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FDP Forum / Miscellaneous and Non-Fender Topics / Besides the Boss EQ-20 is there a good "two-stage" EQ Pedal??

mroulier
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Oct 19th, 2017 10:42 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's what I'd like and someone can tell me if it exists (or if the EQ-20 is what I need!):
I need a 7-10 band eq with one button that has a slider or knob for volume/DB boost, and another button that has a separate volume/db boost.
What I'm trying to get is a low boost for intros or fills that need to stand out, and then a second louder boost for solos. The EQ settings can be the same...mostly I'm just mid-boosting to cut through the mix.
And I'm lead singer so turning the guitar volume up or down on the fly isn't going to happen! I have a hard enough time managing the toggle to get the pickups right! :)

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Oct 19th, 2017 11:57 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

From the linked user manual, it looks like the EQ-20 can store the level/gain setting, along with the EQ settings, to any one of nine memory locations. So you could apparently store three different clean boost levels, all with the same EQ settings.

But it looks like you would have to tap through up to eight settings on the tiny "SELECT" finger button to get to the setting you want, presumably unrealistic in a live situation. Not "stomp-friendly," and maybe the reason this product was discontinued.

Another option would be to run the output of your chosen EQ pedal into a clean boost pedal with two boost levels, such as the Carl Martin Dual Injection. That would give you three gain levels: Bypass, Boost1 and Boost2, accessible by tapping foot switches.

EQ-20 Owner's Manual

mroulier
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"But it looks like you would have to tap through up to eight settings on the tiny "SELECT" finger button to get to the setting you want, presumably unrealistic in a live situation. Not "stomp-friendly," and maybe the reason this product was discontinued."

Well, THAT is unfortunate! I guess if you had one preset and and then another set manually, that would technically give you 2 different sets. But it's a lot of foot stompin'!

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Oct 19th, 2017 06:10 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

My suggestion is basically the same as Te 52's but I'll make it anyway.

What about using a Boss GE-7 (or similar) followed by a Clean Boost that has a tone control?

I recently got a Donner Boost Killer (Xotics RC Booster clone) for $39AU and it works great. I also got a TCE Spark Boost Mini (also great).
The Spark Boost Mini doesn't have a tone control but it doesn't need it IMO. It is absolutely transparent and literally does nothing but boost the volume of the existing tone/sound.

With this set up would still give you 3 levels: Normal; EQ boost; Clean boost.

None of the above would break the bank either.

(This message was last edited by Mick Reid at 09:45 PM, Oct 19th, 2017)

mroulier
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Oct 20th, 2017 07:12 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yeah, I'm already using the GE-7 so I have one boost option. Was just trying not to carry one MORE pedal. :)

Wait...I have an EH LPB-2 in a box somewhere in the basement...maybe that will work! I just hope I can find it!

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The Maxon DB10 is a small pedal with two buttons that provide you two separate levels of boost. Is this what you're looking for?

mroulier
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Oct 20th, 2017 01:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"Is this what you're looking for?"

Why yes... but maybe without a "1" in front of the price tag??
Actually, after searching "dual boost" on Ebay I found a unit from Artec that might be worth investigation for only $69.

Use Amazon link at the top, then search...

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"...I found a unit from Artec that might be worth investigation for only $69."

That looks interesting, especially for the $$$.

Some of their stuff is pretty good from what I've seen in forums. I had an Artec Analog Delay years ago. It was pretty good from memory, but wasn't true analog. It was a hybrid circuit actually, but I care less about that sort of thing nowadays.

IIRC, Artec is also branded as Crossfire and one other that I can't recall (Rogue maybe??).
*And* once upon a time I think Modtone were re-branded Artec pedals, however pretty sure that's changed now.


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In case anyone is interested, I took the Artec to practice and it worked pretty well with one weird exception:
Ch. 1 works fine with the one Gain knob. Set volume, push it, OK.
Ch. 2 only matches channel one's Gain if the Volume is ALL the WAY UP! In fact, if the Volume is too low, it actually CUTS volume compared to 'normal'.

BUT I can play with both pushed to get 'heard'!
So Ch. #1 is good for intros or parts that need to cut thru.
Then leave #1 on and press #2...instant loud.

Time will tell if this additional stomp will drive me batty, or if I just need to make Channel #2 the SUPER-LOUD, instead of #1, even if I just have to set both knobs on '10' for Channel #2.

I'm even recommending this to the other (rhythm) player in my band. He doesn't play super loud and has issues being heard when he needs to be.

And it does work with the Boss power supply!

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