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post Feb 23 2010, 10:17 PM
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I was curious to everyone's opinions on using EQ above and beyond your standard amp/guitar tone controls. Such as rack mounted or pedals.
Do you find it necessary to your own playing? Or do you see it as just a nice option but not important?

Just looking for opinions here. smile.gif
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post Feb 23 2010, 11:14 PM
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I think the best judge is you own ear. Whatever tone you want. Though Im a big fan of dialing in my own EQ.

Are we talking tone or recording?


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post Feb 23 2010, 11:15 PM
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Nah, not necessary really... But it can be a part of Your sound if You use it to the extreme and filters to get some odd sounds. Otherwise it can be handy in small venues for instance, when running a 4*12 it gets boomy in small places, and then You filter out some bass. I haven't using it for years, but I had one in the old days....

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post Feb 23 2010, 11:26 PM
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QUOTE (Staffy @ Feb 23 2010, 05:15 PM) *
Nah, not necessary really... But it can be a part of Your sound if You use it to the extreme and filters to get some odd sounds. Otherwise it can be handy in small venues for instance, when running a 4*12 it gets boomy in small places, and then You filter out some bass. I haven't using it for years, but I had one in the old days....

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People use them in different ways. Some like to have an external EQ to manage their tone. Some guitarists, like Tom Morello, will only use the EQ for a lead volume boost.

Some amps have incredible EQ built into them, so I think they are really important when you are mixing in a studio. Live, not so much.

It is all preference, like I said: The only guitarist I know who specifically says he uses an EQ is Tom Morello and he says "I only use it when I wish to go to 11 " :-)
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post Feb 24 2010, 12:03 AM
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i do like to use eq's i think it's a thing of personal taste, i love to use it on the solos for examples, i boost volume and the most important thing (at least for me) when u are playing a solo, mid freqs.

eq's can help you to really make your guitar cut tru the mix, but the thing is, try to cut instead of boost, a lot of times you just gotta cut wink.gif


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post Feb 24 2010, 12:06 AM
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Paul gilbert uses his signature EQ to actually get clean sounds from a cranked dirty tube amp. Works like a charm I think, sounds really good to my ears.


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+1. YEEEEAH, that eq is amazing bro, wanna get one of those for sure, the detox right?


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post Feb 24 2010, 01:22 AM
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EQ is good for adjusting the sound just right, and it can serve well in situations where amp's EQ is limited (like on tone knob for example).


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post Feb 24 2010, 11:25 PM
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I think EQ in the signal chain is a nice and useful add-on. You can then "sculpt" your overall tone more precisely to your needs (or venue/club/band needs).


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