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Post your EQ settings!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Nov 2, 2002.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    Im fed up, every time i got to use the schools bass amp, someone has fiddeled with the EQ settings, and when i put them back, they're always different than what they were. :mad:

    I want a new sound, because the one i had was really muddy. I do everything, slap, pop, finger, use a pick, so what is the most versitile setting for something like this.

    Other than that, just post your usual settings so others can see :)

    What are your EQ settings you use on your 7-bands or whatever it is you have :)
  2. PICK


    Jan 27, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    I dont have 7 bands but i dont use my 9 band.
  3. Everything but treble on 10. Treble, adjust to the line between mud and piercing.
  4. My SWR WM2004 is set at
    Bass: 6
    Mid (level): 4
    Mid (Frquency): 6
    Treble: 4

    My EQ stomp box is set at
    63: 6
    125: 18
    250: 6
    500: 0
    1K: -12
    Level: 0
    The range on the box is from -18 to +18
  5. vanselus

    vanselus Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Boulder, CO
    Ag DB680:

    Deep switch on boost + (not ++ !!)
    Treble rolled off a touch
    Gain at 9 o'clock
    Master at 11 o'clock

    Then use the DB728 for volume control...

    oh baby...
  6. mans0n


    Jun 15, 2002
    bass 7
    low mid 0
    mid 1
    hi 10
  7. pd_5string

    pd_5string Admin: Accnt Disabled

    Jan 23, 2002
    Everything flat :p

    Aren't Eden WT400's great?

    AMJBASS Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2002
    Ontario, Canada
    SWR Intersteller Overdrive:

    Aural Enhancer about 10 o'clock
    Everything else flat!

    Ampeg V4BH(depending on the setting)
    Blues: -Bass at 6
    -Midrange set flat, maybe a little boost at 250hz
    -Treble 6-7

    -Ultra Low on
    -Bass at 5-6
    -Midrange at 5
    -Treble at 6(maybe ultra high depending on how much I am slapping)

    Generally I use a flat EQ setting and adjust to room acoustics.
  9. LarryJ

    LarryJ banned

    Dec 12, 1999
    Encino, CA (LA)
    "Big Gig Rig"
    Mesa Boogie Buster 2x10 w/ Diesel 15"

    Gain 12 O'clock
    Treble 9 O'Clock
    Mid 8 O'Clock
    Bass: 11 O'Clock
    Master: Whatever it requires
    I leave the 7-band graphic eq alone for the most part. Then I run through a Yamaha NE-1 at "Deep"
    about 6-7 to round things out-
    The rest is up to to the pre-amp on my Sterling or
    in the case of my P-Bass, rolling off treble.
    My signal chain sometimes utilizes a Boss LMB-7
    which both boosts the signal and can adjust ratio/threshold to even tones out.
    Personally, I try & keep it as simple and vintage as possible, one reason I like the sound of TUBE!
  10. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    my btb eq.. (no eq in effects), aka 'my sound'

    bass: -20%
    mid: +50%
    mid sweep: full boost (usually.. i experiment a lot - btb owners know how it is ;))
    treble: +80-100%

    using both pickups, gives a sort Geddy sound..
    using the bridge pick gives a sortof Greenday sound..
    when using the neck pu only, i level them all to 0%

    the above all goes DI into the PA..

    beyond that, i use the effects/floor eq mainly to make sure i'm mixed in with the guitars. i don't care how it sounds to them ;)
  11. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
    HA! you got that right man!
  12. patrickj


    Aug 13, 2001
    Ellicott City, MD
    Endorsing: Spector Bass Guitars
    holding or tapping something out is fun with a built in wahwah :D
  13. Fretless5verfan


    Jan 17, 2002
  14. Hugh Jazz

    Hugh Jazz

    Sep 13, 2001
    Atlanta, GA
    Mesa M-2000 into M/B 4x10 and 1x15:

    Channel: Tube
    Gain: 2-3 o'clock
    Bass: 9-10 o'clock
    Mid: 5 o'clock (max)
    Treble: 1 o'clock
    Master (channel volume): 3 o'clock, I think...can't remember
    Output (overall volume): 11 o'clock during practice

    Graphic EQ: Flat (used to tailor to room)

    Controls on bass are normally left flat. Depending on the song, I may boost the treble/high mids to fine tune.
  15. FretNoMore

    FretNoMore * Cooking with GAS *

    Jan 25, 2002
    The frozen north
    Basses: mostly flat, adjust mid and highs to cut enough

    EBS Drome combo: mostly flat, use notch filter to hunt for room problem

    SABDDI: flat, almost full mix in of speaker sim

    PA: cut highs and lows a bit, boost mid around 150 or so, to tasty punch

    (For what it's worth, your EQ settings probably differ a lot depending on basses, speakers, room, guitar player, etc)
  16. Brendan

    Brendan Supporting Member

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Boost the lows a bit, boost the bass a bit, leave the mids and highs where they are, and the enhance maxed.
  17. Gabu


    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Adjusted to:
    Bass 75%
    Low Mid 80%
    High Mid 40%
    High 70%
    for Jazz.

    Flat for P.
  18. Why? What works for me likely wont work for you.
  19. RebelX

    RebelX Guest

    Oct 27, 2001
    Merrimack, NH
    As other have and will say, a lot of this may not help you much based on all the differences in playing style, basses, rooms, etc., but here's what I use. I love the sound of my Cirrus and I find I get a fat sound with bite using these settings. My strings are almost always fresh (I LOVE DR's!!!!!) and I play very agressively. I've never been happier with my sound!

    Ampeg SVP-PRO Preamp:

    Ultra Lo: In (+3dB @ 40Hz, -12dB @500Hz)
    Ultra Hi: Out
    Drive: 12:30 to 1:00
    Bass: 12:30 to 1:00
    Mid: Flat
    Treble: Flat
    Graphic EQ: Out

    On Bass (Peavey Cirrus 5 Bubinga/Walnut, DR Lo-Riders)

    Bass: Flat to just past the detent
    Mid: Flat to just before the detent
    Treble: Just past the detent to flat

    On Cab(s) - Ampeg SVT 410-HLF x 2
    Horn set to 40% - 50% on
  20. SlavaF


    Jul 31, 2002
    Edmonton AB
    Low - 8/10
    Mid - 9/10
    High - 5-6/10

    Very nice tone for me.

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