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Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal  

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Do you find it hard to get the perfect sound from your bass? Maybe your bass seems to virtually disappear in some rooms; then again, it feels like a runaway locomotive in others? The problem's not your bass-you need an equalizer! The Behringer BEQ700 can resurrect your bass, providing total control over your tone, no matter what the performance situation. You can instantly improve the sound of your band from the bottom up, with the Behringer BEQ700.

Master of Tone
With 15 dB available boost or cut per band (that's a lot!), the BEQ700's seven frequency bands have been carefully chosen to provide the ultimate tools for EQing the bass guitar, even 5 & 6-string instruments. Of course, to make full use of its capabilities, you should first understand some basics about the frequency range of your axe.

The BEQ700 covers the audio spectrum from below 50 Hz to over 10 kHz, allowing you to effectively cut or boost specific frequencies that help focus your sound. Special attention has been paid to the critical midrange frequencies, which can either make or break your sound. The following section offers tips that will have you sculpting the perfect bass sound in no time at all.

Understanding EQ
Most performers don't have a clue about what good equalization can do for their sound. Maybe you've heard the old maxim, "Make a sine-wave to get really good sound," or "Make a smiley-face, that always works." Sadly, this qualifies as advice from the uninformed. Just as every room is different, every musical instrument is unique. Even guitars and basses made by the same manufacturer, using the same materials, on the same day can vary a great deal.

People provide a good example of this principal-although we are all similar, we don't all wear the same size shoes, or even have the same color eyes. There is no one "perfect" equalization curve that fits every scenario; equalization is dynamic.

Applying EQ to the Bass
When frequencies from 20 Hz - 200 Hz are boosted or cut, the bass is affected dramatically, since sounds in this range are often felt, as well as being heard. Boosting frequencies within this range can increase the sensation of power and punch. Conversely, reductions in this range can weaken or muddy low frequency response.

The fundamental notes of most basses fall within the 100 Hz - 1000 Hz range. Even slight changes in this range can cause a tremendous variation in overall bass energy and impact, as the human ear is especially sensitive to this range. Boosting frequencies around 200 Hz often gives the bass warmth and body, without a loss of definition, while boosting frequencies in the 500 Hz to 1000 Hz range tend to make bass sounds brittle. Often, better EQ results can be achieved by reducing the frequency bands that are offending and by turning up the overall volume, rather than boosting one specific band.

How the specific frequency bands of the BEQ700 can shape your sound

50 Hz (sub-bass)
To thicken up sub-bass content, which is mostly felt rather than heard
Cut: To eliminate stage "rumble" and sub-bass content that can rob sound system power
120 Hz (soft bass)
To enhance the lower end of the bass spectrum
Cut: To reduce the tendency of low frequency content to overwhelm a small room
400 Hz (hard bass)
Boost: To enhance the "hard" bass punch of fundamental tones
Cut: To reduce punch for better linkage with the kick drum
500 Hz
Boost: or Cut:
To control bass clarity and warmth
800 Hz
To add an aggressive edge to the overall bass sound
Cut: For reducing somewhat nasal or horn-like content
4.5 kHz
To make the bass cut through the mix. Creates a more distinctive plucked tone
Cut: To eliminate harshness
10 kHz
To bring out the upper harmonics and add edge to the overall bass tonality
Cut: Apply a cut to reduce harsh high-frequency content or hiss

  • 7 Bands of equalization
  • Designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Wide frequency range from 50 Hz to 10 kHz with a powerful 15 dB boost/cut per band
  • Status LED for effect on/off and battery check
  • Runs on 9 V battery or the Behringer PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
  • First-class electronic On/Off switch for noise-free operation
  • High-quality components and exceptionally rugged construction ensure long life
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It works for what it's supposed to do.

By Cooper

from undisclosed

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Comments about Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

It's definitely a cheap pedal (it's made of plastic,) but it works like it should. It makes a lot of high frequency white noise when it is on, but I guess I can live with that. The only real big thing is that I can't find the battery compartment, so I have to plug the pedal into a power supply, because I don't have a pedalboard.


Effective EQ Pedal

By Kurt

from Lincoln, NE

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  • Compact Design
  • Excellent Sound Quality
  • Responsive
  • Versatile


    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

    This is a pretty good eq pedal. I've usually stuck with the idea that cheap pedals aren't as good and lack quality control, but this pedal may be the one to change my mind. The range of sounds you can achieve with this pedal is fantastic and allows one bass to cover many music genres easily. My only two small complaints would be that the access to the battery compartment can be tricky, as you need to push two ends in for it to come undone. But I don't usually use batteries for any pedals, so it's not really a problem. My other complaint is that there is not a notch on the slider that you can feel when it is set at zero like on many other eq's, so you just have to eyeball it, but again that's not a huge issue. It is plastic, so it'll probably break with heavy usage, but if you're not someone who stomps on pedals hard, or sees this as a pedal that you turn on at the beginning and leave it on, I definitely recommend it.


    4 stars because is plastic

    By Gabriel

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

    Is a awesome pedal and do the job well. Just the fact that is plastic concern me.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Eq is as Eq does

    By Phil

    from Pgh, PA

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    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive


    • Breaks Easily

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

    Can't see spending a lot of money for any eq unless you want more durability, I take good care of my equipment.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Works very well for me

    By Levi Ayette

    from Ohio

    Comments about Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

    If you're looking to explore the world of pedals, Behringer's a good choice. I've got a friend who uses "big name" brand pedals, but we used the exact same setups (P-Bass and a Starcaster 15B amp) to compare the two pedals and we couldn't tell a difference. I played tuba in a small school's pep band. Low parts are never heard, so I ended up bringing my bass in. Still couldn't hear the lows very well, so I added this pedal to my setup. Suddenly everyone's hearing the low parts. It works very well. I bought the pedal in July and haven't had any problems. It's relatively easy to get to the battery compartment; just push the two buttons on the side of the pedal in with a pen. I'm definitely sticking with Behringer for exploring pedals.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


    Better Than I Thought

    By Henry Porvaznik

    from Mays Landing, NJ

    Comments about Behringer BEQ700 Bass Graphic Equalizer Pedal:

    I expected a cheap box to work like a cheap box but this EQ works great! Behringer saved the money by making the box out of plastic instead of metal and kept good electronics inside. These seven bands do so much more than the four bands on my Acoustic brand amp do. I cut the 400 & 500, boost 120, and adjust the 800 to suit what I'm playing at the time. That mellows the growl while retaining punch. Here's the catch - if you plan on stomping the on/off pedal with your foot, the plastic may not hold up. I set mine on the amp, turn it on, and leave it at that. And you need to be a little careful changing the battery, again because of the plastic case. Overall - A fine EQ that performs like one at twice the price. Unless you really need a stronger metal case, save some money and get this one. You'll like it.

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