The ‘60s and ‘70s are widely recognized as the heyday for professional recording console design. The EQ and preamp sections of these near-mythical vintage consoles are highly sought after, even to thi... Click To Read More About This Product
The ‘60s and ‘70s are widely recognized as the heyday for professional recording console design. The EQ and preamp sections of these near-mythical vintage consoles are highly sought after, even to this day. Some of the most iconic guitar and bass tones in the history of recorded audio were tracked “direct” straight into these consoles’ channel strips.
The Q\Strip was designed with sophisticated features that enable you to take these highly-coveted tone shaping circuits with you, whether you’re heading to a live gig or tracking in the studio or into your DAW. It’s compact, extremely cost-effective and in an ultra-convenient DI format.
The 100% analog MOSFET circuitry in the heart of the Q\Strip provides the warmth, girth and larger-than-life tones for which vintage consoles are revered. Add in four bands of pro-audio-quality equalization, two parametric mid bands, as well as high and low shelving filters, and you have incredible control over how your instrument cuts through on stage or in a mix.
The HPF and LPF give added control over the frequency spectrum whether you’re going direct with your bass, guitar, fiddle—or even a vocal. The Q\Strip is limited only by how far you are willing to push your creativity and how much of that juicy vintage tone you crave.
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Comments about Tech 21 Q\\Strip Dual Parametric EQ Instrument DI Pedal:
I bought this to use for electric guitar, acoustic guitar and bass. I play all three of them directly into the PA and each can use some EQ help. The electric needs a bit of brightening to make the split coil sound more strat-like. My basses need the LPF and some mid-scoop to give focus and clarity in the PA. My acoustic suffers from woofy lows and some barky mid-range.
I've tested each of them using this EQ and compared it to my prior EQ that doesn't have quite as many controls. The Q/Strip works very well. I am able to dial in the sound improvements I need with little fuss. The unit is very quiet but not totally silent. The LPF and HPF combine to do a passible job of speaker simulation and are especially effective for my bass. The high shelving EQ has what seems to be an overly low knee frequency (1000 Hz) but it does a great job on guitar. Turn it up 1/8 of a turn and you affect the all the upper harmonics, not just those at the very squeaky top end of the instruments range.
Improvements? I'd like the HPF to be at 50 Hz rather than 40 Hz. I'd like to have a few more numbers on the frequency scale for the two sweepable mids. But those are both rather unimportant details.
Bottom line is that this unit WORKS and will be an always-on addition to my signal chain from this day forth.