Never had one but want to experiment a bit. Nothing fancy.
I found my Boss EQ to be very noisy. Other than that, it worked great. I'd suggest finding a modded one.Just like you, never had an EQ pedal.
I would probably go with the industry benchmark and start with a Boss EQ.
... see from there if you really like/need it.
Tom Bukovac, Tim Pierce and other pros have made youtube video in 2020...using this "not so fancy" EQ pedal.
I got a fix for that.I found my Boss EQ to be very noisy. Other than that, it worked great. I'd suggest finding a modded one.
This is extremely helpful. Would be great if you built them. Would get one from you. CheersGraphic EQs, no matter who makes them or how many bands, are hit and miss. Are the resonant bands the ones YOU need? Don't know. They are simply spread out to be able to anticipate unknown situations. Guitar doesn't really need anything above 6khz, so most 7-10 band units are really only 5 or 4-band for guitar purposes.
Steve Bragg told me that their Parametric EQ was one of Empress's best-selling pedals. And I can see why, a 2-3 band parametric or semi-parametric is all a guitar-player really needs. The Wampler EQuator is actually very close to what I had declared the ideal guitar EQ to be on DIYStompboxes, years back. Shelving bass and variable lowpass, with two semi-parametric bends between. Wouldn't be surprised if Brian took my idea and ran with it. I know Joel Korte did for the Chase Bliss Condor, albeit with one sweepable band instead of 2.
I vote for the EQuator. Brian makes a good product and that one offers the right control.
I have nothing but praise for Fender's recent line of pedals, but I don't think this is exactly what you're looking for. Themidrange has three different center-frequencies, but they're fixed and may not suit what you need at any given time.This is a question, not a suggestion. How does something like the Fender Engager Boost fit into this equation?
3 band eq with a mid shift and optional buffer. Can find used for sub $100.