#1
I am wondering what I should set my equalizer to. I got treble, mid and bass only. What's a good combination for a good thrash, in-your-face sound?
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#2
i just posted about eq.

um i use something like
Bass: 10
Mid: 4
Treble: 9

that gives me a good thrash/shred tone
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#3
uh... tweak it around to check out may be?
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#5
Quote by Fender_bender90
Scoop the mids

I don't know too much about equalizing and amps, but if your talking about a switch that does that, mine doesn't have one.
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#6
To paraphrase Metallica, make a smiley face with the dials and walk away (ie. scoop your mids, then work from there for what you personally think sounds good)
#7
well all amps, and ears, are different, so really, thjey are YOUR settings

its all in the mids, especially with metal, having low mids and high highs and high lows is very popular in nu-metal especially, "scooping the mids"

if you have more mids than the rest, or "boost the mids" it will help you cut through the mix of instruments, help it scream, and pinch harmonics may come to you easier, however you may loose some of that chuga chug chug sound by doing this

thrash, i would say have some mids, and please, dont cut all the mids out
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#8
How do u scoop mids? :/ or what is that?
I'm kind of a noob at this......
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Line 6 Spider III 120w
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#9
Quote by SHACKR
How do u scoop mids? :/ or what is that?
I'm kind of a noob at this......

Turn them all the way down, rip off the knob, and throw the knob away.

(Well, last part is optional, you just get rid of the mid.)
#10
Quote by SHACKR
How do u scoop mids? :/ or what is that?
I'm kind of a noob at this......


Keep your high and low end levels relatively high (7-8+) and drop the levels on your mid level frequencies down lower (2-3 or lower) once you're there muck around with the settings a bit till you find something you like As DeathByDestroyr said don't take the mid scooping thing as gospel but if you like thrash type sounds you probably like or are aiming for the sound of scooped mids anyway...
#11
Scooping your mids removes an important part of your guitar/amps tone. The mids are what make your tone "sing". Think of your your dials like a clock. Start with each one at 12:00. And experiment from there. You should try to find a good balance of all 3 parts of the EQ spectrum. Too many highs, for example, can produce a piercing tone. Not enough mids, will make your sound kinda flat.
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#12
guitar is a mid-range instrument.

removing the midrange is the dumbest thing you can do.

sure it will sound fine by itself, it may even sound good by itself.
but if you play with a band good luck because it's going to get covered up by the bass and drums.

i keep bass around 11 o clock,
mids at 1 o clock, and treble at 2 o clock.

sounding heavy, or thrashy is largely dependent on your pickup, distortion and technique.

lots of palmmuting, powerchords, using your bridge pickup, and a healthy amount of distortion.

like seth said, removing the mids will make your tone sound 'flat' and boring.
it will squeeze every inch of life out of it.
Last edited by Rakoro at Feb 18, 2009,