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MXR Bass Octave Deluxe Midrange Switch

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Lonnybass, Mar 18, 2013.

  1. Lonnybass


    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Hey gang-

    I'm wondering, is the Midrange selector switch essentially just a "mid boost" EQ circuit on the front end of the circuit? I know that both the BOD as well as the MXR Bass Envelope filter are MUCH more responsive when fed a strong midrange signal - just wondering how to envision the thing as part of the various EQ elements I have in my rig.

  2. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    This review on pedals and effects demo's the BOD with and without the mid boost. From 6:25 they talk about the mid boost frequency being at 400hz but it sounds more like the higher 850hz frequency to me, or is that just the video quality ?

  3. bikingbassist


    Aug 26, 2013
    I use the BOD with the mids all the way up at 850. I think it makes the "dry" sound cut and still sound good with the octave down signals. I'm already boosting the mids on my amp and parametric EQ too and I don't think it sounds like too much.
  4. MCS4


    Sep 26, 2012
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    MXR's literature doesn't seem to specify, but my guess is that the midrange boost appears post-effect, rather than pre-effect, since the supposed purpose is to help cut through the mix rather than to improve tracking/response.
  5. the low one

    the low one

    Feb 21, 2002
    I find the 850 hz mid boost works better for me too. It just helps the dry stand out when i want it to.

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