Boosting mids...!?

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  1. Carl_Tone

    Carl_Tone Member

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    I don't normally kick up the mids to high but maybe I should?


    So I was dialing in a mid boosted tone a few days ago to get my Sa2000 335 to sit where I wanted it in the mix.

    I thought it was a refreshing change and a nice versatile tone.

    Plug my VA tele into it today and it sat nicely as well after just kicking up the highs a bit.

    This is weird because normally I have to do massive tweakage when I change guitars.

    These are both really resonant and I think the mids are focusing that? :huh
     
  2. Miles

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    a healthy dose of midrange is almost always a good thing - especially for cutting through.
     
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    Mids also give you more sustain.
     
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    Mids are where it's at. Don't be scared.
     
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    I do quite a bit of knob twisting on my Germino. No knob is immune except one. The mid control is almost always at 7-8.
     
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    Thats why I use a TS-9 as a solo boost for all my dirt pedals. Cuts out the low end and allows me to cut through the mix. Ive used it for years.
     
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    guitar lives in the midrange. Usually if you cut your mids you're just dialing yourself out of the mix.
     
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    I use a lot of mids. Lets me control the EQ with my guitar's tone knob.
     
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    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    Mids on amp way up, then maybe give it a push with a suhr koko boost just enough to make it a solo level when needed. Works very nice for me.
     
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    Some amps/ speakers may require a bump in the mids. It's all good. There's a fine line between sounding muddy and sounding strident and that's the sweetspot you want to be in!
     
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    welcome. we've been expecting you.
     
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    I never got the whole scooped mid thing - as mentioned above mids are good - at least to my ears.
     
  13. Lou Brush

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    You could also use a mid-heavy speaker like a Celestion Vintage 30 to boost mids.
     
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    When I was the lead guitar player in a band Mids where my best friend. Just made everything sound awesome in the mix especially with an acoustic guitar playing the rhythm stuff.

    Now that I am the rhythm player I have dialed them back a bit so that I can fall back into the mix a bit. I like my Tele to sound a tad scooped but not so much that I can't hear it in the mix. It's there but not the focus. For me this type of control is all about controlling the mids.

    If you want to pop out more mids... if you want to leave room for others to pop out less mids.

    Just my experience.
     
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    That's where the gain lives in those old marshall circuits.
     
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    The midrange is your cake. The high and low end is the frosting. I prefer more cake and less frosting.

    -Aaron
     
  17. Frank Speak

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    I gotta a feeva! And, the only prescription is more mids. :)
     
  18. awardsjake

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    I've always wondered which part of the mid range people are referring to. It's a pretty large
    and noticeable range of frequencies. Tube Screamers boost the lower mids and the mids that give the "cut" like a Vintage 30 are in the upper mids. The upper mids seem to have a fine line between cutting through and putting that nasty "zing" on top of the notes.
    That ouch is in the 2.5-3 K zone I believe. A friend of mine jokingly said, "Why did God
    invent 3 K?"...thanks Vernon
    Jake
     
  19. freaksho

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    good point. i love mids too but not all mids, like you said. i'd love to hear a demo highlighting various frequency bands so i can know which is which. anyone ever see something like this?
     
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    Thanks man....


    can't wait to sport my club t-shirt.:aok
     

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