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Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal  

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The Boss GE-7 Equalizer is an exceptionally quiet EQ with silent FET switching. 7 bands of EQ in the optimum range for guitar. Provides 15dB of eithe...Read More

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Exceptionally quiet EQ with silent FET switching.

The Boss GE-7 Equalizer is an exceptionally quiet EQ with silent FET switching. 7 bands of EQ in the optimum range for guitar. Provides 15dB of either cut or boost in each selected range.


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BossGE-7 Equalizer Pedal
 
4.6

(based on 104 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound quality (9)
  • Compact (8)
  • Responsive (7)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Good selection of effects (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (8)
    • Home studio (5)
    • Professional recording (5)
    • Amateur recording (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
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      • Experienced (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice eq

    This is a nice eq for the money.
    It's not a boutique high-end hand built eq, but if you just need to cut some frequencies in your guitar spectrum, it will work...Read complete review

    This is a nice eq for the money.
    It's not a boutique high-end hand built eq, but if you just need to cut some frequencies in your guitar spectrum, it will work for that purpose.
    It is voiced specifically for the guitar range.
    A lot of reviewers remarked about the noise level that this eq can add to their signal path. If you talk to any professional sound guy you will find out that eq's are best used for cutting frequencies, not adding them to your signal path.
    If you keep the level control at the unity (mid) level and only cut unwanted frequencies, the noise shouldn't be a problem. Keep in mind that cutting those frequencies on an eq this small will lower your signal level a bit overall, so you may need to boost it up somewhere up the path. If you boost it from this eq, it will add noise. I use this pedal to cut 200Hz from my signal path because my Marshall just kills me with 200Hz frequencies.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Drains Tone

    I love the range of this EQ. Having control over the 6.4k+ region adds a lot of clarity to the sound. It's not as wide of a freq range as the MXR's...Read complete review

    I love the range of this EQ. Having control over the 6.4k+ region adds a lot of clarity to the sound. It's not as wide of a freq range as the MXR's 10-band M-108, and wider than the M-109. It has everything an EQ should, plus a gain control (which I don't really use; never been too impressed with EQ pedals as gain boosters). The only problem is when the unit is bypassed: it eats away at the tone. Specifically, I noticed a thinner sound in the low-midrange area, and an overall decrease in dynamics. The resulting sound didn't eaven measure up to the tone without the unit in the loop, even after tweaking the settings to where I wanted.

    That said, it is built like a tank, just like all other Boss products. Boss pedals have never failed me, and I'm pretty rough on them. I've never had this problem with any of my other Boss pedals (RV-3, RV-5, TU-3 and DD-6), so I'm thinking it may have just been a dud. Nonetheless, I will be picking up an MXR 108 soon.

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    5.0

    Still a classic

    By MW

    from NJ

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    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

      I have multiple pedal boards. One of them has a GE-7 that I purchased in the mid-80s, and it still works great. BOSS stomp boxes are durable and reliable.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good purchase

      By Eikyuo

      from Reading PA

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      Pros

      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

        Using this as a boost pedal, works well and cuts through the band to bring solos to the front pretty well. Nice volume boost, easy to manipulate sliders, easy to hit the foot switch on the fly while playing.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best of the Best

        By RockerDuck

        from Marietta, Ga.

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio
          • Mobile DJ
          • Performances
          • Professional Recording
          • Shaping Your Sound

          Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

          This is an EQ and boost rolled into one. Great for boosting and decreasing unpleasant frequencies. It can also make your acoustic guitar sound like a more expensive guitar. Use this before or after your Overdrive pedal for more of everything. Makes your Modulations much better. There is no downfall from having one or two of the GE-7 EQ pedals on your pedalboard.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Boss GE-7

          By Joseph Butler

          from Jupiter, Florida

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Home Studio
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

            This is a excellent pedal! Having a EQ on you board is a great way to shape your tone. The GE-7 is well worth the money. I have a few Boss pedals & I love em. Boss make great pedals.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice eq

            By BlackBelt

            from Memphis

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            Pros

            • Compact Design
            • Excellent Sound Quality
            • Responsive
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Home Studio
              • Performances

              Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

              This is a nice eq for the money.
              It's not a boutique high-end hand built eq, but if you just need to cut some frequencies in your guitar spectrum, it will work for that purpose.
              It is voiced specifically for the guitar range.
              A lot of reviewers remarked about the noise level that this eq can add to their signal path. If you talk to any professional sound guy you will find out that eq's are best used for cutting frequencies, not adding them to your signal path.
              If you keep the level control at the unity (mid) level and only cut unwanted frequencies, the noise shouldn't be a problem. Keep in mind that cutting those frequencies on an eq this small will lower your signal level a bit overall, so you may need to boost it up somewhere up the path. If you boost it from this eq, it will add noise. I use this pedal to cut 200Hz from my signal path because my Marshall just kills me with 200Hz frequencies.

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              GE-7 EQ REE view

              By rockin' rojo

              from Wyoming

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              Pros

              • Big Boost
              • Compact Design
              • Excellent Sound Quality
              • Excellent Tone Shaper
              • Good Selection Of Effects
              • Responsive
              • Very Versitile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Create A New Tone
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Preshaping Before Distort

                Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                I have owned one of these for years. I have found it handy on a pedal board with other Boss pedals.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Better than MXR

                By John Franklin

                from Pennsylvania

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                Pros

                • Attractive
                • Compact Design
                • Durable
                • Excellent Sound Quality
                • Intuitive
                • Responsive
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Performances

                  Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                  I initially looked at two of the most popular equalizers, the BOSS and the MXR, and chose the MXR. I quickly found that it was not easy to use. The sliders were tiny and were not easy to move, and the LED's were not that useful; even with the lights the sliders tended to blend in with the face of the pedal. I returned the MXR and got the BOSS and I have been much happier since. It is much more legible and user-friendly. I am not obsessed with sound quality, so it may differ minutely from the MXR but it doesn't seem to adversely affect the tone of the signal. Unless you're really picky about your equalizer, this one is likely to do, especially in a live situation. I find it useful mainly as a boost, but I love having the flexibility to sculpt my sound so easily! A really useful pedal!

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                  5.0

                  Great sounding guitar tool

                  By Dave

                  from San Juan, P.R.

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                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Na

                  Best Uses

                  • Events
                  • On stage
                  • Professional Recording

                  Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                  Excellent professional sounding tool for your pedalboard. This is just GREAT!! Is a BOSS pedal.

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                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Not bad at all

                  By Stringslinger88

                  from massachusettes

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                        Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                        It adds some buzzing on certain settings (acoustic for example) with destortion on. but other than that it is a good pedal for shaping your sound.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Simpler than it looks

                        By PeteTLT

                        from Toronto, Ontario

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                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Excellent Sound Quality
                        • Responsive
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Performances
                          • Professional Recording

                          Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                          No noise, great eq. Not much else to say.

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