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equalization dilemma

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by tito mangialajo, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. tito mangialajo

    tito mangialajo

    Feb 1, 2006
    hi everybodys,
    I have an equalization dilemma: what frequency have the soundman at the PA to cut off to eliminate the annoying TIC-TIC generated from the right hand finger on a piezo-pickup ampliefied doublebass?
    thanks, Tito.
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Start at about 1Khz and sweep upward towards 2Khz with a cut engaged as you sweep (as on a parametric EQ). This is (IME) the frequency range where I get annoyed by that sound with certain bright piezos - especially the Fishman BP100, Underwood, and Bass Max. With a regular non-parametric EQ, it's kind of a double bind situation because all you can do is cut the high and mid controls, depending on the way the EQ is voiced...and there's some good stuff in those wide bands as well that you don't want to lose.
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    The "tic" sound will, most likely, be reduced by a judicious attenuation of frequencies between about 2 kHz and 6 kHz. The 1 kHz region is very "volatile" in that VERY small changes in that octave can yield dramatic changes in the perceived sound.

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