Good parametric EQ's?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by CrawlingEye, Jul 28, 2003.

  1. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I'd like to pick up a parametric EQ. Any thoughts on a decent priced (new/used) parametric EQ?

    I was looking at the Presonus EQ3B, for price-relative figure. Thanks. :)
  2. What do you want to use it for? I use a parametric EQ for one reason only...problem solving. I find the Fishman 2 channel + DI satisfactory. About 200 dollars-ish.
  3. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    that Raven Lams unit is on my list, the "True Blue" I think it's called.
  4. monkeyfinger

    monkeyfinger Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Also check out the Furman PQ-3 reissue. A very nice 3 band unit.
  5. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    I was considering that but the Raven Labs isn't a true parametric EQ. It's semi-parametric.
  6. CrawlingEye

    CrawlingEye Member

    Mar 20, 2001
    Easton, Pennsylvania
    Well, I enjoy an odd treble frequency boosted, that most EQ's don't include. I like 1.7KHz boosted a considerable amount. I can do this with most amps, but that removes the possibility of allowing me to boost any of my lower mids as well.
  7. jonathanl

    jonathanl Guest

    Jan 12, 2003
    Orinda, CA

    Oops, my bad. I got a EQ3B just to see how well it would work. Even though it's only "3-band", it seemed to do the trick for me at the moment.
  8. I use mine to cut out boom, for example in bars where the owner thinks it's cool to surround the back of the stage with sheet steel (!!!) boost low mids a bit now and then when playing with guitarists who use Marshall amps and zap feedback (on a bass with beautiful, but old and microphonic, pickups). I mostly use it with my acoustic guitar, though. I have never needed more than the two channels it offers, and the DI is excellent. Runs on phantom power as well.
  9. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I use a TC electronics TC1140 which is four bands, fully parametric. Amazingly clean, quiet, transparent. It's pricey though... got mine used for real cheap back in the early 90's.

    You might want to check into Rane: they make a 5-band fully parametric EQ, which I believe also has a shelving function on the outside bands. I haven't tried it, but I'm extremely impressed with the Rane compressor I've been using for 5 years or so.