GE-7 Equalizer review by Boss

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 6
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 9.2 (47 votes)
Boss: GE-7 Equalizer

Price paid: $ 99.99

Purchased from: Guitar Center

Sound — 9
I use this with an Ibanez Gio and a modified Cort Knock-off Stratocaster into a Crate GT212. It gives a very nice boost right where you tell it to. The controls work like a charm. My only greivance is that it gives off a slight hum when using the full boost.

Overall Impression — 8
I play mostly grunge, punk, hardcore, and noise. It is great for a nice boost when needed. I often use it almost as a volume pedal. I dial in my lead tone on the equalizer and put the boost all the way up. I then put my rhythem sound into the amp. When playing an intro or solo, I turn on the equalizer with my lead tone. When singing, I turn off the equalizer for my softer rhythm sound. I also use it often to give a bass type pop sound to an intro. Overall very nice. This is the best equalizer I've seen, and I would buy it again.

Reliability & Durability — 10
It's a Boss. Nothing else to say.

Ease of Use — 6
The only flaw. Although it comes with an instruction manual, it really isn't any help. What you have to do is sit down for a while, work with it hooked up to your amp, and figure out how it works. After that initial process, though, it's very easy to use.

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    well its not going to get any easier than that with an eq so i dont see how you should grade it down because of it. as eqs go thats actually quite easy to use.
    Dont get the ge10-it isnt very good-its way too digital/saturated sounding. Best EQ's are the Electro Harmonix or the Kerry King model.
    I agree totally, but maybe you should go a little more in-depth on how you use it though, an also I agree about the manual, it is the blandest thing I've ever seen. Maybe they should spend some more time explaining what each level does.