Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by metalguy2, Jun 2, 2005.

Do you use equalization?

Poll closed Jun 9, 2005.
  1. Yes

    22 vote(s)
  2. No

    4 vote(s)
  1. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004
    So how many dudes here EQ. I am a new string kinda guy. Flat all the way.
  2. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    I don't see why somebody wouldn't EQ. I tend to find I get a better tone with some different EQing.
  3. andruca


    Mar 31, 2004
    Madrid (Spain)
    EQ is necessary but not in order to alter your instrument's tone significantly, but to adapt to each room's sound. Recently I found that I run my SR5 ->RBI->COMP->EQ->POWAMP with everithing almost flat. If you like your instrument's tone you definitely don't have to do extreme EQing. Anyway, despite I seldom use it, my rig will never leave home without the EQ section.

  4. baba

    baba Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2002
    3rd stone from the sun
    If you care what your tone sounds like, you will need to eq for different rooms. I always tweak my eq.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I've got a Treble knob, a Bass knob, and a "Deep" switch on my amp and my basses are all passive. I use the EQ such as it is. There is no "flat", it's 1-10 and on.off.

    Edit - I don't know why I put the frowning face on the post... I love the sound of my old blackface Bassman with a modern Eden 210 cabinet!

    EQ? We don't need no steeenking EQ!
  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    I'm a New String plus EQ kinda guy. :eyebrow:
  7. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    I use it alot. I even have an EQ in my effects loop for layered EQ.
  8. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    i don't like to tweak too much , basically, just set it and forget it ...

    my bass and amp are a good match , i know what kind of sound
    i like , so it's easy to get a good stage sound .

    front of house is another story ...
    i usually send a wet signal to the board and ask the soundguy to run
    his board dry ...
  9. metalguy2


    Dec 26, 2004

    Set it and forget it huh?! Have we been staying up late and watching infomercials?! :D
  10. fatbassjazzer


    Feb 27, 2004
    Chef Ronco. So cool.
  11. I pretty much eq to the room and then leave it set...

    I usually get my tone fairly easily with a few adjustments, but I tend not to fiddle with eq during the set.
  12. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    Um, yeah, I assume you're talking about any tone adjustment. Lately my amp has been less colored than in the past, but I still make adjustments to my eq to keep 'my' sound under control for each playing setting.