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50hz and 120hz knobs in equalizer pedal (BEQ700)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Alexdeth89, Nov 18, 2012.


  1. Alexdeth89

    Alexdeth89

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    May 7, 2012
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    Hermosillo
    I'm a big fan of active basses and since there is no room in my passive PJ for active electronics I decided to purchase a Behringer bass pedal. It's a 7 band equalizer but I only use 2 frequencies to simulate the sound of a 2 band active onboard preamp (bass and treble).
    The specific frequencies I use are 120hz for bass and 4.5khz for treble, I am so pleased with the results it sounds awesome, it sounds exactly the same as the active basses I have played in stores and other places.

    The only thing I find strange is the fact that the overall tone sounds better with the 120hz rather than 50hz and I find it strange because most preamps like emg, aguilar etc. have values for bass between 30 and 40hz so I thought I was going to use the 50hz but it sounds a bit "tamed" and punchier.

    With the 120hz the lows are deeper and growlier, it's just a much better tone.
    I have tried the pedal with more basses and the result is the same so my bass is not the issue.
    I don't know if maybe the values are reversed or maybe the 50hz knob is deffective.
    what do you guys think?
     
  2. Massimo636

    Massimo636

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    Aug 3, 2011
    I would much prefer to adjust the 120hz region over 50hz any day. In my EQing I tend to boost 125hz and reduce 50hz a bit. Cabs have an easier time producing those frequencies and that's where the punch is IMO.
     
  3. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Supporting Member

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    Maple Grove, MN
    Paraphrasing:

    Your bass will play 40hz, but its the harmonics and overtones that make it sound the way it does. The open e string isaround 40hz, but you're "listening"at 120hZ
     

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