The Electric: Compression Pedals

In this series I try and address different aspects of the practical side of playing electric guitar in church music. This week we’ll talk about compression pedals. What are they? Should I use one? If I bought one, what would I do with it?

When I first set up my electric guitar rig, a friend of mine who does sound professionally told me to get a compressor pedal. If I’m honest, I didn’t really understand what he was saying when he told me why I needed it, but he seemed to think it was important and I trusted him, so I researched and found a good lower priced compession pedal, and I bought the MXR SuperComp. I’m glad I did, because compression has become a huge part of my sound, and my tone. But, if you’re like I was, and you don’t get what a compression pedal is or why you’d want one, then hopefully this blog will help you out.

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Gear Review: TC Electronics Alter Ego Delay

BRAND: TC Electronics

MODEL: Alter Ego Delay (Flashback). The Alter Ego is essentially the same as the Flashback but with two different presets and different paint job. Only available at This review is for the Alter Ego (although very applicable for the Flashback delay)

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