The "I LOVE MY MIDs" Thread

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by guitarman1956, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. guitarman1956

    guitarman1956 Supporting Member

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    What's the "best" overdrive pedal with "adjustable" or "acceptable" amounts of mid range?

    Note: I don't understand why people like "mid-scooped" overdrives...the guitar itself is in the mid-range of sound. Cut the mids, you cut the character of the instrument itself...Not to mention you will not cut through the mix on stage.

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    sagezero_420 Supporting Member

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    For me, Toneczar Dove (low/med gain) and Toneczar Openhaus (med/high gain) both with adjustable mid EQ knob and mid toggle switch
     
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    I'm using a Digitech Bad Monkey into an AC30 so yeah, i LOVE my mids :AOK
     
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    Catalinbread SilverKiss :)
     
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    if it was only that simple... :rolleyes:
     
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    The problem with "mid-heavy" drives is they tend to cut bass too. Part of the design. I A/B tubescreamers with just about any other boost and I hear a lack of bass in the TS which in my rig loses its "fullness." That said I love a mid bump in a lead pedal, without the bass cut; a good example would be a Rat pedal.
     
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    The Fulldrive II gets my vote.

    I like the fact that it has the 3 modes - Comp Cut > Flat Mids > Vintage - all of which are voiced with varying amounts of midrange. Add to that the Boost mode plus the option of running it at 18V, and you have a lot of midrange flavors to choose from with that pedal.
     
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    The Barber LTD (original) and Direct Drive have very nice mids.
     
  10. H_V_C

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    If only the Tim had more mids......


    It's a little too scooped for my BF fenders I feel, although, maybe my bf fenders are just a bit too scooped for the Tim. Either way, the tim is gonna lose out. :(

    BTW< the toneczar dove is just stupidly good.
     
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    Catalinbread DLS
     
  12. Dave

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    It's all about the mids! I love a treble booster.
     
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    I agree on both counts.

    Paul C has said here several times that the Tim/Timmy was designed around Marshalls with big midranges and that he doesn't recommend them for blackface Fender-type amps. Definitely not intended to be a mid-rich pedal.

    I also agree that the Dove is crazy good. I had one for a little while a couple of months ago and was really impressed by it. One of the most appealing things was the almost surgical control it gave over not just the midrange, but various parts of the midrange. Very cool.

    The Gaspedals Dumb Bell has gorgeous thick mids, if you're looking for the Dumble-esque mids. I let it go (and the Dove) in favor of the KoT, which worked better for my needs and has beautiful, strong, but not humped mids.


     
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    Hi I'm my name is Dave and I like mids..
    Ya its funny I spent so much time chasing transparent,etc. The meat of a guitar tone is in the middle.I listen to all my favorite guys and they have rich tones with plenty of mids..weather its pedal, amp. One of the best tones live I've heard believe it or not was sister hazel's guitar player.He was using a fly in rented twin. he had two tubes screamers and a old SG..killer tone..so good.
    If the amp is loud enough the bass will still be there from the speakers crankin..anyway just all my .2

    I like Barber black LTD v1., zendrive, RHE eternity, and a good ole TS.
     
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    My favorite drives are my Keeley TS808 and Beano Boost. Mids heaven!
     

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