#1
My amp has no equalisation onboard so I'm thinking of using an equaliser in front of it to better shape and fine tune my sound. Everywhere I look though, people are putting it in the effects loop. Does it work as well in front?
Also, while I'm at it, what would be a good EQ pedal? I've been looking at the MXR 10 and 6 band as well as the EHX Knockout (parametric EQ).


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#2
Lots of people prefer it in their effects loop, but yeah it'll still work fine in front (I use mine in front to shape my distortion pedals better).

If you've got the money, I'd go for the 10 band MXR one. If not, I'd probably go for the Boss GE-7.
#3
Yes, in front will work fine. Just have to realise you'll be working on the preamp tubes.

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#4
It wouldn't work as well in the front unless you were using it as a boost rather than a fine-tuner. In the effects loop, it lets you shape the preamp (most of the amp's tone) whereas in front it's shaping the guitar.
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#5
in front of the amp and in the effects loop will have different effects on the sound, but yes it will work

some people have eq pedals in both places for ultra fine tuning the sound or use one in front and the amps post od eq's
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I use mine in front and it works fine, I use it to boost the mids and control my fuzz a bit more, but I am getting another one which I'll use in the effects loop so I can shape my tone a bit more as well.
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#7
Put it in the loop if you don't have tone controls on the amp. Almost all tone controls are post distortion. The only ones I can think of that aren't are the Mark Series and they've got the GEQ after the distortion anyways. Go to amptone.com and read up on EVH's rig for lots of EQ placement/uses info.
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#8
I'm looking to get an EQ pedal too, but my amp doesn't have an effects loop. It's a Super Champ XD, is it worth it anyway?
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I'm looking to get an EQ pedal too, but my amp doesn't have an effects loop. It's a Super Champ XD, is it worth it anyway?


Put it in front and use a frowny face curve on it. Then scoop the mids on your amp a bit. I'd suggest the EVH articles on amptone for you too.

Here's a link to basic EQ info: http://amptone.com/#eqconcepts

And here's one to EVH info: http://amptone.com/eddievanhalenrig.htm
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Put it in front and use a frowny face curve on it. Then scoop the mids on your amp a bit. I'd suggest the EVH articles on amptone for you too.

Here's a link to basic EQ info: http://amptone.com/#eqconcepts

And here's one to EVH info: http://amptone.com/eddievanhalenrig.htm

My amp doesn't even have a knob for mids. :[
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My amp doesn't even have a knob for mids. :[




I should know that. I spent like 30 minutes with one yesterday.
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