Eq pedal

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Drop1, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. Drop1


    Mar 28, 2019
    Looking for a good eq pedal. Ideally with 3 presets. I'd like to be able to go from slap to fingers to pick settings at the click of a button.
    Not opposed to just running dual eqs pedals if they are solid and clean with no click when activated.

    The more bands the better.
  2. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Check out the Source Audio programmable EQ. Up to four presets, solid quality, though it's more of a stomp and hold on the footswitch (single click turns it on/off).

    Another option would be a Zoom MS-60b. It has several different EQ models, and you set up to 50 different patches to cycle through.

    Else there are several different preamp pedals that can do two EQ setups, like the Radial tonebone bassbone or the EBS microbass II.
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  3. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
    Not programmable or bands, but the Curveball JR. by Amptweaker is a parametric EQ. It’s on my list
  4. Drop1


    Mar 28, 2019
    What I really want to do is get a midi board and run
    My PC. Ibe got $20k plus on software amd amp sims on that thing but it's too noisy in a live situation.
  5. Robertron


    Feb 12, 2010
    NewYork, NY
    Whichever EQ you decide to go with make sure it has a clear and easy interface for quick live adjustments.

    I use the Source Audio Aftershock to do what youve described. It has a 3way toggle to switch between three saved presets. It has a 4 band para EQ built into each preset you save. You're given control not only of the frequency point of each Bass/Mid1/Mid2/Treble but you're also given a Q control for each Mid1/Mid2 frequencies.
    As a bonus the pedal also has programmable LPF/HPF and Noise Gate settings for further clean tone sculpting.

    The drawback with the Aftershock is you need to connect a cell phone or computer with a cable to edit these settings. This can be a hassle live.
  6. Seashore


    Jun 2, 2019
    You can get a Boss EQ-20 modded so one of the footswitches cycles through presets, plus the manual mode.
  7. TheLopp


    Dec 30, 2013
  8. radiophonic


    May 9, 2013
    Another vote for the Source Audio Programmable EQ. I just got one. 4 presets, extended 8 band range for Bass (62 Hz), +/- 18dB. Dead quiet. MIDI PC access to the 4 presets and bypass, plus a bunch of CC options. Their tech support is top notch too.
  9. Drop1


    Mar 28, 2019
    That source looks cool as hell!

    What wound up happening is I was offered a boss me 50b on trade for services. Not a bad haul for 30 minutes of sitting at the mixer.

    I believe it has more than 30 user definable patches, which includes eq settings. With its mid sweep eq plus my onboard mid sweep I can jump between settings on a track to track basis if I chose though I only really need 3 settings.
    The extra fx like compression are just a bonus.

    This should help me work out the direction I want to take as I expand my pedal board.

    Now I just have to figure out how to use it.