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Best Parametric EQ?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by yarnboy, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. I've been looking at the Ashly PQX-571, and it seems to be really nice. I'm not too knowledgeable when it comes to p-eq's, and it's tough for me to find reviews on many aside from the Alesis 450. Anyone have any recommendations? I'd like a single space if possible..but it's not really that important. Thanks!
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    I use a Rane PE-15 - data here - I like it a lot.

    Behringer also do one under $100, I've heard it's perfectly fine.
     
  3. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
  4. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    I used to use an older Ashly. I would say Ashly and Rane are the way to go unless you have a LOT of dough for something more high end like a Klark-Teknik.

    The True Blue is probably a nice EQ but not a true parametric. I dislike the fact that it cant be easily racked, that's just me. The older SWR Mr. Tone Controls EQ is a similar design (also by Steve Rabe) but in a 1U rack...hard to find, though because they didn't make many.

    What's your application? Parametrics are very powerful but also fussy to set up.
     
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Supporting Member

    TC Electronic 1140 parametric equalizer/preamp. Certainly isn't the cheapest, but it's one of the best IMO. Super super quiet, super super clean, super super powerful. List price now $760, not sure what street price is these days (got mine used over a decade ago).

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  6. I have an SVT 4 Pro with a bbe 362..I'm looking for some really nice tone shaping tools aside from the 9 band EQ on the head. I'm not too thrilled with the tones I'm getting out of my Ibanez SR 1300. I think I'll probably being going with the Ashly, just because I have the most info on it.
     
  7. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    This is very true.
     
  8. jgsbass

    jgsbass

    May 28, 2003
    Floral Park, NY
    T.C.Electronics used to make a dual band parametric EQ in a stompbox size(same box as their chorus). This unit absolutely kills. Two full bands of Parametric eq including frequency and width and it has a treble control at 10k to boot.
    If you're not getting a sound you're happy with with the Ampeg and the SWR cabinet, maybe the sonic problem lies elsewhere. Can you get a sound you're happy with through a soundboard? Through someone else's amp? Maybe your bass could use some help. Parametric EQ's are a good sculpting tool but if your bass needs radical tone shaping before the amp, something's not right.
     
  9. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Carl Martin also do a stompbox 3 band parameteric EQ with DI.


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  10. I'm not looking for radical tone shaping tools..I'm just looking for an exact tone..and I don't think I have enough control over specific mid vocings to achieve what I'm looking for. Like I said, I'm not too thrilled with the output of the bass it's self..I love the head and the cab..the bass is just very Ibanezy and clicky..Tough to describe..:)