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Soap Bar pickups w/ strong hi&low mids?

Discussion in 'Pickups & Electronics [BG]' started by Veldar, Dec 13, 2012.


  1. Hi,

    I'm using a Schecter Silleto Extreme with stock pickups and really want to push the mids and get a meshuggah sound from it, the problem is that the pickups are ment for scopping, or they seem like it anyway.

    Cheers, Sam
     
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  3. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Do you want to boost the mids or scoop (cut) the mids? That's two opposite things.
     
  4. My current pickups scoop and I want pickups that do the opposite.
     
  5. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
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    I don't think any pickups actually scoop, but they probably have a strong bass and treble response and that makes them sound scooped.

    How is your amp's EQ set?
     
  6. With mids at 3 teribble and bass at 12
     
  7. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

    Nov 5, 2004
    Mount Vernon, Illinois
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    Turn down the terrible control.
     
  8. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Well that's why it sounds scooped. You are scooping the mids. Turn the treble down and boost the mids. You might want to turn the bass down a little too.
     
  9. 3 o'clock not at level 3
     
  10. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Yup. The problem is in the EQ setting or the cab, not the pickups.
     
  11. Yeah sorry I meant 3 o'clock as in boasted so it's horizontal left.
     
  12. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
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    Well then you might need meatier sounding pickups.
     
  13. Means2nEnd

    Means2nEnd Supporting Member

    Dick Lovgren is currently using a Warwick Dolphin with big Bartolini passive soapbars and he only uses the neck pickup that plays a huge roll in his tone. That might even play a bigger roll in his tone than the pickups themselves.

    Good choice in basses I might add :)
     
  14. I'll have a look at some reviews of the pickups that dick uses.

    And one day I'll get a wick.
     



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