EQ Pedals1-12 of 12 products
BOSS GE-7 Equalizer
MXR M108S 10 Band Eq Silver
BOSS AD-10 Acoustic Preamp
BOSS AC-3 Acoustic Simulator
BOSS AD-2 Acoustic Preamp
BOSS EQ-200 Graphic Equalizer
BOSS GEB-7 Bass Equalizer - 7 Band
MXR M109S 6B Equalizer Silver
Fishman Platinum Stage EQ/DI Analog Preamp
TC Electronic BodyRez
Fishman Platinum Pro EQ/DI Analog Preamp
Fairfield Circuitry Long Life Parametric EQ
About EQ Pedals
EQ pedals are the unsung heroes of the pedal world. They can act as a subtle utility pedal to shape your tone but they can also be truly transformational. While they can’t turn a strat into a Les Paul or a Vox into a Marshall, they almost can.
The most popular type of EQ pedals are ‘graphic equalisers’. These units divide the frequency range into ‘bands’. You can then increase or reduce the gain of these bands independently using sliders.
EQ pedals encourage you to think about your sound from the perspective of a sound engineer; listening to your guitar in the context of the band rather than in isolation. You’ll often hear the phrase ‘cutting through the mix’ used in relation to how a guitar player is able to be heard while playing with a band.
The temptation is usually just to turn the volume up. The better solution is to use an EQ pedal to turn up the volume of particular frequencies and even turn the volume down of other frequencies. Reducing muddy low end which interferes with the bass player and kick drum and increasing upper midrange will usually do the trick. This can sound quite odd when it’s not in the context of a band but will give you much more bite in the group context.
EQ pedals are popular among metal guitarists for creating the distinctive ‘scooped’ sound by removing much of the midrange. They are also great for creating filtered ‘cocked wah’ sounds a la Mark Knopfler’s ‘Money for Nothing’ tone.