Parametric EQ

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  1. Burst Boy

    Burst Boy Senior Member

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    I'm attempting to learn, understanding that nothing beats trying and experimenting but I'm not in a position to do so because I aint got no parametric EQ pedals. How does it work? Better before or after OD/Distortion? Where best placed in an effects chain? Any pedals exist?
     
  2. Rich

    Rich Non sequitur Premium Member

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    Don't let parametric EQs in particular throw you, treat them just like graphic EQs when it comes to your guitar set up; it's just that you can get more tweaky with a parametric. Whether before or after dirt, it depends on what you want to do. If you want to shape the sound of your guitar and response of OD/distortion, go with EQ first. If you want to tweak the the sound of your overdriven sound, EQ after (if that makes sense).
     
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    morbidalex666 Senior Member

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    Any EQ after the distortion can be quite drastic, small adjustements there go a long way.
    Large adjustements can sound unnatural and weird, which can be fun of course lol.
    I use a graphic before the dist sometimes for boosting certain mid freqs and cutting extreme highs and lows (inspired by Iron Maiden and Slayer sounds).
    Have fun!
     
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    kboman Senior Member

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    Possibly this is helpful?

     
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