On my nights off, I've been going to check out bands. There's one trend I've been noticing, and it's usually something that happens with the less "professional" bands. The guitar player muds up the mix by scooping out the mids. Just two weeks ago, I caught a a Rock/Metal band, and the guitar player would fire off leads that got lost in the mix because he didn't have any mids. The guy was obviously in his 30's somewhere, so he should be old enough and experienced enough to know that he shouldn't be scooping out the middle. I feel bad for the sound guys that have to run these bands because people are going to be blaming them on the bad mix. No, it's not the sound guy's fault; it's the fault of the guitar player who doesn't know how to properly eq his amp. Obviously, bass players are guilty of these, but I REALLY hate it when guitar players do it. Anyone else sick of scooped mids?