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Avis de moosers - Maxon GE601 Graphic Equalizer Reissue

The Maxon GE601 is a graphic equalizer pedal, intended for use with guitar. It's a six band EQ and can also serve as a booster. It's an analog pedal that has the standard configuration of a 1/4" input and 1/4" output and is powered by a nine volt power supply. It's not going to be rack mountable as it's a stomp box.


Using the Maxon GE601 is very simple. It has six sliders for six different fixed frequencies, starting at 100 Hz and going up to 3.2 Hz, with each band being double the amount as the previous. There is also an overall level output slider. That's more or less what you need to know here, so I don't think a manual is crucial.


The Maxon GE601 has a great sound that is extremely precise. It doesn't take much to alter the tone with each of the frequency bands, so don't feel like you have to crank or pull the bands by too much. It's great for getting rid of unwanted low end guitar rumble or for adding some brightness and using it as a booster. I like it better than the Boss and MXR graphic EQs that I've used before as it just seems to sound cleaner and only add to the harmonic worth of your sound.


While I'm not of the school of thought that you need to have a graphic equalizer in your chain, I can definitely see the worth of the Maxon GE601. It's great to have some extra control for your sound, but for me I'm usually okay the EQ on my amplifier and the tone knobs on my guitar. Still, this can be very helpful if you use it right. I don't know that it's as useful inside the studio as it can be for live shows, unless it's really part of your sound. It's not the cheapest EQ guitar pedal out there, but it's definitely up there with the best.