#1
Don't have any experience with them, but I've been considering getting one since so many people swear by them. Obviously they have a good rep, but are they really worth 100+ bones?
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#2
I would say so. I have an MXR 10-band and it's a pretty integral part to my rig. I was skeptical at first too, but as soon as I added it to my chain and dialed in how I usually EQ my tracks when I record, the difference was very noticeable.

Think of it this way: You will never have a track professionally recorded without the guitars needing to be EQ'd. So why wouldn't you EQ your live sound?

So worth 100+ bones? yes.

EDIT: on that note, a compressor is also a great thing to have in a daisy chain.
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#3
Quote by KinkyC
Don't have any experience with them, but I've been considering getting one since so many people swear by them. Obviously they have a good rep, but are they really worth 100+ bones?

Some amps can really benefit from having an EQ in the loop, but others really don't need it.

What amp is it for?
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#4
Quote by KinkyC
Don't have any experience with them, but I've been considering getting one since so many people swear by them. Obviously they have a good rep, but are they really worth 100+ bones?


I don't know, do you feel like there's something missing in your sound? Specific frequencies that need tweaking? There's no point if you like what you're hearing

I had one for a while, then realized after about a year that I liked the original sound at least as much. I got it because "so many people swear by them," but ended up not needing it at all.
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#5
I do home playing and recording... and so if I want to alter my tone via EQ, I simply do so through my DAW program or via my amp or tone control on my guitar (and I have a Boss GT-Pro rack unit that allows me to EQ and save the patch... in that sense I 'could' use an EQ if I wanted to). However, for the gig musician I can see this having benefit. I have a Source Audio digital and programmable EQ (it stores 4 settings)... and so you can go from heavy rhythm with thick bass to a more searing lead at the click of a foot switch.
#6
Lots of people swear by tampons, too, maybe you should go buy a box just to see what all the fuss is about?
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#8
Quote by Robbgnarly
Some amps can really benefit from having an EQ in the loop, but others really don't need it.

What amp is it for?


Fender Frontman 65 (Yeah it's a shitty amp, exactly why I've been considering an EQ, especially since I don't have the money for a decent tube amp)

Should I go for the MXR like another poster in this thread or a Boss? I've heard really good things about the Boss EQ
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#9
Quote by KinkyC
Fender Frontman 65 (Yeah it's a shitty amp, exactly why I've been considering an EQ, especially since I don't have the money for a decent tube amp)

Should I go for the MXR like another poster in this thread or a Boss? I've heard really good things about the Boss EQ

Get which ever you are more comfortable paying for

But with your amp, don't expect miracles.
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Lots of people swear by tampons, too, maybe you should go buy a box just to see what all the fuss is about?

Nice.
#11
Great thing about having an EQ in the loop is being able to adjust for different rooms, venues or while working on your tone for recording. It definitely wouldn't hurt to have one in there, but it isn't a necessity by any means.
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#12
I use mine to shape my clean sound a bit more, to compensate for the small drop in volume when I switch from my bridge humbucker to my neck single coil and as a clean boost for solos.

That being said, get the joyo. It's good and it's half the price. If you realize EQs aren't for you, you won't have wasted so much money
#13
got a boss eq used for 40 bucks. i dont really use it, but keep it since i never know when i might have a use for it.

i would say that ideally i would prefer to have the amp, guitar tone, and all my pedals add thier own color and EQ by themselves. i look at an EQ as a remedy for lacking tone in other areas. perhaps thats why i dont use it, i am pretty happy with my sound, BUT when you want to be able to change things up its nice to have around.

however, i recommend one with a level control because it will double as a clean boost. also, when you boost the frequencies high enough, generally your actual volume will increase, so if you want unity its nice to cut the DB overall volume (for example, if you boost the crap out of your mids, and then cut the volume a tad)
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