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Bongo EQ Frequencies?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Nyarlathotep, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Did a search but couldn't find anything. Read lots about the Bongo though, and I'm pretty sure that one of these could be my next bass. The one thing I'm really curious about though is the EQ centers for the 4-band preamp...

    Thanks :bassist:
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    Bass = 40 Hz
    Low Mid = 400 Hz
    High Mid = 2.5 KHz
    Treble = 6.3 KHz

    Hope this helps.
  3. phxlbrmpf


    Dec 27, 2002
    Wow, that's pretty low, I thought boosting this frequency was pretty much bound to cause muddiness. :eyebrow:
  4. Nyarlathotep

    Nyarlathotep Banned

    Feb 5, 2006
    West Coast of Canada
    Thanks, my curiosity is satisfied :D

    Pretty much, yes, but that can be useful for some styles, reggae especially. Believe it or not 40Hz is the bass center on most amps. The only problem with boosting the bass, with bass guitars, is that you lose headroom.
  5. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA

    That's the same frequency that the Aguilar preamps as well as many other preamps are set, too.

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