Are you kidding, with that rig you should be able to cut fine...
Although I have never felt the BBE to be necessary. It tricks you into thinking it sounds good, but in all honesty, it stops your mids from cutting, which is what you want in guitar tone. Mids... Oh the mids!
Also, what are you using the EQ for?
My band - Ex Curia - Prog metal in an Opeth meets Machine Head kind of way