Why should I need an EQ pedal...

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  1. PCollen

    PCollen Friend of Leo's

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    ...when all my effect pedals have their own EQ controls ?
     
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    Maybe because the EQ in the effects is not as accurate as an EQ pedal.
     
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  3. naveed211

    naveed211 Friend of Leo's

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    You don’t, but it’s useful.

    EQ pedals can often dial it in more than a simple tone control on a pedal.
     
  4. Old Deaf Roadie

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    A past acquaintance used to preamp directly into a crown power amp with a parametric EQ. It was all the power one could want in 4 rack spaces. The Crown was an old DC150A and weight was a thing... However, he could get any sound he wanted and was it ever loud, even with a little 2x12 cab.
    Edited for spelling.
     
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    I’ve played for thirty years. Most of that without an EQ. The last half a year or so I’ve been playing with a Boss Ge-7 at the end of my chain. I have several guitars and I try to play them all. I can go from double hot humbuckers to singles with just a push without loosing bass or volume. I use it for a bass boost. I highly recommend to all of you to keep an eye out for an EQ pedal as they are fantastic utility, tone shaping pedals.
     
  6. Ricky D.

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    Common EQ ( knobs and sliders) have preset center freqs and slopes. Often that’s good enough, but sometimes I have a sound in my head that I just can’t get. A parametric EQ lets you hit the exact voicing you want. Want your 5e3 to sound more like a BF? Your vintage wind single coils to sound like humbuckers? A parametric can do that.

    I love mine. It’s an Ibanez PQL. $80 back in 1985.
     
  7. Tele-friend

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    Some say that EQ pedal is the best transparent booster/overdrive.
    I dont have one, so I cant confirm it.
     
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    It's nice if you're using backline amps. If you've got all of your pedals set where you like them, and you get to some boomy rig - you can just cut a little something at the end of the chain.
    I kept one in my bag forever and finally sold it not long ago. I generally used it to cut not boost though, although it does make a usable solo boost if you've got nothing else.
     
  9. ping-ping-clicka

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    I have a Behringer clone of the GE-7 and it is a welcome addition to my pedals. Josh Scott from JHS turned me on to the pedal stating tat he had it on his board for years. I tried it and kept it. Josh was right, thanks Josh
     
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  10. 985plowboy

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    I used a Boss GE-7 for years.
    Incredibly effective tone shaping tool.
    Way more effective and versatile than any other pedal I had.
    I traded it towards something else, but I’m looking our for another one.
     
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    You shouldn't "need" an EQ pedal if your amp has tone controls...
     
  12. Festofish

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    Right. But with an EQ you can switch guitars without messing with the amps settings. Depends on your preference.
     
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    Watched the jhs pedal show. spent $30 on a non-fancy behringer EQ. Works great, and boost is there if you need.

    I find the eq helps me control the signal to the pre-amp more effectively than the LMH amp knobbery.
     
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  14. Killing Floor

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    Not everyone needs an EQ pedal. It’s a tool that you might use to shape the tone of a guitar that has an abundance or lack of certain bandwidths. But if you like the way your guitar sounds through your gear there’s no need.
    You need a Fuzz Face and an oscillator and a Tone Bender fuzz and you need those with germanium and with silicon. You need a temperature maintained germanium too, like Benson. There’s no way to get by with fewer than a dozen fuzz pedals. But you don’t need an EQ pedal if you are happy with your tone.
     
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    You should change your TDPRI name from Killing Floor to Mr. Fuzz or something like that :) By now, we all know that you love them very much. But also pedals in general (tone is not in your hands, it is in your pedals;)).
     
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    Right but it makes switching guitars much easier. I primarily use mine as a bass/volume boost for singles.
     
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    Best part is I usually play clean. But they are still my favorite.
     
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    also, eq is a great preamp for acoustic instruments.
     
  19. Killing Floor

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    I have a Source EQ2 that I use mostly for that reason, a simple shape for each instrument that’s peaked pretty evenly. It’s handy for that.
     
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    Depends on whether yours is "cuttin' the mustard" or not...........
     
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