Re: Advice on how to best use an EQ?

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Posted by Deman on October 30, 2000 at 00:30:33:

In Reply to: Advice on how to best use an EQ? posted by Asbestos Man on October 27, 2000 at 05:01:13:

: Title says it all, but in particular, how can I get a really mellow low sound on an open E string with none of the room-shaking harmonics? I want a good thud without the octave harmonics ringing out, and I just can't find a good setting on my EQ. (BTW, I tried palm-muting, but the note doesn't ring out long enough).

: But other than that, how do you all use your EQs to get certain sounds?

Hey...El's would be the ultimate solution...and also ultimatley expensive. One thing that can be effctive without even using an eq is something Carol Kaye suggests...a small peice of foam rubber, under the strings at the bridge, just touching the strings enough to kill harmonics, but not enough to kill sustain. If you use a pick exclusively, she suggests a small strip of felt taped over the strings at the bridge...more in depth @ As to eq settings...I like a small boost @ 40-50, a little bigger @ 100-120, back down a little @ 250, then smooth downcurve to 1.5-2.5, where I run a boost for slap, and the rest of the eq on up is mostly fully cut. You can get a good finger tone with this, and use the tone nob to go between a finger and a pop style. Of course, sometimes its exacly opposite that with an octaver and distortion on but...
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