#1
Alright, well I just recently purchased a Behringer Ultrabass 1800 and it has a 7 band EQ interface. As I have been playing either unplugged or through a crappy guitar amp up until now, I have absolutely no idea how to tweak this things settings. If anyone knows how to help me, I am looking for a kind of mellow jazz tone that has articulated notes and stands out in the mix, but I want to avoid excessive treble that would make chords sound too bright. For an example of the tone I want, check out Stu Hamm on youtube. Thanks to anyone who takes the time to help me out, I'm just extremely confused.
#2
This will get flamed instantly for the behringer purchase, and the use of the guitar amp but, i'll try to hold back.

Check the FAQ there is a whole section on Amp settings. Also If you're looking to go more in depth, find a user by the name of thefitz, look into his blogs, he has a great one about Equing
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Also, my blogs:

On knowing the frequencies:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/thefitz/blog/16324/

On general EQ shaping:
http://profile.ultimate-guitar.com/thefitz/blog/8689/

That should pretty much give you all you need to know - or at least give you an understanding of what you need to know what you need to know.
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put all of the nobs at the 12 o'clock position and just start strumming and turning different ones to see what they do and sound like. after a while it becomes easy to shape your tone.
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put all of the nobs at the 12 o'clock position and just start strumming and turning different ones to see what they do and sound like. after a while it becomes easy to shape your tone.

Actually, I'd suggest against bass strumming for EQ setting purposes. Usually, people are all like "strum your bass asshole" but I'm all like "yo dude he's setting his EQ" and they're like "so what you gotta strum otherwise the EQ wont work" and I'm like "w/e" and they're like *dies*.
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Alright, well I just recently purchased a Behringer Ultrabass 1800


Sorry...

Anyways, just go look at theFitz's stuff, its quite good. Generally though, it just takes trial and error, just screwing around til you get it right.
#7
I am looking for a kind of mellow jazz tone...


For an example of the tone I want, check out Stu Hamm

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Dialling EQ?

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Try boosting the mids slightly. if you're slapping and popping though, keep them slightly cut as otherwise the twang is really, really ear piercing!
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