#1
Okay, so, I'm saving for a Mesa Triple Rectifier (Exact model not specified yet) amp, but I'm also thinking of getting an EQ Pedal. BOSS, of course... If I can find one used, for a good price, should I go ahead and get it?

This may seem like "So what difference will it make if you do get the pedal" to some people, but its a really big decision. Cuz I dont have a lot of money. So yeah...

On one hand, I'd like to have decent tone until i do get the amp, and I'd also like to have more 'defined' tone when i get the amp so yeah... I'm thinkin yes on the pedal right now but idk... What would you do?
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#2
If you got some money for the pedal get it! You can't go wrong with an EQ pedal.
If you start a reply with: I have never played one but I have heard good things about it! Your opinion is invalid.
#3
Eqs are great, but why boss of course?
Eqs arent like distortion pedals it should be good to have for your rectifier when you get it,
#5
EQ pedals are really nice. Try one out with your amp when you decide which one you want, if you can get your wanted sound without one it would be a waste because of your tight budget. Or you could try a Danelectro fish and chips EQ ($30).

EDIT: +1 on the mxr suggestion
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#6
Here's how it normally breaks down on the boards.

More defined sound: EQ pedal

More tight sound: OD pedal

Most EQ's have a gain slider that will do somewhat what an OD does, but OD's tighten up the distorted sound better than an EQ does.

That being said, Recto's DO REALLY NEED MUCH gain tightening, and the gain slider on an EQ would work for that probably.

After having said that, I'd get an EQ pedal.

EDIT: There you go boxcarmonument Sorry for the mix-up TS, I don't know what I was typing
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Last edited by stratman_13 at Jan 27, 2009,
#7
Quote by stratman_13


That being said, Recto's don't really need much gain tightening.


Have you ever played a Recto? And do you know just how wrong that statement is?
If you start a reply with: I have never played one but I have heard good things about it! Your opinion is invalid.
#8
Quote by boxcarmonument
Have you ever played a Recto? And do you know just how wrong that statement is?

*facepalms self* Sorry mate, I don't know what I was thinking when I typed that...

Here. I'll edit it in big bold letters. I'm really sorry I'm a little out of it today
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#9
Quote by stratman_13
*facepalms self* Sorry mate, I don't know what I was thinking when I typed that...

Here. I'll edit it in big bold letters. I'm really sorry I'm a little out of it today

If you start a reply with: I have never played one but I have heard good things about it! Your opinion is invalid.
#10
1. Get a dual recco rather than a triple.... they will sound better unless you're playing an arena, and are a bit cheaper (only difference is watt'age)
2. BOSS arent the best buy.... id say the MXR 10 band EQ would be your best option (in the FX loop)
#11
>.>... God damn.
Ahhhh Idk.
I don't really trust anything but BOSS... They're the most sturdy... ._. And they never fail to deliver the sounds I want...

Whats the difference between 7 and 10? Obviously more frequencies, but how many more? Is it really worth it? =\
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#12
The gain slider on the MXR just affects the input gain on the pedal, it doesn't actually cause distortion.

Quote by Sublime_Dude
>.>... God damn.
Ahhhh Idk.
I don't really trust anything but BOSS... They're the most sturdy... ._. And they never fail to deliver the sounds I want...

Whats the difference between 7 and 10? Obviously more frequencies, but how many more? Is it really worth it? =\



Have you ever held an MXR ten band EQ? You could easily kill someone with one.
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#13
...>.> I'm not feeling the love so far, guys... I definetly prefer the PRICE of the BOSS lol...
And also, Since you cant try anything but BOSS at GC, I'm reluctant to buy the MXR...
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#14
You can try whatever you want at GC. The boss (like as boss pedals) has a terrible bypass that sucks tone.
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#15
get the MXR 10 band eq it's much more reliable than the boss.

Heck, I drop practically everyday the thing and it still works.
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#16
I got the MXR 10 for christmas, it is definitely reliable, and it DOES make a difference in tone. A noticeable difference. I'd go with the MXR not the Boss. I have heard good things of the fish n chips for the price but then again with such a good amp do you really want to have a half ass EQ?
#17
I too have the MXR 10 band, and it is much sturdier than BOSS. You can easily give someone a concussion with it.

I'd say either get that, or maybe the MXR6 band, but the 10 is so awesome.
#18
._. ... What Is a "Sniper Mod"... It's the only 10 band mxr i can find on ebay that i can afford atm... >.> lol... ... havent checked craigslist or anything yet tho... I REALLY cant afford to buy a brand new one.
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#19
You want to know if an EQ pedal is worth it? Money is an issue? You like Boss pedals?
Just do yourself a favor and get the Boss GE-7 EQ.

I have a well known, expensive amp - the legendary VOX AC30 - and after getting it I immediately went out and purchased the BOSS GE-7 EQ pedal. Why? Some of my guitars played through that amp need some extra sculpting in the tone department. I like pushing up the treble, maybe some higher mids, blah, blah, blah. An EQ pedal into a good amp can get you the sound you truly want.

I was exactly in your position. I didn't want to spend more money, didn't know if an EQ pedal was right... I went for the Boss EQ and am happy I have it. Do I use it every time I play the amp? Hell no. Sometimes the knobs on the amp are just what I need for my desired tone. But every once in a while I want a particular sound and the EQ can quickly get it for me.
#20
I'm going to TRY to get the ten band... it all depends on whether the bid stays low enough for this one im watchin on ebay... lmao... its brand new, so yeah... we'll see...
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#21
Quote by CasinoEpiphone
You want to know if an EQ pedal is worth it? Money is an issue? You like Boss pedals?
Just do yourself a favor and get the Boss GE-7 EQ.

I have a well known, expensive amp - the legendary VOX AC30 - and after getting it I immediately went out and purchased the BOSS GE-7 EQ pedal. Why? Some of my guitars played through that amp need some extra sculpting in the tone department. I like pushing up the treble, maybe some higher mids, blah, blah, blah. An EQ pedal into a good amp can get you the sound you truly want.

I was exactly in your position. I didn't want to spend more money, didn't know if an EQ pedal was right... I went for the Boss EQ and am happy I have it. Do I use it every time I play the amp? Hell no. Sometimes the knobs on the amp are just what I need for my desired tone. But every once in a while I want a particular sound and the EQ can quickly get it for me.


If you want a cheap one get a fish n chips.
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#22
... No.
I don't even know what that is, or if it's even a real thing, but i dont like the sound of it...

I'm going for the mxr ten band.
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#23
Quote by Sublime_Dude
... No.
I don't even know what that is, or if it's even a real thing, but i dont like the sound of it...

I'm going for the mxr ten band.

Fish and Chips is a Danelctro EQ. Cheapest EQ ever, and from what I've heard, better than the boss one. IDK bout that one though
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#24
._. Okay. All I need to know is to go for the Tone Jam Sniper Mod version of the mxr ten band, or just a regular one.
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