Maxon – Maxon GE601 Graphic Equalizer Review :: Guitar Effects Reviews
Its wide frequency range makes it suitable for use with a variety of instruments.
Covering six carefully selected frequency bands from 100Hz to 3.2kHz and offering +/-12dB of cut or boost, the GE601 can be used as a tone filter, feedback eliminator, pickup simulator, or level booster. Its wide frequency range makes it suitable for use with a variety of instruments.
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.