I have to believe this is a minority opinion, but I've been playing bass over 25 years now and I have never found any use for a scooped sound. With the possible exception of mimicing the Marcus-type slap tone, I have found scooping the midrange to absolutely suck the life out of my tone. It generally pulls me out of the mix and I loose a lot of articulation. I realize there are different preferences and styles of music, but - without getting the tone too "nasal" or harsh - boosting mids and filling it in with enough bass seems like the best way to be heard and felt in the mix. Given all the mid scoop and contour knobs on amps, I have to believe I'm missing the point somewhere??