#1
Hi everybody
recentlyI've bought myself a tube-amp, a mesa boogie mark IV. And as a lot of kids i putted the grafical EQ on the V-form. I like the tone, but I'd like to expermint also with my mids. But mostly when I lift the midsection on the Graf EQ, mysound just seem more 'flabby', does anybody know how to start making good use of the mids, cus I can't seemto find a good way:s
I play mostly metal, but also rock, jazz, psychedelic stuff.
My sound must stay clear, not muddy if possible
thanks for any help
#2
Adjust all of the EQ, and it shouldn't get too muddy with more mids.
Just experiment really.
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#3
Try to lower some of the low-end (bass)
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#4
ok thanks, i will give it a try and lets hope i can get rid of the o so much used scooped sound :p
#5
the only way you can get a scooped sound on the mark iv is with the graphic eq so I suggest either not using it or boosting the mids and/or cutting the bass. btw, what cab are you using? a really high quality cab helps keep your amp from sounding flabby.
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#7
What to do with mids? Turn them up to 10. The 'mids' knob should be higher than any other knob (yes, that includes gain).
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#8
I don't really like turning anything up to extremes... I like to put the EQ flat and turn the bass up a little and the mids up more. I generally keep treble around 12 o clock. I think if you turn up anything too much you make your guitar sound too thick and you invade the bassist's personal space
#9
Personally I love mids. I love a massively fat tone that can just anyone go 'wow'.
I personally don't like the scooped mids sound either, so try boosting your mids too.