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EQ pedal for mids

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Veldar, Sep 21, 2012.


  1. Veldar

    Veldar

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    After finally getting some djently sounds from my set-up I was looking to invest in a EQ pedal for more control of my mids as the ashdown amp I have only has the regular bass, mid, terrible.

    My current set-up is as follows:
    Schecter extreme stiletto 5
    Ashdown mini rig
    Ashdown hyper drive
    EBS metal drive
     
  2. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Empress ParaEQ. At first glance it looks like it is a standard bass, mids, treble pedal. However, when you look more closely, it can easily be a low mid, mid mid, high mid pedal, which is how I use it. It's done wonders for my sound.
     
  3. Veldar

    Veldar

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    It looks complex? is it easy to get a good sound from it?
     
  4. f.c.geil

    f.c.geil I'm your huckleberry... Supporting Member

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    Very much so. If you know what you want to sound like, you can get there in less than a minute. There really isn't a bad sound in this thing, either.
     
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  6. tink9975

    tink9975 Supporting Member

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    another option is the EWS Bass Mid Control. single band semi-parametric mid control in a small pedal.
     
  7. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    MXR M108 10-band EQ. 10-bands are better than 3.
     
  8. PrietoBass

    PrietoBass How does he do that? Supporting Member

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    I wouldn't say that 10 bands are necessarily better than 3, although I agree that it would appear you have more control.

    The X factor for me is to have control over the frequencies that matter...

    I don't have the MXR, but I've heard good things about it, and I'm sure it will get the job done.

    I've gotten good results with the Boss GEB-7.

    And I have the Empress ParaEQ as well, and it does get the job done beautifully. I can now notch out offending hi and mid-hi frequencies that I couldn't get rid of before, and it doesn't color your bass' tone.

    They're just tools.
     
  9. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    The WMD Utility EQ is a 3-band full parametric EQ that would also work for the OP's task.
     
  10. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    I'd caution that there is a bit of a learnng curve for people who are new to using these types of EQ controls. But well worth learning.
     
  11. Bluedevilxx

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    I'm grabbing a used Mxr 6 band EQ today for a gig tonight. I'll report back :)
     
  12. ga_edwards

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    There also the Artec parametric eq pedal. Single band like the EWA Bass Mid Contol (BMC), but with width and gain controls, and a lot, lot cheaper!
     
  13. ga_edwards

    ga_edwards

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    There's also the Artec parametric eq pedal. A single band pedal much like the afore mentioned Bass Mid Control pedal, but with width and gain controls, and a lot, lot cheaper.
     
  14. sunbeast

    sunbeast Supporting Member

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    +1- I used to own the Empress and now own the WMD. They are both fantastic sound sculpters, but the wider and continuous Q adjustment on the WMD makes it much more surgical and potentially versatile for me.
     
  15. Bluedevilxx

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    The MXR 6 band really impressed me this weekend! I use an Orange TB500, so my EQ options aren't the greatest out of the gate. But with the MXR EQ, I was able to really get at the mids the way I had been wanting to, sculpting them to the sound of the room.

    Scooped the pedal up used for a whopping $30 too!
     
  16. rob_thebassman

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    this is the first time i've looked into the empress, I want one
     
  17. Veldar

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    Would the B7K be good for EQing i was going to get a B3K anyway so and extra 100 for EQ setting isn't that bad right.
     
  18. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

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    One buys the B7K as an overdrive with excellent tone control. To just use it as an EQ would be over-kill. :) But an awesome sounding over-kill. :D
     
  19. Veldar

    Veldar

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    I wasn't going to use the EQ for clean anyway
     
  20. DeltaPhoenix

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  21. Vlad5

    Vlad5 Chronic Knob Twiddling Tone Chaser Supporting Member

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    This.
    It's designed to do exactly what you describe you want an eq to do.
     

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