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Recently, a particular structure for linear-phase finite-impulse response (FIR) filters with a variable bandwidth has received attention. In this structure, the overall transfer function is a weighted linear combination of fixed subfilters, with the weights being directly determined by the bandwidth. An advantage of this structure is that there are only a few adjustable parameters (weights), which results in a simple updating routine. However, in this paper, it is demonstrated that the use of a number of fixed regular overdesigned filters, each taking care of a part of the frequency region, in fact results in a lower overall arithmetic complexity. The price to pay is an increased group and phase delay.