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eq settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by thesmallprint, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. thesmallprint


    Jan 4, 2005
    how should i set my eq?

    yes i know this is a very broad question so i'll narrow it down. i play a bit of muse but would most like to know how to make it sound really punchy like pink floyd another brick in the wall part 2. could i do this somewhat with eq or do i need a compressor or better bass/amp. i hav a behringer bx3000t into a hartke vx410 (i live in australia, you try and get something better :eyebrow: )
  2. Boost the lower mids.


    :) :)
  3. illidian


    Jul 2, 2004
    Lower the bass/treble and turn [the volume] up.

    Essentially it boosts the mids, but may give less noise.
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    in the top of this furum is a FAQ sticky thread. in it is a link to an eq thread with some ideas, but so far you're probably being steered in the right direction.

    other than active eq stuff, if you have a passive tone control on your bass try rolling off some highs that way. also try using less neck pickup (if your axe has two pickups). maybe even different sets of strings like flats would help.

    your playing technique will help a lot too, try various right hand positions, and even try plucking with your thumb and muting with your palm. a good player (i.e. one better than me :p ) will be able to use a cheap bass and a crappy amp and still be able to get a wide variety of tones.

    there's no question that the floyd tracks got compressed to heck, but that doesnt mean you have to do the same thing live.
  5. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    Start with all knobs flat. Tweak one at a time (gently) and see if you like the new sound better. Try cutting as well as boosting.