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Old 9th May 2003
Originally posted by Dave Derr
Theres a lot of reasons why I ask the Q question. Many of peoples favorite Vintage (and New) EQ's had fixed Q's. They couldnt mess things up with a too narrow "resonancy" Q (bandwidth). ALso, I cant remember specifically ever using a super super narrow Q and have a source sound natural or even good.

Conversely, I dont think I ever used a BW really really wide unless I was trying to achieve a shelving affect. SOooo Im wondering what is really practical, and what makes the controls too touchy. I often think I could have lived with 3 or 4 well chosen Q settings. Eight isnt too bad tho.

Hey Dave,

If you are thinking about an EQ, make it totally variable(ala GML but with some kinda character of course).

I totally use a super narrow Q when "pinching" or fixing sounds.

If you can make it at least 5-6 bands.

And don't forget a Partridge in Pear tree!!