Watch the Funk Clean online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Guitar Effects Survival Guide
Here is a super easy and cool tone. Here I am just using a compressor to enhance a funk guitar sound. With the compression up really high it is giving the guitar a really percussive sound which is perfect for funk guitar parts. As you can hear, the compressor can change your tone as well, this one is adding some nice highs. There are many compressors on the market but they all basically do the same thing. Although I like compressors, personally they are not on the top of the short must-have pedal list. Of course, your mileage may vary, if you play in a funk band, I'd put the compressor pretty high on that list.