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fave eq settings

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mullet0909, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. mullet0909


    Oct 24, 2006
    What are you guys's favorite eq settings or favorite setteings for a certain style...have fun.
  2. tjh


    Mar 22, 2006
    flat ... I wont buy an amp unless it sounds good flat ... then will EQ (slightly) to complensate for room or mix ... I will also suit to room by cab selection ... I like to plug and play ... and with my Yamaha I flip a dial for a few different bass sounds, but mostly still set flat ...

    BTW, congrats on registration and first post :)
  3. Nighttrain1127

    Nighttrain1127 Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2004
    Near Worcester MA
    With my Genz Benz I keep everything flat and kick in the mid switch with the Knob at 12:00 everything else flat and it sounds Great. Speakers are Genz Benz XB 210 and Avatar Neo 112.
  4. Peanuts


    Oct 3, 2006
    same here.. just flat :rolleyes:
  5. i boost the low mids to get the pant flapping punch in the chest kinda feeling :)
  6. Pako

    Pako Are we having fun yet?

    Jul 31, 2002
    USA, Montana
    Lately, flat with just adjustments for the specific problem freqs of a particular room.
  7. Planet Boulder

    Planet Boulder Hey, this is a private residence...man

    Nov 10, 2001
    6,482 feet above sea level
    I once had impure thoughts. Oh, and I pluck my ear hair.
    Flat, flat, flat. All day long.

    I run my bass EQ flat as well, usually, unless I'm slapping, at which point I'll boost the treble slightly.

    I MUST have mids at all times.
  8. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
    When I'm using the Sunn 200s & Sceptre together, I'll run the 200s with the bass at 10, treble at 0, lo boost ON, hi boost OFF. Volume between 6 & 10 On the Sceptre, I'll run the mids (contour) at 10, treble wherever (doesn't seem to do much for some reason), bass at 0, volume at 8-10. When I just use the Sceptre alone, i'll bump the bass up to one, but that amp has a massive low end when it's overdriving already.
  9. anderbass


    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    2-10-2, ("Whoo-hoo") .... Thanks, thats the most fun I've had all day..:) .
  10. On my Genz Benz's 5 band EQ I keep the bass flat, boost the low mids to ~2 o clock, keep the mid mids flat, boost the high mids to ~3:30, and cut the treble to ~10 o clock. I also use the Low Extend button.

  11. Another flat-lander here... both on heads and basses. I even keep the eq on a pedal like the BDDI pretty flat... (with the previously mentioned very subtle adjustments for venue/mix). It has only been a relatively recent development as I was a compulsive settings fiddler for ages! It was as if I never even contemplated leaving things flat - in fact I may have simply stumbled on a flat set up. I'm really enjoying it.
  12. FrigginChris


    Feb 6, 2006
    usually flat
  13. Generally, I boost low mids and high mids a bit. Cut treble a bit. Lows usually flat. I might increase the treble and decrease the mids just a little for slapping, though.
  14. Jiggybass


    Nov 15, 2005
    Sudbury, Canada
    On my Genz ML200

    - Bass at 2:00
    - Mid level at 3:30
    - Mid feq. at 10:00 (or at 2:00 when slapping)
    - treble at 2:30

    - treble boost on.
  15. Every thing is Flat on the amp. I use a tube emulator and a limiter/enhancer. I use the 5 band eq on my Bongo and just use a hint of low and high mids. Nice growl but not to overbearing
  16. All_¥our_Bass


    Dec 26, 2004
    This is my "usual" setting.

    Works better/best for a lead/chordal approach

    Bass 2.5
    Mid 3.5
    Treble 5
    Presence 2.5

    I play with a pick and use a jazz bridge pickup soloed, tone pot is all the way up, I use Rotosound swing bass strings, gauges low-to-high: 95 75 60 40. My bass is a fretted washburn made out of basswod, with a quilted maple top.

    (You guys are probably plotting to kill me for posting setting like this)
  17. mullet0909


    Oct 24, 2006
    i have a hartke ha3000, which i dont think thay even make ne more, and an ashdown 4x10 cab. my tone sounds horribly muddy when i leave the settings flat. so i boost the treble ne where from 7-10. i put the bass on like 6. my low and high mids go back and forth from 4 to 6 in different combinations. right now from bass to trebble its 6-6-6-10. if i boos the bass and low mids a bit and reduce the high mids i get a justin chancellor tone. i also have knobs for shape and intensity but they never move unless i want to sound like a guitar of cliff burton.
  18. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    I keep it flat, but boost the mids if it's not defined enough and lower the bass if it's too boomy at higher volumes.
  19. spectorbass83


    Jun 6, 2005
    Lows - 1 o'clock
    Mids - 2 o'clock
    Highs - 12 o'clock

    The Schroeder loves mids:D
  20. joelb79


    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
    Motown Sound:

    No Bright, High Button (+5 @ 5Khz)
    Bass Flat or +3 @ 50hz
    Bump 250Hz +2
    Trebble Flat
    Horn on Cab 1/2

    Bright, High Button
    Bass Full
    Trebble Varies w/ Bass
    Horn on Cab 1/2

    Low Button, Bright Button
    Gain Set to Distort on HARD HARD notes
    Low 3/4's open
    Mids 500hz +5
    Trebble +3
    Horn on Cab 1/2 to 3/4 (Depends on Room)


    I just run it flat in some rooms. Depends on how the room/band sounds. But those have been my fav. tones that ive found playing around. I use the Motown one ALOT! :)
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