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 ... read more
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Based on 33 Reviews
edited 3 months ago
I'm not an overly big fan of EQ in a pedal but....
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.
Dial in your tone
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.
Should be on everyone's pedalboard
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.
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edited almost 4 years ago
Great indestructible boss EQ !
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.
Truly one of the best
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.
edited over 2 years ago
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!
edited over 3 years ago
First pedal to buy
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.