Best bass compressor pedals: Our pick of pedals for keeping your low end dynamics in check

If you’re looking for one thing to help level out your dynamics, add punch to your sound and tighten up your low end, then you might benefit from one of the best bass compressor pedals. While often overlooked and even misunderstood, bass compressors can be key to a great and consistent bass tone.

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After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.

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Richard Blenkinsop

After spending a decade in music retail, I’m now a freelance writer for Guitar World, MusicRadar, Guitar Player and Reverb, specialising in electric and acoustic guitars, bass, and almost anything else you can make a tune with. When my head’s not buried in the best of modern and vintage gear, I run a small company helping musicians with songwriting, production and performance, and I play bass in an alt-rock band.