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How to replicate Fender's +25 dB mid boost?

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Hi all,

 

As per the subject - how would you go about replicating (sort of...) the mid boost used by Fender in Eric Clapton's signature axes? I've tried to search for frequency characteristic of this in order to set 10 pt Eq in similar fashion, but can't find any substantial info on the interweb. I realise the Eq goes only up to 15 dB, but thought that I can stack two of these.

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...or go with custom IR that would provide required Eq only (i.e. not used for cab response)?

 

Thanks for all hints. Collective wisdom of this group is what makes this product really shine!  (and no, this is not another bottled bacon enquiry  ;)  )

 

-Tom-

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Thanks snc6. That's a sound advice (pun intended)!  :-)

 

I see my fault - should've specifed that I'm after "Helix-centric" solution. Partially because it's about 3 thousand miles to the nearest grocery store from where I'm just now (not to mention guitar shop) and partially because why not - surely Helix can do something like this...

 

Cheers.

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Just stack two EQs in the front of your chain boosting around 500Hz and see what it sounds like. 

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jbuhajla - that was my line of thought as well. Just wondering which of the eq boxes would give me similar 'Q' / curve shape as the original circuit. I appreciate that "if it sounds right it probably is", I'm just probably bored enough to try to get as close as I can - hence my search for actual Eq curve. Small pet project for the weekend if you like. I might end up Eq matching the quitar and generating IR in Logic just for that purpose as it's fun thing to do... And yes, I shoud've spend more time playing the guitar than playing with the software but what the heck!  :D

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Watch my video and down load the tone! Iv replicated it on there.

 

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Thanks a bunch CBTL. Haven't got acces to YT, but will download the patch. Your Floyd patches are excellent BTW!!!

 

EDIT: OK, so I took your Eric Soldano patch and then duplicated the EQ block (exact same parameters), linking them both to Mid Boost FS2 and now I have the sound and all sustain I was after. Don't know how accurate it is, but it sounds so good that I don't care at this point...   :-)    Thanks again!

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Don't know how accurate it is, but it sounds so good that I don't care at this point..

This is exactly how I feel about my tones a lot of the time!

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The 2204 Mod also has a pre-the-amp mid​ boost built in, adjustable gain and frequency.

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Thanks a bunch CBTL. Haven't got acces to YT, but will download the patch. Your Floyd patches are excellent BTW!!!

 

EDIT: OK, so I took your Eric Soldano patch and then duplicated the EQ block (exact same parameters), linking them both to Mid Boost FS2 and now I have the sound and all sustain I was after. Don't know how accurate it is, but it sounds so good that I don't care at this point... :-) Thanks again!

I'm glad you like it and that it works for you 😀

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