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Just wondering if anyone uses a compressor when their playing acoustic on stage? Whenever I'm playing it seems either my strumming is too loud or my finger picking is too quiet.

I know some would say "use the volume control", but several of my songs have one style running into the next, back and forth a few times, and no chance to reach up and change the volume as I go.

Some I'm considering a compressor pedal and wanted to see if anyone else uses one.
 

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There is absolutely no reason why you can not use a compressor on an acoustic guitar. It is possible, with some judicious setting, to smooth out the signal without squashing the overall dynamics too much.

I have used several; DBX 266XL, Sony SRP-210, FMR RNC-1173. The RNC in "Super Nice" mode is my favourite. I have not found a stomp box style that has worked well on acoustic, for me.

I use very little compression on acoustic. My answer to the dynamic difference between hard rhythm and soft finger picking is to use a volume pedal in the effects loop of my rig.
 

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Like ronmac, I use little or no compression on acoustic (though it's a vital part of my electric rig). I tend to use the volume pedal and signal boost instead. EQ plays a vital role here too, though it's hard to generalize when you consider how different acoustics can sound.

Peace, Mooh.
 
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