Soap Bar pickups w/ strong hi&low mids?

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


  1. Veldar

    Veldar

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    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
  2. SGD Lutherie

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    Do you want to boost the mids or scoop (cut) the mids? That's two opposite things.
  3. Veldar

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    My current pickups scoop and I want pickups that do the opposite.
  4. SGD Lutherie

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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?
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  6. Veldar

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    With mids at 3 teribble and bass at 12
  7. M.R. Ogle

    M.R. Ogle Supporting Member

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    Turn down the terrible control.
  8. SGD Lutherie

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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. Veldar

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    3 o'clock not at level 3
  10. Pilgrim

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    Yup. The problem is in the EQ setting or the cab, not the pickups.
  11. Veldar

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    Yeah sorry I meant 3 o'clock as in boasted so it's horizontal left.
  12. SGD Lutherie

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    Well then you might need meatier sounding pickups.
  13. Means2nEnd

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    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. Veldar

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    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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