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Equalizer with patches?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Aaron Saunders, Jul 26, 2003.


  1. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Latetly, I've been having a but of fun playing with the EQ on my amp (Microbass), and I've been thinking about an EQ pedal. But the thing is, I want something that has multiple EQ settings at once. What I mean is a single box with, say, a seven - nine band parametric EQ that you can save certain settings. Say in one song I needed to use a pick and get a really punchy tone, so I spiked the high-mids with a gradual curve back to flat around the bass frequencies -- but that wouldn't do for the next song, which could be a low fingerstyle groove with ballsy bass and low mids and a litttle bit of cut on the treble. I think we all know the lag between songs is a pain the arse if it gets too long and without some kind of lit slider or knob, toying with an EQ can seem to take forever. However if you could save these as patches and just scroll through them, you can have your new settings in seconds. Are there any EQ pedals/boxes on the market that let you do this? I could just use two or more EQ pedals, but that gets expensive quite fast if you're buying something better than a Danelectro mini-EQ.

    I'm trying to keep my expenses low, so if you can do that in a larger effects box (Zoom 708-II, for instance), I'm very open to those as well.
     
  2. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    There's a few options...

    For dedicated eq, there's the boss eq-20, which is a very cool pedal.

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    I had one briefly, it's great but there were two reasons I sold it.
    1. I realized I don't need 10 different eq settings
    2. the pedals on it don't work how you'd expect i.e. you can't navigate through the stored patches using the pedals
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      you can also do it in a multi-fx box, such as the zoom. When I used a Digitech BP-8, I always had it on even for a clean sound and had various different clean patches with varying eq settings depending on the sound the song required.

      hope this helps!
     
  3. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    It has me intrigued, but I think that's a bit much for what I need. 10 EQ patches and 10 bands? I'd only use 5 at max (patches, not bands of eq). Ten patches and ten bands would probably set the price a bit high and it's more than what I need. Any downsized models?
     
  4. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    Yeah, it's a bit over the top. Add to that the fact that you can't go between patches using the pedals and it's a pain to use.

    You'd probably be better with a Zoom 708 or Digitech BP8 which have parametric eq's.
     
  5. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    Hmm...thanks. I guess on the Zoom you can save a number of EQ patches?
     
  6. David Wilson

    David Wilson Administrator Staff Member Administrator Supporting Member

    Oct 14, 2002
    Lower Westchester, NY
    well, you just make patches that have no effects on, but just using the eq facilities. You can do that on any multifx box which has an eq 'effect' settable per patch