The EQ pedal!

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  1. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    After reading something here (don't recall what) on an impulse I bought a used GE-7 pedal for $55.

    My usual sound is a TS9 > DRRI. Sometimes it sounds a little too honky. And I can't really describe that.

    Plugged this into the chain and dialed out some of the mids. It really transformed the sound to the good. I had to stop playing cause the family was watching TV but I'm excited to experiment further.

    Who knew?
     
  2. mexicanyella

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    I can relate. I’ve become quite the EQ tweaker (not tweeker) when I play bass, which is most of the time these days. I’m getting pretty cemented in my belief that my amp’s 340 Hz slider could be cut-only and I wouldn’t mind a bit. Whereas 660 Hz and 1.3 kHz could be boost-only.

    But I play a P with flats; some guy with an active 6-string with rounds would probably set it some totally different way.
     
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    My first pedal was an EQ pedal. I have never played without one since. Tremendous potential available ... all of the time.
     
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    used GE-7 is the most useful pedal on my board. Might get another
     
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    Does the boss ge 7 add noise/hiss?
    I have a cheap beheringer eq 700 and I like it but it adds a loud hiss .
     
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    Why not just get an amp you like?
     
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    I had a GE7 for years that I used in the acoustic duo. Maybe a top 5 Boss pedal ever.

    Traded it lately among some other stuff at GC to get a Rumble 500 combo for $400. I really had no use for it in my electric guitar rig.
     
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    I watched a video on the JHS YouTube channel where the owner of JHS used an EQ pedal to make his Fender amp sound like a Vox. Mind blown. Have to have one now.
     
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    I use a Boss GEB-7 which is the bass guitar one. The GEB-7 has an 800Hz slider which is really useful as that's about where a tubescreamer's mid-hump is (720Hz). So it's possible to get a TS style bump but have control over how much bass and treble you retain.

    The GE-7 slider at 500Hz sound 'boxy' to me when bumped, but the GEB also has a 500Hz if that's your thing.
     
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    FuzzDog also do a DIY kit for this if that's your thing.
     
  11. LKB3rd

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    We all knew. We were waiting for you to figure it out.



    :p
    I have a GE-7 too and it's great for a boost, to tighten up a woofy sound, add some mid range... Your imagination is your only limit! OK I am getting carried away, but they are great :)
     
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    Yes they add hiss if you get aggressive with your boosts or cuts. There are mods to reduce the hiss (new IC chip), and if you keep your moves close to unity within a few db it isn't bad unless you're super picky.
     
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  13. rze99

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    It’s never off my board.

    I switch a lot between guitars, Teles, Ricks, 335 and in a live band situation you need fast adjustments to boost and cut output levels and specific tone tweaks.

    The EQ pedal does that. In spades. It is a cheap solution too.

    Also great as a same tone jump out of the mix solo boost.
     
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    I like this one. upload_2020-1-10_6-35-6.jpeg
     
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    At one time had 3 eq's on the board...pre od/dirt (graphic Mxr 108), post od/dirt (parametric vfe rocket) and follow up at the end of the board (pultec a unicorn 1-off). A tweaker's madness. Now just the pultec at follow-up but its not often engaged.
     
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    looks cool. Pls would you explain why it is better than a regular GE-7. thankyou.
     
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    I had one on a board years ago when gigged a lot. Loved it. I used it
    to make a LPspecial sound like a strat or a tele.
    (in mymind)..it worked.
     
  18. gwjensen

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    Not necessarily better, but much easier to use... The sliders on the GE7 are kind of fussy to dial in, at least for me. Of course, it has a much wider range of tones... I use the Diamond to scoop the mids out of a tweed type amp for a blackface tone, so in effect it gives me a second channel. I also have this one, and its very effective, but more knobs, so more tweaking... I like simple.

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  19. rze99

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    Ok thanks. I actually quite like the sliders myself. Although vulnerable to an accidental bodge. Over the years I've memorised the EQ "shapes" for my guitars that work for me so I'll stick to it.
     
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    If you're a tone junky, a good EQ pedal of some kind is, IMO, an absolute necessity. For me, a light OD pedal works just fine, but it has to have a Mid knob. This is my current favorite:

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