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Scooped mids guitarist. how to cut though?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by PollyBass, Sep 11, 2001.


  1. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I was wondering how to cut though a guitarist with scooped mids? kinda hard. i use alot of mids...maybe i should put some high clacks in there? like mudvayne or korn? i dont know......hit with something
     
  2. Easy--use a bass with a lot of midrange, maybe a Precision.
     
  3. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Darnet, i do use a p-bass. i guess ill just try some clacks or something
     
  4. I'd experiment with your midrange EQ and figure out the best frequencies to boost or cut. Try doing this while you are playing together as a band. Sometimes a great solo sound won't work when the whole band is playing together. You need to find out how you'd best fit into a sonic jigsaw puzzle.
     
  5. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Simple!

    Do you have a straight pin, like a tailor would use?

    Simply stick the pin through your guitarist's instrument cable when he's not looking.

    Problem solved!
     
  6. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    Of course! a pin! im so stupid,,,,,should have thought of that before......
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Pleased to be of assistance... ;)
     
  8. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    Sometimes sound nice, but i think EWWW when my guitarist uses em, his guitar and my amp (guitar amp i lent him, fender super reverb, 4x10 with old tubes). And he uses a boss ds-1, keeps the tone knob straight, dist on full, very nice, and i just have a bass sound that goes boom, we sound cool.
     
  9. downstairs

    downstairs

    May 13, 2001
    Pasadena, MD
    sorry i couldn't be of help
     
  10. CaracasBass

    CaracasBass

    Jun 16, 2001
    Madrid, Spain

    Hey Polly, Do you really think the sound od the bass on Mudvaynes record has a lot of "high clacks" like Korn?????
    Or you haven´t listened to mudvayne or you have some kind of ear dissorder
    There´s no way you can compare the sound (and the playing skills) of Ryan and Fieldy (Fieldy doesn´t have)

    I recomend you to get a good pair of headphones and put that record (LD50 of course) very loud, that bass sound its totally diferent to Fieldys, no "high clacks" but a lot of midrange, and I think its the best sound of a bass in all these "nu-metal" bands.

    I don´t want to be rude or something, just giving my opinion
     
  11. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I just ment highs, sorry, i have exaples of both of there work, im saying to cut they use "clackeyness". i ment sharp highs. and no, i dont have a hearing disorder.
     
  12. I would try boosting your bridge pickup volume.
    Do you have an E.Q. on your amp?