The story is, Mesa Boogie Mark amps were offered with or without a 5-band graphic EQ at the time (it was an option). I once had an EQ-loaded one once and I remember the EQ was crucial to get the tones I wanted. Now I have the chance to buy another one, it's great but it doesn't have the onboard EQ. My question is: will putting a good EQ pedal in the fx loop have the same identical effect and quality in shaping the sound as having the on-board EQ ? Please tell me what do you think, thanks!