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

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#31 Post by jemgirl » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:41 am

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


oke,promised! :wink:

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#32 Post by -yasi- » Mon Jun 19, 2006 6:13 am

Is it right, that Steve uses the Voodoo LAB control ground before???

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#33 Post by resha » Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:48 pm

Yup!

Bradshaw switching system before and then Voodoo Lab one :)

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#34 Post by FloralEvolution » Mon Jun 19, 2006 4:06 pm

Do you think it would be smarter to go with the G-Major and The Voodoo Lab Ground Control pro for about 800 or the G-System. I cant afford a G-Force and a pedal board.

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#35 Post by fyrie » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:41 pm

FloralEvolution wrote:Do you think it would be smarter to go with the G-Major and The Voodoo Lab Ground Control pro for about 800 or the G-System. I cant afford a G-Force and a pedal board.


What effects do you need, and what do you currently have?

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#36 Post by FloralEvolution » Mon Jun 19, 2006 7:50 pm

Well all im using is a Legacy stack and a Jem w/ sustainer. Then a Crybaby, Whammy, and Ds-1/Ts9. So basically i wud like to perfect my tone with some delay and compression, and have some good effectsto mess with.

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#37 Post by fyrie » Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:29 am

You've got the wah and whammy, so you probably are looking at getting chorus, delay, and reverb from your new unit. Either one you are looking at will do the trick.

As far as compression goes, you'll either want to get a G-System, or a compression pedal. If you get the G-Major, the G-Major's compression will be in your effects loop, when you really want it before your guitar hits the amp.

Do you need the programmable analogue loops of the G-System? Meaning, you could go say from the clean channel of the legacy with the TS9 on and say a bunch of effects to the dirty channel with DS-1 and delay in one step on the controller? If so, then the G-System will do that for you. The ground control won't unless you buy additional analogue midi-switchers. Without the analogue midi-switching it would take you 3 steps: 1 to change the effects patch and amp channel, 2: disable the TS9, 3: turn on the DS-1. A lot of people do not mind such a tap dance. If you don't mind the tap dance, you'll probably save a few hundred bucks and have a great sounding rig with the G-Major and a midi controller.

FYI: There are always hidden costs when you get into this stuff. High quality cabling is one. I spent an additional $200 or so on cabling. Also, with the G-System, expression pedals aren't included, so that would be another $100 - 200 (if you want them).

Hope that helps!

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#38 Post by FloralEvolution » Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:31 pm

Yes that helped a lot thank you. i would definetly go for the G-System first but i am 16 working as a busboy and 1400 is a lot to save for let alonne that i just saved and bought a jem w/ sustainer and a legacy.

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#39 Post by jemgirl » Sun Jul 09, 2006 10:25 am

the g-system finaly arrived!
its wonderful!
feels a littlebit heavy when i got it out of the box (approx. 7,2 kg.).
but the g-system does what it promises.
awsome sounds ,smooth operation between effects!
no hiss,no delay when switching between patches.
and......4 loops! yes you can put 4 stompboxes in the loop.
you can also power these boxes with the internal powerconditioner.
there is also a "boost"button for a little boost in youre favorite patch.
i`m happy with it!!!

patricia

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#40 Post by altruistik » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:59 am

who is going to the http://www.vai.com/News/tourdates.html

Zappa Tour show?

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#41 Post by altruistik » Mon Jul 10, 2006 6:09 am

Jeroen wrote:No, Yai Yai is the Eventide. Meow Meow is the Zoom (Glorius). :) J


Is this http://www.eventide.com/presspix/h7600_front_med.jpg the latest Eventide Harmonizer that you know of ? Thanks!

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#42 Post by amokalex » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:17 am

@ jerome......sorry to say this but the Liaahh, Liaahh sound is produced by the G-Force and not the Eventide!! :?

reference: The TC Electronics G-Force Demo CD track 9 in the dry version and Track 10 in the Wet version! If you are anywhere near Abcoude or Hilversum on Thursday the 13th I can show you! :wink:

The Factory preset is No. 135

I had spoken to Bob Bradshaw and it was the decision to either buy a G-Force and the Bradshaw 4x4 switcher w/the RS-10 but I got one of the first G-systems in Europe! I had to call Denmark directly and convince them to sell it to me. I paid 1500,00 euros.

You can up date the System via internet (DSL! anything else would be way too slow!)) and the Cat5 Cable. When I received mine, I asked Steve about it in Hamburg on the Premium Tour and he said he was not Familiar with it yet, but that he would look into it!

Could I have influenced him???? :roll:

anyway, The Eventide, (I had the H3000s) was great to get sounds like Ballerina, or Alien Water Kiss and some other niffty things, but all in all, the TC stuff, if you can afford it Rocks!

cya,

amokout! :twisted:

ps: as for the 4-5 Loops depending on how you set it up, mine switches the footpedals that I have in my Rack draw. (I have seperated the unit from the pedalboard and added a 10 mtr. Cat5 cable so only the pedalboard is on stage!)

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#43 Post by Jeroen » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:42 am

amokalex wrote:@ jerome......sorry to say this but the Liaahh, Liaahh sound is produced by the G-Force and not the Eventide!! :?


Steve used the Eventide for Yai Yai.

See:
http://www.vai.com/realillusions/08yaiyai.html

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#44 Post by altruistik » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:09 pm

the G-Sysytem does look sweet!

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#45 Post by pagliai » Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:12 pm

jeroen rules eventide 4000 of course there is a preset inside for yai yai

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