there's nothing that says you still can't play accurately with the comp on
I practice clean, use some effects live. Cheating? This aint the SATs.Read you loud and clear!
I stopped using compressors because it felt like I was cheating.
Sloppy fretting and iffy picking turned into beautiful commanding tones by a pedal... nope.. felt dishonest.
I could see myself using it to achieve exactly that compressed sound if I'm going for that effect for a certain part of a song,
but for general usage... it's a real slippery slope there!
That VS100r is a bit of a sleeper for cleans. I had one for several years and always liked how the cleans performed, especially for the price. And I also keep an Xotic SP as an always-on pedal, set for the "humbucker" setting from the manual. Even with SC's it gives just enough even-ness and shimmer to keep in the sweet spot at any volume.I'm new to Tele's, so please let me know if this is a thing.
Signal Chain: Tele > Modtone Lemon Comp > Marshall VS100R Clean channel
- Reasonable amount of reverb
Anyway - the sound is just OMG! I'm loving it!!!
I have never played anything (mostly dual HB LP styles) where I just wanted to play clean with some squash going on. But on this thing (Tele) it just sounds right!
Is a Tele + a Compressor a thing???