Need equalizer advice
What does your equalizer do to your bass sound? I understand the workings of an equalizer but haven't used a dedicated stompbox or rack EQ on my bass. The EQ on my PF500 does a neat job, but the sound just feels a little limited. I play a Status S1, through an Ampeg PF500 and then through a Tecamp L810 cab. No fx for now. I want my sound to get deeper and throatier. I use DR Loriders for strings.
Any suggestions? Would quality a EQ with the right settings deliver more deepness and punch?
For me, less eq is best, and primarily for cutting only (especially graphic eq).
For boosting mids, a parametric is ideal.
For tone shaping---- the instrment itself is key.
If you like your axe, look into an onboard pre that will do what you need IMO.
Agreed. The less you have in your signal chain, the better. The tone you're looking for may well be a matter of your spkr cab.
Ehx mole may add the tone you describe. I love mine, picked one up for 20 used, worth every penny for me, im horrible with the eq and this made getting the right tone a tad easier for me.
EWS BMC parametric mid EQ pedal. I run one on my board into my PF350. Gives me exactly what I need.
an eq pedal can do wonders, it's an underrated pedal imo. subtractive eq is proper practice when doing sound reinforcement, but for guitar or bass rigs, it's ok to boost imo.
I just use a simple Boss GEB-7, love it, it can make or break dirt pedals, especially fuzz.
At NAMM I checked out Whirlwind's "Bass ten" pedal and really liked it.
I liked it so much they filmed me demoing it ( a crowd formed around as they sometimes do at NAMM), I was still hungover from the Vigier party the night before but they are telling me that the Demo was awesome and they will post the video on their website soon :)
It was really cool dialing a super modern Slap tone on a vintage Fender Precision.
It's also (and to my opinion-mostly) handy when there is a bad frequency in the room you are playing in, you can find it and cut it without having to turn down your overall level.
Any opinions on the MXR eq pedals? What about that compared to, say, a VT, especially the new one with blend?
The VT includes a lot more tone coloration (a variable mix of distortion and EQ) and a lot less control over the EQ. I would not recommend an amp simulator if what you need is EQ, and I would not recommend an EQ if what you need is amp simulation.
Loosely, it's like sledgehammer versus jeweler's hammer: both are hammers, but they don't replace each other.
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