Advantage of guitar/bass tone pots over digital in-the-box EQ?

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KVRist
101 posts since 31 Jan, 2021

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:02 am

I am curious, do all Eq mediums, besides linear phase, the same degree of phase shifting, be it hardware or digital? Besides desirable saturation on hardware analog EQ, is there a reason to prefer them over digital EQ? More specifically, is there a reason to EQ a bass guitar using the built-in tone pots over EQing in-the-box once it is recorded, besides "committing" to a sound during recording?

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KVRAF
12898 posts since 8 Mar, 2005 from Utrecht, Holland

Post Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:08 pm

Filters are filters, digital filters work on the same basic principles as analog filters :shrug:
sambaji wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:02 am
More specifically, is there a reason to EQ a bass guitar using the built-in tone pots over EQing in-the-box once it is recorded, besides "committing" to a sound during recording?
Not that I'm aware of. But there's equally no reason to put the pots in a different position than what the player is used to, just because you're recording.
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KVRAF
2448 posts since 18 May, 2002 from up on Cripple Creek (CO)

Post Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:05 am

If I use the tone controls on a guitar/bass, it's usually more to shape the sound as it goes into effects/amps/whatever, not for mixing.
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KVRAF
4015 posts since 6 Nov, 2009

Post Sat Jun 19, 2021 7:37 am

It seems like it has potential to ruin the sound since it's a committed/destructive effect. If you're recording a bassist who just loves his bass EQed all weird or something.

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