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flat EQ gain changer question

Postby ochaye » Sun May 10, 2015 10:30 am

Dave
perhaps you could explain in layman terms what "flat" means in the two GC toggle settings and how it affects the tone control in a different manner from the LTD toggle setting?

John
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby ochaye » Mon May 11, 2015 2:51 pm

bump for the Dave cat
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby David Barber » Tue May 12, 2015 1:31 am

ochaye wrote:Dave
perhaps you could explain in layman terms what "flat" means in the two GC toggle settings and how it affects the tone control in a different manner from the LTD toggle setting?

John


"Flat EQ" means that the OD sound sounds very close to the bass, midrange and treble levels of the bypassed signal. Guitar players often want an overdrive that does not suddenly lose bass, most kids etc. Flat EQ overdrive find a balance the sounds very much like the bypass tone with the exception of added harmonics and sustain.
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby ochaye » Tue May 12, 2015 7:14 am

Gotcha....thanks :)
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby ochaye » Tue May 12, 2015 11:30 am

would that mean "flat" at noon position on the tone control?
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby ochaye » Tue May 12, 2015 3:59 pm

bump for follow up question
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Re: flat EQ gain changer question

Postby David Barber » Thu May 14, 2015 11:11 am

ochaye wrote:would that mean "flat" at noon position on the tone control?


Not exactly, but's it's in the ballpark. The harmonics that are being added by distortion/overdrive can be greater or lesser at certain frequencies depending on the source. The source is the guitar, pickups, strings, pick etc. That all adds up to subtle changes, but it can be compensated with the tone knob. Most players achieve a tone that sounds like "flat response" between 11 to 1 o clock.
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