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EQ for dumbies!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Jon R, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. I set mine flat ---

    38 vote(s)
  2. I set mine like a U

    18 vote(s)
  3. I set mine like a frown ^

    11 vote(s)
  4. I set mine like a M

    14 vote(s)
  5. I set mine like a W

    16 vote(s)
  6. I set mine like a 4

    4 vote(s)
  7. I set mine like a /

    2 vote(s)
  1. Sorry if this has been done before, but I did a search and didn't really find a definative answer. So I figured I'd try to get the TBer's opinions. How do you (generally) set your EQ?
  2. I crank the lows and the low mids, and cut the highs just a bit.
  3. I have mine set with the bass and the high mids up high, and the low mids and the highs cut.

    It looks kinda like a W but without the last line going up.

    I get a good tone, but someones probably gonna say that there's something wrong with it.

    Oh, and I didn't vote because there's not an option in there that suits me.
  4. bassmanjones


    Feb 23, 2002
    Boston, MA
    ditto....pure Jaco ;)
  5. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    I set mine flat to start with and then subtract what I think is offensive.
  6. either flat, or a slight frown shape.
  7. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    cut a bit of lows. boost a little low mids. boost a moderate amount of high mids. highs left flat.

    actually, not sure of my EQ now...perhaps low mids are boosted more with a little less high mids...

    (haven't been to warehouse in a while...)
  8. mine is either:

    -cut mids, boosted highs and lows
    -boosted lows, cut highs, flat mids
  9. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Kick up the bass, leave everything else more or less flat. Knock the gain up, and it starts snorting and grunting. I love it.
  10. kaboom133


    Oct 19, 2001
    Latrobe PA
    well, either sort of a \ shape, or a frown.
  11. Parametric: Increase lows, boost 600Hz mids and increase Highs a bit. I also increase the "bright" knob. This ought to give me sort of a W-shaped curve.
  12. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    Clean channel:

    - SF2: 100% direct gain + high pass, 3ish kHz, damping ratio 5, filter gain 6.5

    - F2B: bass 3, mid 10, bass 4 (slight U)

    Dirty channel:

    - SansAmp: blend 1:00, treble 2:00, bass 1:00, presence 11:00

    - SF2: 0% direct gain + low pass, 6kHz, damping ratio 5, filter gain 10

    - F2B: bass 2, mid 10, bass 3 (nearly flat)

    Simple enough? :D I don't know what ASCII character best describes that.
  13. On my Amp:
    Bass +-0 dB
    Low Mid + 5 dB
    High Mid - 4 dB
    Treble + 2 dB

    On my bass:
    almost max low boost
    mid boost most of the time (except when slapping or tapping)
    really light treble boost

    Edit: I think that gives me something inbetween an N and an M shape (very twisted in both cases i guess)
  14. Interesting. For some stupid reason I would have guessed a great many of you would have approximated a M. My thinking was you don't want to really push the lowest frequencies as they just suck up power and are hard to hear anyway, and the highest frequencies add too much sizzle and hiss (at least to my ears). I guess this would be a modified smiley face... but very few of you are actually doing it this way.

    Guess it's time for me to do some more experimenting. :p
  15. :(

    Mine is set to look like a carrot.....
  16. JoelEoM


    Mar 11, 2002
    Lancaster, PA
    flat lows, boost mids at 125-500, cut harshly at 1K and beyond. fat and smooth, cuts thru well, but doesnt glare at you, and never boomy.
  17. ldiezman


    Jul 11, 2001
    I boost the mids and lows usually... depending on the room it changes.. but I usually always cut the treble
  18. a VERY shallow ' ~ ' shape.
  19. Knack


    Mar 25, 2002
    New York City
    Boost Lows, Cut Mids, Flat Highs

    \ _
  20. Ívar Þórólfsson

    Ívar Þórólfsson Mmmmmm... Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Kopavogur, Iceland
    Frownie for me, boost the mids, it cuts through like knife through butter!

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