#1
well, i use a pod 2.0 and use 2 main hi-gain settings.
Shred:
"Treadplate 2"
B 6
M 9
T 7
and Rhythm:
"Modern Higain 2"
B6
M4
T8

if i have the mids up on the Rhythm channel i cant play power chords without it sounding insanely muddy and next to no clarity.

is it really bad to scoop mids if its the only choice?

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#2
what are you playing your pod thru? good amp? crappy amp? headphones?
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#3
oh should have added that, its a very crappy SS amp, could that be why?

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#4
flubbiness is most often caused by too much bass. As volume goes up, so do bass levels w/o you even turning the settings up. It's just how the laws of physhics work.

Scooping mids will do nothing except give you a nasty sound.


EDIT- especially w/ crappy ss amps. Mine had a tendancy to be very boomy.
#5
but i have the volume very low and i tried turning the bass down / treble up but with mids over 4 it sounds too loose and on power chords muddy as hell

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost
#7
yea.. it might just be driving the amps preamp too hard.. have you tried turning the volume on the pod down? or was it just the amp volume you tried to turn down?
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#8
I had a similar situation a while back when I was using my zoom hd 16's patches thru my fender frontman 15. The patches would have their own EQ and amp modeling settings, as would my actual amp. In my case, turning all the amp EQ knobs to 0 and controling that with patch levels worked best for me. Mess around with it. Turn one all the way down. Then the other one.
#9
it really matter what you play through AND

mids generally mean clarity though to much of anything is bad.

Shreddy tone= plenty of mids
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#10
my shreddy tone has lots of mids :P but my rhythm tone is messy as hell, will try putting presence on, if its not

"The mind is its own place, and in itself

Can make a Heav'n of Hell, a Hell of Heav'n"

- John Milton, Paradise Lost