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fretless tone eq suggestions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by progplayer, Dec 7, 2001.


  1. progplayer

    progplayer

    Nov 7, 2001
    I am looking for some eq suggestions for getting as much “mwha” as possible out of my head. Yeah I’m lazy but I have little time to dabble on my eq’s at band practice and I’m way too lazy to bring my rig home!!!!

    I just need some suggestions, no specifics… like boost/cut 200hz? 800hz? I don’t know, give me a clue!

    Just a history, I’ve been a fretted player since 1992 till Nov. So my perception of tone for a fretless isn’t that good yet. I love Willis’ tone a lot but I don’t want to copy him…u know how it is. I already have the volume boosted pretty good and I’m “trying” to transition to pluck with a light touch so I can get more dynamic in my playing now a days. So far so good….
     
  2. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    on my R600 i set the graphic eq in a sort of exaggerated "W" shape. the extreme lows are boosted to give some "thump" the highs are boosted to give some clarity, and a mild boost of on or two bands of mid help to bring out the "mwah" charachter. (lows and mids are only a little above, highs about 2/3 above 0, everything else cut down)

    kinda like this: (im in class and have nothing better to do)

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  3. Try boosting the frequency range that is 3-4 octaves above the average normal range you play.
    I.E., low B is 31hz and B on the G string 4th fret is 124, average is 62, bump 248 up a bit. Not enough bite to the "ah"? Try the freqs that are another octave higher, etc.

    BTW, mwah is really a function of action height and how hard you pull the strings. As you lighten your touch, lower the action. When you get the action matched to your playing style, you can control mwah with touch and leave the amp flat.

    Good luck!