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Placement Of Eq's In The Chain Like Stuido Eq

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#1 billinchar


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Posted 05 May 2013 - 11:38 AM

So where is everyone placing the Eq's in the chain.  Ie before or after the amp.  Which seems to work best for you? 

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 12:59 PM

there is no rule

it depends on what you want to achieve:
change the timbre of the guitar
change the tone of the distortion
adjust the output frequencies of the amp

depending on what you want you have to put an eq after one or more of the things mentioned above

personally when I feel the need I like to use the "mid focus eq" after the amp, that gives excellent results both for the final distortion tone and the overall amp model frequency response
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Posted 06 May 2013 - 05:02 PM   Best Answer




this can help

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

They are more pronounced the later they are in your chain.


i.e., a hi/lo pass before your amp acts a lot like a tubescreamer's tone knob, but at the very end, it's more of a hi-fi effect.


fwiw, I've found the pre w/ hi/lo pass before an amp model + tweeks to the mic/cab choice & cab response keeps me from having to use 3 EQ's throughout *most* of my tones.


meambobbo, thanks for the link, that's awesome!

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