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#1
My guitar amp is setup on Low-10, Mid-3, High-7 and my distortion pedal is the same. But I boost my mids on my EQ, any one else do this?

Note: this is for metal/breakdown music.
#2
Uh...

I play metal too. Bass at 11 oclock or 10 oclock, mids at 3 oclock, treble at 11 oclock, presence off almost, boosted upper mids on my eq pedal, and boosted mids with my od808. So, no. I take it you play by yourself?
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Quote by Say Ocean
Uh...

I play metal too. Bass at 11 oclock or 10 oclock, mids at 3 oclock, treble at 11 oclock, presence off almost, boosted upper mids on my eq pedal, and boosted mids with my od808. So, no. I take it you play by yourself?



But I said I scoop my mids on my amp and distortion, and boost my mids on my eq, which is what I got out of what you said.
#6
And yea I guess it's "noob" gear. But I call it budget gear, being that I am still in highschool.
#7
I don't believe in distortion pedals, used for actual dirt.
Only clean boosts and almost clean tubescreamers to boost my amp.

So, I can't help you.
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#8
I have to use a distortion because I have a SS. Maybe not have to but it works best.
#9
No worries. I'm in highschool too I just got a job and don't have anything to spend my money on. For the first couple years I played guitar I just used an mg with a deathmetal distortion pedal from digitech
#10
I love my Death metal distortion, it sounds surprisingly nice the way I have everything set up with my MXR 10 band, and dd-3. And I had to get a new car because mine died. Thus no money.
#11
Quote by ninja23
LOL I play with mids almost maxed. Thats where your tone is.


I play with mids dimed, if I had an EQ pedal they'd be on max there too, and I'm thinking about getting a set of DiMarzio Breeds for my Ibanez. Beat that .

And to TS, yes I do play metal.
#12
I play with mids on half.
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#13
boosted mids is the way to go ,boost your bass and mids an cut the treble
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#14
I hate annoying EQ threads like this. Every amp is different. Every speaker is different. Every guitar has a different voicing.

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#15
A fair few metal players do that, if it gives you the sound you want then it's fine. You're boosting back some mid into the signal with the EQ, so it's not like you're scooping them out completely.
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#16
What are mids??????????????? O.o
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#17
Small goblin-like creatures that reside in a magical frequency range where all is pink and fluffy.
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#18
Quote by darkarbiter7
I don't believe in distortion pedals, used for actual dirt.
Only clean boosts and almost clean tubescreamers to boost my amp.

So, I can't help you.

I thought like this for a while, 'till I discovered that some straight-up dirt boxes have certain flavours and personalities of their own that are worth putting over your clean channel to get something very new, instead of a molded version of your amp's OD.
#19
Quote by the.spine.surfs
I thought like this for a while, 'till I discovered that some straight-up dirt boxes have certain flavours and personalities of their own that are worth putting over your clean channel to get something very new, instead of a molded version of your amp's OD.


Yeah, but you have to bring into consideration that I now have a 3 grand amp, and it likes to be pushed. I don't usually like to have too many pedals affecting the tone.
But, you do have a point.
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#20
^ You wouldn't put a fuzz over your amp's OD channel, would you? He has a point, 3 grand amp or not.
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#21
Quote by the.spine.surfs
I thought like this for a while, 'till I discovered that some straight-up dirt boxes have certain flavours and personalities of their own that are worth putting over your clean channel to get something very new, instead of a molded version of your amp's OD.


You've got a point, but I wouldn't use any of these flavours unless they are better than or as good as the amp by itself. And they never are.
#22
I play with my mids at about 3 o clock, with my treble at about 5 o clock. I keep my Bass around noon. I keep my presence at about 5 o clock too.Its weird, noone I've ever met boosts thier treble and mids this high. I love my tone though, It doesnt sound too harsh or ear biting at all. I even usually get compliments on my tone at shows, but I've never met anyone who uses the same settings.
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#23
i find too much mids can be a bad thing. it makes your tone real honky sounding. and boosting the mids in producing a full song will make the final mix really boxy.

just saying, no one should be judged on how much they love their mids, as it's mostly preference. and still, everything in moderation seems to work best, imo.
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#24
I need an EQ pedal.....I play with my Peavey with Low: 8 Mid: 6 High: 7 then my distortion pedal (Digitech Death Metal) with Bass: 9 Mid: 5 High: 10
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#25
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i find too much mids can be a bad thing. it makes your tone real honky sounding. and boosting the mids in producing a full song will make the final mix really boxy.

just saying, no one should be judged on how much they love their mids, as it's mostly preference. and still, everything in moderation seems to work best, imo.



This is pretty much true, but I have my mids so damn high on the rec and boosted, it pretty much comes out even considering its a triple rectifier
#26
eh dirtboxes are perfect for when you can't have ur tube amp cranked. but when you do get to crank a tube, i like using full level with Half Lows, 3/4 Highs, and then adjust Gain to whatever style.

i love the sound of a 'fat' clean. that's where it's at. thinner cleans are nice for certain styles, but i prefer the fat. so i usually have a lot of bass and mids on my cleans, with lower treble. on my OD, i like having a lil less bass, high mids and somewhat lower highs.

i just wish my wah pedal (V847A) had an EQ on it ....lol....sometimes on clean it's harsh at the toe point. even after adjusting the spinning wheel to give it less high end.
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#27
Quote by UnsignedRecords
i find too much mids can be a bad thing. it makes your tone real honky sounding. and boosting the mids in producing a full song will make the final mix really boxy.

just saying, no one should be judged on how much they love their mids, as it's mostly preference. and still, everything in moderation seems to work best, imo.


+1. It all depends on the amp and your gear. But try to cut down the bass by alot and cit the treble slightly.
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#28
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#29
Quote by Say Ocean
This is pretty much true, but I have my mids so damn high on the rec and boosted, it pretty much comes out even considering its a triple rectifier

haha, yeah like i said, if it works for your setup, more power to ya
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#30
Quote by darkarbiter7
Yeah, but you have to bring into consideration that I now have a 3 grand amp, and it likes to be pushed. I don't usually like to have too many pedals affecting the tone.
But, you do have a point.


$3000 Amp or not....

You can look at distortion pedals the way you do, or you can look at it as a unique but specialized color in a painters pallet.....

I'm of the mentality that at some point you can find a tasteful use for almost anything in the right situation....

And with the fact that there is no single piece of equipment that can do everything, it often helps to have tools that can give you alittle variety in tone..
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#31
Quote by darkarbiter7
I don't believe in distortion pedals, used for actual dirt.
Only clean boosts and almost clean tubescreamers to boost my amp.

So, I can't help you.

Agreed.
#32
Quote by Reildeal
$3000 Amp or not....

You can look at distortion pedals the way you do, or you can look at it as a unique but specialized color in a painters pallet.....

I'm of the mentality that at some point you can find a tasteful use for almost anything in the right situation....

And with the fact that there is no single piece of equipment that can do everything, it often helps to have tools that can give you alittle variety in tone..



Well put!!
#33
I do something like that
I usually run my treble booster into my big muff to keep things from getting too scooped. And it changes the character of the sound in a really cool way
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#34
clean channel Bass- 6 mids-10 treble-7/8 distortion lead- bass 8 mid-7 treb-10 rhythm bass- 9/10 mid -4 treb- 7
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#35
Quote by Reildeal
$3000 Amp or not....

You can look at distortion pedals the way you do, or you can look at it as a unique but specialized color in a painters pallet.....

I'm of the mentality that at some point you can find a tasteful use for almost anything in the right situation....

And with the fact that there is no single piece of equipment that can do everything, it often helps to have tools that can give you alittle variety in tone..

There is NO better way to put it
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#36
Quote by mr_hankey
You've got a point, but I wouldn't use any of these flavours unless they are better than or as good as the amp by itself. And they never are.

Alright, mabye I was a little vague there. I wouldn't try to use an AC-30 themed dirt box to emulate an EL84-driven amp, if I was playing through an EL84-driven amp. I might use a modded DS-1 with an AC-30 if I needed something tighter and more modern than the AC-30's OD and didn't want to A/B it with a JCM900.

Good flavour =/= functional flavour. Playing in a cover band with a Twin Reverb tought me that.
#37
I eq my amp with the mids boosted and a little less than half bass and a little more than half treble on the clean channel. I never use the lead channel... I hate it.
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#38
Quote by the.spine.surfs
Alright, mabye I was a little vague there. I wouldn't try to use an AC-30 themed dirt box to emulate an EL84-driven amp, if I was playing through an EL84-driven amp. I might use a modded DS-1 with an AC-30 if I needed something tighter and more modern than the AC-30's OD and didn't want to A/B it with a JCM900.

Good flavour =/= functional flavour. Playing in a cover band with a Twin Reverb tought me that.


Playing in a cover band is just asking for trouble.
In that case I'd considering getting something like a POD.
#39
The mid control on my Marshall is broken....

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#40
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^ You wouldn't put a fuzz over your amp's OD channel, would you?



Fuzz in front of lightly driven amp Is a classic.
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