TC G-System - Steve's pedalboard on Zappa tour!

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#16 Post by SRVoodoo » Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:47 pm

thanks for the clarification J!

I just read that the G-System has no Distortion in it so you'd need to use either your amps built-in distortion or some stompbox/rack mount unit.

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#17 Post by NOT!!! » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:34 am

maybe it´s some kind of G-Major...

I mean the G-Force is over $1000 and this is an effects unit WITH a pedalboard...it can´t be the same price, so maybe the effects unit is "cheaper".

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#18 Post by Jeroen » Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:23 am

NOT!!! wrote:maybe it´s some kind of G-Major...

I mean the G-Force is over $1000 and this is an effects unit WITH a pedalboard...it can´t be the same price, so maybe the effects unit is "cheaper".


it isn't.
The G-force is 1000
the G-system is 1400

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#19 Post by NOT!!! » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:36 am

ah ok :).

Here in Germany everything is a little more expensive.

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#20 Post by johnny boy » Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:58 am

lol, mikey said "meow meow."

It's great how we describe things :D

*oops, i meant Jeroen
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#21 Post by NOT!!! » Thu Jun 15, 2006 6:01 am

johnny boy wrote:lol, mikey said "meow meow."


no he didn´t ;)

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#22 Post by fyrie » Thu Jun 15, 2006 2:06 pm

hehe... Ok, I'll correct my statement. The G-System doesn't have some of the more oddball effects that the G-System has, for example, it doesn't have the one that sounds similiar to the one used in Yai Yai.

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#23 Post by FloralEvolution » Thu Jun 15, 2006 5:57 pm

So does this mean that Steve has stopped using his G-Force? Maybe he is just doing this to make it easier with Zappa Tour so he doesnt have as much equipment. And i believe that the G-Force and G-Sytem are both 1400 USD on Musicians friend at least.

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#24 Post by NOT!!! » Fri Jun 16, 2006 3:19 am

well, although I don´t know, I pretty much think he´s only using it for ZPZ.

It´s not his own show where he has to come up with all his racks and stuff, so a small pedalboard will do the work.

It´s also possible, that he will use this for G3 gigs.

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#25 Post by jemgirl » Sat Jun 17, 2006 11:08 am

i`ve just ordered the g-system.
it sounds awsome. :P

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#26 Post by Pom-Bear » Sat Jun 17, 2006 12:29 pm

jemgirl wrote:i`ve just ordered the g-system.
it sounds awsome. :P


arn't those things real damn expensive

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#27 Post by FloralEvolution » Sat Jun 17, 2006 6:31 pm

Well jemgirl make sure you tell us how it is because i am looking into it right now. Thanks

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#28 Post by NOT!!! » Sun Jun 18, 2006 4:12 am

haven´t you all see the free promo DVD? I got one from my music store.

Well, I think it´s not that big deal and my G-Major seems to be able to do the same, except of the pedal board.

Also, they didn´t say if it has the intelligent pitch shifter. I would definately prefer the G-Force!

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#29 Post by fyrie » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:51 am

jemgirl wrote:i`ve just ordered the g-system.
it sounds awsome. :P


Welcome to the club! You are going to love it. When it arrives, save yourself some grief and make sure it's software is up to date with version 1.05. Chances are, it will come from the factory with it installed already.

Yahoo group:
http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/G-System/

Gearpage.net user thread:
http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=88835

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#30 Post by fyrie » Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:56 am

NOT!!! wrote:haven´t you all see the free promo DVD? I got one from my music store.

Well, I think it´s not that big deal and my G-Major seems to be able to do the same, except of the pedal board.

Also, they didn´t say if it has the intelligent pitch shifter. I would definately prefer the G-Force!


True, there is no intelligent pitch shifter. Rumor has it that it's coming in a software upgrade.

Outside of the foot controller itself which is quite something to behold, the G-System has 2 advantages over the G-Force or G-Major:

1 - Effects before the preamp. Sure, the other two have compression and wah, however since the g-force and g-major are run through an amp's effects loop, the wah and compression end up in the wrong place. The G-System has an effects stage before it hits the preamp of the guitar amp.

2 - Analogue Effects Loops - This a biggie. There are 4 analogue effects loops that you can program to be on and off on your patches. This can save you a lot of tap dancing.

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