MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal

Bass Compressor Pedal with Attack, Release, Ratio, Input, and Output Controls and Constant Headroom Technology
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Studio Bass Compression - in a Pedal!

MXR's M87 Bass Compressor puts studio-grade bass compression right on your pedalboard! You'll love how the M87 puts you in complete command of compression functions, thanks to attack, release, ratio, input, and output controls. The built-in Constant Headroom Technology (CHT) ensures plenty of headroom. You want your bass to retain its character, even during the most energized moments. The M87's transparency never lets the compression compromise your sound. Ten easy-to-see gain-status LEDs let you know when the compression threshold has been reached. Take studio-quality bass tones to the stage, with the M87 Bass Compressor!

MXR M87 Bass Compressor Pedal Features:
  • CHT Constant Headroom Technology for clear, clean performance
  • True bypass
  • 10 gain-reduction status LEDs
  • Attack, release, ratio, input, and output controls
  • Lightweight, tough aluminum housing
  • Pedalboard-friendly footprint
MXR's M87 Bass Compressor pedal packs studio-quality bass compression into a very compact, road-tough pedal!

Additional Media

M87 Bass Compressor User Manual

Tech Specs

Pedal Type Bass Compressor
Inputs 1 x Instrument
Outputs 1 x 1/4"
Batteries 1 x 9V
Height 2.5"
Width 4.5"
Depth 5.5"
Weight 0.84 lbs.
Power Supply Included No
Manufacturer Part Number M87

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
Based on 15 reviews
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5/5

Squeeze It!

I have a Diamond Bass Compressor. Best damn compressor pedal I've ever heard. BUT I needed a smaller good compressor for a smaller dumbed down version of my board, for practice (didn't want to lug around my big predal board). I did my research. Almost went for the Aguilar TLC, but the MXR caught my attention. It basically just sounds better. So with that said...If u r looking for a good Bass Compressor, and want to save space on your pedal board...Look no further. You have it right here ;)
Music background: Recording/Mix Engineer, Musician, Educator
5/5

Worth Every Penny

When you're doing it right - you're doing it right!
Music background: Musician
5/5

Great compressor

This thing works great. Not much of any color to my tone. Barley any color. I got a p bass with Aguilar hot pickups. Keeps my gk 1001 from clipping all the time. Great for hot pickups and normal pickups
5/5

Just Great!

Works perfect! i have two now .. in a two separate rigs .. how much i can tell??
Music background: Musician, Sound Engineer
5/5

Awesomely Good

By far the best compression pedal I've owned. Like night and day between this and the Ashdown model I was using. Plenty of control for any type of playing style or passive/active basses. Brings out the high notes when slapping it and adds plenty of sustain when you want it. Clear meter in compact rugged case. Also love the Blue 'on' LED. Well worth the money. Can't go wrong with pedal!!!! Can't recommend it enough. Stop debating and purchase it !!!!!!
Music background: Hobbyist Guitar and Bass, Live Sound Tech

Sweetwater Advice

Jared Kalish

I use a few elaborate rackmount compressors in my studio to record my bass and searched for a way to bring that same great sound to the stage. When I found the MXR M87 Bass Compressor, my search ended. You get all the control and quality of a rackmount unit in compact pedal form!
See also: Bass Effects, MXR, MXR Bass Guitar Pedals & Effects, MXR Compressors and EQ