TC Electronic TC 1128
TC Electronic TC 1128

TC 1128, Grafischer EQ from TC Electronic.

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Hatsubai 22/03/2011

TC Electronic TC 1128: Produktbewertung von Hatsubai (content in English)

"The best EQ on the market"

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Way back in the 80s or 90s, TC Electronic released their amazing 1128. This is a digitally controlled analog graphic EQ that's ridiculously transparent. It's MIDI-able and footswitchable. These units came in various configurations, so the actual specs varied a bit. A lot of these were used in professional recording and TV studios, so not all features will be exactly useful to guitar.


TC does a great job at making things easy to use. The manual is written out clearly, and it's not too hard navigating the unit. The LCD is very clear, which is needed when you're using the spectrum analyzer. Programming and storing the various EQ presets you'll be making is a touch tedious, but you'll get used to it within a few minutes. You just have to realize how the knob interacts with the EQ. The biggest drawback is that TC no longer supports this unit. If something breaks, you're kinda dead in the water. This actually happened to me with one of the older blue LCD devices.


The sound of this is TC's selling point. This thing is 100% transparent. There are very few pieces of gear out there that are this transparent. I was blown away by how clear everything sounded. The EQ sounds exactly like an EQ should be. You get all your tone shaping with very little noise, which is probably the most important thing about any EQ out there. The thing is crazy versatile with all the presets you can save, too. There really hasn't been anything on the market like this, even today.


If you can find one of these units in working condition, buy it. Beware that they could break, and TC no longer supports them. If you're willing to assume that risk and need the absolute best EQ ever made, check this out. The spectrum analyzer alone is worth the price of admission. I can't believe TC no longer makes something like this.