Boss GE-7 Equalizer
Boss GE-7 Equalizer
heads on fire 11/07/2011

Boss GE-7 Equalizer : heads on fire's user review

« Good, but noisy. »

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Nominal Input Level
-20 dBu
Input Impedance
1 M ohms
Nominal Output Level
-20 dBu
Output Impedance
1 k ohms
Residual Noise Level
1 k ohms
Residual Noise Level
-100 dBu (IHF-A Weighted, Typ.)
Variable Range
Equalizer Control: +/- 15 dB, Level Control: +/- 15 dB
INPUT Jack, OUTPUT Jack, AC Adaptor Jack (DC 9 V)
Power Supply
DC 9 V: Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V), AC Adaptor
Current Draw
10 mA (DC 9 V)
Dry Battery 9 V type (6F22/9 V)
AC Adaptor (PSA-Series)
Size and Weight ( incl. battery )
73 mm
2-7/8 inches
129 mm
5-1/8 inches
59 mm
2-3/8 inches
0.5 kg
1 lbs.


The EQ is pretty no-frills. Basically, the idea is to create an EQ carve that fits a particular song/style/solo sound that one would want to use, and then it can be switched on and off. Very simple - great idea for boosting solos, or doing the "telephone sound", heavily bandpassed. And the pedal's housing is top notch - it's a Boss! Stomp switch is great, everything is great. Except...


...the noise. The noise is the downfall of this pedal. It induces an inherent hiss sound to the overall tone. It's not terrible unless you are really anal, but I am. The musicality of the EQ is pretty decent - the bands all work well, and are carefully chosen, popularly used EQ band settings to shape tone. But that hiss bothers me, honestly.


I'd give it a 7. Better than average, yet could use a bit of work due to the noise factor. I saw that there is a mod available for it, and I'll have to research it to see if that helps take care of the noise that the pedal induces. Again, the noise is probably not that severe to most ears, I'm just a bit picky. I took mine back to the store to trade for a different pedal.