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What am I missing? Pedal confusion content....

RDM

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:messedup:crazy:horse

That about says it all. I thought I was certain on my pedalboard setup. Now...I just don't know. I recently added a 10 band MXR EQ to my chain, and it sounds great when I'm playing clean. I just don't dig it once I kick on my dirt.

Maybe I don't really need an EQ?

Maybe I should sell the EQ and get something else???? But...what?

:NUTS
 

popsongsmith

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that was pretty funny, actually. and not having a sense of humor is more or less the definition of being a dick.
 

Dave

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How can anyone possibly know what's missing from your pedal collection when they don't know what you already have?
 

aidan7737

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There's nothing wrong, simple fact is that the eq curve you like to hear with clean sounds (maybe a little scooped with a nice shimmery top end?) is different to what works best with overdriven tones.
 

Todd Lynch

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Dig now - if your clean tone sounds great to you with the EQ and not so much with dirt added, then turn the EQ off when you turn on the dirt.
 

RDM

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Well, I thought about the whole EQ off when I go to dirt....but then I'd have to worry about switching 2 pedals on and off. Not THAT big of a deal....but a minor pain. What would a worksround be? Put the EQ in a loop?
 

810wmb

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No need to be a dick and tell someone they need lessons when you never even heard them play.
who are you to call me a dick?

it had a "hehehehe" after it...you know like "i'm joking"


lighten up, francis
 

gaspedals.net

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I recently added a 10 band MXR EQ to my chain, and it sounds great when I'm playing clean. I just don't dig it once I kick on my dirt.
This is a great question. I would suggest setting you rig up with loops so you can switch from clean (EQ no Overdrive) to dirty (no EQ with overdrive). I ran my rig this way for years, actually with separate EQs in each loop as clean / dirty tones like different curves to sit well in the mix. These days I just shoot for a clean I like on the amp and EQ the overdrive to compensate.

Peace-Jayson
 

CaptainCrunch

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I have a WOBO double looper to do this. The way I use it is Channel A is for my clean with Compressor and EQ, when one is on my board, B has my dirt pedals. The WOBO has an inverter switch so you can go from dirt to clean with a different set of pedals engaged in one stomp. My chorus and delay are in the loop so not switched with the WOBO, as I pretty much always have the delay on. You can also run channels A & B together or both off too, works great.
 




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