To Para, or Not, that is the Question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Blue, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. Blue

    Blue Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2004
    Central NC
    In general, do those with Para or Semi Parametric tone controls use those features? I'm thinking Eden, SWR, A.M.P., Thunderfunk, and other heads have a bunch of knobs there, but are they really used? I've read many say they want "Plug and Play", or "Love that xxx Sound" - so I'm wondering if this is really useful, or if we're ultimately paying for an unused feature?
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    a good preamp/head will sound good "flat". but eq is often helpful for acheiving certain sounds, correcting room anomalies, making up for a deficiency in a cabinet or bass, etc. Fully parametric and semi parametric eqs are fantastic for doing this. I wouldnt buy a pramp based on that feature alone, but a good parametric eq is a wonderful thing.