Anyone Running An Eq Through Their Fx Loop?

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  1. Adrian R

    Adrian R Well-Known Member

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    I tell u this, the loop itself is important. In DSLs, 2000 series anyway their 'okay'. In the Jube their insane. Sometimes I put my MXR 18v chorus pedal in it...wow...huge boost.
     
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    I got good at setting mine up live and both were different yet naughty.:D
     
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    As I said Adrian..little to no effect in an open back.
    Rate the cab however you want but most will give the cab 7% tops.
    So 26% speaker and 7% cab.
    How does that sit with ya?
    BP
     
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    lmao..." sank the pink " SB do you make these up as you go or hang in literary circles to which I haven't been invited :>(
    BP
     
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    the pink is real. It's always in my head. Both!
     
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    About the Boss GE-7, it does have noise, but for my use it doesn't matter. I don't have it on as standard but use it as a lead tool to go up front in the band mix. For that it works excellent, the guitar really steps forward, it is with the full band pumping so whatever background noise from the pedal can't be heard anyway. After the lead I turn it off, as my default sound is really good as it is. I can imagine the GE-7 is not up to snuff for studio work, but it is real good for live use!
     
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    Sink the pink is an AC/DC song.
     
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    And there is a big sound difference between going into the front of an amp with an eq compared to running a dirt box then thru an eq thru the front. I don't doubt the loop is quieter tho.
     
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    I have only tried through the loop, but it is useful so no complaints
     
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    So about a 3rd.. not a bad estimation, a bit conservative, but not bad. I'd credit more to the cab (speakers included).. nearly half. Maybe you've not tried different cabinets with the same guitar and amp? I have. I was shocked at how different it was.
     
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    No way Jose’.
     
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    Adrian I used 26 +7 in order to accommodate your estimation of one third.
    I would give a higher rating to the effect on tone to the speaker.
    In any event it's a rabbit hole we've all been down many times before.
    Rock on.
    BP
     
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    I used to use a GE3 in this way when I used my 2203. It sort of worked as a boost for leads, but I was never very happy with it. It didn't boost much (with a saturated amp), and with the right frequencies selected to make it cut through on leads, it sounded quite "thin"

    With my JVM, I don't need to use a GE7, as I have another channel I can use for leads, but I did try putting it in front of the amp to take some of the top off my (fierce!) Telecaster! What I found was - it was very noisy, and as the max frequency is only 6.4K, it took too much upper mids off as well! A cheap "Caline" 10 Band EQ (MXR Clone) worked much better, being a) Much quieter, and b) having 8K and 16K sliders - did the job much better! What's more - it is half the price of a GE7!...

    I'm sure a GE7 would be quiet enough in the loop, but I thing an MXR10 or my Caline Clone would work much better!
     
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    Anything and everything can add or detract from the sound. That is why some use a kitchen sink.
     
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    The eagle has landed

    Test case #1: Success

    Ran it through the black sheep of my amp collection, the one needing the most help, and what was also my first tube amp as a kid- first year Hot Rod DeVille 212. A notoriously shitty drive channel. I've been tinkering with it over the last year here and there, mostly for sport. 12AY7 in V1. G12-35XC speakers. Now the EQ test. That 500 range on the EQ is the frequency that needs sucking out to make the amp suck less. Works well so far! Hitting the front with a Klone and it actually sounds gig-able for the first time ever.


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    the proof is in the pudding isn't it.
     
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    I have always liked my MXR ten band.
     
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