Exceptionally quiet EQ with silent FET switching.
The Boss GE-7 Equalizer is an exceptionally quiet EQ with silent FET switching. 7 bands of EQ in the optimum range for guitar. Provides 15dB of either cut or boost in each selected range.
In this [Music Radar article](http://www.musicradar.com/news/guitars/u2-exclusive-the-edges-stage-setup-revealed-223342/10), the gear used by The Edge during U2's 360 tour is detailed. The Edge's guitar tech, Dallas Schoo details his complex setup and pedalboards. The Edge's GE-7 is one of his "Outboard pedals", meaning it is not on his main stage pedalboard.more
Billy uses a GE-7 in conjunction with a Hendrix Octavio Fuzz. Here is a direct link to the image. http://www.premierguitar.com/ext/resources/images/content/2015-09/Rig-Rundown/10.jpg?1442424106 http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23116-rig-rundown-zz-tops-billy-gibbons-and-dusty-hill-2015more
David’s elaborate pedal rack as seen in his new recording studio, Medina (Hove, Brighton, UK). "Additional pedals include a Boss CS-2 Sustainer, MXR Dyna Comp, Iba- nez CP9 Compressor-Limiter, Boss Hyperfuzz, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, two Chandler Industries Tube Drivers and three Boss Graphic Equalizers. He also operates several master volume pedals: one for his 4x12 cabinets, another one for his rotating speakers, another for his voice box and a speed control for the doppolas." - [Phil Taylor, David Gilmour's guitar tech.](http://www.pink-floyd.org/artint/dagear.htm)more
Despite being considered a little innacurate by Richard himself on the 2014 Syrobonkers interview by Dave Noyze (https://web.archive.org/web/20141103131334/http://noyzelab.blogspot.co.uk/2014/11/syrobonkers-part1.html), the list on the Syro album packaging confirms the BOSS GE7 as being of the devices using during the recording of it.more
"Yep. Over my span of playing, I can’t count how many different ones I’ve run across. I used the [GE-7] graphic EQ pedal a lot. You’d turn the thing up and it’d give you the perfect overdrive, if you needed an extra boost. I [also] used the yellow OD-1 Overdrive. The DS-1 [Distortion], I have one of the original ones. It’s interesting…in 2007, I got to re-team up with Paul and go on a G3 tour. For me, that was pretty phenomenal, because it’s a Holy Grail tour for guitar, and I was just coming off of 10 years of not playing."more
"Which pedal is that? The BOSS EQ pedal [GE-7]. How are you using it? I use it to boost my solos, to get more sustain and mid action. It’s amazing … things that once seemed hard or difficult to play just melted away and sounded so buttery with that pedal. If I’d known about that pedal a long time ago, I think my life as a guitarist would have been a lot better. I like how it adds just the right amount of punch to my solos, and not necessarily from distortion. For years I thought that was the only way. But now that I use this pedal, it’s like, “Where have you been all my life?” [Laughs.]"more
Gillard starts his pedal chain by running straight into a TC Electronic PolyTune tuner. From there, in order of signal flow, the sound hits a Voodoo Lab Sparkle Drive Mod, an original Landgraff Dynamic Overdrive, a pair of Boss GE-7 Equalizers, TC Electronic Corona Mini Chorus, Boss PS-6 Harmonist, and an Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Neo. The whole board is powered with a Voodoo Lab Pedal Power 2+.more
Peter uses a Boss GE-7 EQ pedal, according to [this](http://www.guitargeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/clientele_alasdair_2008.jpg) Guitar Geek rig diagram.
We can clearly see a boss GE-7 (yeah, the guitar version) with all the sliders rolled back, probably for cutting the signal. Verification of this being Mike's board can be seen in [this image](http://cdn.mos.musicradar.com/images/artist-news/royal-blood/uk-rock-act-royal-blood-live-at-red-bull-studios-london-630-80.jpg).more
In this [article](http://bluesonline.weebly.com/ruben-block.html) it says that Ruben used a Boss GE-7 Equalizer. Ruben says: > “The equalizer I use to take the volume down, for example in a song’s intro. Then when everybody kicks in and things get heavier, I bypass it and with one click, I’ve got my sound again. Before I used it to up the volume on the choruses and it worked well but now I have got a second amp to do that.”more
"I’m in Europe right now for a few weeks and this is the pedal board I’m running over here" - Pete Steinkopf from this [*Paste* magazine article](http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2012/05/14-guitarists-talk-about-their-pedal-boards.html). The Boss GE-7 is one of the pedals mentioned.more
“I think this is the most important pedal I have, because this is what will sculpt the tone. For my sound, I boost the bass a little bit, the lower tones, then I bring it up a little towards the mids so it gets a little of that high saturation. Then I just run that to the return of the amp. “It can be a volume booster if you want it to be, but whatever rig I ever play, I’ll probably always try to run an EQ on it. You can hear where the bad things are, and just cut them out. You’re saving the sound guy some time by doing it. “I find that a lot of times with high gain, once you get to saturation you’re really in a battle to hear notes – and you want it to be clear and crisp. This thing definitely helps sculpt the tone. I remember when I brought this to Eric and I said, ‘Listen, we need to run these’ and it just kind of changed the game for us.”more
"Yeah. The EQ pedal is really used as a distortion boost. I use it when I’m [playing] at the top of the neck, [because the sound] quality of the guitar changes a little bit. It gets a little thinner. When you listen to Disco Biscuits’ music, I’m all over the neck. I play every single fret on the guitar twice at least every single night. My guitar is a 24-fret guitar, and I use every one of those frets up top. When I get up there, I use the BOSS EQ to put a little bit more emphasis on those higher frequencies, and I also reduce some of the lower frequencies. When you’re up high and you have a lot of distortion on, you’re going to get some weird feedback coming at that lower range, so you want to dampen that lower range just a little bit. So, that’s what I use the EQ for. Back when my clean sound was closer to a Wes Montgomery sound, I used to use the EQ to turn that sound into more of a classic Stratocaster sound. It was like a Stratocaster button! I’ve experimented with so many sounds over the years."more
Today I use a simple pedalboard that Dave Wilkerson from Techstar built for me. It is loaded with an Ernie Ball volume pedal, a Cry Baby 5350 wah, Boss DD-3 Digital Delay, MXR DynaComp, **Boss GE-7 Equalizer**, Boss Chromatic Tuner, Voodoo Lab Tremolo and Sparkle Drive, and last but not least, the good, old T.C. Electronic Stereo Chorus.more
Ok its not sexy to look at. In fact its probably the most boring looking pedal in the world. But its a versatile little sucker that can give you sparkle or mud at the flick of a slider. Very useful indeed.
EQ's are one of the most important, and probably one of the most overlooked pieces of a rig. This pedal probably isn't the best one, but it's definitely good enough for what I use it for, and it's built like a tank. Truly helps to hone in on certain frequencies of your sound and really help bring your tone to life.
This pedal is simply indestructible i have it for more than 30 years and it’s still working good ! I think it’s a must have for any guitarist !
I’ve bought another one as i want it on my practice amp and this pedal is as good as it is even if it’s a recent one.
After years testing one and another equalizer pedals, this one I'm sure is one of the bests. I did sell it and by a used japanese version witch I find a little better and less noisy, but I was happy even the new taiwan. This one can deliver a lot of volume /gain power with +15 db range, many possibilities to shape your boost and shape your solos and if you have problems dealing with bad amplifiers, using one of this can save your guitar sound.
Good if you use it for clean sounds with small adjustments. Usable for dirty sounds with micro adjustments. Crap if you make big adjustments (too much noise and mud)!
But overall good. Go for it especially if you find it used!
For me this is the best Boss pedal. But it's main quality could be considereed as a deffect: it isn't a transparent equalizer! It adds color to the sound, apart from the very nice equalization. I use it with my acoustic guitar, but works very well with electric guitar, keyboards and even bass. Can also be used as booster... A must have pedal!
I think that 5 minutes with Boss GE-7 pedal is enough to convince any guitarist on Earth that this unit is an absolutely must-have on pedalboard. It's not an efffect, rather a tool, and a very helpful one, which allows you to shape your tone in countless ways. And that lovely boost feature! Your amp will shine in the mix with this pedal, believe me. I own an Orange TH30 head which is well know for fizzy gain channel and thanks to GE-7 I got rid of fizz and what I have now is pure, jucy, lush and heavy tube amp tone. For that price (bought it for 40$ used) it cannot be beaten.
Tried many boost pedals, finding most of them adding too much high end, and very little if not no, tone adjustment. Here, I get some boost, and 7 bands of flexibility over my tone, which is a bit bright for my taste and style. The controls are very sensitive so you can get a lot of change with very little adjustment. Stumbled over a lot of pedals before getting this, and it has replaced many of them, freeing up some board space, but also some cash, for other pedals, and a bad case of GAS.
I really don't like the Boss GE7. Unless you're just going to use it very subtley its just way to noisy. I know a lot of guys use these as a treble or mid boost for solos and stuff but I swear there are better ways to do that folks. Much better. The GE7 is hissy and it has just enough bands to elt you screw up your tone if you don't know what you're doing. I'll be honest I am not a big fan of graphic EQ for gutar, even during mix-down. Pretty much graphic EQs are for notching out feedback on floor wedges... as far as ones with limited bands like this? they mostly sound bad to me apart from the classic API 560. There are some other ones out there that aren't bad, but none of them come in a pedal. Boss made a half-rack unit in the 80s that anyone thinking of using a GE7 should go investigate! Frannkly, for my purposes I found the Ibanez 3 band EQs with the semi parametric midrange to be a lot more useful. They're the only pedal EQ I ever liked... even then, quite noisy.
I replaced the bridge pickup in my Les Paul with a Seymour Duncan JB and I use a ProCo Rat2 for my primary tone. This combination mixed with my Fender amp makes for some really bright high end. I tried a bunch of different Overdrives and Distortion pedals to try to remedy the problem. Someone told me to just try an EQ pedal. Works like a dream. Ultimate tone control!