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Jazz Tricks: "Honeysuckle Rose" Ex. 1

The Boss GE-7 graphic equalizer.

Ever think of adding EQ to your signal chain? Here’s a brief but definitive guide on how to get started.

Equalization is a powerful sonic-sculpting tool. Almost immediately after we figured out how to convert the music we hear into electronic waveforms, electronic engineers devised circuits to manipulate those signals by attenuating and accentuating different frequency bands. In recording studios, equalization can subtract bass from a boomy kick drum or add sibilance to a breathy vocal. In sound reinforcement, we can equalize the response of a PA in a room with less than ideal resonances.

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Jackson Guitars & Charvel Guitars Factory Tour
Jackson Guitars & Charvel Guitars Custom Shop Tour

John Bohlinger and the PG video crew head west to explore the two brands that helped spark hot-rodding instruments and tricking out "super strat" shredsters. Talented master builders Pasquale “Pat” Campolattano, "Metal" Joe Williams, and Dave Nichols (aka “Red Dave”) unlock the door to their twisted sanctuary and let the sawdust fly showing us their hands-on approach to building drag-racing guitars.

Photo by Jim Herrington

Hermanos Gutiérrez release "Until We Meet Again," the latest preview of their forthcoming record Sonido Cósmico, produced by Dan Auerbach and out June 14 via Easy Eye Sound.

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