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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-01-2009, 09:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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definition of "SCOOPED"

What does the term "SCOOPED",highs,or mids means and, how do you obtain it.
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Re: definition of "SCOOPED"

The term "scooped" generally refers to decreasing the level of mid range frequencies in an audio signal.

For guitar, the "scooping" can happen in the pickup, in a pedal (distortion, overdrive, EQ), in the amp or even in the speakers. As far as the frequencies that are scooped, 800 Hz or just an amp's midrange knob are where I would start.

I should also mention that the majority of a guitar's perceived volume is contained in the mid range frequencies so however you "scoop" your tone, you will need to increase the overall output (turn on the amp louder) to maintain the same level you had without scooping. It can also make a guitar sound very thin.

A lot of metal guitarists scoop their mids to get a heavier sound because the net result is the bass and treble frequencies seem to become more accentuated. When scooping is done with an active EQ (graphic EQ typically), the bass and treble frequencies are boosted so the EQ ends up looking like a "V" shape.

A guitar's tone can be shaped significantly with an EQ (graphic or parametric) so it behooves every guitarist to learn how to use one to do so.
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Re: definition of "SCOOPED"

Putting it more simply, just dial back the mids for a 'scooped' tone. It's like you're taking a spoon and scooping out the middle of your EQ.

Highs are the treble frequencies, and lows are the bass frequencies. It's really that simple.

Scooping generally makes your tone sound 'heavier'. Just palm mute some low powerchords with your regular tone, then dial back the mids, and witness the difference. It makes palm muting sound far more powerful, especially if you have a lot of gain at the same time. Not only this, but I personally find that it can make your tone 'smoother' sounding, though scooping too much can lead to a really harsh sound that I don't find pleasing, and you will find it hard to hear yourself in a band situation. as toneboy said, mids are where most a guitar's volume is, as well as simply where our ears percieve the most volume.

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mmmmm scooped distortion !!
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Use google or get out. kthx
+1 I'm sure the meaning of that term can be found everywhere. No need to create a thread to ask about that.
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Yeah, how dare you come to a guitar board and ask guitar related questions.
The only things you are allowed to start topics about here are

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Yeah, how dare you come to a guitar board and ask guitar related questions.
The only things you are allowed to start topics about here are

1)what dimarzzios should I put in my Ibanez
2)Ibanez needs more neon colors/maple boards
3)2010 Jem related topics
4) _____ guitar is overpriced

Anything other than that and you will be mocked and ridiculed.
Hang your head in shame.
What about favorite musicals?
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P.S. Use google or get out. kthx
Echoing Elcid's comments but posting in your own style...

P.S. don't post like this, or get out... kthx
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What about favorite musicals?
Only those who claim that some musicals are NOT , infact, musicals, should hang their heads in shame.
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Re: definition of "SCOOPED"

thanks alot toneboy and magical muffin you explained it very well .I under understand better the concept of "SCOOPING" and how to use it
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Re: definition of "SCOOPED"

"Use google or get out. kthx"
"+1 I'm sure the meaning of that term can be found everywhere. No need to create a thread to ask about that."

I, like many others, appreciate the definition.

I used google. It brought me here.

Yes, my reply will resurrect a year-old thread. If that sends you into a fit of rage, I suggest you press the record button and take it out on your guitar. ;-)
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