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Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal  

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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 101 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (79)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Excellent sound quality (6)
  • Responsive (5)
  • Versatile (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances (5)
    • Home studio (3)
    • Professional recording (3)
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      • Experienced (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    delicious

    I noticed that there were a lot of complaints about the hiss that this pedal gives, so i was scepticle when buying it. i found it used at a local shop for only $49...Read complete review

    I noticed that there were a lot of complaints about the hiss that this pedal gives, so i was scepticle when buying it. i found it used at a local shop for only $49 though, and i needed something to replace the broken equalizer in my acoustic, so i decided to give it a shot. i LOVE it. i DIDN'T hear any HISS. maybe it's just mine, but i had no noticible noise come from mine at all. --if the hiss really bothers you, jhs pedals has a mod to fix that and widen the range of the eq.--

    Also, it shapes the tone amazingly on my acoustic and electric. i was able to tweek the sound just to what i wanted it to be, and it's a lot better then what my original eq could have done.

    i am, hands down, completely satisfied with my purchase.

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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

    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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      (1 of 1 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.

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        (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 1 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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                    3.0

                    Drains Tone

                    By Danny Carvalho

                    from Kailua, HI

                    Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                    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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    delicious

                    By myheart'smetronome

                    from Coal Valley, IL

                    Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                    I noticed that there were a lot of complaints about the hiss that this pedal gives, so i was scepticle when buying it. i found it used at a local shop for only $49 though, and i needed something to replace the broken equalizer in my acoustic, so i decided to give it a shot. i LOVE it. i DIDN'T hear any HISS. maybe it's just mine, but i had no noticible noise come from mine at all. --if the hiss really bothers you, jhs pedals has a mod to fix that and widen the range of the eq.--

                    Also, it shapes the tone amazingly on my acoustic and electric. i was able to tweek the sound just to what i wanted it to be, and it's a lot better then what my original eq could have done.

                    i am, hands down, completely satisfied with my purchase.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    Boss GE-7

                    Comments about Boss GE-7 Equalizer Pedal:

                    Overall just too much hiss for the price. Might work for you if you're playing live and it gets covered up, but if you're into quality sweet tone with no signal degridation it's not for you. Overall for therice you shouldn't have to put up with the hiss, it should be pure sweet tone.
                    I give this product a 3 because for the price, you should not have to put up with the hiss. However the tone it produces is very nice, and when playing live you'd never really notice it. Now if you are using a quality guitar and a quality amp and you want to use this to shape your tone for recordings it's terrible, unless you use a noise gate but who want's to shell out the extra cash just so it doesn't hiss, spend a few $ more and get the MXR no hiss. 7 band EQ is nice and volume control is nice.
                    Too much hiss, but tones are nice if you can stand the noise. I could not.
                    I'd have to say not much of a value since it's competitors aren't much more and some are less.

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