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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    31 band... damn! you win!

    Someone on this forum once posted that if you had to use graphic EQ pedal -that your guitar wasnt set up correctly....

    I laughed -first, if you use multiple guitars through the same rig they are essential to make different guitar interaction both shine, second, more control to shape your tone in detail is always a great thing -it isn't a judgment on the tonal balance of your guitar -and last if you gig out, the room of the club creating modal build ups makes an EQ great to dial back certain frequencies that are booming and others that are getting phased onstage or even out front in smaller clubs.
    And it really helps bring out the nuances from the Metalzone into the 200 watt amp through the 300 watt 2x12 cab in the 10'x12' room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    Years ago I watched a bar band and the guitar player had a really good sound. Thick and rich but not muddy or stubby. When they took a break I asked about it. He had a GE-7 with the middle bands boosted, was all excited about it and what it 2as doing for his tone. It sounded great in the room.
    I went out and bought a graphic eq the next day (really!) and used it for years. EXTREMELY useful pedal.
    Enjoy!
    Probably in front of the amp as a mid-boost.?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demanic View Post
    And it really helps bring out the nuances from the Metalzone into the 200 watt amp through the 300 watt 2x12 cab in the 10'x12' room.


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    Yes, the MT-2 is all about the nuance!

    And yes, GE-7s are awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by devastone View Post
    Yes, the MT-2 is all about the nuance!

    And yes, GE-7s are awesome!
    How’s the noise? Do I need the Analogman Pro upgrade?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    I picture you salivating at the eagerly anticipated words of your wife saying "hunny, I'm running errands".

    *****turns up to 11*****
    Thankfully, I don't actually have to wait for that. She's been home when it gets loud and has yet to complain.

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    I had an early GE-7 in the 80’s. Used it to either balance the difference between single coil and Humbucker guitars through my one amp, or used it as my lead boost. Was the perfect tool, til it got stolen.
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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    How’s the noise? Do I need the Analogman Pro upgrade?
    i'll chime in -because I have always used my GE-7 as unity gain device (meaning if I boost more frequencies than I cut, I adjust the pedal output level down to keep the device at the same level on the output as the input side -so a because I'm not using as a net gain increase or boost device where I'm diming certain frequencies and changing the output structure to be a lot more level, but rather using as a tone shaping EQ at unity or near unity level only, I personally have never had a noise issue with a stock GE-7, I only did the mod because I wanted to improve it for fun....

    I think people who complain about noise on EQ pedals are boosting frequencies AND boosting the output make up gain as a net clean boost -and when you add filtering and amplification to signal, any circuit will add some very slight inherent noise -nothing on the level of digital modulation pedal though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    i'll chime in -because I have always used my GE-7 as unity gain device (meaning if I boost more frequencies than I cut, I adjust the pedal output level down to keep the device at the same level on the output as the input side -so a because I'm not using as a net gain increase or boost device where I'm diming certain frequencies and changing the output structure to be a lot more level, but rather using as a tone shaping EQ at unity or near unity level only, I personally have never had a noise issue with a stock GE-7, I only did the mod because I wanted to improve it for fun....

    I think people who complain about noise on EQ pedals are boosting frequencies AND boosting the output make up gain as a net clean boost -and when you add filtering and amplification to signal, any circuit will add some very slight inherent noise -nothing on the level of digital modulation pedal though.
    I couldn't agree more. I generally use EQ as a subtractive effect, cutting the frequencies I don't want and it generally prevents the excessive noise problems some people mention.

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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    I love my GE-7. I use it as a clean boost with the mids slightly pushed. It's after my drive pedals so it gives me a volume lift, either clean or dirty. I've never noticed any problem with noise using the GE-7, but then I am usually soloing when it's switched on

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave74 View Post
    Probably in front of the amp as a mid-boost.?
    Yes, in front of his Marshall with the middle two sliders raised quite a bit and the mids knob on his amp turned down to noon. He was playing a superstrat of some sort, probably with a JB in it.

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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    I'm totally sending my new pedal in for the Analogman mod. And getting a blue LED while I'm at it.

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    The blue led is key.

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    I HATE BLUE LEDs!! Seriously. Red is a lovely, soothing color.

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    I find blue LEDs soothing and red somewhat stress inducing. Plus, blue confers special status on a pedal.

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    Blue LEDs are the hardest to make. It took decades to figure out how to successfully make the first one.
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    The first blue LED I ever saw was on a Krell KAV series. I was fascinated.

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    All my Keeley's have blue.

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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    This is how I set mine in front of an amp with a medium gain JCM800 type of crunch tone.
    I'm essentially using it as a mild, always on front end boost and tone sculptor.
    The result is exceptional clarity, thump and crunch.

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    Default Re: NPD: Boss GE-7

    TMD, you should at least spend a bit of time with it stock if only to appreciate the improvements mike will bestow.
    I only used mine as front mid-boost with the sliders in a medium frown,,,,,,and the outsides at 0. I never cut on the front-end with an EQ.
    My guitars all have scorchers, so the tone-spectrum is already somewhat squashed (mid-punch) going in to the eq, no reason to chop any more at the front.

    In the loop is where you'd really benefit from the mods IMO.
    Last edited by dave74; 05-24-2020 at 01:34 AM.

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