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Boss EQ-20: do you have? did u modify?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Zapp, Dec 10, 2006.


  1. Zapp

    Zapp

    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    gang
    I had picked up a used Boss EQ-20 for acoustic guitar. its ok for that, but not such a help that I care to lug it.
    So I tried it with my bass rigs and its a big help... except for the lack of switchability. if you have one, you know what I mean

    I read on some forum that a competent tech could add a jack to it allowing a footswitch to scroll the presets. have any of you knowledge of this?

    this is a really clean-sounding unit with some strong boost and cut capability, and overall gain/preamp that is actually high quality, but just unbelievably poorly-designed control "features"

    z
     
  2. el_Kabong

    el_Kabong

    Jul 11, 2005
    Nope. I find three eq curves (off, preset, sliders) available at the press of a footswitch to be plenty.
     
  3. Guiseppe

    Guiseppe

    Oct 26, 2003
    Vancouver, WA
    I don't know why Boss designed the EQ20 so you can't step through your settings rather than have to push a little button. I had a friend mod mine w/ a switch that allows me to step through my EQ settings. $0.25 switch, 10 minutes work (I did wind up buying him breakfast, so it wasn't a TOTAL freebie) :D
     
  4. Zapp

    Zapp

    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas

    did he just intercept the connections to the little button, and externalize into a jack for a footswitch? sounds like what i need to do.
     
  5. Guiseppe

    Guiseppe

    Oct 26, 2003
    Vancouver, WA
    He inserted a small 2-way switch in the back of the box; it "turns on" the manual/memory footswitch to do the same thing as the "select" button...

    I'll try and snap a few pics later today of it so you can get the general idea.
     
  6. Zapp

    Zapp

    Sep 4, 2005
    Gruene Texas
    thx bro
    z
     
  7. meatwad

    meatwad Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Smallville, USA
    I'm interested in a mod like this for my EQ-20. Is there any more info about it?
     

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