Take it from me.. a silly producer who has wasted years.. .count them… years.. of my life over eqing something. You completely suck the life out of a sound.
its not what u want! If u have to go in and make lots and lots of eq fixes on a sound, its not a good sound.
You can replace that sound and get a better faster result.
You hurt the sound when u over EQ and Compress/etc.
So lay out the EQ until its time to mix.
Broad strokes is ok and a little bit of low cut or high cut.. but don’t start stressing and getting rid of every harmonic or ping.