The EQ pedal!

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  1. Flat6Driver

    Flat6Driver Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not a tone junky, I'm just happy to hit some of the right notes. But some days, I feel like I need something "else" Or I'm not happy with how the guitar sounds. I used to always have the reverb on, now when I play with the band I turn it off. The pedal gave me a subtle change in the 10 minutes I had to play with it. I mark the knobs on my pedals because I don't like tweaking (I probably should though). I resisted this pedal for a long time.


    Of course MF had a great deal on something else yesterday (MXR M250 Double Double) so I bought that too. 2020 is the year of more stuff to trip over!
     
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    Personally, I love the sound of my amp and often plug straight-in without any pedals.

    With that said, I spent around $100 on an EQ pedal and it effectively turns my single-channel amp into a dual-channel amp.

    When I'm in the mood, I use my EQ pedal with my Tweed amp - I cut mids and boost bass & treble. I get a pretty convincing Blackface-style tone that satisfies me when I want that kind of sound.

    Compared to a second amp, the EQ pedal is cheaper, very flexible, and a heck of a lot easier to carry.
     
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    Another reply to "get the right amp" is that different guitars can benefit from different EQs.
     
  4. reckless toboggan

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    How does the Boss GE-7 compare to the MXR M108/M108s 10 band EQ in terms of quality, tone, noise, etc?

    I've found 10 or 15 year old comparisons online, but not much recent comparison (apparently MXR updated their internals around 2017 to further reduce noise).
     
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  5. noname_dragon

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    Hi- Analogman does an excellent component upgrade on the Boss GE-7, makes it quiet and clear. Great clean boost, or to bump up chosen frequencies ahead of a distortion.
     
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    Never without one. Sometimes two - one before an already overdriven amp to work as a “clean” boost and a second for some tone shaping and lead lead volume boost in the fx loop
     
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    I guess. I just let different guitars be different guitars. Otherwise why switch?
     
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    Yes, let them be different. Use the EQ to let them different, not the same.
     
  9. schmee

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    Your "honk" problem is likely the TS9 they are middy. And.... most OD's are very middy. If too much mids with that off... then what speaker does your amp have?
     
  10. schmee

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    I used to use my EQ pedal a lot. Not much anymore. For some reason, getting tone balance where I want to be with an EQ seems to take some of the "good" out. Suddenly the tone sounds... I dont know, ....not lively, kinda "meh" ....Anyone else find that after a while?
    Maybe I'm cutting freq's too much when I should be boosting others...?
     
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    I have heard that they can be noisy if boosting frequencies. If cutting only, you'd be fine.

    Analogman sells a modded version with better components that is allegedly quieter. I think they will also mod one if you already own one and you send it to them.
     
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    I’ve used a GE-7 w/Sniper mod as a lead boost for years with great results. I set it with a slight cut on the lowest and highest sliders, slight boost to output, everything else flat.

    No added noise. Tons of available output. Solid, affordable pedal that works as well as any “boutique” clean boost I’ve ever tried.
     
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    An equalizer never crossed my mind, but a nice knowledgeable veteran here (I forgot who) gave me several good pointers and ended with saying that no matter what, "Get an equalizer".

    So, I'll be keeping an eye out for a GE-7 like everybody else.
     
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    i've used an mxr 10 band for many yrs.love it post od/distortion.
     
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    I don't understand what you are saying. But I'll bow out.
     
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    I've had both. The MXR was cool, but mine was a 120V one IIRC. That was a PITA.
    My GE-3 (?) EQ had the mod that quieted it down.
    The MXR seemed to have better control in the sliders. If using it as a boost, it was better. The Boss seemed to dirty up a bit when you used the slider as a boost.
     
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    Because an amp can’t do this

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    At least i think most amps don’t let you boost or cut this range of frequencies and raise their individual levels

    This is the ultimate eq
     
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    That why I think this Phil Jones amp is cool -- 12 band graphic EQ and right above that, a three band parametric EQ.

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    I’d be tweaking that thing every time I turned it on.
     
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    The 5 band EQ on my mesa boogie is an incredibly powerful tone shaper.

    Nothing wrong with a decent EQ
     
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