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Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal  

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Finding it hard to get the perfect sound from your guitar? Maybe your guitar gets lost in the mix? Do you have major feedback issues with your acoustic? The problem's not your guitar-you need an equal... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

Finding it hard to get the perfect sound from your guitar? Maybe your guitar gets lost in the mix? Do you have major feedback issues with your acoustic? The problem's not your guitar-you need an equalizer! You can instantly improve the sound of your guitar with a little help from the EQ700.

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 unique, so is every musical instrument. Even guitars 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.

Most acoustic and electric guitar energy lies between 100 Hz and 6.4 kHz. Even slight changes in this range can cause a tremendous variation in overall energy and impact, as the human ear is especially sensitive to this range.

Boosting frequencies around 200 Hz - 400 Hz often provides warmth and body, while boosting frequencies in the 3.2 kHz - 6.4 kHz range adds clarity to clean guitar signals. Depending on the amount of distortion, this same range can ruin the sound of an overdriven electric guitar by adding harsh harmonics.

One of the most common mistakes is adding too much bass to acoustic guitars. If the low frequencies are boosted excessively, acoustics can easily get lost in the overall mix. Most acoustic guitars are also prone to feedback in the 200 Hz - 400 Hz range.

A general rule of thumb-the best results are often achieved by finding and reducing the frequency bands that are offending, and then turning up the overall volume, rather than boosting one specific band.

How the specific frequency bands of the EQ700 can shape your sound:
100 Hz (low bass)
Boost: To add fullness to guitars, especially clean electrics
Cut: To reduce muddy or boomy tone and control acoustic guitar feedback
200 Hz (soft bass)
Boost: To increase the warmth of all guitars and provide a slightly harder sound
Cut: To increase clarity and reduce feedback in acoustic guitars
400 Hz (hard bass)
Boost: To add definition to rhythm parts
Cut: To reduce feedback in acoustic guitars (This is a major feedback zone for piezo-equipped flattops)
800 Hz
Boost: To add an aggressive edge to the overall sound
Cut: For reducing the nasal or horn-like content, often referred to as the "cheap guitar" syndrome
1.6 kHz
Boost: To make the guitar cut through the mix. Creates a more distinctive plucked tone
Cut: To eliminate dullness and competition with vocals (vocal fundamentals occupy the range from about 1.0 kHz - 2.5 kHz)
3.2 kHz
Boost: To add significant attack to all guitars. Creates an even more distinctive plucked tone
Cut: To eliminate harshness
6.4 kHz
Boost: To add edge and increase brightness to all guitars
Cut: To soften thin-sounding guitars and remove string squeak

Features
  • Shape your sound and eliminate feedback with 7 bands of equalization
  • Designed to compete head to head with leading products on the market
  • Wide frequency range from 100 Hz to 6.4 kHz with a powerful 15 dB boost/cut per band
  • Status LED for effect on/off and battery check
  • Runs on 9V battery or the BEHRINGER PSU-SB DC power supply (not included)
  • First-class electronic on/off switch for highest signal integrity in bypass mode
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1 year warranty. 3 year warranty if registered within 90 days of purchase.


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BehringerEQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal
 
3.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home studio (4)
  • Performances (3)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Behringer - Inexpensive not Cheap

By Richard Stade

from Richmond, Tx

Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

I replaced the P/U on my Sho Bud Steel Guitar and couldn't get the sound I wanted with the limited Treble/Bass/Volume EQ on my amp. I purchased this EQ700 and added it to my pedal board which has two Behringer VD 400 Delays and a Behringer CS 400 Compressor. After just a little tweaking on the EQ I got the sound I was looking for. Behringer pedals are a good way to upgrade your sound for the musician on a budget.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good EQ for cheap money

By DS

from Hooksett NH

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio

    Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

    This is a nice EQ pedal. It worked just fine and was 100% functional when I bought it new. The pedal is relatively quiet when pushing the front end of my Carvin low-gain amp. In the front of my Marshall however it was a little too noisy. The EQ parameters were quite usable and did a nice job shaping my tone. The gain function was less usable, again because of the added noise (hiss). This noise was apparent using the battery or a 9v adapter. The quality of the pedal is fine, but its 100% made of plastic. I had no usability problems with it, but you should be aware that it is in fact all plastic.

    In order to get a higher quality EQ you would need to spend more than four times as much money. You have to decide whether that higher quality is worth four times the price.

    Overall for the price the EQ pedal is hard to beat.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    EQ700 is a Very Good Value

    By BanjoRich

    from Athens, GA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

      Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

      I purchased the EQ700 to use in conjunction with a DI box when I am amplifying my banjo. I have found that tweaking the levels just slightly makes a huge difference in the sound quality of the banjo. I'm very happy with this little unit.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      stopped working after 2 weeks

      By Alex Lumberjack

      from Asheville NC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality

      Cons

      • Breaks Easily

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio

      Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

      after 2 weeks it stopped getting power and now does nothing at all. the sound quality was fine but without power is useless. no more behringer for me

       
      4.0

      Worth the price

      By CARMELO

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

      I actually use it to EQ music from a tablet to a powered speaker. Construction is what you'd expect for the price. Sliders are not comfortable to get to (cramped space), so on stage you may have a harder time than in studio. Sound is ok (not sure how it would work between a guitar and amp).

       
      5.0

      Turns less-than-par pickups into powerhouses!

      By Grrr88

      from Greenville, SC

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

        Sounds great. Actually works like an EQ coupled with a signal booster. Sculpt and tweek your guitar tone. Makes cheap pickups sound like Duncan's or Burstbuckers. Put one in your signal chain!

         
        4.0

        Wide range

        By Jorden A. Kr

        from Israel

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear sound
        • Powerful boost
        • Wide range

        Cons

        • Not a true bypass

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal:

        Very bright eq and very kicking sound.

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