When it comes to recording and mixing the rule I live by is “There Are No Rules” it seems like it’s all a matter of opinion anyway. What sounds good to one person may sound like X%#! to the next person so this EQ guide is just a starting point.
I recorded an Epiphone John Lennon 1965 Casino guitar thru a Gibson GA 20 amp. I used a SM 57 thru a Chandler TG2 preamp.
Here is the sound of the Guitar with no EQ
Here is the Guitar with a few EQ choices I used the Helios 69 EQ plug in by UA.
200 Hz +15 dB 2 kHz +8 dB
Bass Cut Shelving mode 50Hz -9 dB 1.4 kHz +8 dB
300 Hz +3 dB 2.75 kHz +8 dB
EQs work and sound different so use this as a starting point and adjust the gain to your taste.
Next time I’ll be talking about effects and double tracking.