#1
i hate when people say that scooped mids sound like crap. They act like it's a crime against music. anyone care to discuss? i'm starting the "scooped mids don't suck" club. pm me to join, or if you have an idea for the name that's less blunt.
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#2
i use scooped mids, i love the sounds, cleans or distorted.
My Amp settings right now:

Gain: 10
Volume: 10
Treble: 10
Middle: 0
Bass: 10
Master: 10
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#3
that's exactly mine, wanna join the club?
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#4
i wouldnt say they sound like crap, but tbh i actually prefer mid in my eq, helps it cut through a mix

my settings are usually
bass:5
treble:8
mids:10
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#5
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i use scooped mids, i love the sounds, cleans or distorted.
My Amp settings right now:

Gain: 10
Volume: 10
Treble: 10
Middle: 0
Bass: 10
Master: 10


I love it!!!! haha 10 or zero?! sweet!

I love scooped mids, but i love normal mids more! my settings are treb - 5 mids -7 bass -6 right now no gain baby ima jazz man!
#6
everything sounds better when its turned up all the way.....pay attention children, that kind of wisdom only comes with time.
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#7
Its good for metal, but I like my mids for everything else.

And I did hear that John Mayer scoops his mids.
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#8
i use the mids for everything except thrash
thrash just doesn't sound right with the mid turned up
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#9
i loved scooped mids to but not completley sweeped out

my setting Gain 6 Treble 7 Mids 3 Bass 8
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#10
For some reason my tone gets all muddy when i use scooped mids on my mesa, i gues its cause my strings are huge. .... i solve this by...SUPER SCOOPING....which is
MXR dime distortion
output 10
bass 10
mid 2
treble 10
gain 4

on top of mesa distortion

bass 10
mid 0
treble 10
gain 12 (mesa has a max line for the gain, i go a little past max)
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#11
Think of it this way:
Your tone is a body. The highs are the head, the mids are the belly and the lows are the legs. You want a fat, slab of rock tone that plow through the mix, right? Well, you gotta make the belly big, thius boosting the mids. I use full-on mids and treble, with the bass on 4.
#12
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Think of it this way:
Your tone is a body. The highs are the head, the mids are the belly and the lows are the legs. You want a fat, slab of rock tone that plow through the mix, right? Well, you gotta make the belly big, thius boosting the mids. I use full-on mids and treble, with the bass on 4.


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#13
I prefer faster people in football. if you are a fat slob you dont do any good, but if you are a gut who is athletic (hense the 0 mids, no belly) he will get by the db's and score a touchdown
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#14
I crank my mids as high as they can go. Scooped mids sound terrible, especially when you start playing with a bass player.

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I prefer faster people in football. if you are a fat slob you dont do any good, but if you are a gut who is athletic (hense the 0 mids, no belly) he will get by the db's and score a touchdown
But guess what? Nothing gets done without those big linemen.
#15
Quote by MastaBassist10
Think of it this way:
Your tone is a body. The highs are the head, the mids are the belly and the lows are the legs. You want a fat, slab of rock tone that plow through the mix, right? Well, you gotta make the belly big, thius boosting the mids. I use full-on mids and treble, with the bass on 4.


U do need to be able to move that upper body though. I really like your way of explaining. I find with the mids up high the pick attack stands out so much, its undesirable. But we have different equiptments and setups so your tone is your tone, as long as u kick ass with yours and i try to kick ass with mine, ROCK ON.
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#16
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I crank my mids as high as they can go. Scooped mids sound terrible, especially when you start playing with a bass player.


So Metallica sounds like crap with cliff burton?!?!?!


noob


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#18
My settings

Gain-10
Mids-8
Treb-5
Bass-5
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#19
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So Metallica sounds like crap with cliff burton?!?!?!
They didn't scoop their mids. And when they did, yes.

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EDIT: Linemen dont score the Touchdowns
Really? Try looking at play 5 from week 3.

Anyway, linemen may not score very often, but without them, no one scores.
#21
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They didn't scoop their mids. And when they did, yes.

Yes, 3800 posts, well respected member, definately a noob.


Really? Try looking at play 5 from week 3.

Anyway, linemen may not score very often, but without them, no one scores.



Metallica has always scooped their mids, just AJFA (I know cliff was dead then) was their lowest mid setting, it was like 1 or 0. and I know the football analogy was bad, i just couldnt think of anything else. The post count just proves how much less of a life you have then the rest of us. jsut because you have more posts than me does not make you a more accomplished person. your e-penis may seem bigger, but what happens on the computer does not affect your real life. that was not meant to be an insult, it was mean to be a reality check.
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#22
Quote by VFrules
Metallica has always scooped their mids
That is a completely inaccurate statement. Try playing around with the EQ in your car when you're listening to KEA. Cut the mids completely. James and Kirk disappear.

There was no bass on AJFA. I'm not sure why you brought that up.

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I know the football analogy was bad, i just couldnt think of anything else.
That's the part where you don't say anything.

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The post count just proves how much less of a life you have then the rest of us. jsut because you have more posts than me does not make you a more accomplished person.
The post count proves nothing. You post on here 5 times are much as I do (you=15 ppd me=3 ppd). I come on here late at night and when I get up to help people out with guitar.

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but what happens on the computer does not affect your real life.
It's a reflection of my skill on the guitar and my knowledge of music.

I'm going to post my settings for the sheer hell of it:
Drive: 10
Treble: 7
Presence: 10
Mids: 10
Bass: 5
Volume: Slightly higher than what is appropriate.

Edit: Do not respond to my post. You will occasionally get owned by a senior member. It's okay. Just let it go and move on. There is no need to further spam up this thread.
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#24
is it true youve never posted it the pit?

btw, from what ive heard most peopel say... scooping mids is only for bedroom jamming, low volume and not playing with a band... i used to scoop my mids until i started jamming and was constantly turning the bass down and raising the mids. it "cuts through" better or something...
#26
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So Metallica sounds like crap with cliff burton?!?!?!


noob


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not if you're rodrique wright
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#27
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i use the mids for everything except thrash
thrash just doesn't sound right with the mid turned up

slayer anybody? they praise boosted mids.

mids are your friends. don't cut them! how would you like it if one of your friends cut you? you'd be pretty pissed wouldn't you?
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Yes, though I look at it all the time and I've almost bumped the hot chicks thread.

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it "cuts through" better or something...
Yup. The higher frequencies (relative to the low stuff) really stand out in a band setting.

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Scooped mids are for the gay.
True dat!

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slayer anybody? they praise boosted mids.
Slayer! How could I forget Slayer?!?!?

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mids are your friends. don't cut them! how would you like it if one of your friends cut you? you'd be pretty pissed wouldn't you?
That's funny stuff.
#29
I haven't really thought about it, but from my experiences, the mid bass and treble are completely different on SS amps and Tube amps.

Like i said in a previous post, my mesa is muddy when it is scooped, so i run a distortion pedal over top of my mesa's dirty channel, and it brings my tone to life and i love it. On the other hand.

My POS crate amp, SS, when it is scooped too much it has no tone, but when the mids are boosted, the pick attack stands out WAY too much, very horrid tone. So i have to have it more scooped instead of less mid boost.

bangoodcharlote, u seem to be smart enough to answer my question...
Are SS amps EQ's more sensitive than tube amps EQ's?
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