EQ (Equalizer) Pedals FAQs
What is the difference between a graphic EQ and a parametric EQ?
- A graphic has a fixed number of frequency bands that can be individually adjusted using sliders or knobs.
- A parametric adjusts the center frequency, bandwidth (or Q), and level of a specific frequency range using knobs or controls.
Can they be used in an effects loop?
- Yes, EQ pedals can be used in the effects loop of an amplifier to adjust the tone of the signal after it has been amplified.
Do I need an EQ pedal if my amplifier already has tone controls?
- While most amplifiers have tone controls, such as bass, midrange, and treble, an EQ pedal can offer greater precision and flexibility in shaping the tone of the guitar signal.