#1
So can someone please tell me what the difference is between British and American voicing?
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#3
Brits have accents. It changes how they sing in subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) way. Basically, if you normally talk a certain way, it affects your natural way of singing.
#4
british voicing implies more high mids, more "gnarly" sound. listen to any song of slayer's reign in blood, then listen to the heavy guitar riffs in a dream theater song. slayer exclusively uses marshall, most well known british brand, while dream theater exclusively uses mesa, pretty much the most well known american brand for high gain.
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#5
It's not like if there's really predetermined differences between the two, the general rule of thumb is pretty much what the guy above said, but it's more than that, and you will have to listen to both if you really want to know
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British = more mids
American = more scooped

There are probably other reasons too



And also to me, it sounds like the distortion on American voiced amps is way "tighter", where on British amps it seems to have a fat more "uncontrolled" distortion.


And american amps seem to have much cleaner cleans.
#7
I tend to hear british voiced as more "throaty" with less mids, listen to songs like black dog and whole lotta love.

American is a bit more trebley and with higher mids. It's a prefference really
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#8
alright thanks. so what're your guys personal preferances and why?

oh, and what exactly are scooped mids?
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And also to me, it sounds like the distortion on American voiced amps is way "tighter", where on British amps it seems to have a fat more "uncontrolled" distortion.


And american amps seem to have much cleaner cleans.

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#10
Scooping the miss means lowering them to kinds get a dry throaty tone, kinda makes the guitar sound heavier.

I like both for different styles, but metal(progmetal inbmy case) nothin bit American, I love re sound.
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#11
i usually think of it as

british-marshall,laney,orange,vox
american-fender mesa etc.
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#12
and dont forgot bout german voice guise liek diezel/framus/ect
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Scooping the miss means lowering them to kinds get a dry throaty tone, kinda makes the guitar sound heavier.

I like both for different styles, but metal(progmetal inbmy case) nothin bit American, I love re sound.


No, more mids are "throatier". Scooping the mids gives you more of a "zappy" and metallic tone that works well for metal. Dimebag's tone is a good example of scooped mids.
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Brits have accents. It changes how they sing in subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) way. Basically, if you normally talk a certain way, it affects your natural way of singing.

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Quote by crazysam23_Atax
Brits have accents. It changes how they sing in subtle (or sometimes not so subtle) way. Basically, if you normally talk a certain way, it affects your natural way of singing.


lol, he is talking about the amps not how people talk
shit littlephil beat me to it
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i usually think of it as

british-marshall,laney,orange,vox
american-fender mesa etc.


+1

I too, think less in terms of voicing and more in term of brands.
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#17
so how come I always see people on here complaining about scooped mids? are they that bad?
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so how come I always see people on here complaining about scooped mids? are they that bad?


The guitar is a mid-ranged instrument. You take the mids away and the guitar because less noticeable in the mix.
#19
Sorry, this is going to be slightly off topic but...

What exactly is the "German" voicing? I haven't listened to enough ENGL/Bogner/etc. amps in person to be able to tell.
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#20
check the recording thread,i think they show you the different between german/brit/american
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