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scooped rhythm funk tone - what pedal?

tostyj

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I use a Morgan SW100R w/ a couple Tylers and an LP. The Morgan has a huge full frequency clean tone. However, I would like to cut the mids and accentuate the treble when I'm comping for funk, reggae, soul, etc. I would like to do this with a pedal (not the amps eq) and I'd like the tone to remain clean; no dirt. So I'm thinking parametric eq, graphic eq, or maybe even a clean treble booster kind of thing. A quality buffered bypass would be a huge plus, since I will be removing the pedal that serves as my buffer chain.

Any suggestions?
 

mrpinter

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If you can find one (they've been out of production for many years) a Boss PQ-4 Parametric Equalizer is great for your purpose.
 

dewey decibel

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A treble boost (the classic GE style) is really more of an upper mid boost and not what you want.

I'm surprised you can't get there with your amp. I have a Boss GE-7 which is fine for my needs.

Does that amp have a bright switch? Maybe a little bright switch wired into a stomp box?
 

tostyj

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A treble boost (the classic GE style) is really more of an upper mid boost and not what you want.

I'm surprised you can't get there with your amp. I have a Boss GE-7 which is fine for my needs.

Does that amp have a bright switch? Maybe a little bright switch wired into a stomp box?
Oh, I can definitely get there with my amp by tweaking the eq, but then it would mess up my usual clean and overdriven sounds. I want the option of going to the scooped tone I described, but I don't want to live there.

Please keep the suggestions coming, I appreciate the ones thus far. I was considering a Fromel Shape, in part because of the buffer or a Mooer Graphic EQ to save some pedalboard real estate.
 

LanEvo

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I remember reading years ago that Nile Rogers used an MXR compressor and Boss 7-band EQ in his live rig. Seems like that would be an easy/cheap starting point.
 

thinkwriter

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I have the Shape EQ. I scoop my amp for rhythm work, and when I need a lead tone, I use the Shape to boost the mids and cut some bass. I guess you could do the opposite: Scoop with the Shape (and add the treble you want).

Side note: I have been considering another pedal to work in conjunction with my Shape -- i.e. Rocket EQ, Middleman Boost, Programmable EQ, or Vyagra Boost. That way I could put it after my dirt pedals and the Shape before everything, where its buffer could work its magic.
 
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Maxon EQ pedal would fit the bill.

If you can find one, I'm pretty sure I used to use a Barber Barb EQ to do exactly what you're describing.

However, my Swiss Army Knife of "eq" pedals is my Xotic RC booster. It does take some tweaking. Works great as a traditional boost or "always on" pedal. But I use it more for sculpting a particular tone needed for a gig...or to even things out when switching between humbuckers and singles.
 

cram

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This is the main live setting purpose for EQ. Find one that works for you. For one-off things like this a cheap and simple ge7 works for me.
 

poolshark

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The EHX Knockout was made for this (and does a lot of other stuff as well), but it's true bypass. Boss GE-7 sounds like it might do the trick as well, but I didn't really love mine. Either way, EQ is what you need.
 

JimHalinda

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Electro-Harmonix Knockout, lots of YouTube demos, check it out. I have one and think it does what you're looking for.
 

eddie knuckles

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I remember reading years ago that Nile Rogers used an MXR compressor and Boss 7-band EQ in his live rig. Seems like that would be an easy/cheap starting point.

^Whoop - there it is! If the Moses of Funk uses it, its gotsta work...
 

mcnabbanov

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the elements could probably cop it. it's got a mids switch and a mids knob.

or an mxr eq with the mids cut a bit and maybe slight boost in the upper frequencies

or stick an eq into the fx loop of a Paul C Tim ;)
 




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