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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
     
  2. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned

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

    SGD Lutherie Banned

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
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    Owner, SGD Music Products
    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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    Owner, SGD Music Products
    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
    Bloomfield, NJ
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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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