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Can they work great together? Or do I need a tube amp? A new tubes amp
is on my list as the next purchase but since then, is a compressor useable with a solidstate amp? I'm actually looking for a Humphrey modded Boss CS-3, seems nice after reading all those great reviews on HC.
 

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If its a good deal, buy it. It will help you make your solid state amp feel a little closer to a tube amp. You will still want to save up for a tube amp, but you will probably enjoy your solid state amp a little more until that day comes. And when you get your tube amp, you will have a good pedal to go with it.
 

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my main amp for years has been my trusty late 70's jazz chorus
(the first real solid state mass market amp not to totally such ball?)
and have never needed that extra compression

i guess if you are using it as an effect for a solo that's different
(or to get that flat country tone)

i think the amount of compression you'd get from a tube amp is very small anyway unless you are playing "hot" at really high volume

my tube amp
(a small 15 watt filmosound amp made from a film projector's head
and it's matching speaker box)
does compress slightly when you blast it full out,
but i don't really use it for that


generally speaking i think people over use compression
a little goes a long way
 
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