I use my boss eq close to the end of the chain, and I cut the lows and the highs to make a frowny face, with the mids just below the 0 line. I then boost the level. I want some of the coloration from that. I like the accentuated mids when soloing. I do use it as a boost sometimes, but knowing that the coloration is there.
I recently added a boss LS2 line selector, which I use as a boost, and to activate my solo pedals (ts, dist, qtron, oct, etc.). I have them in one loop, and my delay and eq are in the straight loop. I blend the wet loop with the dry loop so I always have a dry signal in some way. I like it.
The GE7 is a nice pedal, but like anything that accentuates frequencies it can be noisy. I have always been intrigued by having it modded. The mods are cheap. Just never done it, since I dont have a noise issue other than general od line noise sometimes.
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