EQ settings on Eden amps

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Wattoosi, Dec 4, 2001.

  1. Am still (forever) planning to upgrade from my Crate combo rig I've had since I started playing bass about 3 years ago. Am looking at Eden. I am a little confused about some of the terminology. What got me started was I got hooked on Ricc Fierabracci's sound (Yanni) which someone told me was "compressed." I then got a chance to demo an Eden "Metro" combo which came close to achieving what I was looking for. So, here's the question: Should I go after an amp with a built-in compressor (like Eden) or is that not necessary? I noticed many other brands very is eq offerings. Peavey and GK dont' seem to have built-in compressors. I play mostly rock in a church band, if that helps. I do very little slap. Thanks for the help! Just trying to sort it out before I lay down the cash!
  2. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    The decision to use compression or not is a very personal decision. I would advise you to try out as many rigs as possible and go for the sound that pleases YOU the most. I would be very careful NOT to try to achieve somebody else's sound, no matter how much you admire their playing.

    Having said that, I've had great luck with Eden gear. The thing I like most about their amps (I own the WT400 and WT800) is that they sound great with everything set flat. I never use compression on anything, prefering to control my tone with my fingers as regards dynamics, punch, etc. If you can afford it, I doubt you can go wrong with Eden gear.
  3. If I remember correctly all the Eden stuff except the WT-300 will allow you to bypass the built in compression circuit. It's then simply a matter of choice.
  4. Amoilbasso


    Apr 22, 2000
    Go with Eden man,
    and you'll be happy!
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Peavey's do have compression built in, but it is more subtle than most, it just kicks in when you are clipping the power amp, and is not defeatable.

    I have an Eden Metro combo, and both channels have a compressor. I don't really like compression(a lot of people do, it's personal taste) so I turn them off.

    As far as EQ settings on Edens, a little bit goes a long way. The EQ knobs on my Metro do a lot more with just a small adjustment than any other amp I have ever used. I've heard others say that the Eden heads are the same way, that a little EQ goes a long way.