The Maxon GE601 Graphic Equalizer Pedal
The GE601 Graphic Equalizer covers six carefully selected frequency bands (100 Hz, 200 Hz, 400 Hz, 800 Hz, 1.6 KHz, and 3.2 KHz) over a five octave range with 12 dB of cut/boost per band. The GE601 also offers a master output Level control with 12 dB of cut/boost. With careful use of these controls, the GE601 can be used to fine tune your sound in a variety of extremely useful ways, a few of which are detailed below.
Pickup Simulator (humbucker to single coil) By cutting 200 Hz, 400 Hz, and 800 Hz and then boosting 100 Hz and 1.6 KHz, the GE601 allows a humbucker to simulate the sharp sound of a single coil.
Pickup Simulator (passive Bass to active Bass) By cutting 200 Hz and slightly boosting 100 Hz and 1.6 KHz, the GE601 can give a passive Bass the clarity and punch of an active instrument.
Pickup Simulator (single coil to piezo) By cutting 200 Hz, 400 Hz, and 800 Hz and boosting 100 Hz, 1.6 KHz and 3.2 KHz, the GE601 allows a single coil electric to simulate the bright, chiming sound of an acoustic guitar with piezo pickup.
Half-cocked Wah (audio demo) By creating a signal peak at 800 Hz, the GE601 can emulate the tone of a wah pedal with the treadle set half-way forward. This setting is also ideal for solo boosts.
Clean Booster - By leaving all frequency bands flat and boosting the Level control to taste, the GE601 can function as a clean booster for solos or to overdrive an amplifier's input.
With a little experimentation, the Maxon GE601 can become an essential tool to maximize the tonal options of your guitar rig.