Anyone Running An Eq Through Their Fx Loop?

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    Personally, imo, they only add sonic clutter and noise. If you have a well tuned amp you shouldn't need one. I've tried using them as a lead boost, but they added noise and mid boost, even with the mids turned down it was too much. The BBE was a FAR better option...with a 900 excellent.
     
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    I had previously tried other EQs and I understand why you think they aren't helpful and add noise. The new mxr108s 10 band is silent and has improved my sound which I thought was already magnificent. I run it in the loop just before my sonic maximizer.
     
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    A well designed speaker cab with the right speakersvI think is far more effective...probably more so then many think! I know it did for me. Speaker cabs are a huge factor.
     
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    that's the EQ in the loop experience.
     
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    any speaker cab you pick a EQ can only make it better.
    a speaker swap will not do the same thing a EQ will do
     
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    Rick is right about an eq being a game changer I couldn't believe the differance I prefer eq in the loop over before the amp I think befor takes tone away from the guitar
     
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    Rick is right about an eq being a game changer I couldn't believe the differance I prefer eq in the loop over before the amp I think befor takes tone away from the guitar
     
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    before the amp all your really doing is EQing your pickup tone.
    been preaching EQ pedals in the loop for yrs and yrs now.
    its the biggest difference a pedal can make.
     
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    If you run an eq by itself in the front it wont have much of an effect. If you have a dirt box then eq then to the front of the amp the eq is a lot more effective.
     
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    still your only EQing the pickup tones essentially
     
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    Using a cab with the right speakers is important, but I don't know about "far more effective"??? Ideally you want both - a good sounding speaker AND a well set up EQ in the loop....

    You could spend a lifetime going through speakers which emphasise the frequencies you want, but with an EQ the results are instant!
     
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    You don't have to change your tone even , you can just add so more much ' clarity ' . Also it's better to cut the frequency you need to rather than boosting the others , that will produce noise .
     
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    This is exactly what I'm looking to do. I love all my amps. Would just like to add a dash of "sparkle" to a couple of them. It's sort of like I've already got this great slice of banana cream pie. No change really needed, but if I can drizzle a tiny bit of chocolate sauce on top... why not!?
     
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    Crusty.:dude:
     
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    Got a GE9 graphic EQ too, the PQ leaves it behind with its Mid Freq range
     
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    Not huge Adrian and little acoustical effect on open backs. Speaking of cabs not speakers.
    Not sure of what you were speaking.
    BP
     
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    Yes, but for me their sorta 'pesudo' attempts, almost artificial...I like the dynamics created more inherently then post
    Both actually. This has been my experience. The cabinet and It's speakers equate to AT LEAST a 3rd of your tonal sum.
     
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    Ok so you were including the speakers when you said..." .........Speaker cabs are a huge factor. " I won't nit pick the 33 1/3 % because that is made up mostly of speaker.
    BP
     
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    Com on man, you are going to tell me the construction characteristics of the cabinet has little or no effect?
     
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    Marshall has a standard cab layout there may be a difference in the lumber used then it comes down to speakers and open or closed back the only real carictoristc difference that I could see for sound not counting speakers would be open or closed or A or B cab
     
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    Fuck. I used 2 Eq's in loop each set a bit different for tones that were separate yet boosted for leads.

    I played out and sank the pink. Don't know what else to add accept my tone titilated.
     
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