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  • beaubrummels
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    Re: Using a EQ peda;???

    Originally posted by tman View Post
    100/200/400/800/1.6k/3.2k/6.4k
    I used to use my Boss EQ a couple ways.

    One was to make a rising curve with 400+5db, 800+10db, 1.6K+7db, 3.2K+5db and use it after my distortion for leads.

    Another way I used it was scooping to make an semi-acoustic type of sound when playing clean:
    100+3db, 200+5db, 400-0db, 800-4db, 1.6k-5db, 3.2k-0db, 6.4k+7db

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  • LLL
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    Last edited by LLL; 03-23-2016, 10:48 PM.

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  • Diego
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    I'm guessing you have a Boss GE7?

    What I do with mine in the loop is cut 800 hz a bit (no more than -3 db) and boost 1.6 khz by the same amount, this having some healthy mids dialed from the amp.

    This makes it sound more aggressive and modern, without being overly scooped and hollow sounding.

    I also like a MODERATE boost in the 6.4khz band for a bit of fizz and presence, necessary with a darker sounding amp like mine. With my Cube 60 this sounds horrendous, but with my Tweaker it's very helpful.
    Beware not to go overboard since things could get shrill here.

    I also set the volume slightly lower than in bypass, and I turn off the EQ pedal for solos for a volume boost and mid shift.
    Last edited by Diego; 10-26-2015, 08:59 PM.

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  • tman
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    Yeah on my pedal I have a 7 band with up to 15db boost or cut on each slider.And then has a master volume slider as well.

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  • DrNewcenstein
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    The Digitech GSP21 had a +/-12dB 7-band graphic in each patch, plus another 5-band global acting as the user-definable speaker sim. I got some interesting sounds by setting the SS with an up/down/up/down/up pattern. Sometimes I'd only cut half and boost full, or cut full and boost half. Since the SS operated on the same freqs as the patch EQ, it was easy to end up cancelling each other, so cutting/boosting only 6dB in the SS was generally better than a full cut/boost, though each one did have its merits based on the application. The big issue I had with the unit was that you couldn't assign a speaker sim change to program changes. It's not even assignable via external MIDI control.

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  • Johnny the Kid
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    I always used my in the effects loop and set the EQ on the amp flat- 5-5-5. The EQ in the loop gave me a lot more control and I could boost the sound the way I liked.

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  • chadd
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    I don't like the noise that gets added when I boost frequencies with it, so I just use mine to cut what I don't want.

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  • tman
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    100/200/400/800/1.6k/3.2k/6.4k

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  • beaubrummels
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    What frequency bands are the 7 on yours?

    Not all EQs are alike, so copying the settings if the frequency bands are different will not help you.

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  • Shooter.556
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    I use mine it the loop, it's pretty flat. I don't use it to shape, it's just there to smooth out my tone.

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  • LLL
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    Last edited by LLL; 03-23-2016, 10:49 PM.

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  • Wormhelmet
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    I use an MXR in the loop also. Great tone shaper/signal booster

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  • tman
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    I actually have it set to kinda a triangle shape with mids boosted and some airy treble.And the bass is cut down a tad.I have a 7 band but will probably end up getting the 10 band soon. I got that kinda look from a picture of a MXR 6 band adjusted to a Boston Tom Sholtz kinda EQ.

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  • Alpaca_Please
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    I play with a very mid heavy sound to begin with, so adding more is a little excessive. On the other hand, the other guitar player in my band plays a very scooped sound. So when he goes for a lead, he uses an eq to boost his mids whilst I use an eq cut my mids and get out of his way.

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  • Jeff5
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    An EQ in the loop is one of the most important tone shaping tools at your disposal. The MXR 10 band is hard to beat, and used prices are very good. You can set a basic sound, and use the EQ to take you to any realm you want. It's fun to mess around with the different frequencies and see what you get. What I do because I play a lot of metal, and I find that raising 125Hz a lot and 250Kz a bit while dropping 1Khz gives you that punch in the chest palm mute sound. There are a million ways you can use an EQ pedal in the loop, I think everyone should have one!

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