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Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by Rafterman, Oct 25, 2001.
which do you guys prefer? and why?
Actually i prefer a 4-band EQ.. which is a 3-band with sweepable mids.
and why ? well.. you can do more accurate EQ'ing
i personally think the pickup balance is also part of the EQ, because it is very vital for the tone-shaping.. so.. actually i prefer a 5-band EQ
3 band, absolutely - because one day I think I'll actually use the mid control.
More than 3 bands of EQ gets too confusing, I usually make quick changes between song (sometimes during) and if I had yet another knob to fiddle with, I'd be in serious trouble. I CAN somtimes chew gum while changing sounds.
I like the mid control because it's nice to be able to dial in the extra cut if needed. It gives me greater control. I really do rarely use it though. When I'm jamming it probably gets fiddled with the most.
Bass, Treble and semi- or full parametric mids, which still is a 3-band EQ, btw.
On my Cirrus, boosting or cutting the mids has a profound affect on the sound. I stay at the midpoint on all three, and normally boost or cut the mids and treble, and boost the bass to taste.
I guess it depends on how much tonal variety you need onboard. Also, a few two bands (Music Man, Aguilar) offer boost-only, so boosting both bands is almost like a mid cut.
3 band all the way. Of course, if I was to find a bass that I really liked, I wouldn't not buy it if it had a 2 band--as long as it sounded good.
three way, no doubt. I need to be able to control my mids from my bass, instead of stepping back mid-song.
I guess I will have to be in the minority and say two band, for the reason stated above. I don't really look for too much tonal variation onboard. Also, sometimes my guitar player will pick up the bass and mess with it and change the EQ settings. Then I'll pick it up and it'll sound all weird and I'll have to put everything back to center.
I find that during live performances, I only use the blend control--I'm not thinking enough about EQ to risk messing it up.
3 band sweepable mids, love those.
I have basses with 3, 2, 1 and none. Like 'em all.
I own passive, active parametric mid only with passive tone, bass/treble, bass/switchable mid/treble, and bass/semiparametric mid/treble.
I prefer the 3 band with semiparametric mid.
Has anyone ever seen a graphic eq on a bass? That would be a definate feature on the bass freak show.
Most acoustic electrics have a 3 band graphic EQ on them.
Yes but what about an electric bass with a 7-band graphic EQ on the face where the knobs would normally be, that would be weird.
my current bass only has 2 knobs: volume, and tone. so, ya. but, my amp has a 3 band, which is gooder. i also have my Boss 7 band graphic equalizer, which is pretty sweet
So the Boss is even more gooder than the amp? I wonder what the goodest of all is?
With regards to this thread, I prefer the 3 band with a parametric shift on the mids.
However, my favorite on board tone shaping devices are the low pass filter and Q switch.
Ovation used to have a bass with slider type EQ.
Not quite as nifty as the Electra with interchangeable onboard effects modules.
Anyone remember the Ken Smith basses with the built-in Mutron?