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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    It won't bother you just playing live at home or with a band... Mostly recording is where S/N ratio becomes a quest for quiet.
    I wonder why anyone would use an eq pedal for recording. There're great eq plugins out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedingFingertips View Post
    I wonder why anyone would use an eq pedal for recording. There're great eq plugins out there.
    Yeah, I can think of several scenarios -but understand your point.

    You are a novice recorder with limited tools and using what you have to replicate your live tone.

    You are recording to any format of tape without a full parametric EQ on the mixer. (PJ Harvey recorded an incredible album to cassette)

    You are recording a live recording using your stage rig onstage -especially if you re taking board feed instead of ISO transformer split or dedicated mics.

    In principle i remove most everything I can in the signal chain when recording but that's not typically how your average home recordist works -they use the gear they have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedingFingertips View Post
    I wonder why anyone would use an eq pedal for recording. There're great eq plugins out there.
    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Yeah, I can think of several scenarios -but understand your point.

    You are a novice recorder with limited tools and using what you have to replicate your live tone.

    You are recording to any format of tape without a full parametric EQ on the mixer. (PJ Harvey recorded an incredible album to cassette)

    You are recording a live recording using your stage rig onstage -especially if you re taking board feed instead of ISO transformer split or dedicated mics.

    In principle i remove most everything I can in the signal chain when recording but that's not typically how your average home recordist works -they use the gear they have.
    About the only time I use an EQ pedal while tracking is when I need to shape the guitar sound before it hits the amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    (PJ Harvey recorded an incredible album to cassette)
    Which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Yeah, I can think of several scenarios -but understand your point.

    You are a novice recorder with limited tools and using what you have to replicate your live tone.

    You are recording to any format of tape without a full parametric EQ on the mixer. (PJ Harvey recorded an incredible album to cassette)

    You are recording a live recording using your stage rig onstage -especially if you re taking board feed instead of ISO transformer split or dedicated mics.

    In principle i remove most everything I can in the signal chain when recording but that's not typically how your average home recordist works -they use the gear they have.
    Well, in these scenarios - yes. But on the other hand, if I were a novice in recording or wanted to record my gig, I wouldn't care much about some noise from an eq pedal or would use a noise gate anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedingFingertips View Post
    Well, in these scenarios - yes. But on the other hand, if I were a novice in recording or wanted to record my gig, I wouldn't care much about some noise from an eq pedal or would use a noise gate anyway
    Ha. good point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BleedingFingertips View Post
    I wonder why anyone would use an eq pedal for recording. There're great eq plugins out there.
    I don't like to EQ stuff after recording. My aim is always to get the amp sounding as good for the song in the room as possible, and then leaving the track the hell alone. While I don't use an EQ pedal, using one while recording (for the previously stated purpose) makes sense to me.
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    In this video the engineer for the Queens of the Stone Age album Songs for the Dead explains how he used a Boss Parametric EQ pedal in the control room and everything went through that pedal.

    Starts at 9:04

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    https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...=1#post4425927

    It's back. And I plugged it in this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NegativeEase View Post
    Yeah, I can think of several scenarios -but understand your point.

    You are a novice recorder with limited tools and using what you have to replicate your live tone.

    You are recording to any format of tape without a full parametric EQ on the mixer. (PJ Harvey recorded an incredible album to cassette)

    You are recording a live recording using your stage rig onstage -especially if you re taking board feed instead of ISO transformer split or dedicated mics.

    In principle i remove most everything I can in the signal chain when recording but that's not typically how your average home recordist works -they use the gear they have.
    I've always preferred to start with the tone I want in the room, then make whatever (hopefully) minor adjustments are needed on the back side. I started out with tape, so those habits and preferences are still with me, though I do appreciate the ability to make tweaks once the track is in the computer. I'm also a big fan of recording as "live" as possible, I find the track by track building process produces much more sterile results for me and the projects I've worked on. The track by track stuff may be technically better, but people tended to prefer the more "live" tracks with overdubs and additions. Sorry for the digression on the "old" comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chadd View Post
    I've always preferred to start with the tone I want in the room, then make whatever (hopefully) minor adjustments are needed on the back side. I started out with tape, so those habits and preferences are still with me, though I do appreciate the ability to make tweaks once the track is in the computer. I'm also a big fan of recording as "live" as possible, I find the track by track building process produces much more sterile results for me and the projects I've worked on. The track by track stuff may be technically better, but people tended to prefer the more "live" tracks with overdubs and additions. Sorry for the digression on the "old" comment.
    I think this is most everyones preferred method -but often not practical.

    For collaborative remote projects -when I record a track and ship the track it to a drummer or producer, I always have the drummer rerecord the drums without using that track I sent and then I retrack what I sent him once he gets the drums done. In this way it avoids the sterility of click tracks and lack of timing nuance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TMD View Post
    https://forum.seymourduncan.com/show...=1#post4425927

    It's back. And I plugged it in this time.
    How do you like it? How is the buffer? I have been considering one myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Locher View Post
    How do you like it? How is the buffer? I have been considering one myself.
    Highly recommended. I’ve played with it in front of my Fender Champion 100 XL, and it’s added punch and a great singing quality to my yellow Epiphone with P-90s.

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    I used a GE-7 in front of a JCM800 for years, as my only overdrive. I ran the preamp on the Marshall at about 6, and then hit it with the GE-7 for solos or onther times I wanted "more". I never thought it was noisy.

    I set mine with a smooth mid-boost curve with the peak slightly to the right of center, around 800 Hz. That plus about +6 dB on the master gave a slammin' '80s lead sound. Into the JCM, it gave more OD than volume boost, which is why I stopped using it when I moved to cleaner amps.

    Bukovic's demo is a wonderful guide to all the different things you can do with an EQ pedal. I'm kinda thinking I need one again, but I'd need a bigger pedalboard.
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    It is great in the FX loop for tone sculpting but I am truing it now in front of the amp with a Strat with single coils, I add a bit of mids and extra level. That Strat can make some good high gain tones now. I like the GE-7 better than the Boss SD-1 to push my amp.
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    Right on!!! I΄d say if there΄s a chance to get some of those old BOSS-pedals, especially if you get them for cheap,- go for it!!! I just recently got Boss Super Overdrive for quite cheap, so it was quite obvious investment!!! Same thing with old Ibanez-pedals, I really like them!!! Those equalizers worked really well for me, unfortunately I΄ve lost mine somewhere...

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    The GE-7 is a secret weapon of many. The MXR 6-band EQ is really nice too. Thinking about getting one of those myself.

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