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Old 2009-02-26, 18:31
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I never liked using eq's in the effects loop because as you lower or raise the volume of the amp, you also lower or raise the signal going into the effect, thereby increasing or decreasing the effect. Also, at too loud of a volume it will sound muddy because pedals are not made to handle line level signal (like rack eq's), they are built for guitar level signals which are much lower. Also, in that amp (and most amps), the effects loop comes right after the eq section of the amp, so you are putting an eq right after an eq. Also IMO amps just sound better when loops aren't used. Anyway, I recommend putting the eq before the amp and try different kinds of mid boosts with it, frowns ya know, then use the eq on the amp to actually set your sound. Its more versatile that way, and is easier to set up.

John Murphy, chief engineer for Carvin Corp., wrote "the pre-clipping frequency equalization and post-clipping EQ are absolutely critical adjustments. Once you have a well-behaved clipper -- even if it's just simple diodes, as in the stomp boxes -- it is the precise combination of pre- and post-clipping EQ that mostly determines how an amp sounds. The 'secret' of the best sounding guitar amps lies in the pre-clipping EQ response curve." -taken from
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