Author Topic: "Barber EQ" vs active James/Baxandall  (Read 2333 times)

aziltz

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"Barber EQ" vs active James/Baxandall
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:30:00 AM »
can anyone compare the Barber style eq (like in madbean's new sparkplug) to the active baxandall type, like what's used in the Xotic pedals?  The baxandall is pretty neutral which I like, and I'm wondering if Barber's is more amp-like, or more OD-pedal-like or what?
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Re: "Barber EQ" vs active James/Baxandall
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 09:55:21 AM »
The Baxandall has both cut and boost and the Barber (or Sparkplug) is boost only for mid and bass and cut only for the treble. So, that's a big difference there, I guess. Amp-like could mean a lot things...were you thinking of anything more specific?

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Re: "Barber EQ" vs active James/Baxandall
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 09:59:30 AM »
Yeah I guess what I'm wondering is if the barber adds its own curve to the existing sound in the way an amp tone stack would or if things are pretty flat at minimum.