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Boss Bass EQ

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by ImNotGeddyLee, Oct 5, 2001.


  1. Just won an auction on a Boss Bass EQ pedal and wanted to know where it should go in my pedal chain... also if i boost frequencies to high that it distorts, will it damage my amp or speakers?

    c'mon someone here has to have the answer... i tried the search option and couldnt find anything.
     
  2. someone please respond to this... i cant find anywhere else with any info
     
  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
    Think I'd put it at the end of the chain, unless you have a compressor, then I'd put it right before the compressor. Thing is, you should EQ your sound more by cutting unwanted frequencies than by boosting a lot. The gain you put in at the different frequencies adds up, and as you surmised, can give you a signal thats too hot to handle. What I'd do is boost a little here, and cut a little there, so that the output level of the pedal is about the same whether the pedal is in or out. This is a zero dB gain through the pedal.

    You should set the level of all your pedals for zero gain. It's easy if the pedal has a level control. You just A/B it back and forth until the volume is the same either way.
     
  4. 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
    OK. It turns out that the Boss Bass EQ has a level control on it that can boost or cut the output 15 dB. Once you have your tone, use this control to get to the zero dB gain discussed above. Here's the web site with a picture and description of the unit.

    http://www.bosscorp.co.jp/en/bass_guitar_effects.html
     
  5. does anyone else know exactly where this should go with my setup (profile)?
     
  6. I'd set it up this way:

    Overdrive - EQ - Chorus - Wah - Phaser/Echo/Flanger - Moogerfooger

    This is my personal choice however. Having the EQ there in the chain will allow you to change the tone of the distortion, which is then processed by the rest of your effects.

    However, I'd say that a lot of those pedals would suck your tone. You don't use them all at once do ya?