I think I want an Graphic EQ pedal.

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by SamBooka, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. SamBooka

    SamBooka Member

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    Not for boosting for solo's or anything.. just a little more control over my tone.

    Anyone have a fav? Plan B is getting a Boss GE7 but I really dont know what to look for yet..

    Thoughts?

    Thanks

    Drew
     
  2. jamesie

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    i have the mxr kfk 10-band - it works really good
     
  3. SamBooka

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    Cool.. I was looking at the MXR 6 band but wish it had an overall level control..

    I dont even know what makes a good eq a good eq lol
     
  4. Release

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    The Danelectro Fish & Chips is a great inexpensive way to find out if you really need an EQ. 30 bucks or so. The MXR 10 band is excellent too. I just picked up a Source Audio Programmable EQ to try out and it seems really nice for far (4 presets).
     
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    MXR 10 band is excellent.

    The Source Audio is great as it allows you to create presets, but it was more than I needed. Great design and sound though.
     
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    I've had a Maxon GE-601 for 4 or 5 years & I'm very happy with it.
    6 bands, volume control & a tiny foot print.
     
  7. Whiskey N Beans

    Whiskey N Beans Supporting Member

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    Not graphic but semi parametric. Fromel Shape EQ is the benchmark. I also like the looks of the programmable EQ with presets by Siurce Audio. Many here love the feature-laden Empress as well.
     
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    +1 on the Maxon GE-601.
     
  9. SamBooka

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    Hmm.. the maxon slipped under my radar.. so far the GE7 actually has the lead because of the level control and the 9V power supply. Thanks for the screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwwrrrrrrrrrrrrrdfdfdfdfd (feedback)
     
  10. jkokura

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    I used to use the EQ20. I don't recommend it. Every EQ I've tried has brought too much noise to my rig.

    Jacob
     
  11. bsuite

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    Behringer EQ700. Kills the Ge-7 seriously. Dead quiet.
    $24 new
     
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    The MXR 10 Band EQ has level and gain control. Not to mention that at 18V, it is not likely to clip with a hot signal.

    Highly recommended.
     
  13. jamesie

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    yeah man, that´s why i have one :)
     
  14. Manicstarseed

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    agreed
     
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    Me too.
     
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    I just picked up a used MXR 10 Band Eq on eBay the other day myself :)
     
  18. Philo

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    I got a boss ge7 and then modded it using an eBay kit.
    Result was much lower noise and hiss and a cool blue led

    Pretty happy with the result. Would not be as happy with stock unit.
     
  19. hydroquebec

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    MXR 10 band is good stuffs. The overall volume control brings the awesome.

    I use a MXR 6 band because of the small footprint. EQ's are great for pushing the highs/lows/mids a bit further on a clean signal or altering the sound of any fuzz. I use it add a bit of sparkle to my jangle, or add a bit of bass to a fuzzface-type tone. At this point, I don't see myself ever building a board without one.
     
  20. Brian Johnston

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    Source Audio's Programmable EQ; 8 bands; you can store 4-presets and select with foot switch; you control the volume of each preset to be even, louder or quieter; super quiet operation; light aluminum casing; here's a review:

    http://www.musicgearreview.com/article-display/4278.html
     

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