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We just got this back from our tech who repaired the glitchy 1k band. Now it works great! Our three photographs show it disassembled, then with the ears on backwards (for tabletop), and the ears on forwards (for rackmounting). In one photo I forgot to take off the black electrical tape covering the model name, but as you can see in the other photo the graphics are all in good shape.

A lot of people are upset that Moog was purchased by InMusic. Many Moog employees were laid off and production has been moved to Taiwan. IMO nowhere else in the world can match Taiwan’s efficiency, so I’m going to wait and see.

This 1970s Moog MKG 10 band graphic equalizer was made in the USA, by Americans. Sometimes people disparage graphic equalizers in favor of parametric equalizers. Some people say graphic equalizers are for killing microphone feedback in live rooms, or cutting an unruly resonance in that live room. True, graphic equalizers focus on specific bands, but the shape makes a difference, and Moog knew what they were doing back in 1970s.

We’ve had this for a while and have used it mostly on things like our Roland TR 606 or our Korg MS-20. For the 606, raising the 2k band way up and the 4k up a bit, while dipping the 8k band can make those famous hi hats pop with more presence and less shrill. 63 makes the kick thump. For other things, like synths, I’d just boost the 31 or 63 Hz band to pump it up, warm it up, round it off.

The rack ears are ingenious. This whole line—the phase shifter, the parametric, this graphic—have reversible ears. Orient them one way and you can rackmount it in any 19” rack. Orient them the other way and you have handles that are cleaner to look at when used desktop-style.

The sliders have an indentation at 0, so you can always feel and find your way back to null.

When we got this it was filthy. I cleaned the grooves within the ears, as there was crud in them. I cleaned grime out of the slider tracts and dusted the inside. And now it’s just gotten back from our tech and ready to go.

Perfect for someone who just wants a subtle bump in frequency or for the space cowboy seeking a sound, accentuating certain frequencies, or doing weird bandpass-ish comb-ish stuff.

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  • MKG Ten Band Graphic Equalizer
  • Black
  • 1970s
Made In
  • United States

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