filter or from slap/pop and to make volumes of normal playing more consistent. However, I mostly just used it at home for practice and didn't particularly like not hearing where I had played something too softly/hard - not ideal for practicing and building a good technique. And I found that it took the life out of slap/pop, and killed the sub bass when I EQ ahead of it for a dubby tone, and it raised unwanted fret noise, and worst of all for practicing - it made me feel a bit disconnected from the sound.....all things that I'm sure many other players could deal with, or of course the compressor settings can be dialed down but by doing that I found it probably wasn't the best way to spend £171 and take up pedal board space. I returned it as it's not needed for the majority of what I do - practicing at home and recording to Laptop (via Logic that has a compressor), but it is well built and does what it is supposed to do well. I can see that it would be especially useful for playing live so I might well end up buying this again in a couple of years if I start doing that. I saved about £70 by replacing this with a Boss RC3 looper. Not something most 'must have' bass pedal lists include (whereas most would include a compressor) but I would recommend this more for someone more focused on practice rather than playing live.
Best of all
Compressors are tricky. It works and is quiet. Best of all, it doesn't kill too much of the overtones when the B is dropped to G. Not reduced to just a thump.

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BOSS Bc-1X - Bass Compressor Pedal ,Green,Bc-1X...

Bestseller No. 3
BOSS Bc-1X - Bass Compressor Pedal ,Green,Bc-1X
10 Reviews
BOSS Bc-1X - Bass Compressor Pedal ,Green,Bc-1X
  • Intelligent circuitry adapts to every register and playing nuance, providing natural compression that preserves the fundamental bass tone
  • Interactive internal processing enables users to dial in sophisticated multiband compressor settings with simple stompbox controls
  • Professional 18-volt input electronics provide ample headroom for any bass, ensuring clean and punchy sound with no distortion
  • High-resolution gain reduction indicator shows the current compression amount at a glance
  • Digital circuitry greatly reduces noise, a common problem with standard compressors

Reviews

Excellent compressor
Boss pedals tend to be viewed with suspicion by many "boutique" pedal fans. However there is a reason why they are the most successful pedal company in history. The design is classic - it's strong, long lasting, and the controls won't ever be moved accidentally by feet. Compression on bass is a very useful tool. Bass guitar has a far greater dynamic range than guitar and swapping between playing styles (fingers, plectrum, slap) causes massive changes in volume. A good compressor can help reduce those volume changes while still allowing enough dynamics to come through. This is a multi-band compressor. That means different frequencies are compressed by a different amount. It allows more compression on the treble sounds while letting the heft of the bass sounds to still have their desired impact. The controls are simple and I suspect there is more going on under the bonnet. I suspect the attack time is being altered internally when the other parameters are being changed. 5 and 6 knob compressors can be very fiddly to dial in perfectly. This is really a 3 knob + volume and it is very easy to dial in. I have maybe 15 different compressor pedals and this one is by far the easiest to set up. It's also the one with the lowest noise floor (hiss) - it's remarkably free of hiss / unwanted noise. There is no low end roll off / cut that many pedal compressors have so the low end (even on a 5 string) is strong and clear. It's an accurate sound and doesn't colour the tone in any way I can tell. It's just compresses. The only downside is battery life. If it's always on then the battery will be spent in a couple of hours. Definitely needs a proper power supply. This is not a surprise though for a multi-band compressor. It's reasonably priced, it's easy to use, it's well designed, and it sounds great. It's also a Boss so it will probably still be working in 30+ years (I have some Boss pedals from the mid 1980s that are still working just fine). Very impressive.
It's a Boss pedal...
What can I say?: It's a Boss pedal. What else do you need to know?: How about, it's a Boss pedal?: And if that makes no sense, might I suggest that you start with the original Boss DS-1, and take it from there... Oh, and expect to hear about cockroaches along the way...
Great
Love it. Versatile pedal that brings out the best in my basses. Also acts as DI out from board to Desk.

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