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    It would be interesting to see screenshots of people’s custom EQ settings. I’m curious to see if there seem to be any consistencies or if they are all different based on our individual taste and needs.

  • #2
    I only have one EQ cut for my Gibson J15 with the Anthem SL. I have about a 3-4dB cut at 700Hz. There's just an odd and unnatural overtone there.

    There is a frequency around 3-5kHz that I still need to track down, but it's a really subtle thing that only pops out when I play pretty hard.

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    • #3
      I play a Taylor 214ce with the ES-2. My HPF is usually at 100Hz but when I play with a full band I might move that to 120Hz or higher. Other than that, I have a low mid cut around 211Hz to clean up the muddy frequencies and a narrow mid cut around 700Hz to remove that boxy/honky/nasaly sound in the area.
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      • #4
        Interesting..

        [USER="13771"]aaronmarkson[/USER] are you using any cuts at or around 700Hz?

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        • #5
          I do a cut at 700Hz.

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          • #6
            Hi Chaps,

            I’m playing a Hummingbird through an M80 into the Voiceprint and then into a Strymon Deco (Tape Saturation). VoicePrint is at 100%

            My main aim is to get a strumming sound with 0.75 nylon pick, which I have only monitored through a set of M50 Audio-Technica headphones so far.

            I have made a few voiceprints and lots of different EQ’s. Everytime I think I have found a good setting I save it. I have produced around seven different EQ settings so far and will probably produce many more. It is really interesting just scrolling through them after giving the ears a rest to see which one sounds the best.

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            • #7
              [QUOTE=Rodney_UK;n9927]Hi Chaps,

              I’m playing a Hummingbird through an M80 into the Voiceprint and then into a Strymon Deco (Tape Saturation). VoicePrint is at 100%

              My main aim is to get a strumming sound with 0.75 nylon pick, which I have only monitored through a set of M50 Audio-Technica headphones so far.

              I have made a few voiceprints and lots of different EQ’s. Everytime I think I have found a good setting I save it. I have produced around seven different EQ settings so far and will probably produce many more. It is really interesting just scrolling through them after giving the ears a rest to see which one sounds the best.

              Here are a few screen shots of[/QUOTE]

              As much as I can guess by looking at your EQ curves it looks like you're getting a lot of mid-range still, even in the Voiceprint. Are your VPs sounding a little dark or dull? You've got a lot of highs added in.

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              • #8
                Hi Caleb,

                Now that you mention it, is does sound a bit dark. Would that be down to where I am placing the iPhone mic? The iPhone is also coming up to being three years old as well. Perhaps there is also too much gunk in the iPhone mic.

                I tend to scoop out lots of midrange 250Hz ish to make way for vocals as well as reduce Presence 5K to reduce the pick attack. Although I do notice there is quite a bit of high end missing with my current VPs.

                I’ll try and change a few things over the next week like mic placement, position in room as well as add [U]new strings[/U] : )

                Kind regards

                Rodney

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                • #9
                  I would definitely try it with new strings since that's made a big difference for me with different guitars.

                  You might also want to check and make sure that your mic ports don't have any pocket lint in them. I've seen that cause some issues too.

                  One thing that Lloyd has been doing lately is tapping much more softly in Step 1. He says that it really helps to balance out the tone if you're getting boomy or dark Voiceprints.

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                  • #10
                    [QUOTE=Caleb_Elling;n9934]I would definitely try it with new strings since that's made a big difference for me with different guitars.

                    You might also want to check and make sure that your mic ports don't have any pocket lint in them. I've seen that cause some issues too.

                    One thing that Lloyd has been doing lately is tapping much more softly in Step 1. He says that it really helps to balance out the tone if you're getting boomy or dark Voiceprints. [/QUOTE]

                    Do you tap directly on the bridge or behind it? I've seen a demo with Cory Congilio and he taps behind the bridge.

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                    • #11
                      Either way works. I tap on the bridge, but you really just want to tap the guitar so that the main resonances can be measured by the phone mic.

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                      • #12
                        [QUOTE=Caleb_Elling;n10006]Either way works. I tap on the bridge, but you really just want to tap the guitar so that the main resonances can be measured by the phone mic. [/QUOTE]

                        OK thanks...About EQing....when I raise the mid and sweep around, everything sounds bad to me. How do I pinpoint what to reduce?

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                        • #13
                          If you narrow the Q (turn the q up), it's much easier to isolate specific frequencies. If you are affecting a wider frequency range it can be difficult to tell what you're doing. Even with a narrow Q though, it can take some trial and error to learn how to EQ like this. Some pickups and instruments are easier than others, so taking your time to listen and learn will make it a lot easier to make quick changes if you ever need to.

                          Learning how to use EQ effectively is probably the single greatest thing you can do for your own guitar tone.

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                          • #14
                            I agree 100%. You should make a video for Baggs explaining in detail how to EQ effectively.

                            [QUOTE=Caleb_Elling;n10029]
                            Learning how to use EQ effectively is probably the single greatest thing you can do for your own guitar tone. [/QUOTE]

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