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Eden WT550 Eq suggestions

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by blizzard, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. Hi people, I just bought a WT550 and have had very limited playing time on it as of yet. I am loving the sound (its a step up from my behringer ;)), but I have a jazz gig on it tomorrow night and so I am asking for eq settings that other Eden users use for this amp (you can include other eq settings not just ones for jazz). Also just to let you know I am running it through a 112 at the moment and will be using a 4 string.

    Thanks in advance for your replies.
  2. hmmm, well, as far as I know the vast majority of people use all the eq set flat, with a tad enhancer added... from there, some might add/subtract one or two clicks of individual frequency bands, but the eden is not a head to use drastic eq settings on IMO
  3. Ad, I knew you'd buy the Eden ;) How much did Guy set you back for it?
  4. $2000, I'm happy with it, blew everything else away.
  5. Lex P.

    Lex P. You've got it awful loud -Kathy P. Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Everything flat with the enhance at 9:00 for gigging, 3:00 for solo practice. I may tweak a little when playing out but not much of anything.
  6. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Run it flat with no more than 9 o clock enhance. I tend to boost at 120hz and 1.2khz a couple of clicks to make me more present in the mix when required.
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    $2000?!?!?! Oh, wait - Aussie Pesos. Nevermind.

  8. Dragonlord

    Dragonlord Rocks Around The Glocks

    Aug 30, 2000
    Greece, Europe
    Relatively flat is the way to go. It has a very sensitive eq, so if you want to change anything then a few clicks should do it. Enhance will kill your mids aka cut-through so use it carefully.
    Have fun with the eden!
  9. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    As everyone else has said, almost flat is the way to go with an Eden. Use just a little enhance (maybe 9 oclock), and tweak based on the room just a little with the EQ, and you'll be good to go.
  10. bino


    Jun 27, 2002
    Orange County
    For jazz, I'd probably just leave it flat. I do sometimes make adjustments depending on the cab I'm using, though. I had a GS112 that I felt needed the lows cut and sometimes extra mids with a loud group.
  11. Sundogue


    Apr 26, 2001
    Wausau, WI
    As everyone has mentioned...start out flat as most of the time flat is darn near perfect.

    If you have to do any "tweaking", you'll be amazed at how little you need to turn those knobs. Even the slightest deviation from flat will make a huge difference. Eden give new meaning to the term "tweaking" because that's all you have to do...just a bit of it goes a long way.

    By comparison, I'd say that just a single click on any control is the equivalent of almost half a turn on another amp's controls. That's how much leeway you get with Eden tone control.

    Mess around with each of the controls by yourself to get familiar with what they do. Having the manual handy the first time through is helpful too, especially if you aren't very familiar with EQ'ing a head.
  12. petch

    petch Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2001
    Medina, Ohio
    I agree 100% with what everyone else has said. Very small turns of the knobs! Too much enhance does not "enhance" the sound!
  13. jokerjkny


    Jan 19, 2002
    NY / NJ / PHL
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob
    dont use the enhance knob

    and read the manual, talks about how to get a good sound. just cut or boost, and spin the frequency knobs, then play, wash, rinse, repeat, until you hear something good.

    the Eden line has one of the best EQ sections on the market, and it'd be a shame not to use it.
  14. Mcrelly


    Jun 16, 2003
    Minnesota, USA

    the eden description of setting the EQ is right on the money. semiparametrics can be confusing, but read the manual and if you don't have a manual you can get a PDF from www.eden-electronics.com

    have fun and congratulations on a great amp!!!
  15. 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
    I'd say set it flat, and use the enhance knob sparingly, if at all.
  16. Thanks for the replies, I have read the manual and have tried waht it suggests. I was just wondering what people use in band settings because I won't be able to try it in a band before this gig.
  17. Fred312b

    Fred312b Proof that gear doesn't make you a better player Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    my limited experience with eden amps in live situations, i have always run them flat (through eden cabs)... however, the secret to the eden xlt (speaker cabs) cut is a bump at 550hz...
  18. 12bass


    Jan 2, 2003
    Victoria, Canada
    Without knowing what your bass sounds like, it is almost impossible to say what sort of EQ to use.

    Generally, with the Eden WT amps, it is best to start with everything flat, set at 12:00, except the Enhance, which should be off. I find that the totally flat Eden tone is a bit too mid-heavy, and that 8:00-9:00 on the Enhance sounds good to me. If that isn't quite what you want, then EQ to taste....

    If your bass or the room has anomalies, you can adjust the semi-parametric to compensate.
  19. remo


    Jan 15, 2005
    hey mate.. where did you buy it?
  20. paulverio


    Jan 25, 2006
    Canuck Land
    personally, i set mine flat. And like what Munji said, I use the Enhance knob sparingly, if at all.

    I got this from the Eden forum. This will make it easier for you to figure out which frequency band to boost/cut to get the sound you're looking for.


    *note: ignore the eq setting on the pic