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  • Alnaar
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-15
    I just bought a new Nova Drive and the Preset Encoder/Store feature doesn't seem to work. The display doesn't show a number, and only shows -- and when rotating the button nothing happens. I tried to reset, but nothing seems to have changed.

    Anybody seen this before?

    Thanks,
    Ed.
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  • remira
    Contributor - Level 2
    2011-11-14
    Hi users!

    I did all the actions Laird described in his white paper. Everything works fine so far - thank you Laird, great job!
    So if no pedal loop is activated - I have a crystal clear sound, even in the Insert Loop with highest gain settings.

    I have connected to the analog loops the following pedals:
    Loop1: simple boost pedal
    Loop2: Ibanez TS7
    Loop3: BOSS SD1

    My problem:

    When I activate any of loop1, 2, 3 hum is produced.

    I bypassed the G-System Filter and "Pedal Loop" part by disconnecting the guitar cable from the G-System front input and connecting it into the preamp input.
    All other cables were untouched. ´
    Result: Sound is crytal clear and better than before because it sounds much more "open".

    Then I switched one of the above pedals between guitar and preamp input. Result: No additional hum.

    - Does the AD/DA unit "cut" sound?
    - Has the analog loop unit inside the G-System a known ground loop problem or any other hum problem?
    - Are there any solutions to the problems above?

    Thank you for help!
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    • remira
      Laird_Williams

      remira wrote:

      Hi users!



      I did all the actions Laird described in his white paper. Everything works fine so far - thank you Laird, great job!

      So if no pedal loop is activated - I have a crystal clear sound, even in the Insert Loop with highest gain settings.



      I have connected to the analog loops the following pedals:

      Loop1: simple boost pedal

      Loop2: Ibanez TS7

      Loop3: BOSS SD1



      My problem:



      When I activate any of loop1, 2, 3 hum is produced.



      I bypassed the G-System Filter and "Pedal Loop" part by disconnecting the guitar cable from the G-System front input and connecting it into the preamp input.

      All other cables were untouched. ´

      Result: Sound is crytal clear and better than before because it sounds much more "open".



      Then I switched one of the above pedals between guitar and preamp input. Result: No additional hum.



      - Does the AD/DA unit "cut" sound?

      - Has the analog loop unit inside the G-System a known ground loop problem or any other hum problem?

      - Are there any solutions to the problems above?



      Thank you for help!


      How are you powering the pedals? What happens when you only have ONE of them in one of the loops, with the other pedals NOT connected to the G OR to power?
      • November 14, 2011
    • remira
      remira Hi Laird!

      Here are some pics of my rack system:











      All pedals are powered by G-System.



      There is no change if I have only one, two or all three of them connected to Loop1 ... Loop3.



      Some cases whith higest gain:



      0-Guitar directlly connected to preamp input: nearly no hum (low white noise hum).

      1-Guitar connected to G-System, no pedal connected to its loop: additional less (50Hz!?) hum, but noticable

      2-Guitar in G-System, Pedal loops all deactivated, all pedals connected : like 1

      3-Pedal 1 on G-System switched to ON: Much more hum than 1 or 2

      4-Only Pedal 3 (sd-1) connected to its loop but powered by battery: No change to all combinations



      In all cases BUT 0: Guitar volume 10:Full Hum; Guitar Volume 0: No Hum

      The additional hum sound is (of cource) something like 50Hz hum.



      In Case 3: Unplugging guitar from G-System: Acceptable "white noise" hum beacuse of additional gain in the high channel, no noticable 50Hz hum.



      And..... oh, G-System is fixed with metal screws to the rack and all other equipment.... that I will change...

      ...and give a message that happened.



      remira
      • November 15, 2011
    • remira
      neilbunker

      remira wrote:



      In all cases BUT 0: Guitar volume 10:Full Hum; Guitar Volume 0: No Hum

      The additional hum sound is (of cource) something like 50Hz hum.

      remira




      It sounds like the noise is being picked up by your guitar pickups, not the G-system. Not much that can be done to help that with the G apart from trying the noise gate. The noise is being induced before the signal ever reaches the G, and the overdrive pedals are just amplifying it. If you haven't yet, good quality sheilding in your pick up cavity can help, or hum canceling pickups, and try to keep your guitar away from electronics like lights, computer monitors, amplifiers, ect.
      • November 15, 2011
    • remira
      Laird_Williams

      neilbunker wrote:



      remira wrote:



      In all cases BUT 0: Guitar volume 10:Full Hum; Guitar Volume 0: No Hum

      The additional hum sound is (of cource) something like 50Hz hum.

      remira




      It sounds like the noise is being picked up by your guitar pickups, not the G-system. Not much that can be done to help that with the G apart from trying the noise gate. The noise is being induced before the signal ever reaches the G, and the overdrive pedals are just amplifying it. If you haven't yet, good quality sheilding in your pick up cavity can help, or hum canceling pickups, and try to keep your guitar away from electronics like lights, computer monitors, amplifiers, ect.


      +1
      • November 15, 2011
  • kevin2106
    Contributor - Level 2
    2011-11-14
    I have always run the G system through my GCX switcher so that I could bypass the first DSP section since I was having tone issues. Recently I decided to start all over and take the GCX out of the equation. I am now running the one EB hum in the amp loop, a short quality ts cable from insert send to amp input and a buffer in between guitar and G system input. Also I put a fresh set of preamp tubes in that helped some of the tone issue as well. I run the input gain at 10db and the output down to -2. This gives me back the complete natural feel of the amp! So in this whole process I have come to realize trail and error is a huge factor in creating your sound I tried so many combinations and this seems to work the best! I have read a lot of posts on people with Bogners not being able to get that full true tone of the amp. I was one of them as well but through trial and error it has been made possible!
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    • kevin2106
      leplaidn +1



      I did the same with my dual rectifier, and it works great.

      Input : +11 (to have the same feeling)

      OutPut : 0dB but i use the Boost feature, with Boost max = 6dB.

      With those values, i can't hear nor feel any difference (i've made recordings to compare !).





      Last point with the loop :

      Loop level : 0 dB

      Loop HeadRoom : +6dB

      But it 's a bit special on my settings : i put the all Dual rectifier + Torpedo VB101

      inside the loop of the gsystem, and the GS outputs go thru my sound card (so that i can do stereo !)



      Voila.

      (sorry for my poor english)
      • November 14, 2011
  • Bugsnacker
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-14
    Hi All

    I have added a dedicated hardwired tap tempo input to my G-Major. I wanted to use the External Control input for other things. This mod means you have instant access to tap tempo without having to scroll thru menus and assign midi control info. Just plug in a foot switch and go. It took me 20 minutes to do. It's very easy . I've made a little PDF tutorial with pictures and instructions on how to do this. I'm happy to email them to anyone who wants them.

    Cheers Mike
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  • pfrischmann
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-12
    Hi Guys,
    I've been having trouble dialing in the front end of the G-system (Pre insert) Whether I use a buff puff or not, plugging into the input of the G-system lacks the punch and fullness of plugging directly into the preamp (CAE 3+SE). The buffer helped a little, messing with the gains didn't help much....


    Any suggestions???
    I anm stuck.
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    • pfrischmann
      mrr3000gt I have been fiddling with my G system for about 6 months now, and have not found a loss of tone the 4 cable method does I can live with. Somehow, I dont think an armada of buffers and devices between me and the G system with my amp being routed thru the G system will add up to tone. Simpler is better.



      So I contacted the TC Tech support and asked some 3-cable advice. I used the Laird paper as a guide also and figured I would go entirely in thru my FX loop on the amp, with Amp Send going to INSERT IN and G SYSTEM OUTPUT going to Amp Return (bypassing the additional signal processing for the G system input AD conversion).



      This definitly sounds 100% better than the 4CM. Its not as slick in the way it works, and you loose the loops controlling drive pedals, the compressor/Wah/Fmat FX. Its not as versitile, but for the type of playing I do works fine. I just got a TRS balanced snake and it DOES make a difference - I was amazed this actually matters.



      At some point if I need the versitility, then I can go back to 4CM - but the slight tone loss does distract me. I am sure - as suggested in Lairds paper - that its the impedance mismatch in my amps FX loop and the G system.
      • November 12, 2011
    • pfrischmann
      bucketbot

      pfrischmann wrote:

      Hi Guys,

      I've been having trouble dialing in the front end of the G-system (Pre insert) Whether I use a buff puff or not, plugging into the input of the G-system lacks the punch and fullness of plugging directly into the preamp (CAE 3+SE). The buffer helped a little, messing with the gains didn't help much....





      Any suggestions???

      I anm stuck.




      Have you followed all of the guidelines in the white paper?

      Which buffer are you using?



      Take a good look at this thread, may give you a few pointers.



      http://forum.tcelectronic.com/topic/9157/lehle-sunday-driver-as-preinput-buffer/
      • November 12, 2011
    • pfrischmann
      kevin2106 For me I use a quality ts cable from insert send to amp input. Guitar to boost and buff to g system input. This works for me.
      • November 14, 2011
  • Mjac28
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-13
    I have a new BH500 which I love the only issue I have is a sensitive volume control I only play at bedroom levels so I would like to be able to control the spikes in volume past 3 or 4 on the knob most of the devices I see use the FX loop which the amp doesn't have I would appreciate any help in finding a way to better control the volume thanks
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  • Crispy
    Contributor - Level 2
    2011-11-12
    As the festive season approaches the band was discussing which xmas songs to include in our set for the Christmas shows.

    As well as the usual Slade and Wizzard numbers our new vocalist has suggested the Darkness song Christmas Time (Don't Let The Bells End).

    Does anyone have any settings for the harmonised guitar effects on the lead line?

    I've never used the effect before so it's all a bit daunting.

    Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
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    • Crispy
      utterlyguitarde Ooh, sounds like a fun challenge...I'll give it a shot!
      • November 12, 2011
    • Crispy
      bucketbot

      utterlyguitarded wrote:

      Ooh, sounds like a fun challenge...I'll give it a shot!




      I though you might!!
      • November 12, 2011
    • Crispy
      Crispy I think the main riff is in A major but then as the guitar solo kicks in it moves up to B Major.



      That means I will need two seperate patches.
      • November 13, 2011
  • mattsmusic
    Contributor - Level 2
    2011-11-12
    I just bought a G System and am having trouble right out of the gate. I'm running an Engl Savage 120 with the G System hooked up through both the front end and loop of the amp. The tuner won't mute, even though it's set to MUTE.

    Any help is appreciated!
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    • mattsmusic
      neilbunker The first thing I would check is if the effects loop on you amp is on. Lots of amps have footswitchable effects loops. Try turning on effects in the second DSP block, like Mod or Delay. If you can't hear them, you've found your problem.
      • November 12, 2011
    • mattsmusic
      mattsmusic Checked that but those effects are working fine. In fact, I can mute the effects without any problem but continue to get a dry signal going through the front input of my amp. It seems the insert send on the G System isn't able to be muted.







      neilbunker wrote:

      The first thing I would check is if the effects loop on you amp is on. Lots of amps have footswitchable effects loops. Try turning on effects in the second DSP block, like Mod or Delay. If you can't hear them, you've found your problem.
      • November 12, 2011
    • mattsmusic
      Laird_Williams

      mattsmusic wrote:

      Checked that but those effects are working fine. In fact, I can mute the effects without any problem but continue to get a dry signal going through the front input of my amp. It seems the insert send on the G System isn't able to be muted.







      neilbunker wrote:

      The first thing I would check is if the effects loop on you amp is on. Lots of amps have footswitchable effects loops. Try turning on effects in the second DSP block, like Mod or Delay. If you can't hear them, you've found your problem.



      What this means is that there is dry signal blead around the fx loop in your amp.



      The G-System tuner/mute is in the second DSP, so it is in the loop.

      If any signal is bypassing the loop inside your amp, then the mute on the G won't touch it.

      This is certainly true with parallel loops - but even some serial loops have some signal bleed.
      • November 12, 2011
    • mattsmusic
      mattsmusic So, this means what... I need to use a different amp? Or hook the G System up differently?
      • November 12, 2011
    • mattsmusic
      neilbunker If the amp has an option of serial or parallel effects loops, you want a serial. Just from the brief look at Engls site, it seems you can select either serial or parallel. Check out Laird's White Paper for an explanation of serial and parallel loops and why they do what they do.



      Many serial effects loops have a small amount of bleed though, so if you still hear signal with the loop set to serial, it is sometimes worth considering having an amp tech mod the effects loop to reduce bleed. This can get pricey in some cases though.
      • November 12, 2011
  • AdamRoberts
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-11
    Hi,

    Can someone tell me, how to assign a specific parameter to an expression pedal?
    Any help will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!!
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    • AdamRoberts
      bucketbot In Edit mode select the effect block you want to assign the pedal parameters to.

      Then press the Enter/Bank down button again.

      This should bring up the pedal parameter page where you can then select which pedal to assign to the available parameters & change the parameter settings. (Max Min Middle)

      Bear in mind you can assign more than one parameter to a pedal.



      Don't forget to perform a patch save operation when done.
      • November 11, 2011
  • hwpd
    Contributor - Level 1
    2011-11-11
    Nothing anymore...
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