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dreadlocks
post Sep 3 2008, 02:15 PM
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i bought a new Multi-effect called "Zoom G2.1u"
and im new to multi-effects so i cant find the tune of trond volds canon rock lesson
there is like 1000 buttons and im to lazy to read the manual that looks more like a book :S
so.. i thought you guys can help me
it maybe sounds stuiped but there is so many effects i dont know what to choose
maybe you dont need an multi effect i dont know
aniway my gear is Fender stratocaster mexico and afender amp 25r

excuse me for my bad english smile.gif
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post Sep 3 2008, 03:36 PM
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I felt like this when i got my pod and you just need to keep making tones and eventially you'll have a decent idea of what to do. Also try reading bits of the manual cos they can be useful.
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post Sep 3 2008, 06:15 PM
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Congratulations on your new device mate.

With these kind of devices it is best to read the manual nicely. Do some light reading in the evenings, and try to apply the stuff tomorrow. Also take your time with the manual, it's not like you have to read it all at once.

You use effects like you would use them in normal situations. Try to see what effects are being used in the music that you like, then try to find similar presets with your device. Factory settings are quite often too "wet". It means that they purposely put heavier effects to "advertise" the possibilities of the device. Your device should have the ability to store patches that you create. Once you find effect that you thing sounds nice, you store it. As you start to make presets, you will generally tend to make more wet presets, but later on you will tend to make your presets sound a bit dryer and more transparent. In other words, lots of effects usually muddy the signal, so a simple setup usually sounds great. This is not a rule, just a tip or a guideline. There are of course some types of music where a nice thick effect is welcomed, so experiment and see what you can come up with.

Also bare in mind that on high volumes, effects tend to change sound, specially with those kind of units. It is highly likely that a patch stored at home will sound not that good in studio when playing loud - most of the time, you will have to cut down the effect a bit, but as I said before, it is up to you to make presets, and see what you like.

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post Sep 3 2008, 06:29 PM
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QUOTE (dreadlocks @ Sep 3 2008, 06:15 AM) *
i bought a new Multi-effect called "Zoom G2.1u"
and im new to multi-effects so i cant find the tune of trond volds canon rock lesson
there is like 1000 buttons and im to lazy to read the manual that looks more like a book :S
so.. i thought you guys can help me
it maybe sounds stuiped but there is so many effects i dont know what to choose
maybe you dont need an multi effect i dont know
aniway my gear is Fender stratocaster mexico and afender amp 25r

excuse me for my bad english smile.gif



I have the same unit - It is a great unit(Great tone - Effects are good, Distortion is so so), but with all of these effect processors, there is a learning curve to get the most out of them(The presets are basically useless). The manual is actually pretty well written. I refer to it often still and I have had my G2.1u for 3 years now.

There is a Yahoo Group specifically for this unit(Zoom G2 series):

http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/zoomg2/

and it includes some patches that others have created.

There is also a larger patch database here(duplicates of the Yahoo group patches):

http://guitarpatches.haax.se/


But I would recommend you try to write your own, as the patches written by others won't always sound right for you since there are other variables(guitar and amp).

My recommendation is to find a preset that is kind of close to the sound you are looking for , copy it to a user patch(A B or C banks) and then start messing with it by turninging some of the effects down or off. You can also save as you go. Unfortunately, these products all have a learning curve. If you have any specific questions, the Yahoo group will answer pretty quickly, but they are first going to want to know that you've tried to at least find it in the manual if its obvious.




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post Sep 3 2008, 06:56 PM
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Thank you all
that was realy helpful smile.gif
i guess im going to read the manual
which it not so big becuase its the same manual
writen in 4 diffrent languages :|
and then ill check this yahoo gruop wink.gif

reminds me what a graet GMC is


(fix my spelling) cheers
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