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Programmable EQ pedal

Postby thefruitfarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 7:56 pm

Boss have a new one out...
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There are a few others available too...

http://www.flexwaves.com/flex_eq7.html



https://www.sourceaudio.net/programmable-eq.html

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and this free the tone one

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Does anybody actually use a programmable EQ pedal for guitar?

I can imagine it being useful to change sounds mid song. I think I would need some kind of visual display of the preset EQ curves otherwise I would never remember which one was which though.....

How is everybody using their programmable EQ pedal?
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby The Elf » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:28 pm

The Boss is the only one there that seems to be stereo. That may win it a few friends in keyboard land.

Having dual channels means you're getting two pedals for the price of one, assuming you're mostly mono until you hit stereo pedals later in the chain. It would allow you, for instance, to wrap EQ around another pedal for pre-/post-emphasis and de-emphasis - a good trick for denoising a noisy pedal, for example.
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby shufflebeat » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:06 pm

thefruitfarmer wrote:How is everybody using their programmable EQ pedal?

Not a dedicated EQ but presets on ye olde AG Stomp.

1) Several instruments, one mixer channel.
2) Each instrument has dry/FX presets (level/EQ is a big part of this):
- guitar - rhythm vs fingerpicking
- mandola - chords vs melody

...etc.
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby Wonks » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:20 pm

Just because it can be done, doesn't mean that it actually needs doing. I don't have a graphic EQ in my set-up, but if I did, I really don't think that I'd need more than one setting.
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby adrian_k » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:21 pm

shufflebeat wrote:
thefruitfarmer wrote:How is everybody using their programmable EQ pedal?

Not a dedicated EQ but presets on ye olde AG Stomp.

1) Several instruments, one mixer channel.
2) Each instrument has dry/FX presets (level/EQ is a big part of this):
- guitar - rhythm vs fingerpicking
- mandola - chords vs melody

...etc.

+1 exactly
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby thefruitfarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:25 pm

Two pedals in one? Could have one EQ at the end of the chain and another EQing the returns from an echo pedal.

I suppose that every time you change a preset in a multi, turn on a drive pedal, bring in some delay or modulation, or change the pickup selected or adjust the tone control on the guitar that you are usually changing the EQ to some extent.
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby thefruitfarmer » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:35 pm

Wonks wrote:Just because it can be done, doesn't mean that it actually needs doing. I don't have a graphic EQ in my set-up, but if I did, I really don't think that I'd need more than one setting.

A solution looking for a problem? :)
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby Forum Admin » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:46 am

Hi fruit farmer,

I don't use a Prog EQ as I don't gig these days, but back in the '70s with my band I used an Electro-Harmonix Graphic EQ pedal with the top bands pushed right up, as a form of treble-booster which I stepped on when taking a solo, then tapped off when resuming rhythm/picking.

(I had little money to buy other solutions to this back in the day, but for a low cost investment, the E-H pedal paid off handsomely. Still own it.)

cheers,
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby adrian_k » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:11 am

Forum Admin wrote:Hi fruit farmer,

I don't use a Prog EQ as I don't gig these days, but back in the '70s with my band I used an Electro-Harmonix Graphic EQ pedal with the top bands pushed right up, as a form of treble-booster which I stepped on when taking a solo, then tapped off when resuming rhythm/picking.

(I had little money to buy other solutions to this back in the day, but for a low cost investment, the E-H pedal paid off handsomely. Still own it.)

cheers,
Ian

I still do this with my Boss EQ pedal when playing electric. Simple idea and works better than a flat boost. For me anyway. I have Anderson’s to thanks for the idea, bought mine there maybe 20 years ago.
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Re: Programmable EQ pedal

Postby BigRedX » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:54 am

Since the late 80s I've been using programmable multi-effects for guitar and bass, which have an EQ module as one of the effects.

The appropriate EQ curve is programmed up into each patch.
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