Guitar EQ settings

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Member Since: Feb 02, 2006

Hello all,

I am looking for some new Guitar EQ settings,I am working on a new song and the settings I have are Lame as hell to me, or maybee it's because I got ear fatigue 6 hours will do that.
So if any of you can help thanks.

Ken Sutton
WaterFall Records

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I am not a crook's head
Since: Mar 14, 2003

Apr 26, 2006 03:44 pm

You mean EQ on a pedal, preamp EQ on your amp, or EQ added to the track after its recorded?

Typo Szar
Since: Jul 04, 2002

Apr 26, 2006 09:40 pm

Im just gonna guess that your talking about EQ on the track you recorded. Amp wise, i just get the sound i want, and then i monitor them and try to reproduce that sound, sometimes you have to overdo it a bit on the amp to get the osund you want on your mic. But in the actual track EQ i used what i learned here which is cutting more than boosting. With guitars, i think most ppl layer alot, which sounds good, soi dotn worrya bout it sounding thin, i just cut all the freqs that i dont need and ill boost whichever freq i hear the sound i want. Each track will end up sounding thin becoz so much is cut but put all together theyll thicken up again. My 2 cents

Since: Jan 18, 2003

Apr 26, 2006 11:09 pm

i may change my guitar eq soon. i went back and listened to a song off of tool's aenima the other night and i was struck by how barren and not-full the guitar sounds when it plays completely by itself. yet when the band kicks in, it makes complete sense and has power. same deal on many radiohead songs. both bands seem to be miking tube amps in a relatively minimalist way, i think, and theres nothing fancy about the distortion or effects.

Prince CZAR-ming
Since: Apr 08, 2004

Apr 27, 2006 04:49 pm

I'm not so sure there fortymile. I'm thinkin there's different recordings for different parts of the song. At least different spectrum make-ups. As other parts come in, I'm thinking the engineer changes the whole spectrum of each part.

ergh, i hope that made sense. The part doesn't sound sonically the same all the way through the song. It changes depending on what else is playing as well.

I've been hearing that more and more, as I pay more attention =).

Hold 'Em Czar
Since: Dec 30, 2004

Apr 27, 2006 06:58 pm

i love tool and radiohead!!! wow forty, i always new ya had good taste!

ok, back to topic i'm gonna agree with pjk, good production techniques usually provide the (extra something) when transitioning sections of the songs...i've heard of simply kickin' up the master buss for chorus, alltheway to layers and layers of subitle sound (aka texture) comming in and out at spicific parts....i love the shotgun cocking in the intro of Metallca's 'God That Failed' it's crap like that that i love, or that song on lateralus that has the old bell phone rings when he's sayin (they keep cal-ling me *rrrrrriiiiinnnngggg* but yeah new tool comes out may 2nd!

but i digress, back to orginal topic
generally depending on what you're gooin' for, when micing, i turn the gain and bass down further than normal, and crank the master volume (as much as the room will let me)...don't scoop out all the mids when tracking. and keep the treble down too at loud volumes (lol i guess turn everything down, then up!)

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