IME the MXR 10 band eq is a great pedal, I think a parametric eq like the Empress would be better for bass, but is also more than twice the price. Another thing is the MXR does NOT run on batteries, it is 18v and you have to consider that when you setup.
Lots of gain, great adjustability in the lows/ low mids, the gaps between the mid and upper freq points makes it harder to adjust upper mids and highs with precision.
I like parametric eq's better for this reason, more adjustability, easier to pinpoint a certain freq, or raise/lower a "shelf".
It is real good at adjusting your normal setup for diff rooms, but I can do that with my pre-amp.
again Great pedal, one of the nicest EQ pedals I've used, just not the best choice for me personally.
Good luck in your tone journey.
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