Best EQ for recording electric and acoustic guitar
Old 19th October 2007
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Best EQ for recording electric and acoustic guitar

Can you recommend me some good EQ for recording? I mostly record e. and a. guitars and bass. I use my Dan Smith Stratocaster and Ibanez Les Paul '63 through M/B MarkIV. SM57 into Pendulum MDP-1. I'm thinkin' about some Api's EQ.
Old 19th October 2007
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I'm thinkin' about some Api's EQ.
for "recording" if you don't already have some decent pres id consider addressing that 1st. i see you have a pendulum but i think i'd rather have a juicy colored transformer pre for my guitar before an eq.
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i'd rather have a juicy colored transformer pre for my guitar.
What kind of?
Old 19th October 2007
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massive passive. a lot of times, i use one channel between the guitar and amp, and the other channel after the micpre. great mids.
Old 19th October 2007
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Daking or Great River NV pres work great. I've only used the API-like plugin from URS, as far as API EQ goes, but it's my favorite plug for that application, so I'd guess the real thing'd be even better.
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Get a 1084 or 31102 and call it a day.
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massive passive. a lot of times, i use one channel between the guitar and amp, and the other channel after the micpre. great mids.
Must be great but MP is little bit pricey for me. The same Neve 1084 or 31102 modules. If I'll find them somewhere. I think that I'm able to spend something that Api 5500 costs. Used one.
Is it good for recording? And why do you think that Pendulum isn't good for recording guitars?
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IMHO if you have a Mark IV and a halfway decent Bass any issues you may be having with your recorded tone have nothing to do with not having an outboard eq. Try investing in a different or additional mic instead, ie: Royer 121. Great tone originates from the source 99% of the time and your Mesa, when tweaked is more than capable of getting you there. I track with an older Mark IV quite often running EL's and 6L6's through a Royer 121 and an API 512c and never feel the need to pop in a 550b or anything else for that matter. Best of luck
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That sounds interesting to me. Can you post some sound clips, please?


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IMHO if you have a Mark IV and a halfway decent Bass any issues you may be having with your recorded tone have nothing to do with not having an outboard eq. Try investing in a different or additional mic instead, ie: Royer 121. Great tone originates from the source 99% of the time and your Mesa, when tweaked is more than capable of getting you there. I track with an older Mark IV quite often running EL's and 6L6's through a Royer 121 and an API 512c and never feel the need to pop in a 550b or anything else for that matter. Best of luck
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