A Swiss Army Knife For Your Tone
I've had this EQ in my rig for over 20 yrs. It's a very effective tool. One great use, is finding those offending frequencies and pulling them out. The MXR is well designed (and when used properly) and quiet. It the first pedal in my effects loop. From there, it can fine tune the amps pre-amp tone, and shape the effects in front of the amp from one location. The gain controls balance the pre-amp and effects to the effects in the loop. I never boost beyond 1 db, I prefer to cut other frequencies to enhance the frequencies I want to stand out. It's quieter and more efficient this way. If you think you need an EQ, I really like this one. It is well made, quiet, and reasonably priced. With a little care, it will last a long time.