I actually used mine almost only as a boost before I had a clean boost, but mine also has a gain and tone setting so it kind of did the trick. It’s for sale unless I can figure out a setting I like with filtertrons.You can still play quietly and loudly with a compressor. It just eliminates too quiet or too loud. They’re not a boost. They’re not an overdrive. Do you need one? No. But they can be handy.
It depends on what I’m playing, honestly. If I’m playing clean, through a tube amp (attenuator on ), then no. I do have a 19 pedal board though, with which I sometimes make a horrible cacophony, and the compressor serves a purpose. Normally, not so much though.????????????
I just sold one of mine on FB market for $70.00 A nice 5hp 25 gal tank unit. Had three. only type of compressors I use.
I'm curious which 4 and why you have them.I use moderately at home just to change the sound but more so with band. We play in a very live room with very little sound
absorption so it helps equalize the sound balance and eliminate clashing with the drum cymbals. I actually have 4 different
compressor pedals but all basically do the same effect.
I have a Keeley 4 knob, Donner Ultimate Comp, Azor (got it to use up expiring vendor credit points) and 2 Visual Sounds Rte V2.I'm curious which 4 and why you have them.