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Discussion in 'Pedal/Effects Owners Clubs' started by PCollen, Sep 23, 2021.
...when all my effect pedals have their own EQ controls ?
Maybe because the EQ in the effects is not as accurate as an EQ pedal.
You don’t, but it’s useful.
EQ pedals can often dial it in more than a simple tone control on a pedal.
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.
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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.
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.
Some say that EQ pedal is the best transparent booster/overdrive.
I dont have one, so I cant confirm it.
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.
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
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.
You shouldn't "need" an EQ pedal if your amp has tone controls...
Right. But with an EQ you can switch guitars without messing with the amps settings. Depends on your preference.
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.
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.
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).
Right but it makes switching guitars much easier. I primarily use mine as a bass/volume boost for singles.
Best part is I usually play clean. But they are still my favorite.
also, eq is a great preamp for acoustic instruments.
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.
Depends on whether yours is "cuttin' the mustard" or not...........