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  • Rockman
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-11-14
    Hey guys,

    I just bought a G-natural pedal, which I plan on using at my acoustic gigs. How do you guys protect the pedal when transporting it to and from gigs? Can you recommend a good, padded (foam) bag for it? Or are there any other suggestions? Does tcelectronic make a special bag/case for it? It sure is an expensive pedal, and I'd hate for it to be damaged.

    Thanks,

    Rockman
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    • Rockman
      FranGuidry I bought a used laptop case. So I'm always worried someone will steal my G thinking they're getting a Dell!!



      The G is a pretty rugged device, I don't worry too much about it getting damaged.



      Fran
      • November 16, 2009
    • Rockman
      99north I bought an old hard case suitcase at a 2nd hand store and wrap it in a BIG towel in my case with all my cords, tuner etc etc so nothing moves around. Works great so far



      99North
      • November 23, 2009
    • Rockman
      RobA If someone comes up with a good answer I'd sure like to hear about it. I've had my G Natural for about 2 years now and it's pretty beat up; one of the handles on the back of the unit came loose about a year ago and I can hear a metal piece moving around inside the unit.



      Don't get me wrong, I love the way the G Natural sounds, but it would have been nice if whoever designed the unit would have anticipated how it would be used and created some kind of case to carry it in, even if it was at an additional cost. FWIW, I am wrapping mine in a towel and carrying it in a tote bag to gigs. Seems kinda mickey mouse for a professional unit than costs $500.



      Would love to hear from someone at T.C. Electronics about this!
      • February 21, 2010
    • Rockman
      FranGuidry One of my rear handles has been loose since I got the unit. It kept getting looser and I finally bought a set of torx bits, took the unit apart, and tightened the handle. I was just completely lucky that I was able to reach it, it was a giant pain in the butt and I was constantly worried about screwing something up, but eventually I got it fixed and put back together.



      It's coming loose again.



      Fran
      • February 21, 2010
    • Rockman
      HuskyDog I have just had a case made for my G Natural by Swan flight.com. I had it custom made to also house my tuner and line 6 wireless receiver. The quality is excellent and they provided a very good service.



      Hope that helps
      • February 19, 2012
  • berth
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-11-10
    Hi,

    I miss a "TC effects used with bass" forum so I miss-use this forum.

    I am a Bassplayer and I wanted a G-force for very long and have just bought one and am a little disappointed. Chorus, Flanging and to my surprise filtering are very good (best heard ever for chorus and flanger). But the delay time is on the short side and pitchshifting is hardly usable at all. I had intented to sell my Boss GT10B to partly finance the G-Force, but I'm not sure if that's what I should do anymore. PitchShifting is waaay better with the Boss.

    How is this with the other TC Electronic effects available? Should I sell the G-Force and wait till TC makes an effect unit dedicated to bass? (Will they ever?) Are any of the other TC effects better suited for bass?


    Bert
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    • berth
      rune Hi, there are certainly some of our effects that are great for bass. However, the thing is that our pitch shifting algorithms are designed to detect the pitch of the incoming signal (for intelligent pitch etc.). Since the G-Force is not designed for bass, it simply isn't capable of detecting the pitch correctly. Whether the delay time is too short is of course a matter of opinion.

      If we ignore the pitch shifting for a second, we do like to emphasize the fact that our guitar products also work great with bass. Check out these videos:



      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ywBqwPjYGM

      and

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi7zJxcqbZM
      • November 10, 2009
    • berth
      Zetmor What would be great would be a digital multi-effects box (stacked below a RH450) with an AES/EBU input (like Line6 does already). With AES/EBU output (for those recording digitally) + analog double DI (both MONO with same signal, or stereo LEFT & RIGHT).

      The remote control would have 2 connectors: one going to the fx-box, the other one the RH450, so that we can control both the fx-box and the amplifier presets from the same pedal.

      It would have a small set of very good effects (not a bunch of poor effects like Line6), and a very basic but effective remote control: expression pedal, 4 foot buttons with 3 user modes (mode set in the fx-box = or direct effects on/off with a light, or +1/-1 bank +10/-10 preset selection to choose from 99 presets, or a direct preset selection from a set of 4) ; simple display = just the fx preset & RH450 tuner.

      *That* would be really great.



      (even better if it can be fully controlled from midi, so that effects change can be done from the Live DAW automatically)
      • December 29, 2009
    • berth
      newbold

      [email protected] wrote:

      If we ignore the pitch shifting for a second, we do like to emphasize the fact that our guitar products also work great with bass. Check out these videos:


      While I understand you represent the company and it has some fine offerings, Ignoring that point for any time at all is an insult to the subject matter of this thread.



      Yes everything else works well with bass, but why buy a high end effects unit if it doesn't track flawlessly, and the other competition has it beat in both pitch shifting AND include phrase samplers??



      IMO the Nova system and the g natural (yes the g-force is a rack unit I understand that...but when there's competition for less with more (line 6 m9/m13 and boss GT10/b), sounds comparable, and is on the floor this counts) fall short of 2 great effects units for no good reason.



      I am waiting for TC to have a floor-friendly multieffect that can handle the low end of a keyboard, bass, acoustic guitar (baritone or otherwise), and has phrase sampling.



      The nova system should have been able to stave me off buying boutique stompboxes.



      When it comes time for a rig overhaul I should be able to have my bass in a bag, a Nova over one shoulder, a RH450 or staccato '51 in the other and a small cab in each hand.



      One trip in, huge sound, all I could need for the gig to let me help the drummer with his kit and the percussionist with her bongos.
      • January 2, 2010
    • berth
      newbold I would think that the Nova Dynamics would be perfect in the bass world.



      Anybody else?
      • January 19, 2010
  • szlafarskis
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-11-04
    anyone?

    Admin: Link removed
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    • szlafarskis
      szlafarskis I understand some of you were not able to open the support link. Here is what is wrong.



      One day I went to play as normal, and powered on my Nova Drive. I could not get any sound from the pedal. I switched it from buffered bypass to hard bypass. With both the overdrive and distortion off, my clean sound came through. I powered off and on the pedal again, and this time when I turned on the effect, there was a low oscillating hum. I tried recalibrating it according to the guys at TC Support, but it still isn't working.



      Anyone?
      • November 4, 2009
    • szlafarskis
      jimbasara

      szlafarskis wrote:

      I understand some of you were not able to open the support link. Here is what is wrong.



      One day I went to play as normal, and powered on my Nova Drive. I could not get any sound from the pedal. I switched it from buffered bypass to hard bypass. With both the overdrive and distortion off, my clean sound came through. I powered off and on the pedal again, and this time when I turned on the effect, there was a low oscillating hum. I tried recalibrating it according to the guys at TC Support, but it still isn't working.



      Anyone?


      And this is using the pedal straight in, without a fancy G-System integration setup?
      • November 4, 2009
    • szlafarskis
      szlafarskis correct. guitar - nova drive - amp.
      • November 5, 2009
    • szlafarskis
      jimbasara

      szlafarskis wrote:

      correct. guitar - nova drive - amp.


      Well, if you were my customer, I'd tell you to send it back. I can't think of a logical explanation for what you are describing if you are running it straight into an amp. I got an initial shipment of 8 Nova Drives and one of them was bad, so it does happen. This is a really great drive, so don't frustrate yourself with a bad unit.
      • November 5, 2009
    • szlafarskis
      Sbandalf SAME THING for my 2 Nova Drive! PLEASE somebody help us!!
      • November 24, 2009
  • petersland
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-11-03
    When I use the rig live with DI out to the desk, can I run from the digital out connector, straight into my In Ear System?
    I know I can get a feed from the desk, but I want to be in control of my vocals and bass.
    Cheers,

    Pete
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    • petersland
      rune You can only use the digital out if your in-ear system has a 96khz AES/EBU or s/pdif digital input. However, the DI might work for the purpose depending on the in-ear system and whether it has an input volume control and can accept line level signals.
      • November 2, 2009
    • petersland
      Zetmor Hi. Just a quick question (didn't find the info in the manual): is the ouput working at 96kHz/24 and 96kHz/24 only? Or is it compatible with lower rates?

      I ask because when I'll be using a MOTU Traveler-mk3 for live performance recording (and backtrack playing), I'll have many tracks simultaneously, and since my backtracks are 44.1kHz/24 (Addictive Drums samples are @ 44.1kHz), I don't need more than 44.1kHz (for LIVE).

      So!? Can the RH450 AES/EBU output work at 44.1kHz/24?



      Else I'll would have to set the DAW @ 96kHz, and that would double+ the total bandwidth required from the MOTU interface & laptop hardisks, without any improvement in the LIVE sound (only the recording would be better, not the LIVE sound since I'm using analog paths for the PA, digital is only for backtrack & recording).

      Thanks!
      • December 29, 2009
    • petersland
      Zetmor I respond to myself, since I had a RH450: it's working at 96kHz/24 only. Nothing gets through it the audio interface is not running at 96kHz/24. So, I had to set it all to 96kHz/24 (MOTU audio interface & helicon VOICELIVE 2), and it is working fine. Very fine.

      For the bandwidth issue, I put a good Intel SSD into my laptop, and it's taking it all without any problem. Now I can record the RH450 digitally + VOICELIVE 2 digitally too (with settings automated with midi) + several analog channels (guitars, singer without harmonizer etc...) running à 96kHz smoothly.
      • March 29, 2010
  • bf
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-11-01
    Can the RS212 cabinet be used with a valve head? I would like to try it out with a Fender Bassman 70 head, but am concerned that that may endanger the high frequency cone.
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  • JayGarrett
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-10-30
    Hey all!

    I've been looking at making my rig lighter (especially as I now have no car - living in central London).

    At the mo I have a Hartke rig (HA2000 and Sansamp RBI in rack, 4x10 and 2x15 Transporter cabs) and have been checking out the likes of the Genz Benz Shuttle 6.0 210T and the Mark Bass gear and then spotted the gorgeous TC Combo 450.

    Now - I realise that this may be a biased place to pose this question but if you were in the market for a portable rig that could handle pop all the way through to post-punk/post-grunge rock would you go for the TC, GB or MB?

    Please - help with this dilemma

    J
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      JayGarrett Well...... after chatting with some helpful bass centres, in particular Bass Direct (http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Home.html) I have narrowed the search to the Genz Benz 6.0 Stuttle 210 and the Combo450......



      Any views and/or suggestions?





      J
      • November 1, 2009
    • JayGarrett
      Sean Hey Jay



      I'm having similar thoughts at the moment as my rig is a bit bulky for some of the gigs we do and it also means an extra car (or that I can't fit in the van with my gear). A smallish combo especially with built in compressor and tuner gives me a very tidy solution if I scale down to one bass and stash all my leads and bits in my gig bag. The 450 has got a very small footprint too so is



      Another thing to consider is the Barefaced Midget cab here - these are fantastic from the limited experience I have of them. When I first came into contact with Barefaced and tried them I was instantly a it gutted about my Bergantinos which are twice the price and though light are a long way off the ridiculous lightweight of the Midget and the mightily impressive Compact.



      Combining an RH450 head with a Barefaced Midget comes in at a similar price to the Combo450 but at exactly half the weight (9kg + 4 kg Vs 26 kg for the combo).



      A Markbass F1 (£599) + Midget comes in at around a £Grand and weighs a total of 11.1 kg. The F1 is so small it slips in your gigbag no problem I've used an F1 with my Spector NS5 and it's absolutely stonking - a mightily impressive amp that made me wonder why I went for a MB 2-channel LMK!



      It's an amazing time for lightweight rigs and the choice is vast. I'm currently leaning toward a Midget + RH450 as it'll be a backup, small (or far away) venue and home rig for me and saving that extra bulk of the Combo450 is hugely important. With this set up I can have my bass gig bag in one hand and the cab in the other.



      By the way, I got 2 Berg cabs and an MB LMK head from Mark at Bass Direct and he's a top bloke - he's so far away from a pushy salesman it's difficult to get your head around it. I'm the sort of guy that only goes somewhere to buy - no time for window shopping - and was amazed at his surprise when I said, Yep, I'll have the lot, let's get it in the car. I'll definitely buy there again.
      • November 2, 2009
    • JayGarrett
      JayGarrett Thanks for the link Sean!



      Those Barefaced cabs do read impressively - I can't believe the amount of lightweight stuff cropping up! Can only be a good thing for us lot really.



      It was really Bass Direct that managed to narrow my focus to the TC and GB.



      They've not pushed me in any particular direction but did say that the MB was lacking in punch compared with the GB and TC.



      To be honest, as well as the gigging in a variety of different sized venues and the getting around London thing - I'm also tired of busting my ass every time I need to fill the room with bass.



      I can feel a purchase happening pretty soon................
      • November 2, 2009
    • JayGarrett
      JayGarrett I thought I'd post a quick update just in case people are reading.



      I've pretty much decided that I'm going to buy TC Electronic.



      I think I'm going the RH450, RS210 and floor controller route.



      My rationale is that I can expand it should I need to with another 210 or a 212 or even one of those natty new 112s.



      The weight can be spread when walking to the venue/studio with the head in the carry bag or even my bass gig-bag whilst I manhandle the cab - or I could even buy a cheap trolley.



      The foot controller isn't really a necessity but being able to stomp on a single unit to bring some overdrive from a preset as well as having presets for finger and plectrum styles when I'm with my post punk indie rock outfit or presets for 5 string fretted and my jazz fretless when I'm out with my power pop band would be real handy



      Now. Question.



      Anyone dealt with Bonners Music Superstore?



      http://www.bonnersmusic.co.uk/brand/TC_Electronic



      I've noticed that their prices are pretty good as well as them offering credit. They even do a 0% buy now pay in 6 months deal - so, for that rig I just need to squirrel away a coupla hundred notes a month instead of slamming down over a grand in one go.



      They also do 24 and 36 months with interest.



      I might even try and get their online prices lowered - you never know. Don't ask - don't get!



      Oh - I'm selling my rack gear (SansAmp RBI, Hartke HA2000 and my dB Tech inner ear monitoring system) to help fund this.



      Check out: http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/idleparis/



      Getting closer my friends............



      J
      • November 13, 2009
    • JayGarrett
      Sean Good news, Jay! Try posting at www.basschat.co.uk to shift your gear and to get any advice on Bonners.
      • November 13, 2009
  • Krakmann
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-10-26
    Salud!

    I own the "happy family" (450, 212, 210, pedalboard) and I've just seen the Combo450 video. Will TC sell the Combo handle/wheels as an option to attach/screw to the older cabs? My vote is a resounding YES. Please, please, please...
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    • Krakmann
      JayGarrett I would hope they'd supply replacement trollies or at least the wheels........



      I am being tempted by the Combo450 - quite a lot
      • November 1, 2009
    • Krakmann
      Zetmor Good idea. I would buy one.
      • December 29, 2009
    • Krakmann
      JayGarrett I opted for the separate RH450 amp and RS210 cab - I've written why in another thread
      • December 30, 2009
  • mcnach
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-10-16
    I just bought the RC4 controller for my RH450.

    I thought it'd be plug&play, but when I plug the RC4, it displays "E_" constantly, and none of the switches work or lits. The head works as usual, no problem there.

    I'm about to return the RC4... or is there some way to reset it? (I guess the question is: is it really defective?)
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    • mcnach
      rune Hi, I replied through your support incident '091016-000021'
      • October 27, 2009
    • mcnach
      Joeykun I just got the RC4 today and the same thing happened to me.

      The screen says E and none of the buttons work.



      Can this be solved at home or is it defective and it needs to be exchanged?
      • April 6, 2010
    • mcnach
      Srame Same problem :'-(



      Any solution ?
      • February 2, 2011
    • mcnach
      Joeykun

      Srame wrote:

      Same problem :'-(



      Any solution ?


      It is defective. You need to return it where you bought it from for a replacement.

      This is a known issue.
      • February 2, 2011
    • mcnach
      franguru54 I'm a bassist from Spain. I bought the RC4 footswitch for my Rebelhead 450.

      But I have a problem. When I plug the RC4, it displays "E_" constantly, and none of the switches work or lits. The RH450 head works well.

      Are there any solution? Is it really defective?

      What can I do?
      • May 3, 2011
  • JohnnyBallgame
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-10-15
    Ok. So I recently just added a Boss 500L pedal to my rig so now I'm using a Boss 500H for a Volume Pedal and the 500L for Expression. I'm using a stereo cable to connect each of those pedals to the G system. Previous to setting up the new pedal I had no issues with the G. Now I am getting an intermittent cut out of the signal. It's very brief (no longer than a second) and then the signal comes right back. So brief in fact its almost like a clip.

    I've checked all my cables and they're ok. I also have a noise gate but I turned it off to test and the signal still cut out so its not that either.

    Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!
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    • JohnnyBallgame
      Rob Does it happen when you set the pedal slightly back? If so, redo your pedal calibration!
      • October 15, 2009
    • JohnnyBallgame
      patrickt69 I'm having much the same problem I have had no problems with the G Sys I added an Ernie Ball Junior VP now as soon as I back off the Volume on the pedal I get an intermittent jump in volume that lasts only a fraction of a second I have checked all cables as soon as I unplug the VP I have no problems also using strereo cables I tried to recal it and still the same problem is anyone else having this when I havve the Volume pedal at full the is no jumping in volume



      PLEASE HELP
      • October 15, 2009
    • JohnnyBallgame
      Laird_Williams

      patrickt69 wrote:

      I'm having much the same problem I havve had no problems with the G Sys I added an Ernie Ball Junior VP now as soon as I back off the Volume on the pedal I get an intermittent jump in volume that lasts only a fraction of a second I have checked all cables as soon as I unplug the VP I have no problems using strereo cables


      This really is not close to the same problem as the original poster - as there is a HUUUGE difference between sound cutting out and occasional volume spikes where the actual continuity of the signal is unbroken - but....



      Are your patch volumes set below full volume? If so, then when you touch the volume pedal at near-full volume the G will set the volume to what the pedals says - which may be higher than what the patch says. In such a case, the volume will go up to the pedal's level and then follow the pedal down.



      Not a definitive diagnosis by any stretch - but worth investigation.
      • October 15, 2009
    • JohnnyBallgame
      Laird_Williams

      Johnny Ballgame wrote:

      Ok. So I recently just added a Boss 500L pedal to my rig so now I'm using a Boss 500H for a Volume Pedal and the 500L for Expression. I'm using a stereo cable to connect each of those pedals to the G system. Previous to setting up the new pedal I had no issues with the G. Now I am getting an intermittent cut out of the signal. It's very brief (no longer than a second) and then the signal comes right back. So brief in fact its almost like a clip.



      I've checked all my cables and they're ok. I also have a noise gate but I turned it off to test and the signal still cut out so its not that either.



      Has anyone experienced anything similar? Any information would be GREATLY appreciated!


      Are you connecting to the Floor Controller or the GFX01?

      Please don't get confused...if you do not have your G-System "Brain" (the GFX01) in a rack, then your pedals are connected to the GFX01, not the floor controller.



      I ask because volume pedal wiring appears to be dependent on which volume pedal jack you are using. Most of us have better luck with one mono cable going from the GFX volume jack to the pedal - but a TRS/Insert cable when connection a volume pedal to the floor controller.





      Please note that, when using the Volume and Expr. jacks on the G-System, NO audio signal passes through the pedal. The G is just "reading" the value of the resistance it gets from the potentiometer in the pedal and using that to decide how much control to apply digitally. The point is, it is NOT ILLOGICAL to use a mono cable. You don't have to worry about "getting your audio signal back into the unit".
      • October 15, 2009
    • JohnnyBallgame
      JohnnyBallgame Thanks! I'm using my pedals with the GFX01 (don't have it in my rack and the CTRL settings are all set to "off"). So perhaps I'll try it with a mono cable. I have also read on another thread (which unfortunately I can't find right now) that changing the position of the volume from output to input has an impact on the volume pedal. Do you think changing this would help?
      • October 19, 2009
  • gr33nacr3s
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-10-14
    Hi. First off, thanks to all who have posted on the various products. I've been reading the pages trying to determine if the unit I received is defective or not without much luck Hopefully Laird or Elvis will be able to shed some light on this.

    I received my G Major 2 yesterday, and have come across something an elevated white noise issue which would indicate if the unit I have is defective or not. I have a Fender Blues Deluxe reissue at home as my practice amp. When I connect the G major 2 to it, there is a considerable increase in the whitenoise coming from the amp. If I disconnect the GM2, the whitenoise disappears. I've attempted the following to try and narrow down the issue:

    - Use alternate power outlets on separate circuits.
    - Connect GM2 in effects loop with multiple balanced (TRS) cables.
    - Connect GM2 in effects loop with multiple unbalanced cables.
    - Placed the GM2 out of the effects loop (guitar --> GM2 --> amp) with multiple balanced (TRS) cables.
    - Placed the GM2 out of the effects loop (guitar --> GM2 --> amp) with multiple unbalanced cables.


    Additionally, I've attempted the following as well. Even though the below settings were investigated, the amount of white noise coming through never changed when actually changing the settings:

    - modified both input and output levels (knobs on the front left)
    - tried both consumer & pro settings
    - enabled the noisegate (worked excellent at not allowing the signal, but the white noise remained)
    - modified both global in level, and global out level without much luck.

    Like I indicated above, while I was changing the values, the amount of white change was never impacted. It's only when I disconnect the GM2 that the noise drops. I have a Fender Hot Rod Deville at the studio which I'll test it on next. I can't help to wonder though if the one I have is defective though. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!
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    • gr33nacr3s
      Laird_Williams

      gr33nacr3s wrote:

      Hi. First off, thanks to all who have posted on the various products. I've been reading the pages trying to determine if the unit I received is defective or not without much luck Hopefully Laird or Elvis will be able to shed some light on this.



      I received my G Major 2 yesterday, and have come across something an elevated white noise issue which would indicate if the unit I have is defective or not. I have a Fender Blues Deluxe reissue at home as my practice amp. When I connect the G major 2 to it, there is a considerable increase in the whitenoise coming from the amp. If I disconnect the GM2, the whitenoise disappears. I've attempted the following to try and narrow down the issue:



      - Use alternate power outlets on separate circuits.

      - Connect GM2 in effects loop with multiple balanced (TRS) cables.

      - Connect GM2 in effects loop with multiple unbalanced cables.

      - Placed the GM2 out of the effects loop (guitar --> GM2 --> amp) with multiple balanced (TRS) cables.

      - Placed the GM2 out of the effects loop (guitar --> GM2 --> amp) with multiple unbalanced cables.





      Additionally, I've attempted the following as well. Even though the below settings were investigated, the amount of white noise coming through never changed when actually changing the settings:



      - modified both input and output levels (knobs on the front left)

      - tried both consumer & pro settings

      - enabled the noisegate (worked excellent at not allowing the signal, but the white noise remained)

      - modified both global in level, and global out level without much luck.



      Like I indicated above, while I was changing the values, the amount of white change was never impacted. It's only when I disconnect the GM2 that the noise drops. I have a Fender Hot Rod Deville at the studio which I'll test it on next. I can't help to wonder though if the one I have is defective though. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance!


      We need to isolate this.



      1) Make sure that no guitar is plugged into the amp input to begin with. That way, was can rest assured that pickup noise is not contributing to this.

      2) Make sure that the G-Major2 is on a setting with all FX bypassed, so we know that an effect is not amplifying/exacerbating any noise.

      3) If things are pretty much just as noisy as before...try the following

      - Using Mono cables for now...

      - Put the G-Major 2 in the loop - but pull the input to the G-Major. Keep the connection from the output to the amp FX return there.



      How is the sound now? If you still have the white noise, I suspect a ground loop across that linkage and you may need isolation.
      • October 14, 2009
    • gr33nacr3s
      gr33nacr3s Thanks for the response (and your time) Laird. I'll try your suggestions tonight and advise.
      • October 15, 2009
    • gr33nacr3s
      gr33nacr3s Hi Laird. I've removed the guitar, bypassed all the effects, and pulled the input to the G Major while leaving the output to the amp fx return connected. Unfortunately, the white noise is still there. Is there anything else I may try?
      • October 15, 2009
    • gr33nacr3s
      Laird_Williams

      gr33nacr3s wrote:

      Hi Laird. I've removed the guitar, bypassed all the effects, and pulled the input to the G Major while leaving the output to the amp fx return connected. Unfortunately, the white noise is still there. Is there anything else I may try?


      So...EITHER

      1) The GM2 is generating a lot of white noise (seems unlikely...but we can check) OR...

      2) Your FX return is generating a lot of white noise. This seems unlikely - but it can be tested too). OR....

      3) You have a ground loop that is picking up noise from somewhere and passing it on to your amp. This is the most likely culprit.



      To test #2: Run a cable direct from the send of your amp to its return. How do things sound now? I suspect they sound fine - but if not, then your amp has an issue.



      To test #3: Put an isolation transformer between the GM2 Out and the amp FX return. The EbTech HE-2 is a good one. If you have a ground loop, this will break it. Buy one from someone who will let you return it in 15 days or whatever so if it does not help, you can get your money back. Run a TRS cable from the GM2 Out to the HE2 Input. Then run a short TS patch cable (no more than 18" or 1/2M) from the HE2 Output to the amp FX return.
      • October 15, 2009
    • gr33nacr3s
      gr33nacr3s Thanks Laird, much appreciated. #2 tested fine. I have the Ebtech on order. I'll try it out, and keep you updated.
      • October 18, 2009
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