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Discussion in 'Marshall Amps' started by Kutt, Jul 25, 2018.
I only do it on my cheap HT-20 to make it sound less boxy. IMO, if an amp needs an external EQ to sound good then maybe it’s not the right amp for you.
In my opinion there is no combination that is perfect so a good EQ gets you that much closer.
Ok, so I tried it at rehearsal. I didn't try a ton of settings as focus was on playing music and preparing for an upcoming gig but anyway: I put the GE-7 in the loop of my DSL20HR, no problems with noise or anything. My base sound without the EQ is really perfect without the band playing, the DSL20HR with Creambacks sounds exactly as I want my amp to sound.
What I did was trying the inverted U known from EVH and Slash and no extra gain from the pedal with the full band, which indeed was useful for cutting through. Great for bringing the guitar "up front". When I turned it off the guitar sank back and almost "disappeared" in the mix. Playing that setting without the band sounds way too middy of course, but as said, very very useful with the band being able to switch it on and off. I like it
Numerous other use cases and settings to test, but at least one good use is now checked!
When those that do use it in the loop, do you still use other pedals in the loop also? If so, where in the chain does the eq go? I am using the boss noise suppresor 4 cable method, i wonder if it will still work? Guess i should try it.
I've never owned or used a Boss pedal, but I imagine the GE7 is a good fit. I use an old Ibanez 10 Series EQ pedal in my DSL40CR's loop. The Ibby has the same frequencies as the Boss. It works perfectly.
I have/had a whole damn rack in my loop, just in case I wanted to use it.
Whelp. I ordered up the latest MXR 10 band today to toy with. I'll also grab some $2 sunglasses at the dollar store to handle the blinding blue LEDS and be off to the races.
in my experience, if your not running a EQ in your loop then you
only know a small bit about what tones you have at your disposal.
It's a fair point, and I understand your thinking, but what if an amp with the right combination of features and voicing does not exist?
An EQ in the loop is just giving you a more powerful, and more precise version of the tone controls on your front panel!
Not to mention how to fit in a band mix, what sounds good by itself can be the wrong sound with the band. Also the possibility to quickly switch between different sounds, for different songs or different parts of songs. To just have one base sound that fits all is to lock oneself in.
I tried it a few times into the input and was like: "eh" Then I put it in the loop and was like: "schwing!" I don't notice subtle sound differences.. it hit me over the head. Noticeable. Useful.
I use the Sniper Mod Boss EQ7 on my Mesa Lonestar. Don't need it on the Marshall.
Tried the boss ge-7 and mxr 6 band but found they sounded a bit solid statey in the loop for lack of a better term so I use an ep boost from xotic! It gives an eq change which is very pleasant to your tone and as much volume boost as you want.
Reading this thread and another one like it prompted me to go out and buy a new mxr 108s today. I tried it in the store on an amp that I hated and it did improve the sound. I'll know more tomorrow after I test it and use it at band practice. I will be putting it in the loop along with several other pedals including a sonic maximizer which has always improved my tone. I saw that someone else was asking about them earlier. I have high hopes for this. My tone is already amazing but I can't stop experimenting.
I have a 1w Dsl head, 20w Dsl head and the 5w Dsl combo - i run the Kerry King mxr 10 band EQ thru the loop, sounds awesome.
Maxon/Ibanez PQ9 Parametric EQ into a Boss RV-6 Reverb, in the loop of my Gurus 1959 Double Decker preamp
MXR 10 band is the most valuable pedal ever. In the loop it can tweak almost any amp to exactly what you want to hear. With only some slight tweaks you’d be VERY surprised how much better any amp can sound.
I tried out my new
mxr 108s today and then used it at band practice. It was a game changer. I ran it second in the loop, after my sonic maximizer and before my tc sentry gate. I didn't think anything could improve my already magnificent tone that I had worked on for decades to achieve but this put my guitar up front in the mix with a new level of clarity.