View Full Version : what's your boss GE-7 settings?
09-04-2007, 10:43 AM
hi everyone...I'm asking for help choosing the best eq for my rig...so please tell me your boss GE-7 favourite settings... by the way I'm playing a lot of styles, rock, blues and standars, I have a Parker p38 and Boss's delay,chorus, dist, wha, volume, flanger in a stompboxes pedalboard...thanx for the help....saludos desde colombia...
09-04-2007, 11:02 AM
Which part of the chain are you placing your EQ in?
If it is at the start, then the shape it takes and the purpose for which you want to use it for will determine its shape there. If it is after the drives or at the end of the chain then that will also make another difference.
There are a few ways some people use it.
1. Before the drive as a Treble Boost or Mid boost. This is simple. You just bump the treble side of things and raise the level if you need to. Same for the mids.
2. After the drives, you can tweak each slider to taste, to bring out more high mids, or sparkle. If the amp seems lacking in fullness, bring up the 100 and 200 Hz sliders slightly. Small tweaks make the difference on this pedal. Experiment with each band. They each provide a different sound.
I know the 800Hz if placed full-up,before the drives gives some measure of a cocked wah sound.
There is a final Dave Gilmour method of using the pedals. What he does is he cuts the frequency (which he will later want to boost) and turns on the pedal. When he does want to have a boost in that frequency, he turns "off" the pedal, effectively returning those frequencies which is a relative "boost"
I don't think anyone can really give u suggestions about what exactly to set on your pedal as your situation is unknown.
09-04-2007, 11:34 AM
great advice...usualy I have this: volume pedal--nitro rocktron--wha--ts9--ds1--GE7--dd6--ce5--acoustic modeler--flange-- so that's my signal chain...I normaly use the GE7 to give more warm sound...
09-05-2007, 04:51 AM
I don't know if this will help much....
I spent a LOT of time, listening and adjusting (this is after modding the GE-7 to eliminate that self-generated noise I had...white noise, terrible, but much better after) the GE-7.
Tried the "standard" smiley-face, V-shape, and mid-hump...
But it seems like when I adjust each band, by starting at the low ones, and moving up...I tend to cut 12 db to hear what that sounds like, then boos 12db each band, then decide how it fits in what I want to hear...then adjust it more normally (I tend to cut or boost a maximum of only a few db) ...
I find I almost invariable end up with one of two configurations... but both share a pattern and that is that I end up alternating between each adjacent bandwidth (comb filtering I think it is called) so either (starting from left) cut-boost-cut-boost-cut-boost...etc. OR boost-cut-boost-cut...etc.
This happens so often that I often now start with just doing that with I think 3db cuts or boosts...then making minor adjustments here and there. This is with mainly clean sounds.
I also do like to use WEIRD EQ's for some recording. I wonder why I am not trying some of these at gigs...
09-05-2007, 07:14 AM
My personal fav setting...
It's weird but to me it kinda reminds me of a stagger pole single coil pickup.
09-05-2007, 07:28 AM
thanx...I'm working on every comment...see what happend...
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