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Recommend an eq for lofi guitar

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by andrew00, May 17, 2011.

  1. andrew00

    andrew00 Member

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    Hey,

    I'm looking for a pedal or pedal eq or whatever they can give that lofi guitar sound, preferably whilst keeping things trebley. I've tried the Ibanez LF7 and it's pretty cool though is a middy pedal for me, wheras I'd like to get a pedal that gives a trebley effect.

    Oh and I don't want a distorted/fuzz pedal, i.e. keep things a bit clean, maybe dirty it a little, but mostly just get it lofi for effect.

    Here's an example - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svgh_MZOmaw (think that's a uke mic'd)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5sue8Jjgeo (bit of auto wah there too)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M88Ca91hTWs

    Can anyone suggest anything?

    I've looked at various things like the radio havana, boss/mxr eq's, q-zone etc but it's hard. I think something like the GE-7 might be the best bet simply from the pov of being able to limit frequencies etc?
     
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  2. mhuxtable

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    to me, "lofi" is a very "telephony" sound which would be a mid hump.

    Any graphic or parametric EQ will do the trick.

    Just drop all the bass freqs & cut any freqs you don't want...then boost all the ones you do want....extreme EQing is the key.
     
  3. ChorusCrackpot

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    Any equaliser can do it- what matters is what settings are used.
     
  4. smallsnd/bigsnd

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    a bandbass filter centered around 1-2khz.
    cut off the lows and highs, no real need to bump the center frequency, but it can help if it's slight - more resonance and it'll sound like a stuck wah.
     
  5. lupa

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    If you are talking about the lo-fi radio kind of sound like the begening and end of pink floyd's wish you were here, this can be achived with the single coil bridge pick up of a strat into a fuzz with the volume knob rolled back
    no EQ needed then turn up the volume to get a "full" sound or if you do want to do this with an EQ get one that has controll over 2-4Khz
     
  6. Prof.Fuzz

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    Heavy Electronics Radio Havana is just the ticket for that sort of thing. It has a gain control, so you can use it like a lo-fi fuzz, or just as a lo-fi EQ with minimal gain.

     
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  8. andrew00

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    Thanks for the replies!

    I think an EQ is the way to go, I've just noticed my local store (dv247 for uk'ers!) are doing 3 for 2 on Boss from today and since I just got the FRV-1 and a DD-3 I could send them back and get the Boss EQ for free.

    That is unless y'all feel it's too noisy and the MXR 6-band is the way to go? I see Dr Scientist also do one but it's 3x the price and has knobs over sliders.

    Anything bigger than that would be too big for my board!
     
  9. guitarslinger21

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    OP, I will well you my Radio Havana for cheap.

    pm me

    It does exactly what you want if you keep the gain down.
     
  10. Gretsch47

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    Noisy is what you want, no?...the cheaper, the better I would think. You might want to isolate it from the rest of your board though when it's not being used (with a looper or something) or just take it off. I doubt something cheap (Boss, etc) would be true bypass.
     
  11. Gretsch47

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    Radio Havana is true bypass and wouldn't be a problem when off.
     
  12. sahhas

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    i have a behringer tweakalizer and it has some lo-fi eq settings that sound similar to what the ibanez lo-fi pedal does. not sure if it's better or worse.
    works though.
    the korg kaoss pad 2 also has some lo-fi settings too....
    if you're wanting it in a small footprint the ibanez lo-fi is probably better, both of the above pedals/boxes are a bit bigger....
     

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