Di and eq?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by itsratso, Jun 17, 2020.

  1. itsratso


    Mar 14, 2020
    Just picked up a sansamp on reverb which is on its way. But I already have a 10 band mxr eq pedal. So in my head, seeing as how to me a big part of a di's sound is its own eq, it's one or the other. Would there be any real reason to have them co-exist? Wouldn't running the mxr on top of the di take away a lot of the di's sound? Tx!
  2. Liko


    Mar 30, 2007
    DFW Metro
    I don't think it's necessarily one or the other, especially when you're talking about a 10-band graphic versus a parametric 3-band preamp EQ. The two devices have different strengths and weaknesses and so can be used in different situations. You may use the 10-band less with a Sansamp caboosing your signal chain, but it's still worth having to notch problem frequencies, compensate for PA configuration (no subs means you'll want to cut 50Hz and boost higher bass to give the illusion of more low end from the more limited system), give yourself an option for a middier edgier tone at the press of a footswitch, etc.
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  3. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Inactive

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    It could be super usefull if you want/need two different sounds. The Sansamp could be your always on, and the MXR could be a boost. It could be used to boost bass frequencies if you want to solo a bridge pickup. Options are there.
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