Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Manitoba, Canada
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.
P.S. Use google or get out. kthx