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Behringer EQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal   

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Get total control over your tone and put the brakes on annoying feedback, no matter what the performance situation.

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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BehringerEQ700 Graphic Equalizer 7-Band EQ Pedal
 
4.3

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (10)
  • Excellent sound quality (10)
  • Responsive (9)
  • Versatile (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (13)
  • Home studio (8)
  • Amateur recording (6)
  • Outdoor events / games (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (9), Experienced (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

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This pedal came to me as a gift a couple years back, and haven't used it up until about a month ago. I play a Yamaha FX325, given to me by the same...Read complete review

This pedal came to me as a gift a couple years back, and haven't used it up until about a month ago. I play a Yamaha FX325, given to me by the same person, and it's not the best guitar. The electronics didn't come out so hot, and there wasn't much of an EQ control on the preamp. I decided to use the pedal at one of my gigs, just to test it out. I was really surprised with the performance. It came out beautifully, I added whatever I wanted. Then as I got more gigs, I started fooling around with it a little bit more and finally got the sound that I wanted. The only con I can think of is that it's made of plastic material. Otherwise, awesome EQ Pedal!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Noisy, seemingly versatile, but not for me.

Home studio, wanted a 7 band instead of using my 31 band.

Home studio, wanted a 7 band instead of using my 31 band.

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4.0

Good pedal for the cash

By RRfatboy

from Milwacky

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Pros

  • Compact Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances

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

    I just received this from MF and really like it for the money. I have a TSL601 that was a little off tone-wise. I plugged this pedal in and within minutes, TONE RESTORED. This amp is noted for being a little fuzzy on high gain. This pedal cures it.
    Only draw back is that it is a little noisy. That's why I gave it a four out of five stars.

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    5.0

    Well worth the money

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

    Got this to tweak the tone of my acoustics. It works great and for a great price.

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    4.0

    We use it as a boost pedal. Not perfectly transparent.

    By Sambo Dogwood

    from Bloomington, IL.

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    Pros

    • Good Price!!!
    • Versatile

    Cons

    • Not perfectly clean.

    Best Uses

    • Performances

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

    We use them as a boost for leads with acoustic guitars. Very slight sound change but worth it for the money.

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    4.0

    Good for the price; one minor complaint

    By alleycat

    from Johnson City, NY

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    Pros

    • Good basic functionality for the price

    Cons

    • Sliders should have detent at center position

    Best Uses

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

      Good for rough eq adjustments in a pinch

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      1.0

      Noisy, seemingly versatile, but not for me.

      By Bustin Jieber

      from MI

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      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Poor Sound Quality

        Best Uses

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

          Home studio, wanted a 7 band instead of using my 31 band.

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          4.0

          good pedal for the money

          By RonMo

          from St. Louis

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

          Good EQ for the money, works for intended use. Keep stationary on a pedal board as sliders move easily

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          5.0

          Well worh it.

          By James C

          from Bloomsburg, PA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Mobile DJ
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

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

            Much better than some of the more expensive I have tried.

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            5.0

            Sweet little pedal

            By Bob

            from Laguna Niguel

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

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

              Mostly jammin at the house. No stage or live gigging. It's a perfect pedal for my needs and well worth the money.
              Getcha' Pull!

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              5.0

              Cheaper than a new amp

              By blackhillsron

              from Black Hills, South Dakota

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              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Responsive

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Performances

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

                I build banjolas, they don't have much of a low end but hooking in this equalizer helps with the lower range of sound and it was cheaper than buying a new amp, thanks!

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                5.0

                Great for the price

                By Jenn

                from Wilmington

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                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Good Selection Of Effects
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

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

                  This effects pedal, even though the body is plastic, packs the same punch as the boss D-7. Side -by-side comparison, it produced the same dynamic ranges

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