Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by Webfoot, May 12, 2008.
Looking for a great Eq pedal.. any ideas?
Barber makes a simple 4 knob EQ pedal, which is great, but I'm not too familiar with any more versatile EQs, other than boss and mxr. I'm very interested in other recommendations, especially for 7+ band EQs.
i have an 80's ibanez pq 9 (parametric eq) that is super....very analog. If you can find one i will highly recommended.
Sniper modded GE-7
boss GE-7 with the sniper mod. get it, you'll be happy you did
Yep - that's where I'm at, as well, except I went the Monte Allums route - I seem to recall they're similar mods. Great for pushing the tone a little, dropping the mids out, or just a simple boost. Cheap, too....
I have two of these, excellent!
I don't use an EQ pedal currently, but I know that people rave about the BarbEQ from Barber. I would check out the HC reviews on that if I were in the market for one.
Hell ya there is, A vintage boss GE-10, hard to find. I have 3 of them, no I am not selling. Next in line would be a Maxon 6 band, followed by a vintage MXR 6 band or 10 band followed by a boss ge-7.
I Own it, I use it, I love it.
But: this is a rather subtle pedal, compared to graphic eq:s out there. It's the parametric treble - mid - bass -knobs in a box. For me, it gives the extra something no other pedal has been able to. But, as it is a pedal that divides, one should test before buying.
Stock Boss GE-7 has it's own sound. I didn't like it, many are do, or don't mind.
I used to own a Sniper Mod GE7, great pedal.
Now I own a Carl Martin Parametric EQ, also a great pedal. A little harder to use (steeper learning curve), but great, nonetheless.
BarbEQ is more like something you would find on an amp. If you're going for extreme EQing, I wouldn't go there. If you want classic amp sounds and sweetening of what you've already got, then it's perfect. I love mine, but I also am not trying to "fix" anything in my base tone...
Morning Dews are great EQ's with fantastic buffers, but you'd have to find a used one as they aren't made any more.
Graphic EQ = Danelectro Fish and Chips. This thing is seriously awesome, 1/3 the price of the others, and doesn't need to be modded (quiet as is)!
Sweet musical EQ = Barber Barb EQ. Great for making your amp "sweeter" or for tuning an individual pedal (wicked on dirt pedals). I have a Custom Shop Barb EQ in the emporium. It has an insert jack so you can EQ a specific pedal but still only need to stomp on one pedal to turn the effect on. It also acts as a true bypass looper because the insert pedal is out of your signal path if you are not using it.
MXR 10-band EQ in the loop.
+1, I have one as well and it's a very precise tone shaper. I use mine to quell some of the mid/hi spike in my signal and then a compressor after it to bring the level back up. Works great.
i used to tout the boss ge 7...I still like it but I am an mxr 10 band convert...
eventually Id like to get to where I have the mxr 10 band pre-distortion and a barber eq post distortion