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  1. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Aye, mooped scids!!!
     
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  2. Alan Crossley

    Alan Crossley Senior Stratmaster

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    I’m frightened to ask what “scooped mids” are, but I’m sure that someone might try to explain to me! But please not you! I would hate to be responsible for you using an expletive!
     
  3. rolandson

    rolandson Still Breathing Strat-Talk Supporter

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    RARE!!!
     
  4. rudos1

    rudos1 Senior Stratmaster

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    I think of Scooped Mids as an amplifier thing. Goes back to Dimebag Darrell turning his mids all the way down on his Randall amps...
     
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  5. DaveTone

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    Basically it is the process of eliminating/reducing the MID settings on an amp and/or EQ.
     
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    It means you want to sound more not like Hendrix than not like Hank Marvin.
     
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  7. nederemer

    nederemer Senior Stratmaster

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    Don't let the title of this video offend you. But watch it, it's seriously good.

     
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    rolandson Still Breathing Strat-Talk Supporter

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  9. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    Butter isn't an instrument.
     
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  10. AncientAx

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    Nor does an instrument play like it ....
     
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  11. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    Sorry, I just couldn't resist that one…
     
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    Do pickups change the tone?
     
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    Vomiting is good for thrush? Cool.
     
  14. DaveTone

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    Petrucci Smile
     
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  15. rolandson

    rolandson Still Breathing Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Or does tone change the pickup?
     
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  16. TangerineDog

    TangerineDog Senior Stratmaster

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    Well, that depends… would you plug the guitar in?
     
  17. DaveTone

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    amp
    pickups
    pots
    strings
    nut
    fret
    bridge
    volume
    attitude
    style

    These all affect tone, so everything is tone; it is the alpha and the omega ...

    kum bay yah
     
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    Forgot springs
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'll take one scoop of butta please
     
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  20. davidKOS

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    The guitar has much of its tonal frequencies in the midrange; removing them makes for an unattractive sound. Almost all those great guitar tones from 60's and 70's classic rock had mids!

    As do classical and steel string acoustic guitars.

    When I first heard the tone color that the scooped mids gang used, I realized that the world had changed and not for the better.

    https://www.premierguitar.com/articles/23003-the-recording-guitarist-is-it-a-sin-to-scoop-your-mids

    "That ’80s sound—strong lows, hyped highs, and super-scooped mids—provides a certain cheap thrill, much like cocaine, the era’s studio drug of choice (or so I’ve been told). The sound can certainly grab your attention, though it isn’t a faithful depiction of a guitar’s innate sonic proportions"

    https://legendarytones.com/finding-distortion-tone-hint-mids/

    "The guitar’s frequencies are dominant in the midrange of tone. The highs in a guitar won’t and can’t compete with the sounds produced by the drums and cymbals, nor will the bottom end frequencies of a guitar be able to compete with the powerful sound spectrum produced by a bass. Those guitar players going for a “mid-scooped” sound, which may sound awesome in their bedrooms, will often sound quite thin when placed amongst other instruments in a live setting since the primary midrange frequencies are naturally being reduced. Mid-scooping is essentially cutting the volume of the midrange of your guitar…even though those are the most important and primary frequencies of your instrument."

    Just my 2 cents worth,

    signed,

    Love my midrange
     
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