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John Petrucci and the Boogie® Five-Band Graphic EQ Pedal
John Petrucci with the new Boogie Five-Band Graphic EQ pedal in the FX Loop of his Triaxis/2:90 rig (click to enlarge)
Well... It's official - The Boogie® Five-Band Graphic EQ is now a permanent installation in the FX Loop of John's Triaxis/2:90 rig for Dream Theater's 2014 Along for the Ride tour.
John spent a rare day off at the MESA factory last week and was able to pick up one of the first production Five-Band Graphic EQs. John posted on his Facebook Page about trying something new and the Boogie EQ was installed in the FX Loop of John's Triaxis/2:90 rig for Dream Theater's San Francisco show at the Warfield Theater. It was basically a done deal after soundcheck, but... the true test is always during 'battle' as John calls it... (the gig)... The new Boogie Graphic brought a new level of tone and adjustability to the rig and to John's heavy sounds in particular.
John previously used the Triaxis' Dynamic Voice feature for EQ'ing heavy rhythm sounds which is a preset Mid Scoop+Bass & Treble Boost curve that increases as you raise it's level. That feature remains available as an alternative, switchable EQ option for John's sounds if a different EQ curve is desired on a different patch/setting. But the Boogie Five-Band is the new EQ curve in town!
Below is John's signal path for his latest Triaxis/2:90 touring rig:
Guitar > A/B Switcher Box > Dunlop Cry Baby rack wah > Pedal drawer with pedals in individual loops (Tone-Burst > Flux-Drive > MXR EVH Phase 90 > TC Electronic JP Dream Scape > Boss Dimension C > Analog Man Juicer compressor) > Triaxis >FX Send into Boogie Five-Band Graphic EQ > FX Return > Triaxis Main Outs to Axe FX > 2:90 > two Recto 1x12 cabinets > Mic'd to FOH with Shure SM57 and Shure 313 Ribbon mic. Rig controlled by RJM GT22 controller.
Big Thanks to John, his tech Maddi and the entire Dream Theater organization for another great hang, great show and more exciting stuff in the future!
Check out more info on the new Boogie Five-Band Graphic EQ pedal