- Apr 10, 2018
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I am considering getting a boost pedal for the Mesa JP2C. Thinking about a few: Fortin Grind, Horizon Precision, Macon 808. Anyone have any success with boosting a Mesa Mark series?
What I am hoping to do is run the pre-preamp bass knob higher and then tighten up the response with a boost. Even when pushing the 80/240 sliders in the eq, it seems to be missing something in the low end. What I am looking to do is add more “attack” in the low frequencies. That MIV Ola video sounds pretty close to what I’m trying to accomplish.
It seems like all Graphic EQs are missing some bands, lol. You dont know how many times I have thought about buying two 31-band rack Graphic EQs to run one before, and one in the FX loop.It's a balancing act, but a boost or EQ should offer what you want.
Again, I'll recommend an EQ here and specifically the 10 band Whirlwind BASS EQ pedal slightly, but the Guitar version or the MXR 10 band would work too.
The Bass pedal gives you more bands to shape and tighten the low end with, but sadly skips the 250 area that can really cut flub before distortion while leaving the lower frequencies intact to still sound big.
It seems like all Graphic EQs are missing some bands, lol. You dont know how many times I have thought about buying two 31-band rack Graphic EQs to run one before, and one in the FX loop.
I have a BYOC 3-band Parametric EQ pedal, and a Boss GE-7. I have had others along the years, but that is all I currently have. I try not to go too crazy with EQs and amps. In the Axe-FX II is another story though. I typically use 3-4 EQs in the chain to dial in every little detail.I have a TC 1128 that will NEVER leave my collection and am always looking to get another two or so. A TC 1120, Whirlwinds (1 guitar, 1 bass) and 3 Dano Fish n' Chips round out the current crop.
For my 8 string mainly, i'll run one either the 1128 or a Whirlwind in front of my Mark IV, put a Dano in the loop (boosting 3.2K sounds great with Mark series amps), and run the other TC or Whirlwind after the slave out to my DAW. It's ridiculous, but it gives me so much control over the tone. Subtle use is the key.
I long ago jumped on this because it's hard to find the right distortion that I like. Once I hit on that, using EQ and other things to shape the tone is pretty easy.
Moral of the story: Buy the two 31 Band EQs!