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    setting up an eq

    Looking for tips/suggestions on setting up a 10 band eq. i always seem to make my sound worse LOL so any help is appreciated and I hope everyone is having a good sunday

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    Usually just turning on a MXR 10 band makes the sound better, not even moving the sliders so I cant think how to guide you but to just include a basic pic of a setting that works great for my amp. Different guitars/amps /boost can alter this. Main advice, move sliders a tiny bit at a time once you here what each one does.

    The 4kh slider will be lower when a boost is used usually as they tend to raise freq near that range.

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    Thanks bro!

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    It's all based on the original sound, and what you're trying to get. I did some EQ tone matching of a solid state signal to a EL34 tube power amp, and put that in my MXR.

    setting up an eq-eq-tone-match-powerstage-el34-mxr-jpg

    This gives a solid state amp, an EQ of an EL34 power amp.

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    i would think a little goes a long way, and this is one of those bandmix experiment things. maybe think of it as it's good enough when you don't notice a drastic change, and it's perfect when you feel like nothing is missing.

    if you're using the pedal for a solo boost instead of the amp's solo volume knob (which is a pain the ass for me personally), put it in the loop, keep all the frequencies flat in the middle, then bump the mids and the volume just out of that 'home click' position. Just that alone could be all it takes to get the job done. You might be reluctant to dedicate a pedal to such a small tonal effect, but it's good to avoid extremes with it (IMO) and much less of a headache than walking back to your amp to fiddle with the solo knob (which is a volume effect only).

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    Quote Originally Posted by lespauled View Post
    It's all based on the original sound, and what you're trying to get. I did some EQ tone matching of a solid state signal to a EL34 tube power amp, and put that in my MXR.

    setting up an eq-eq-tone-match-powerstage-el34-mxr-jpg

    This gives a solid state amp, an EQ of an EL34 power amp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lespauled View Post
    It's all based on the original sound, and what you're trying to get. I did some EQ tone matching of a solid state signal to a EL34 tube power amp, and put that in my MXR.

    setting up an eq-eq-tone-match-powerstage-el34-mxr-jpg

    This gives a solid state amp, an EQ of an EL34 power amp.
    Not gonna dog on ya because if it sounds good to you go for it man, but I think more goes into the sound profile of an amp than just the EQ of the power section. That's not to mention that often the output transformer has more to do with tonal characteristics than the tubes sometimes. If it works and sounds good to you, have atcha good sir.

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    Dont confuse this guy ya bunch of anal retentive nutbags lol... leave your EQ controversy to another thread, this dude needs to keep it basic, not the finer points of your bizzare theory on EQ.

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