#1
So I've been looking at the MXR 10-band eq, as well as their 6-band. I'd like to use it primarily for bumping the low mids for any time I just want to chug or am playing heavy palm-muted riffs. Plus, I'd be able to dial back in some of the bass that my TS-9 cuts. But it also might be nice to have some control over the high to very-high frequencies so I can run pretty high gain and still cut some of the fizz associated with that.

The only reason I hesitate to go with the 10-band is price. Is there enough versatility in the 6-band?

I'm not sure I want to go with a Boss; I had one a long time ago when I was a noob and remember it adding a lot of hiss.
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Last edited by KailM at Apr 4, 2012,
#2
I am going to follow this, because I am kind of at the same point. Don't really have the extra 100 to throw around but it would be nice to have.
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#3
The Boss is very noisy unless you mod them. The MXR 10 band is the one to get. It's better at everything. Not because it has more bands, it's just better.
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#4
I have the Boss 7 band and the MXR 10 band. Hands down the MXR 10 band is the one to get. The Boss does add a bit too much unwanted noise in my opinion. Since I got the MXR, my Boss collects dust or get's used on my secondary pedalboard...
#5
I think the 10 band is too much IMO. I have the MIJ Boss 7 band and it is not noisy and it works very well for me. I guess you just need to try both out to see what you like, I love my boss eq though
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#6
Agreed, a ten band for guitar is overkill IMO as well. That being said, I have the MXR 10 band and it's awesome.
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I think the 10 band is too much IMO. I have the MIJ Boss 7 band and it is not noisy and it works very well for me. I guess you just need to try both out to see what you like, I love my boss eq though


This is what I was going to say. MIJ Boss pedals kick ass. At one point I had an MIJ EQ, as well as an MII EQ. The MIJ was quiet, while the MII was hissy as hell.

I don't like the MXR 10 band because A) it uses 18V, which is a pain in the ass for setting up a pedalboard, B) it takes up a lot of space, and C) Adjusting 7 bands is a lot easier than adjusting 10 bands.

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I think the 10 band is too much IMO. I have the MIJ Boss 7 band and it is not noisy and it works very well for me. I guess you just need to try both out to see what you like, I love my boss eq though


I use a 15-band EQ with my amp, and every frequency, even the lowest lows and highest highs, has a noticeable effect on my sound.

You're not losing anything by going with more bands, since (for me, at least) once I find the ideal tone with the equalizer, I leave it that way forever and tweak on my amp.

I had an MXR 10-band, great pedal. The 18v power requirement is a bit annoying, unless you have a Voodoo Labs PP2+ or something like that which can put out 18v as well as 9v.
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#10
I have a 10 band mxr.....it may be overkill to have 10 bands but i still love it. all that being said,i dont see why a 6 wouldn't serve you well. but at the end of he day, its your choice. happy hunting!
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If you really care about every nuance of your sound, go for it.

If you're like me and really simple minded, then it may not be as necessary.
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speaking of eqs, what are opinions on the danelectro fish and chips eq?
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#13
Thanks for the responses, everyone. I'll probably save for the MXR 10-band. Chances are, I'd be happy with the 6-band, but then I'd always wonder - "what would happen if I could control this frequency...."
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#14
The 6 band MXR doesn't have an overall level control like their 10. To change that you have to disturb all the sliders.
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#15
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speaking of eqs, what are opinions on the danelectro fish and chips eq?



I hear it's good for the money. Maybe noisy and plastic.
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The 6 band MXR doesn't have an overall level control like their 10. To change that you have to disturb all the sliders.


The level and gain sliders are a really nice feature. It's worth the extra just for those - I'd say. 4 more bands are icing on the cake.
#17
I like having lots, but then again, I don't even use my 7-band really.
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