I mentioned in the past that I picked up a baritone (and a Schecter Unltra VI). For the Ultra VI, I needed to boost signal so I’m using a MXR micro amp, but the baritone I need to make some adjustments to the EQ. Little too much bass, scoop the mids a bit and turn up the highs a little. But I hate doing this to the amp. I know I’ll forget to switch it back when I switch to guitar. I figured a A/B switch with a EQ in line with the baritone might be the ticket. So now, I’m on a ‘loose’ hunt for a footswitch EQ. Been looking at Boss GE-7 or the MXR 6 Band, but I saw a video yesterday that’s may have added another player to the group. That pedal is the Source Audio Programmable EQ.
I’ve dealt with Source Audio in the past. They’re great people, making great stuff, so I was pleasantly surprised to see them working on a programmable EQ (actually.. not surprised). With the EQ being digital, it means that it can now store presets. This is potentially great for me with the Ultra VI and Baritone, since they both need tweaking through my guitar amp. The EQ is a 8 band EQ (1 band for bass guitar frequency). You can store 4 preset including output level. To switch preset you can push a select button or ‘long press’ the footswitch to page through the presets.
Here is the official description of the Source Audio Programmable EQ:
A one-of-a-kind compact graphic EQ pedal that holds four savable presets, 18 dB of adjustable gain on 8 separate bands of EQ. Bonus functions include the tremolo-like Auto-Scroll and MIDI compatibility.
Here is a video by HarmonyCentral interviewing Source Audio at NAMM 2011 about the Programmable EQ: