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frequency advice when blending clean/distorted

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Mytt88, Jan 20, 2014.

  1. Mytt88


    Jan 18, 2011
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    I'm trying to blend a clean and distorted signal with a boss ls-2 to sound similar to this

    I will buy a rat but using a generic distortion for now.
    I'm running through two 7 band bass specific equalizers, one on clean and one on distorted.

    +/- 15db boost/cut at frequencies 50,120,400,500,800, 4.5k and 10k

    My question is how should I configure them? Should I have only highs feeding into the distortion like a high band pass filter and treat the clean as a low band pass filter or would I need to keep highs and lows in both?

    I also have compressor pedals at my disposal

    cheers in advance
  2. Rickenmonster

    Rickenmonster Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2013
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    IMO cut above 800 on your clean and leave your distorted at your normal clean levels. That's how I like mine but it's a real personal preference thing.
  3. Downunderwonder


    Aug 26, 2009
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    I do it around 150 hz on my Rolls crossover. If you're getting odd sounds it's probably your distortion coming back out of phase. Ls2 is missing any phase control.

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