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  • blanch
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-02-22
    Hi I play a Peavey 6505+ and recently purchased a Decimator. Does anyone know how to set this up w/the G sys? I'm confused as the Decimator has to go through both the effects loop and the front of the amp.

    Cheers
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    • blanch
      Laird_Williams

      blanch wrote:

      Hi I play a Peavey 6505+ and recently purchased a Decimator. Does anyone know how to set this up w/the G sys? I'm confused as the Decimator has to go through both the effects loop and the front of the amp.



      Cheers


      Which decimator model are you using?
      • February 21, 2009
    • blanch
      Andre_N I have the same ISP (Laird, the model is mentioned in the heading), and my wiring is like this:

      Guitar => ISP ch 1 input => ISP ch 1 input => G-system input (where the guitar is normally connected directly)

      Then I use the normal 4 cable connection.

      The ISP channel 2 is in my Marshall JVM410H serial loop (the G is in the fx loop).



      Keep rocking!





      André
      • February 21, 2009
    • blanch
      Laird_Williams

      Andre_N wrote:

      I have the same ISP (Laird, the model is mentioned in the heading), and my wiring is like this:

      Guitar => ISP ch 1 input => ISP ch 1 input => G-system input (where the guitar is normally connected directly)

      Then I use the normal 4 cable connection.

      The ISP channel 2 is in my Marshall JVM410H serial loop (the G is in the fx loop).



      Keep rocking!





      André


      taah - missed that...too focused on the content. Silly me.



      As Andre noted - ch1 should probably go between the guitar and the G-System input...although you can also try putting it between the G-System insert send and the amp input.



      If you don't have a dual-loop setup like the Marshalls, I would put the 2nd channel between the FX send and the G-System input. You can knock down any thermal noise generated in the amp. This position may give some side benefits, since the Decimators effectively buffer the signal. If your amp loop is already properly buffered, then the decimator's buffering probably will have no influence. But if the output impedance of the amp send is high, the decimators buffer may improve the transparency of the loop to a degree.
      • February 22, 2009
    • blanch
      blanch Cheers for the response fellas. The back of the 6505+ is like this-








      So i guess I can try both methods.



      Andre, when you say "The ISP channel 2 is in my Marshall JVM410H serial loop (the G is in the fx loop)." Do you mean plugging channel 2 in Number 9 in that digram, the Preamp out?



      I'll try both of these tomorrow.



      Thanks again
      • February 22, 2009
    • blanch
      Andre_N Hi,



      My ISP channel 2 is connected in the serial loop preamp out and power amp in). I couldn't see all the letters on your diagram, but sounds like this is the same as I have.





      André
      • February 22, 2009
  • 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
  • volfgang
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-02-18
    I recently bought a G Major 2 rack, it has great effects and is fairly easy easy to use...But I think Ive wasted money buying it because,

    1. I cant find any positive information on what midi pedal boards to buy. And the ones that sound remotely compatible are almost half the price of the GMajor rack itself.

    2. I was better off buying the G-System as it already has a pedal board and rack built into 1 unit.

    So after paying $700(AU) for the rack , I now have to shell out more cash for a pedal board and rack case, both of these are not cheap at all. A 2 unit rack $150 and half decent midi board $300 minimum= Total=$1150(AU)

    Oh well its my fault for not doing more research.

    Soo... anyone interested in a Gmajor2 rack, HA!
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    • volfgang
      kebabeater Not trying to be funny but how did you anticipate changing presets if you didn't have a midi board?
      • February 18, 2010
    • volfgang
      LegGodt You may have wasted your money based on your needs, but other people, such as myself, need more MIDI functionality and the ability to tweak effects more than the G-System currently offers.



      For me, I needed a foot controler that can control multiple MIDI devices without having to MIDI map and the ability to send multiple continuous controller changes during preset changes. Unfortunately the G-System does not offer those features and from TC Electronic's stand point the G-System is not meant to be a fully functioning MIDI controller like the Ground Control or All Access.



      Currently I have a Rocktron All Access, TC G-Force, and Rocktron Patchmate. It offers me all the same featuers the G-System would plus more MIDI functionality and the ability for more customization in both effect routing and parameter tweaking.



      Good luck selling it if you decide too and getting a new system set up for your needs.
      • February 18, 2010
    • volfgang
      Dorian No matter what rackmount setup you use, your going to need a midi controller! The advantage of the GM2 is that it can control your amp's channels using midi via CC's/ring/sleeve even though most amps are not made for midi. That was a huge selling feature for me.
      • February 19, 2010
    • volfgang
      volfgang

      kebabeater wrote:

      Not trying to be funny but how did you anticipate changing presets if you didn't have a midi board?


      I knew I had to get a pedal board of some sort, but I didn't realize at the time the cheapest out there was the Behringer FCB1010 at $300(AU) and even that doesn't get good reviews, in fact most people bag it.



      I'm just looking for something simple with at east 1 expression pedal
      • February 19, 2010
    • volfgang
      volfgang

      LegGodt wrote:

      You may have wasted your money based on your needs, but other people, such as myself, need more MIDI functionality and the ability to tweak effects more than the G-System currently offers.



      For me, I needed a foot controler that can control multiple MIDI devices without having to MIDI map and the ability to send multiple continuous controller changes during preset changes. Unfortunately the G-System does not offer those features and from TC Electronic's stand point the G-System is not meant to be a fully functioning MIDI controller like the Ground Control or All Access.



      Currently I have a Rocktron All Access, TC G-Force, and Rocktron Patchmate. It offers me all the same featuers the G-System would plus more MIDI functionality and the ability for more customization in both effect routing and parameter tweaking.



      Good luck selling it if you decide too and getting a new system set up for your needs.


      Yea I'm quite new to racks, I think I should have just stuck to pedals. I liked the idea of a rack having so many effects in one unit, but on the other hand it can take some time to learn how to really use it.
      • February 19, 2010
  • socraticaster
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-11-02
    I just received my Nova System last week and I've been having a blast figuring out how to best use it. I thought I'd share a pic of my pedalboard with the Nova System.

    Signal path is: Tesse RMC1 -> Mini A/B box ->A Ibanez LU-20 Tuner
    ->B TC Electronics Nova System w/G-Switch -> Cmatmods Buffer -> ModTone MT-VOL Volume Pedal

    All effects, including the Nova System, are powered off of the MKS Power Pad II.

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    • socraticaster
      crisis I am trying to make the Nova work properly with the G Switch. If you are switching through the G Switch what do you have to do to go back to using the switches on the Nova. How do you "switch off" the G Switch?
      • November 17, 2010
    • socraticaster
      re choose "expression" instead of "g-switch" in the menue.
      • November 17, 2010
    • socraticaster
      squashman Nice looking board. I love the clock! I'm loading one onto my new board asap. I play tons of weddings, and they're always on a strict time schedule. I had thought of doing that last summer, then promptly forgot. So, thanks for the reminder.
      • November 18, 2010
    • socraticaster
      socraticaster Thanks - the clock is a big help for gigs, as I can't stand wearing a watch while I play.
      • November 18, 2010
    • socraticaster
      fender_warmoth Hi there. I saw u using Power Pad. Do u hock you NS to the Power Pad? If u tap the power from Power Pad how d head looks like? Cheers!
      • November 18, 2010
  • bluebirdrad
    Contributor - Level 2
    2013-03-07
    Well someone has to start this thread, so here goes.

    I'm going to dwell on the positive here and just offer a few obvious suggestions.
    Positive:
    1. Functional, comprehensive, and (mostly) intuitive GUI -- it's slick and easy to use -- well done.
    2. The ability to assign up to three parameters to one control knob and then control the range and shape of the response curve to each of those -- brilliant.
    3. Overall just an astounding level of control over parameters that many of us (me) didn't know existed (Damping). Let me say here that I have a new appreciation for the artist Toneprints that TC Electronic has offered us.
    4. The templates are very helpful (the more the better).
    Suggestions:
    1. The most obvious: we need to be able to save our toneprint to a file and name it. Then, hopefully we will have a Forum site to upload and share Toneprint files among users.
    2. It would be very helpful if the editor could read the current pedal settings for a reference. I understand the desire to protect the intellectual property of the artist Toneprints, however.
    3. Even more templates.
    Interested to see what others have to say!
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    • bluebirdrad
      graelignites I am still waiting to hear back from TC and get hooked up with the beta, but even without trying it I can fully support both of your suggestions, especially the ability to to save our toneprint to a file and name it.



      The ability to see the parameters of a loaded toneprint would actually make me more interested in the artist tone prints. Many of them have parameters assigned to the knobs but not all have a description of what they have going on. With the amount of toneprints available it can be a put-off to blindly guess-tweak all the knobs.
      • March 7, 2013
    • bluebirdrad
      CShepherd I've been messing with the editor for the majority of the day with my Flashback X4 and a HoF. My impressions are as follows:

      1) The editor is very cutting edge and the features are incredible.

      2) I like the templates but I agree there could be some more, at least have the preset signals from the pedals (space delay) to go off of.

      3) when dealing with the reverb it is rather hard to get a smooth sound out of it without to much attack, there is more slap back than there are trails.

      4) Agree with the obivious and needing the ability to save our settings. Maybe sync the toneprints the person made to their app to be used when you can't hook up to a computer. This may require and account.

      5) I've found that when dealing with the modulation on the delay the delay is no longer present (at least on the Vibrato) or has a significant volume drop and you have to restart the program and begin from nothing. This got pretty annoying after the third time.

      6) While it is relatively easy to use a tutorial would be very useful.



      Overall good job to tc for this being just a beta
      • March 7, 2013
    • bluebirdrad
      GunnarThor I got to play a little with the editor last night, looks very promising.



      Everything seem´d to be working very well on my OS (Mac OS 10.6.8)



      One thing I´d really like to have is the availability to view the presets stored on the pedal. I hope TC will add this feature.
      • March 7, 2013
    • bluebirdrad
      zvina @CShepherd:



      I've found out too that messing around with modulation causes delay to dissapear and I have to restart both the editor and reset the X4.
      • March 7, 2013
    • bluebirdrad
      bluebirdrad I am getting the feel for what this will do. It is pretty amazing -- I guess more than I expected. Once again, you can assign three parameters to each knob each with its own tweakable response curve. This allows you essentially to put multiple different types of delay on a single toneprint that you can access by turning the knob. For example, you program delay time, modulation, and high cut on the time knob. Use the first half to create an analog sounding slapback; the second half a cleaner modulated delay. You could easily squeeze three different sounding delays on to the same toneprint that way, basically creating presets. The little Flashback just got a lot bigger....
      • March 11, 2013
  • agamemnon2
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-10-04
    My unit exhibited the following problems.
    1. After power-off, on powering on again the unit would take maybe 30 minutes to come up again.
    2. Once it was up, attempts to download the firmware update would fail.

    On investigation, the voltage inputs on the board for the 3.3V and +15V,-15V rails were noisy.

    The problems were fixed by replacing 2 electrolytic capacitors on the power-supply board (like-for-like components).

    (Do not even consider doing any such modification on your unit unless your unit is out of warranty and you are entirely competent with soldering electronic repairs around power-supplies - there are dangerous voltages even when unit is unplugged.)
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    • agamemnon2
      RonaldH In my case I have the same problem. Startup problems after the power connector has been disconnected for a short while. In case it stays connected, powering on the system does not give problems. Downloading of update 1.27 does not work however.

      I measured the voltages after plugging in the power connector and after the system starts working (5 to 10 minutes later). I do not see a difference in voltage level.

      Did you check the voltage inputs using an oscilloscope? What excactly did you see. What capacitors did you change? There are quite some elco's on the power supply board.
      • October 13, 2009
    • agamemnon2
      agamemnon2 The voltages measured ok with a meter, but on looking at the rails with an oscilloscope, both the 3.3V and 15V had a superimposed noise wave of about 0.5V (the +5V was clean). I saw no visible difference whether the unit had just powered up or not.



      So I decided to start replacing the ecaps, starting at the point where the 3.3V rail exits the PSU board, replacing the caps with the same value (maybe a slightly higher voltage rating) - I bought a bag of capacitors from Maplins (UK). Changing the one closest to the edge made no difference. The next one I changed was the next inboard of that, on removal I noticed it was very 'squashed' at the bottom. On replacing that one, the 3.3V and 15V rails were totally clean. The unit has worked fine ever since, and the firmware upgrade succeed first time.



      Sorry I did not record the component ids I changed. I noticed there was another post on the web that changed some capacitors, but the components referred to were not present on my board, so there are probably more than one version of the power supply PCB around.
      • October 14, 2009
    • agamemnon2
      RonaldH Using the info you gave I also changed the electrolytic capacitors you have changed. Believe it or not it works. I my case the the superimposed voltage was around 100mV. Starting up and downloading works fine now. Like it is a new unit again. I think the bad voltage is the root cause for many problems which are given on this forum.

      Everybody having a soldering iron can fix this problem. Be sure to unplug the unit before starting to fix it. Also be sure that you prevent for ESD. This will damage your unit.
      • October 18, 2009
    • agamemnon2
      LeftyF I am having very similar symptoms with my G-Major. Recently it has been taking longer and longer to boot up, and will hang with some garbage on the screen for several minutes with all the buttons flashing dimly. If I hard boot the device a few times it will eventually boot up. I also found that if I press "Routing" and "Recall" while it's hung it will immediately bring up the utility screen. I tried to sort it out by re-setting the software and clearing the patches, then upgrading the software again (which took 8 or 9 tries with various errors before it finally succeeded) and restoring my patches and settings, but the issue still exists. I also found that once the unit has booted successfully it will come up fine until it has been left off for several hours, leading me to believe that once the capacitors hold a charge the issue does not exist. I am good with a soldering iron and can find one end of a capacitor from another. Can you please verify the specifics of the capacitors? As I can work around the issue for now I would like to avoid opening the unit again until I have the parts. For reference I am in the US, so mine is a 120V PSU. I would also assume it's a good idea to leave the unit off and unplugged for a day or two to allow the capacitors to discharge, or is there another better way to accomplish this?



      Thanks in advance for any info
      • December 15, 2009
    • agamemnon2
      agamemnon2 It does look very likely you have the same problem. I didn't record the specific values of the ones I replaced, but all were covered by a generic bag of ecaps I bought fairly cheaply from a local UK electronics supplier (maplins), so you could perhaps do the same. Also, there seems to be different versions of the PSU around, so the values could differ on your board.
      • January 8, 2010
  • stfguitar
    Contributor - Level 1
    2010-05-05
    Is anyone else having a problem with their G Major sucking the tone from their amp?
    I'm running into a diamond spec op head then using the effects loop for the g major and as soon as i plug in to the loop my tone disappears and gets all digital sounding. any help would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!!
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    • stfguitar
      Laird_Williams

      stfguitar wrote:

      Is anyone else having a problem with their G Major sucking the tone from their amp?

      I'm running into a diamond spec op head then using the effects loop for the g major and as soon as i plug in to the loop my tone disappears and gets all digital sounding. any help would be appreciated! Thanks for your time!!


      It has nothing to do with digital.



      What is the output impedance of the send on your amp?
      • May 5, 2010
    • stfguitar
      alcottawa hey,

      I had the same problem with my g major,, if your effects loop is a parallel loop you get a slight bit of a delay from the g major that is out of phase with your un-processed signal. if your amp has the option, use a serial loop (the whole signal is processed).

      The parallel loops are a better solution for analog gear that does degrade your sound a bit, but aren't very good for digital effects where there is a slight (not noticable to your ear until you mix it out of phase) delay.

      another possible solution would be to put your mix signal all the way up to 100%, although this didn't work with my amp.
      • June 22, 2010
    • stfguitar
      crguti G major must be connected in serie FX loop.
      • June 23, 2010
    • stfguitar
      mrr3000gt I just got a G Major for my Laney VH100R. I got the Laney dialed in, and when used in INSERT mode, the G Major will suck the good sound out and turn my amp into a lifeless transistor-sounding amp. Totally unacceptable!



      It is as if the input and output levels have no unity gain (neutral setting) and the sparkle in the amp is filtered out by the G Major. If I had some piece of crap sounding amp or a garage band deluxe, I would not care, but this amp has a great tone and sound and going through the gmajor turns it into a Crate amp.



      I have tried the G Major in the BYPASS and external FX loops and it sounds good, except in these modes, the VH100 processes the G Major in parallel to the amp and I can dial in the FX on each channel (like a PA). The problem is that no matter what effects I use, they all sound the same and things like octaver are not pronounced at all.



      Has anyone else got their VH100 to work optimally with the G Major? I need the punch, bass, and bite I get with the amp and no amount of EQing seems to fix it.
      • June 30, 2010
    • stfguitar
      mrr3000gt I know this thing is supere versitile and I cant believe it it a tone murderer. I had a 30 dollar DOD Effect unit that was fantastic, simple, and cheap and it did nothing to the sound. The G Major certainly has some set of setttings I need to use - I am just not aware of it.



      I am also using the G Major software and a MIDI controller to develop patches and make settings. Are there settings that the software cant get to I need to adjust?
      • June 30, 2010
  • JohnJeevasingha
    Contributor - Level 2
    2010-07-01
    In lieu of the recent topics citing the various issues with the Nova System, partially due to negligence on TC's part, I hereby ask you this question:

    Would you rather get an M13 than the Nova? Why, or why not?

    I happened to come across the M13 recently and checked it out.
    Here are some of my observations:

    Disadvantages:

    1. The distortions/overdrives are digital in the M13. Some may not like this as opposed to the Nova System's analogue drive section. Then again, some users have observed bleeding of the clean signal present and uncontrollable in the Overdrive of the Nova. And others note that the amount of gain available in the Nova ain't that high, but still it's enough for many players out there.

    2. The quality of effects in the Nova System (Modulations, Delays, Reverbs, Pitch, etc) are generally accepted to be of much higher quality than those produced by Line 6. Then again, this may not apply for everyone out there.


    3. No dedicated Boost block. The Boost block in the Nova is versatile and really useful, something I'd appreciate having. Best you can do in the M13 is just set up an effect that's louder than the others to boost, lol.


    4. The Nova allows 8 effects simultaneously, the M13 allows 4 simultaneously,
    with 3 instances of each switchable in one scene (one patch).
    But, how often would you activate all 8 blocks simultaneously anyway?



    Advantages:

    1. TONS of effects. Lots more overdrives and distortions would mean lots more tonal variation. Lots of other effects in the other categories as well, of special mention is the Filter block which includes Wah models which the Nova does not have. Tons more modulations, delays, and reverbs. Again, of special note is the Particle Verb
    (ala The Edge) which is at best difficult to emulate on the Nova System. There's also Uni-Vibe besides. Then again, lots of players would prefer to have 28 TC quality effects as opposed to 109 Line 6 quality effects.


    2. Stereo Inputs, Stereo Outputs, Stereo Effects Loop!!!
    Not much more to say after considering how limiting the Nova is in terms of connectivity and functionality. Use the Drive section, and you're forced to run it in front of your amp, which HAS to be on a clean setting. Use it in the effects loop of your amp and you lose the Drive section! Turn the Cabinet Simulator on, and say goodbye to your EQ! Bleh...


    3. Phrase Looper.
    Don't have to buy one, it comes included. Both in pre and post configurations so you can use it to tweak your patches without having to play your guitar at the same time, or jam with yourself.



    4. Routable Signal Chain.
    The M13 allows to arrange effects in any order, but all are serial.
    The Nova's signal chain is absolutely fixed, but parallel and semi-parallel routing of the back end of the signal chain is available.


    5. Two assignable Expression Pedal inputs as opposed to one on the Nova.
    (But not everyone needs this.)



    Your thoughts?


    (I'd like to stress that I do not work for Line 6! I'm just a university student trying to make a decision between these two pieces of gear!)
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    • JohnJeevasingha
      n0fx Generally speaking...TC's high quality EFX, OD/DIST and boost combined in a simple to use platform is better sounding than L6 stuff IMHO. The NS suits my needs better.
      • July 1, 2010
    • JohnJeevasingha
      rsm I think a more accurate comparison for the Nova System is the Line 6 M9.



      I had a Nova System, sold it, got the M9 (tried it for about 9 months), sold it and got another Nova System. Since getting my current Nova System, I now also own a G-System.



      The effects, quality and features of the TCE kit work better for me. I can get what I want from these, I prefer the effects and quality compared to all the variations in the M9. The M9 wasn't bad, wasn't great, but I'd rather have a smaller set of high quality effects I use, than a large set of average to good effects most of which I would never use (yet, would need to try, tweak, compare, etc.).



      In the end its what works best for you to get your sound, and how you dial it in. For me, the TC Electronic effects just work better. YMMV
      • July 1, 2010
    • JohnJeevasingha
      JohnJeevasingha

      n0fx wrote:

      Generally speaking...TC's high quality EFX, OD/DIST and boost combined in a simple to use platform is better sounding than L6 stuff IMHO. The NS suits my needs better.


      Cool... I guess it really is to each his own.

      Cheers!
      • July 1, 2010
    • JohnJeevasingha
      JohnJeevasingha

      rsm wrote:

      I think a more accurate comparison for the Nova System is the Line 6 M9.



      I had a Nova System, sold it, got the M9 (tried it for about 9 months), sold it and got another Nova System. Since getting my current Nova System, I now also own a G-System.



      The effects, quality and features of the TCE kit work better for me. I can get what I want from these, I prefer the effects and quality compared to all the variations in the M9. The M9 wasn't bad, wasn't great, but I'd rather have a smaller set of high quality effects I use, than a large set of average to good effects most of which I would never use (yet, would need to try, tweak, compare, etc.).



      In the end its what works best for you to get your sound, and how you dial it in. For me, the TC Electronic effects just work better. YMMV


      I compared the Nova System to the M13 coz in my country, the prices are similar, the M9 is cheaper by a bit here. And it does hold true for players that would prefer fewer, better effects that the Nova is a better choice.



      Cheers!
      • July 1, 2010
    • JohnJeevasingha
      rsm Agree on the price, but the M9, like the Nova System, is designed to go in front of the amp, or in the effects loop which is why I think it is a closer comparison. The M13 has more routing options, but I went with a G-System instead. Big price diff there though.



      ...and its all in what is the best tool for what you want and need for your effects.
      • July 1, 2010
  • jgaribbo
    Contributor - Level 2
    2014-09-03
    Hi All

    Any help on this would be very much appreciated.

    Ok as I am sure a number of people are and have been very frustrated with a noisy g system!

    I have a JVM JS model.

    I have an Eb Tech HE2 but this doesn't help one bit! I still have noise issues!

    I have connected the G as everyone is suggesting but just not getting anywhere.

    I have thought as a back up I would run it all through the front of the amp ... this sounds great clean but add distortion sounds.... awful! Because obviously the delay is not supposed to be there at the front.

    If anyone can help I would be eternally grateful

    Cheers
    James
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    • jgaribbo
      Laird_Williams You need to localize the noise...here are some things to try:



      1) What happens when the guitar volume is turned down?

      2) What happens when the G-System input gain is turned down?

      3) What happens when you do the following:

      a) disconnect the lead running from the G-System insert send to the amp input

      b) connect the guitar straight to the amp input

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      • September 3, 2014
    • jgaribbo
      jgaribbo Hi Laird



      If I turn the guitar volume down, no change to the hum.

      If i turn the input gain down, again no change.

      If I take out the lead as suggested the noise is still there.



      Thanks for the suggestions though! Don't suppose you've got any other ideas up your sleeve?
      • September 3, 2014
    • jgaribbo
      Laird_Williams

      jgaribbo wrote:

      Hi Laird



      If I turn the guitar volume down, no change to the hum.

      If i turn the input gain down, again no change.

      If I take out the lead as suggested the noise is still there.



      Thanks for the suggestions though! Don't suppose you've got any other ideas up your sleeve?


      Ok - so the noise is definitely in your back end/loop connection.



      Tell me exactly how you have things wired - from the FX send of the amp to the end. Be sure to include everything (HE-2, other pedals, ANYTHING else).



      If you want to help an old man (me) then do it in signal-path order.

      List each connection from out/send to in/return and tell me the kind of cable you are using.

      Example: Amp FX Send --> G-System Insert Return (ts-ts cable)...
      • September 3, 2014
    • jgaribbo
      jgaribbo Hi Laird



      Ok my system is wired as follows -



      Amp FX Return into Eb Tech 1 input and Eb Tech 1 output to G - Return to mono output

      G System insert return to eb tech channel two output and eb tech channel 2 input to Amp FX Send

      G System send to amp input



      All connection from the G System are using Balanced cables and short TS cables on the opposite sides.



      My amp is a marshall JVM410H Joe Satriani model with a serial FX loop



      Since my last post I have also changed my input gain to 8DB and reduced my output to -21db and also increased the send on the fx loop. This seems to have helped the situation. your thought on these setting would be welcomed too.



      With the above the hum seems to have reduced and I can no longer hear "MOD" effects in the background.



      Your help is much appreciated!



      Many thanks



      James
      • September 3, 2014
    • jgaribbo
      Laird_Williams Ok - so I am getting the impression that you read through some of the posts here and then hooked things all up at once and then tried adjusting levels. I say so because of the adjustments you are making to the signal levels of the G now. This approach will never work - the G is just not plug-and-play.



      Did you go through the hookup/gain-staging/diagnostic procedures in the white paper when you hooked everything up?
      • September 4, 2014
  • bucketbot
    Contributor - Level 2
    2012-09-11
    I decided I needed a bigger one so invested in one of these! Even got £40 for my old one on fleabay!
    The Base can be removed & stands on 6 rubber feet, real easy for screwing your G system to the baseboard.

    It's great!

    If any of you UK guys who fancy going the same way see here:

    http://www.theflightcasecompany.com/products/GB04-Guitar-Effect-Pedal-Board-Flight-Case.html




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    • bucketbot
      Bread Looks good Ian



      I get mine today - its like yours but the SwanFlight version. I think yours is a bit deeper than mine, but mine is slightly longer. They are very good and well worth the money.



      Out of interest, how to you plug your guitar into the Sunday Driver ? Do you have any retaining "clamp" for the guitar lead so if you pull on it by accident (oo errr) it doesn't pull the SD off the velcro in the flightcase ? Or do you just leave it velcro'd to the case ?



      Thanks
      • September 10, 2012
    • bucketbot
      bucketbot I actually screwed my SD to the Pedalboard. If you undo the 4 allen bolts on the top the yellow top lifts off to reveal 2 screw holes in the bottom. Just screw it down with 2 short woodscrews. I think some screws for this actually came with it?



      I then just tuck the gutar lead back underneath the pedalboard so it can't get pulled out although its not shown like that in the pic as it was just taken at home today.
      • September 10, 2012
    • bucketbot
      damcka HI Ian,



      do these cases come as standard, or can you have something bespoke?
      • September 10, 2012
    • bucketbot
      bucketbot From that manufacturer they offer several different sizes. Mine is the biggest.



      Not sure if can be Bespoke, maybe worth asking Dave?
      • September 10, 2012
    • bucketbot
      planetvee Sweet! Much neater than the last board! I have yet to secure my G to my pedal train pro. The screw holes dont line up with the bottom of the board, unless I only use two screws. Plus its metal so I don't want to add any noise. I was thinkin about two wood or plastic rails/skis to hold the G in place from under the bottom. Nice job n Cheers!
      • September 11, 2012
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