New Mesa pedals with GRAPHIC EQ'S!!!!!!!

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  1. father of fires

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    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    Where's JohnK when you need him. Calling Dr Bombay, we need you, come right away.
     
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    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    I played the Throttle Box. The EQ helps darken and thicken the tone a little more than the original, but it comes nowhere close to a VT Bass, B7K, Rusty Box. BDPG, or other dirty preamp pedals. It still falls behind distortion/OD boxes with tone controls. Of course, this is just my taste. I love Mesa, and all of my rig bears their name. These pedals fall short for bass, but sound beastly on guitar.
     
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    So, these aren't exactly bass-specific pedals, but will work well tor bass?
     
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    zwkoch You can't do that on bass enthusiast Gold Supporting Member

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    The Throttle Box could definitely work if you have a darker bass or like a little more treble in your sound. It was a little to bright and brittle for my personal taste. I don't want to discourage anyone from trying it. I'm just sharing my experience and taste.
     
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    This is what I feared I know they make most of their money on the guitar side but I thought they would show us some love.
     
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    In all fairness the Throttle Box is listed as a high gain distortion, which I've learned is generally retailers' way of saying "for metal guitarists only."

    The rest of the pedals on that bottom row are listed as various flavours of overdrive, and I'm very curious about them...
     
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    I also played the Grid Slammer and Flux Drive with similar results. Just not voiced as warm as typical bass centric ODs.
     
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    They look awesome! Someone making bass specific gear should make some bass overdrives with graphic EQ :whistle:.
     
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    yeah, then i could buy one and fry it by being stupid :(
     
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    That EQ looks neat but will it really be working for Bass? Frequencies are +/- 12db of boost or cut at 80Hz, 240Hz, 750Hz, 2.2Khz and 6.6Khz. That COULD work...
     

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