Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Gardendale, Alabama
Re: NED: MXR KFK EQ
+1 on hellboars comment. EQ in the loop is where it will be most effective at tone shaping.
Having amps with just tone pots that control general frequency response over a spectrum gives you broad control, but with the EQ in the loop that gives you precise control over specific frequencies lets you hone in on tone. My mesa would never sound the same without my EQ.
bancika is correct as well though. I ran a satchurator through the clean channel of my Mesa, and it was "heavier" than my normal lead (granted my EQ was on). Still, a properly overdriven clean is just as effective side by side to a gained out lead. Take Opeth for example: they use the clean channel of their Laney amps ALL the time and just use Boss multi-effects for ALL their distortions. Sounds awesome as hell. Tone = Tone. Period. Technology has come a long way in the last 5 years.