How to EQ Heavy Guitars [VIDEO]

Here’s a short video demonstrating how to use filtering and narrow EQ dips to clean up and smooth out distorted guitar tracks. ┬áIdeally, if you’ve captured a great tone to begin with, you won’t need much more EQ than this in the mix!

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LBTM says

Is this all you really do for finished tracks? I'm usually going crazy with multiple EQs (which takes patience because you can easily mess up the tone and have to start over). I also found that it's better to EQ the guitars while you're hearing them in the mix. It's easier to get a good balance that way. Also please on your next videos match your voice and the pro-tools sound in volume because I have to ride my monitors while listening to the video and that gets annoying. Thanks again for an awesome post lesson. ­čśë

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Jordan says

Sorry about that. Yes if I recorded the tracks myself, I usually don't have to do much more than this. In this particular mix, this was the only EQ on the guitars (Dead and Divine - Antimacy).
If the tracks are sent to me, I may have to use more EQ. Heavy guitars start to sound really messy with too much EQ. If I find myself needing a ton of EQ in the mix I often just re-amp.

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LBTM says

Alright. Thanks. By the way, what amp, cab and mics did you use for the clip? Which song is it from from the album?

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Jordan says

5150 and mesa 2x12 cab. Track 4 I believe

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