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Behringer BEQ700 Bass EQ ???

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

  1. Woodguest


    Jan 20, 2014
    I would like to ask, what is your opinion for Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic EQ?? It's really cheap, but I think it might not be so bad...or am I wrong ? 595788_800.
  2. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    I had one and it did the job, not too noisy, cheap and fairly solid to say its plastic. Theres a lot of hate for Behringer but all their pedals I've owned have worked fine and never had a problem, think the QC is a little hit and miss though. My only gripe would be that I would change the frequency on some of the sliders, something more like, 40hz, 100hz, 250hz, 400hz, 800hz, 1.5khz and 5khz. May be as a result it doesn't sound as solid as some and as its not the most transparent it can colour/muffle the sound a little.
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  3. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Frequency selection is a personal choice. The Behringer has the same selection as the Boss GEB-7 which has been proved to be quite useful to the average gigging bassist (a 120hz boost frequently helps, and the 400hz can help clean up mid range honk). However, as jking says, they aren't to everyone's taste - there's a huge gap between 120hz and 400hz - the mud range!. However, being so much cheaper than the Boss it is modelled after, you haven't got a lot to lose.

    My only other gripe though is the sliders aren't quite as stiff as the Boss, so they have a tendency to move when packed in a gig bag. They also do not have a centre indent, so it can be tricky centring them to exact '0'. A better option in this price range with the same frequency selction as the this, but with better slider action and centre indents is the Chord Bass EQ. It's also metal as opposed to the plastic bodied Behringer
    Chord BEQ-50 Bass Graphic EQ Pedal

    Another pedal you may be interested in is the Artec Bass EQ and tuner. This has a different selection of frequencies that are evenly spread apart, and has a 200hz slider that can clean up mud.
  4. Woodguest


    Jan 20, 2014
    Thanks...I don't want spend lot of money to pedal. This EQ is cheap, so I just want to ask you. I don't have any experiences about pedal effect. ;)
  5. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    Like ga_edwards said it comes down to personal choice but I quite liked mine and the Boss its modeled on is pretty standard. I thinks its worth the price tag but I was eyeing up the Artec as well, 2 pedals in one, very useful and is all the effects some bassists use. Although a compressor and drive are very popular as well.
  6. Logic_11


    Nov 22, 2015
    This pedal is ok, it did help my tone a lot, but then I got a multi-effects pedal that had different amp models and an equalizer, so i don't use it anymore. The multi effects pedal i got was the bass pod from line 6. I know Digitech also has some multi effects pedals with different amp models and cabinets that are sold for around 45 dollars used on guitarcenter.com. The multi effects pedal makes your bass sound through different types of amps and this completely changes your tone, and the multi effects pedal will most likely come with eq knobs so you can adjust the tone even further.

    I would suggest saving up the few extra bucks and buying a multi effects pedal, plus you get the extra effects!
    But when looking for the multi effects pedal to adjust your tone, make sure it has the amp types, amp cabinets, and tone knobs to modify lows, mids, and highs.
  7. neuman


    Mar 24, 2009
    Denver, CO 'burbs
    Agree with above, save a bit more for a Zoom MS60 or the like. Small investment for a wide variety of effects and tools.
  8. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    You get what you pay for. I'd want more usable bass frequencies ... I don't care about 5-15K at all. I'd opt to spend more and get a Whirlwind Bass-Ten (the only bass EQ I'd even consider). If all you want it for is sound shaping (as an FX) I suppose it doesn't matter, but if you're looking to even out the freq response or to kill feedback (as with a ABG or DB) narrower bands (and narrow Q on each) is what you need.

  9. NortyFiner

    NortyFiner Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    Portsmouth VA USA
    I had one of these for a while. It's simply a Boss GEB-7 in a different box. It will suit the needs of a typical bassist on a budget, though purists or snobs will scream about the plastic case and lack of true bypass.

    As said, the casing is thick plastic, not metal, but is durable enough as long as you're taking proper care of your pedals, in which case you can blame yourself if it breaks and then drop $25 to get another one. That's one of the beauties of these Behringer pedals; they're basically Boss pedals for less than half the price, and if something does go wrong, they're dirt cheap to replace.
  10. wayshot


    Sep 25, 2006
    Namsos, Norway
    I did have one for a while, but didn't use it. There is no center detent on the sliders, and it boosts signal about 3 dB with every slider in middle position. Tone? Sounded harsh in the treble area.
    Unfortunately it happened to come in the way of me and my friend's bullets:
    Behringer pedal shootout (literally)
  11. gfen


    Aug 21, 2014
    lehigh valley
    stayed at a holiday inn, once...
    I love talkbass. Someone comes in asking about a cheap EQ pedal, and in turn is recommended a $250 pedal.

    FWIW, OP, I went through this exact quandry myself recently, looking at the various new and used options out there. If you're paitent, you can end up with an MXR 10 band for about twice what you'll pay for the Behringer off ebay. The one winging it's way to me now set me back $52 plus $9 to ship it.

    I routinely see them in the Guitar Center used database for ~$50-60, as well, although you've got to factor in another $15 or so for tax and shipping on top of that.
  12. RustyAxe


    Jul 8, 2008
    I could have just said "That pedal is pure crap" ... at least that would be completely honest. Sorry you got yer knickers in twist.