I use the in and out gains to try to stay in the same general overall volume unless I am using the pedal as a clean boost. But the 6-band version gives 4dB more volume per band. Hey, I hope this wasn't answered before, but all my search-efforts turned up nothing but that four-letter-rule is extremely unhelpful when looking for brands and models, so I might have overlooked a thread - in that case, excuse this please. Here's the frequencies it controls: volume input 31. My amp doesnt have very good tone shaping knobs, there is only so much you can do with Bass treble and mid. I've owned two of these, one where the switch just stopped working and the other was noisy as hell.
The M-108 provides extreme control over crucial frequencies for bass. The pedal has a very cool textured finish that resists chipping or scratching, and looks great too! Should another guitar or another amp. It functions exactly as intended by enhancing your sound, removing any imbalances, and distilling the sweet tones and characteristics of your guitars and amps to their purest essence. In that set up, humbuckers can sound bright and consistent throughout the sweep. Either in front of the amp and it changes the guitar tone, or in the effects loop of the amp and it controls the entire signal chains much more dramatic difference.
Oddly enough, if you treat the gain slider as you normally would a volume slider, the hiss almost completely vanishes. It can take a pounding night after night. When you are adjusting an eq, you are changing a frequency band in relation to the other frequencies, meaning if you cut one band 12dB and boost another 12dB the difference is 24dB, which is huge. Until then, I love my 6. The 109S worked best early in the signal chain, and not in the effects loop — it just made too much of a dramatic effect in this position, unless you plan to always leave it on, and then it might be fine once you dial it in. The linear pot has a more consistent sweep and less high end is rolled off and strings sound consistent from 0-10. It takes weeks to get parts, and when you do, expect to pay three times as much for them.
Good quality metal and durable. I use the Dano Fish n Chips eq, and the highest treble register slider don't know the kHz's, lettering worn off doesn't do much for my sound, no matter if it's maxed or minimized completely,,,so I was just curious if that is because the way I set my amp, guitar tone and volume, other effects impact to sound, or because that range isn't represented well by my specific pedal, or eq pedals in general. It would be hugely useful if you could toggle between different pre-programmed settings. Then, I added a little more top end to the signal. Aside from that one thing, the only con I can think of is that it is powered by 18V instead of normal 9V pedals. Realistically, I usually try to stay between +6 and -12 since anytime you amplify a signal that many dB you also amplify the noise. Same goes for boosting and cutting bass, and boosting and cutting treble.
Value for money: very good. Below, you can take a look at the inner working of the M108 along with tips on how to get your desired sound. Do resist the urge to run this in a V or smiley shape. Made to boost of cut frequencies to help tailor you tone. To control the tone of your guitar going into the amp, run it in front of the amp. They control the high end or brightness.
My trebles are bright and crisp and my lows seem to have a booming, nearly infinite sustain. There are numerous people claiming one to better than the other everywhere, but I have not been able to get qualified feedback from people who actually really know and use or who have used both. I set it up, generally as I did with the 6 band, adding the additional frequency parameters. It has nothing to do with boost, and everything to do with the amount you can actually adjust each frequency. Use it to balance tone between various guitars.
Hopefully, the information above has helped you better understand what can be done with this powerful little pedal. But for those who want to keep a more refined configuration and just slightly change the color of his. I have been searching for a chorus to replace the one on my H2O, long story short. This cut my mids and boosted my lows and highs around 2-4K which made my tone sizzle and cut through just enough for a razor sharp attack! Both the M108S and M109S are handy tools for every guitar player; I preferred the 10-band for the Volume and Gain controls and the smaller incremental impacts at 12db versus 18db, but both offer tremendous value for the money. I just wanted to mention something. This thing Rocks Off Socks like your grandaddy's slippers! So in terms of sound It's not very fair to comment and doesn't make much sense to add a rating of any sort I feel. Anyway, inevitably I find that I need it a month later and I end up having to buy a new one.
Your Turn to Sound Off! The green line marks a common location for the fan control circuitry, and the blue line marks the fan motor. If not, I'd advise working with each band individually until you get a good handle on what they do. Maybe it was that boost pedal with separate bass and treble controls, or the compressor with a tone shift feature, plus it seemed silly to have a dedicated tone shaping pedal, when just about every overdrive and fuzz pedal I have offers some tone control. I never realized how 'average' my guitar tone was until I bought this. It is especially effective on acoustic guitars, helping to render the natural tonality and warmth of the strings in addition to enhancing other elements like reverb. Perhaps I don't understand your question. There are better certainly but it's a great unit at that price point.