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Discussion in 'Pickup Forum' started by JD1952, Jun 25, 2019.
Aye, mooped scids!!!
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!
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...
Basically it is the process of eliminating/reducing the MID settings on an amp and/or EQ.
It means you want to sound more not like Hendrix than not like Hank Marvin.
Don't let the title of this video offend you. But watch it, it's seriously good.
Butter isn't an instrument.
Nor does an instrument play like it ....
Sorry, I just couldn't resist that one…
Do pickups change the tone?
Vomiting is good for thrush? Cool.
Or does tone change the pickup?
Well, that depends… would you plug the guitar in?
These all affect tone, so everything is tone; it is the alpha and the omega ...
kum bay yah
I'll take one scoop of butta please
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.
"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"
"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,
Love my midrange