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Suggested e.q. for M80

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  • Suggested e.q. for M80

    Please forgive if this topic is covered elsewhere in the Forum. (If so, just point me) The search function doesn't deal well with non-words like "eq" and "m80"

    Any suggestions for eq-ing to minimize the slight remaining "electric" sound of the M 80?


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    Hey Brent,
    The active mode of the M80 already has some EQ built into it to try and deal with the most "electric" part of the sound, but I do have my go-to place to start with EQ.

    I've found that the most "magnetic" sounds (to my ears) are in the 250-400Hz range and the 1-3kHz range. This will vary from pickup to pickup and guitar to guitar, but that's usually where I start. Cutting out too much of either of those frequencies can really dull the sound if taken too far, so cut with care. For the M80 I actually prefer to leave the 1-3kHz range in when playing with a band, because it can help to "cut through" the mix a little more.

    In the end, the M80 is a magnetic pickup, so there's only so much that you can do with EQ. It will always sound like a magnetic to some degree.