Equilization in a pedal...Who makes a winner here?

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Barnzy, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Barnzy

    Barnzy Member

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    Just wondering who makes EQ pedals with some great reviews. I'm looking because my two amps do not have any tone shaping on them. Name the pedal that works well for you and I'll dig into the product literature to sort out the one for my needs. Any cost or size, standard production or boutique...I'll consider them all.
    Thanks for the suggestions,
    Barnzy
     
  2. Frankenstrat86

    Frankenstrat86 Supporting Member

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    danelectro fish n chips & mxr 10 band are good ones
     
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    mxr 10 (i have the kfk-1 model) is very good
     
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    I also have the MXR 10-band. Very happy with it.
     
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    i am hoping to land my grubby paws on a wmd parametric eq and source audio programmable eq and give them a whirl. you should check them out too if given the chance.
     
  7. chrisross

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    Never played one but the Fromel Shape is highly praised 'round here.

    I've owned a GE-7. It did just about what I expected it to.
     
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    I really like the BJFe Sea Blue EQ. It's simple, but very effective and works great as a tone sweetner.
     
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    It doesn't get better than this:

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  10. zztomato

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    I guess it depends on what you are trying to get from your amp. I find the majority of EQ pedals add a certain amount of hiss. The BJFE sea blue eq (as mentioned above) is a nice one if you are trying to fatten things up a bit- although you can also cut depending on how you dial it. It's quiet.
     
  11. Clean Channel

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    This.
     
  12. Barnzy

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    Excellent responses...Thanks. I'm trying to get around the fact that neither of my amps have a tone stack at all. I need to remove highs and help out the lows a bit. I'll look at empress, fromel and the MXR closely. I've tried the boss and it is fine as well, but I like to look at every thing available and then let the features of each pedal decide. Any insight on the Barber BarbEQ? I gotta be honest...that Empress pedal scares me....
    Thanks,
    Barnzy
     
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    I like the mxr as well. I havent tried the other ones, but the mxr works for me
     
  14. guitarslinger21

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    I have the Barber BarbEQ. It sounds great.
     
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    All good suggestions. I had the PQ4 until recently which was great if you can find one. I have the Fromel now and it is also great, plus a switchable buffer.
     
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    I really like the Danelectro Fish & Chips and the MXR 10 band.

    Currently I'm using the Source Audio Programable EQ and I'm pretty impressed so far. I like the ability to have 4 presets. I just got it a few days ago so it's hard to say if this is THE one for me just yet.
     
  17. semi-hollowbody

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    I have
    boss ge-7
    mxr 10 band
    Barber Barbq
    BBE sonic stomp (more than an eq, but does shape the eq)

    My favorite is the barber, but honestly they are ALL good tone shapers...

    Ive gotten to where I dont need 7-10 band sliders to get the tone I want...bass, treble, and mid (preferably a low and high) and I am set...

    The Barber and the MXr 10 band are my two favorites...
     
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    Ditto.

    -bEn r.
     
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    The most important thing with EQ is to be careful! Boosting can increase noise quite quickly, so, using your description, cutting treble and boosting bass slightly is probably your best bet. For guitar I think a simple 3 knobber like the Fromel is as useful as the fancy 7-10 band pedals, and easier to get your mind around.
     
  20. Barnzy

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    As an update, I bought the pedal that would be most useful to me for electric, 6 and 12 string acoustics and also some project studio work if needed. I bought the Empress ParaEq.
    Thanks
    Barnzy
     

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