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Sometimes you gotta have Mo Mids!

Discussion in 'The Stomp Box' started by RetroTeleRod, May 11, 2017.

  1. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    Recently put my Ibanez JD-9 Jet Driver back on board because sometimes you just gotta have Mo Mids! I know a hopped-up Tube Screamer style pedal should be all wrong for a Vox AC-15, but sometimes you gotta have Mo Mids! I know it should turn my tone to mud, but sometimes you gotta have Mo Mids!
    Seriously though, for those occasions when you might be having trouble carving through a dense mix, the Jet Driver is awesome! Who wouldn't love a budget priced TS style pedal with true bypass, the "correct" JRC4558 chip, a Mid knob and a lot more gain? Mo would be proud!
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  2. King Creole

    King Creole Friend of Leo's

    Jan 24, 2011
    Colorado
    I thought we all agreed the proper source of mids is a Rat pedal.
     
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  3. Redvers

    Redvers Tele-Meister

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    I've been gradually turning the bass down on my amp since 2004.
     
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  5. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    "Too much Mids? What makes you say that?"
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  6. JD0x0

    JD0x0 Friend of Leo's

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    I like the JD9 with the mids on about 9 out of 10, with assymetrical clipping mod and less bass cut from the pedal. Sounds awesome.
     
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  7. Staypuft1652

    Staypuft1652 TDPRI Member

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    I recently got a couple mid-focused overdrives: cheap ts clone and an sd-1. I find the sd-1 sounds good at any volume whereas the ts clone only sounds decent turnt up. But i can see why the od's that push the mids are useful especially with tubes. Gets that glassy snappy sound.
     
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  8. Austinato

    Austinato Tele-Meister

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    I recently made the mistake of actually giving the guy at Guitar Center a genuine response when he asked what sort of tone I was looking for: "Well, I don't mean to get too airy fairy with you, but I'm really looking for a sparkly mids kind of sound."

    He recommended a compressor. Thanks, dude.

    In any case, lately I really like that "glassy" kind of sound that Staypuft eluded to.

    Been getting closer to it with a combo of different drive pedals. I've found that I can get that really nice chunky, but sparkly kind of thing I've been going for by combining the Fulltone Full-Drive 2 MOSFET with the Wampler Paisley Drive. On the neck pickup, of course. Always the neck pickup. Never not the neck pickup.
     
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  9. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    What about a smiley face on a graphic EQ?
     
  10. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
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    I put an Arlo Cocked Wah on the bridge pickup of one of my HH guitars for more mids under distortion.
    You could also try an actual Wah half cocked with your JD pedal.

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  11. Austinato

    Austinato Tele-Meister

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    Wouldn't that be a frowny face if we're looking for —**ahem**— MO MIDS?

    (am I doing that right? that "MO MIDS" thingy?)
     
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  12. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    Haaaa, you're absolutely right. I read it as "no" mids, but of course mids are what TS pedals are all about. I guess that is the reason I sold all of my TS variants, because I didn't like all of those MO mids and perhaps why I subliminally read it that way. Never a TS again in my lifetime, but oh well, Retrotelerod will tire of it soon enough. He is basically trying to stall for a new OD/fuzz pedal until 2018 anyway.;)
     
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  13. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    :lol: I don't buy dirt pedals any more, I just switch them out every few days (or hours!);)
     
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  14. SPUDCASTER

    SPUDCASTER Friend of Leo's

    Plus you're under quarantine from purchasing anything new for another 6 1/2 months.:p

    Does you ankle bracelet send out an alert when you enter a music store?:lol:
     
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  15. rburd2

    rburd2 Tele-Holic

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    My mids on an amp are usually up to at least 3 o'clock. Then I use a TS type OD. I understand.

    Edit: typo
     
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  16. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Holic

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    Well, mids help you to get more distortion, and if they're well equalized, you shouldn't have "mud" problems. "Mo mids" is what the folks at Marshall amplification thought of when they were designing the Plexis.
     
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  17. TeleAndSG

    TeleAndSG Tele-Holic

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    Just in case, here's a picture of my amp's eq settings (Bassbreaker 007 combo) where the mids knob implies, ejm, Mo mids, Mo drive, Mo volume, and perhaps a bit Mo of everything. And if I want even Mo, now I know which pedal I should get :)
     
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  18. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    JD-9 settings last night...
    Drive - off
    Volume, Mid and Tone all at noon.

    Sweet
     
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  19. Austinato

    Austinato Tele-Meister

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    I stopped into the Lake Forest Guitar Center because I was in the area and wanted to wait for traffic on the 405 to calm down and, lo and behold, they just happened to have a JD9 in the used pedal case.

    I didn't even think twice about buying it, as it was only $40. Not sure about the pedal's previous owner, but the thing looked brand new and when I got it outside and opened up the battery access panel, that was basically confirmed as it still had the plastic wrapped factory battery in it.

    It's my first ever Ibanez pedal and I have one complaint right off: the foot switch sucks. It's, like, I don't know. . . not very accessible, I guess?? I'm sure I'll get used to it, but it's gonna take a bit of practice, which is kind of annoying. I mean, a foot switch should just be there to use. There shouldn't be any learning curve.

    Anyway, right off, I love the sound of it. It's a really friggin' loud pedal, much past my needs. But, hey, it allows for another flavor in that nice, mushy area with just a bit of break up that I'm really into using for lead melodies these days.

    Only played it on my Jazzmaster so far. I'll probably see how it talks to my Tele tomorrow when nobody's home and I can get loud without worrying about bothering anyone.
     
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  20. RetroTeleRod

    RetroTeleRod Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats! Definitely agree about the switch, not the best out there. In addition mine is the 1st generation model that pops when you turn it on. (11 gauge noted that this has been fixed in the later models) Switch issues aside, I love the sound of this marvelous little box!:)
     
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  21. Seasicksailor

    Seasicksailor Tele-Afflicted

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    Yep! Master at 0... that should get you the best sound with those settings! :p
     
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