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'Scooped' Distortion

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Jack, Sep 29, 2003.


  1. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    How do guitarist get that scooped distortion sound heard so often. Im a one for effects and I was wondering how it would sound on my bass.

    Thanks
    Jack
     
  2. ole Jason

    ole Jason Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    They cut out all/most of the mids. By itself it can sound good on bass but put it in a mix with loud guitars and you won't even hear it.
     
  3. yeah i play scooped by myself and always used to play scooped a while ago, now im starting to take a liking to mids.
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Personally, if I am going to an audition and find out the guitarists have scooped all their mids, and boosted the treble and bass, I automatically know it's going to suck. There is no way to tell what note they are playing, because they have scooped the note right out.

    I think the best example of a bassist that scoops his tone and can still be heard well is Feildy :bag: But the guitarists in his band dont' kill their mids, and don't crank the gain all the way.

    Try to get the whole band to work with the EQ as a whole, not as individual players. You shouldn't pursue your tone in a vacuum.
     
  5. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Ahhhhh, so the eq is dipped in the middle, much like a scoop. I get it, thanks guys.

    [FF] What did you say boy? I swear I must be going deaf... Could you please say what you MENT to post? ;)
     
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    Effects is the only forum you can say something like that without getting lynched. Effects: the open-minded forum.
     
  7. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    Dude, but fieldy totally rocks in the sense that he can play through 2 guitarists and a drummer like butter. Yeah, his tone sucks. And yeah, he sucks. But he slices through like a crazed, disgruntled post-office ninja :x
     
  8. Jack

    Jack

    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Yes, I actually said I liked fieldys tone, but I was REALLY drunk.

    Disclaimer: If anyone reads my profile and realises Im only 13, I wasnt really drunk, just stoned. :D