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Cheap EQ for bass

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by SuperSluggard, May 25, 2004.


  1. SuperSluggard

    SuperSluggard

    Jan 2, 2004
    Can you reccomend a cheap EQ for bass? Thanks.
     
  2. nonsqtr

    nonsqtr The emperor has no clothes!

    Aug 29, 2003
    Burbank CA USA
    What kind of EQ? Graphic? Parametric? Passive? Active? More info please...
     
  3. when in doubt... go boss

    try somethings out
     
  4. SuperSluggard

    SuperSluggard

    Jan 2, 2004
    Graphic.

    Yeah I'll try some out. Do they make special EQs just for bass or are they all made for guitar but work on bass? Will I loose any low end using a guitar EQ?
     
  5. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Boss make several. There's the GEB-7 which is the cheapest they do.
    MXR also do one, as do Guyatone.
    Look out with the guitar eq pedals, they may not go low enough in the frequency range to give you the bass boost you're looking for. Just check what the bottom band is that's being boosted.
     
  6. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    As far as I know, MXR only do one, and the bottom band is about 100Hz, no good. Theres that new Kerry King Graphic EQ Distrtion thingy, but thats probably the same.

    As much as I loathe Boss, there is no way to be negative about the GEB-7, shame really. :spit:

    Jack.
     
  7. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
  8. I'll third the boss. The way mine is set, it fattens my sound up consierably.
     
  9. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Yep, thanks for correcting me. KK's pedal is based on the newer model, so itll be a useful bass eq, with plenty of overdrive. Interesting . . . . . . . :hyper:
     
  10. BassGreaser

    BassGreaser

    Aug 22, 2002
    Austin, TX
    I have a Trace Elliot 7 band graphic EQ pedal I'm looking at selling :D