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  • abfav
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-05-08
    I love the sounds of this pedal. I absolutely hate the design flaws. It totally ruins this pedal.

    First, I have my presets all set for preset tempo, not global tempo, I made sure. But if I tap a new time, that new time is saved automatically to my preset, even if I didn’t store the preset with that new time; it just does it on its own. When I switch to yet a different preset, it has this NEW time overwritten on that preset. What is the point of a preset if it changes like that? A preset, by definition, should be pre----set so it recalls what you have saved. What a terrible design flaw. Someone should be fired for that.

    Second, how can I tell what my settings are? As soon as I move any of the knobs even a miniscule bit they jump numbers so I have no idea what setting I have. How can you tweak it if you don't know your starting point? What a terrible design flaw. Again, someone should be fired for that.

    Third, even the manual says if you go from a manual setting to a preset, your preset won't have the same settings. THEN ITS NOT A PRESET YOU FREAKIN ENGINEERS! What is the point of a preset if it doesn’t recall the settings???? And then when I am in preset mode and I switch back to manual, does it have my last manual settings? Of course not, that would be……logical.

    Any advice. This pedal sounds great and is totally unusable.
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    • abfav
      tore Hi abfav,



      First of all, I'm glad you like the sound of the pedal. Regarding your other problems with nova Delay, let's go over them one by one:



      1. Preset and Global Tempo

      If you have all your presets set to preset tempo, they should recall the stored value when switch to a new preset. So if that's not the case, then it sounds as if some of your presets are not set to preset tempo after all.



      The same goes for tap tempo, while you can still change the tempo of preset using the tap tempo switch, it should revert to the original stored value when you return to the preset.



      There's an easy way of checking whether preset tempo is on or off for a given preset: If the Preset button LED is blinking (slowly) then preset tempo is on. To toggle between preset and global tempo, press and hold the Delay Type button for approx. 2 seconds. Also, please be aware that changing from for example global to preset tempo is part of that preset... meaning you have to store your preset for the change to preset tempo to be saved.



      2. Settings

      I agree that it would have been nice to have a preset indicator for Nova Delay, but in that respect Nova Delay is no better or worse than any other delay pedal with presets on the market. But if you're afraid of messing up your presets, please be aware, that you can always recall the original preset, by going to another preset and back again. Also, when tweaking existing presets, please be aware that only the pots that are actually tweaked are changed. The other ones still retain the preset values even though the pots are not in the stored position.



      3. Manual vs. Feedback

      It is not entirely correct that Nova Delay doesn't recall presets. Nova Delay does indeed have "real" presets that are recalled when you access them. What the manual says is that if you switch from for example the manual setting to a preset, then the position of the potmeters might not be the same as what is stored in the preset. I assure you that the settings you've programmed in the preset are recalled exactly like you've stored them.



      The manual setting however is different. The reason why the manual setting is not stored, is because the manual setting is NOT a preset. Unlike the presets the manual setting reflects whatever the pots are set to, something that a lot of pedal users prefer. The delay type and subdivision are stored, though.



      I hope this answers your questions and makes Nova Delay a little more usable to you.



      Best regards,

      Tore Mogensen

      Product Manager - Guitar

      TC Electronic
      • May 8, 2009
    • abfav
      JamesRPowellIII I too have been experiencing this. I prefer use of presets. It was working fine. I went to use it it was not remembering presets. Some of them are working. I have disabled spillover. I checked manual. I can't find a reason why it keeps on misbehaving. I love the display, but dislike the frustrating presets not saving.
      • July 27, 2012
    • abfav
      JamesRPowellIII Is there a more complete manual? How can you check or reset the memory. Wish there was a midi or usb.
      • July 27, 2012
    • abfav
      JamesRPowellIII I was frustrated with mine, then I remembered the global setting. You have to hold the type button for 1 seconf. The preset led will blink. Then you can get the presets, to properly recall the delay times stored. It wasn't as clear as it should be in the manual.

      Now I am happy.
      • July 30, 2012
    • abfav
      davecoopernz Hey! this has happened to me, turned on after no use for a couple of months over summer and the tap tempo light flashing hard core, whats wrong. im a pretty advanced user so tried most things
      • March 24, 2013
  • BASSically
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-05-02
    Well I actually ordered one yesterday. The Rebel Head 450.
    Delivery is expected Wed or Thurs. of this week.
    It is not cheap here in Canada.
    It will be interesting to see just how it holds up to the weekend warrior use it is about to be thrust into.
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    • BASSically
      BASSically BASSically speaking....

      The Rebel Head 450 arrived about a week ago.

      Quite a nice (SMALL) package, along with a single dual 10 cabinet.



      Tried this combo out practicing on some tunes I needed to brush up on. Wow!! would be an understatement. I dialed in but did not refine the presets.. To date they are still not dialed right in. I have moved some of the EQ's but they will be dialed in gradually from here on. They will also help dial in the speaker cab You use. Is a great feature.

      The next thing I did was use the amp with each individual speaker cab I own.

      The cabinets do make a big difference in the sound.

      What I have settled on cabinet wise in the TC dual 10 along with my Aguilar dual 12 cab..

      This setup gives a nice round bottom end and nice mid / high definition.. It really does sound awesome..

      I have had one full band practice with this combo and have received thumbs up from the other guys in the band. They just can not believe that such a small package delivers such a huge sound.

      So my weekend warrior rig will consist of the RH450, RS 2x10 & Aguilar 2x12.

      I will carry a standby head just in case but hey that should be a common practice. I just wish it was another RH450 not the 45lb. boat anchor.



      I have used a lot of different gear over my 42 years of playing and find the RH450 very easy to set up & tot around too.

      I guess between now and October I'll get a real good Idea of just how well the little monster is going to stand up as it will be on the road quit a bit over the next 5 months..



      I also broke down and ordered the foot switch RC4 and gig bag for the head. They have not arrived yet.

      The reason I ordered the foot switch is for the presets. I can see a lot of use happening with them just from the short time I have had the head. It will make it a lot easier to switch between them during songs.





      Until next time.

      Bassically
      • May 24, 2009
    • BASSically
      BASSically Well first gig done and behind me with this rig.

      3 one hour sets.

      It took me all of 10 minutes to set it up

      and make final tweaks for the room.

      The amp really packed a punch, filled and articulated very well.

      Volume setting about 10:30 on the dial. running the SR210 and Aguilar 2x12.

      The deep low end I have set up really loaded the room up. So I ended up just tweaking the low control down a bit. 2 clicks on the dial.. All done.

      Room was of a medium size venue.

      This amp was not even hot after each set which surprised me I thought for sure it would be.. Still need to tweak the P EQ's a bit.



      Oh yeah this thing packs real nice into my mini van didn't break my back loading it either. Leaves lots of room for other gear.

      I guess we will find out how the cabinet finish is going to hold out.

      One move - already some scuffs but no finish removed.



      The guys in the band were quite amazed yet again, that this little head could sound so big & accomplish so much.

      Unill next time



      BASSically
      • June 7, 2009
    • BASSically
      johnwentzien This is by far the best bass system I have EVER used!

      (i have used just about everthing out there in the past 30+ years)
      • June 23, 2009
    • BASSically
      BASSically Well here I am again.

      A few more gigs behind me using the rh450 rs210 and Aguilar2x12.

      Amp continues to be solid and tight. You have to watch the tube tone, sound tends to get a little loose if you use too much of it. It was awesome at the last gig maybe because I'm getting it tuned to the Musicman Bongo5 I'm using.. One of the guys asked me if I had turned up .. No was my answer. I was just playing a little harder which came out loud, clear & tight.

      So far I have to say this little amp has been just great. I have no trouble at all with getting my sound out.. and there is lots left if I need to turn up. Having the rs2x10 on it's end sure makes a differance in what you hear from this rig as well.



      Since my last post I have received the travel gig bag for the head just to transport it with some protection and I got the foot switch for selecting the presets & tuning. Yes I bought them..

      The foot switch is very very well constructed and should withstand many a heavey foot on the switches. It also will mute the amp for tuning if you wish.. It is worth the money and you should get it at the same time you buy the head.. You will not be disapointed.

      I used it extensively last gig. worked flawlessly, never even missed a note when changing pre sets during songs.



      The Rs 2X10 is not on the other hand standing up well to the riggers of the road cosmeticaly.. It is already showing wear (scratches and scuffs) from rubbing against other gear.. I guess a cover would be in order if you plan on road tripping this cab to any great extent. I think that if it had been carpet covered it would stand up better with out covers.

      These things do not alter the sound it pumps out ..I just like my gear to stay as new looking as possible.. So don't forget you will need a speaker cabinet cover if road tripping this.



      I have to say it is the best sounding rig I have had the pleasure to use to date hands down..

      It sure saves me carrying the pre amp, power amp combo I have been lugging.

      It has sure taken a back seat. I'm actually thinking of retireing that set up even though it is a year old.. the rh450 just out dose it with tons of tone..

      I'm waiting now for a larger gig where I have to plug into the main pa board. That should be interesting to say the least.



      Untill next time

      BASSically speaking..
      • July 2, 2009
    • BASSically
      BASSically Today is Sunday.

      I got in at 5AM this morning from playing a gig up North in cottage country..

      Was a good gig and the club owner wants us back again so All was good I guess.

      I had a great time with my rig..

      Had to put it through a big board last night.. It worked out OK.

      The DI output was supplying lots of signal to the board and it was set up with no real difficulty.

      They left my strip flat so I could come out of the head post with my sound already dialed in. It was real cool..to have no hassle..



      Rig worked its heart out and still was not even warm so I guess the engineers have the right size cooling equipment installed in this head..





      Sounds that this rig makes still blowing me away..

      I think for once I spent my money on the right thing..



      The moveable Perimetric EQ's were a brilliant addition as well. You can really dial in with these 4 PEQ's and I love em..



      Rs-210 still taking a beating from the road but is still sounding great.



      so I have a couple of weeks off now untill next gig which will give me some time to play with it some more at home.. More tweak time ..LOL



      Until next time BASSically speaking.
      • July 12, 2009
  • kevin2106
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-04-30
    Guitar ----------------------VHT Valvulator input (a buffer)
    VHT output A---------------G system Input
    G system Insert Send-----Hum E. Input 1
    Hum Output 1--------------Mesa Triple Rectifier Input
    G system Output (L)------Hum input 2
    Hum E. Output 2----------Mesa FX loop Return
    Mesa FX Send-------------G system Insert Return

    Both the mix and the send level on the Mesa FX Loop are set at 100%.

    GBL LEVELS MENU

    Input Gain: 0db
    Lopp Level: 0db
    Loop Headroom: 2db
    Volume: 0db
    Volume Pos:
    Output Level: 0db
    Boost Max: 0db

    There is still a little loss of gain. I placed an Eq in the loop of the G system to try and compensate but it can only ad a bit before it sounds bad. When I turn my gain up past 2 o clock the hum and hiss is really bad and it becomes very noisy. I am trying to get that true tone out of the amp I am close but still a loss of gain/tone.

    I just put in George L cables in my setup and it sounds better!
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    • kevin2106
      Laird_Williams

      kevin2106 wrote:

      Guitar ----------------------VHT Valvulator input (a buffer)

      VHT output A---------------G system Input

      G system Insert Send-----Hum E. Input 1

      Hum Output 1--------------Mesa Triple Rectifier Input

      G system Output (L)------Hum input 2

      Hum E. Output 2----------Mesa FX loop Return

      Mesa FX Send-------------G system Insert Return



      Both the mix and the send level on the Mesa FX Loop are set at 100%.



      GBL LEVELS MENU



      Input Gain: 0db

      Lopp Level: 10db

      Loop Headroom: 2db

      Volume: 0db

      Volume Pos:

      Output Level: 0db

      Boost Max: 0db



      There is still a loss of gain. I am not sure what to do now? I placed an Eq in the loop of the G system to try and compensate but it can only ad a bit before it sounds bad. When I turn my gain up past 2 o clock the hum and hiss is really bad and it becomes very noisy. I am trying to get that true tone out of the amp I am close but still a loss of gain/tone.



      Does anyone have any tips maybe to get that full true tone out of their amp?


      Try swapping the input gain and loop levels.

      Set the loop level to 0db and the input gain to 10db.
      • April 30, 2009
    • kevin2106
      GuitarMan86 I can say my experience has been the same on the MESA Trip rect. I have been researching the FX loop side and found that many others are having similiar issues with the FX loop on other processors.

      Check out MESA's forums.



      There is a simple FX mod out there that MESA will provide you with (if you ask) that is the schematic for modifying the FX loop from parallel to serial.



      My experience has been the same and I just got the MOD schematic yesterday from MESA and plan to have my amp guy do the mod for me asap.

      I also spoke with Voodoo amps about the mod and they can also give you some insight to the mod for a triple rect.



      As others have said... the FX loop is best with serial and I believe the MESA triple has issues with bleed through on the parallel effects loop.



      I will post my findings once I get my mod done. Hope this helps.
      • May 6, 2009
    • kevin2106
      kevin2106 I have heard that serial can also pose a lot of issue's as well .I keep messing around with levels and have actually solved almost all issue's and have a tone that I actually really enjoy now. My issue was the cables I was using. Now I am using George L's. made a few adjustments and now the amp sounds the way I like it! The only thing is you have to play the amp pretty loud.
      • May 7, 2009
    • kevin2106
      GuitarMan86 Interesting....I see you are running the mix settings on the MESA loop to 100%....I am as well. Do you have any bleed through of the dry signal coming out?



      Thats the tone loss I seem to be getting from the MESA. I can hear the difference with the parallel loop giving me that bleed through of the wet and dry signal.



      If you hit the tuner mute on the G does it fully mute the amp (with 4 cable method) or do you get the dry amp tone still coming through? Just curious



      I am using good cables (TRS snakes) and also have an EBtech HE and not getting any noise issues. Now its just the tone I am fighting with.
      • May 7, 2009
    • kevin2106
      kevin2106 Yes I do get that dry amp tone still coming through with the four cable method when I hit the tuner mute.



      I had the same issue you have. Something just wasn't right and I was getting a clean tone with some distortion at the same time. I did get rid of it though now everything sounds great!



      How do you have everything hooked up? Did you try the way I have my setup hooked up?
      • May 8, 2009
  • jjmcg
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-04-03
    Hello:

    Has anyone had a chance to compare the 2x10 against the 2x12 with the RH 450 amp, particularly with double bass (Realist Acoustic transducer).

    I chose the TC 2x10 (it was lighter & my Epifani 2x10 is superb but heavy) and am delighted with the performance with electric bass guitar, but the double bass sound is not as pleasing. I wonder if the 2x12 would have been a better choice. Having both is not an option, nor is it needed for my big band role.

    Opinions welcome…especially if you have tried the cabs with the sweet 450 and a double bass. J.
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    • jjmcg
      garyis I am about to buy a RH450, ( tomorrow) and have not decided on which cab 2x10 or 2x12??



      I won't be playing for big venues mainly small clubs less that 50 people maybe 100 and maybe outdoors for a 100?



      I'm using a Markbass 2x10 and these speakers really cut through and are tight and mellow...



      I prefer 2x10 but QYESTION: Are the 2x12 cabs more for acoustic, are they softer or 'muddier' than the 2x10? How would you compare the two cabinets??



      Garyis
      • April 10, 2009
    • jjmcg
      garyis Oops! I have to add that I am playing a Lakland Deluxe active 4 string bass and a Fender American Deluxe 4 string.



      Gary
      • April 10, 2009
    • jjmcg
      BillyBassHutchi I have used both cabs. I have tried them out indivdually and together with my fretted and fretless 5 string Laklands, my electric upright amd my acoustic upright with a fishman pickup. Though both cabs are great cabs there are subtle differences. The 2x10 has an extremely fast transient response and has tons of clarity!!! What actually surprised me was how much bottom I could get out of it based on speaker placement. Both speakers have rear ports. The 2x10 has one and the 2x12 has two. You can increase or decrease your low end based on how close you have it to the wall behind you. You can't beat the 2x10 when it comes to slap bass. A 4-string Deluxe Lakland would sound "OFF THE CHAIN" through either cab but the 2x12 moves a little more air and has that little extra low end for the low B. Both cabs are th same width so they stack perfectly on top of each other but the 2x12 is about 4 inches deeper. I've played the 2x10s with both my Laklands and they handle the low B effortlessly. My keyboardest almost fell off his chair when he heard how much low end I could get out of the 2x10!!! With the two together you get the best of both worlds!



      Your Brother in Bass!

      Billy "Bass" Hutchison

      http://www.billy-bass.com

      http://www.lakland.com/william-hutchison.htm

      http://www.myspace.com/billy_bass

      http://www.kcwilliams.com/

      http://www.tcelectronic.com/test_pil...rDcmntId=10470
      • May 1, 2009
    • jjmcg
      johnwentzien +1 to what Billy said--

      I like the sound of both c abs stacked vertically the best.

      The RS 210 has a "sweeter" sounding midrange

      The RS212 is "flatter" with a little more "booty" on the lows.

      Either cab can be used alone with good results.
      • June 23, 2009
    • jjmcg
      BASSically Billy "Bass" Hutchison

      I like your use of words. Hats off to yah
      • July 5, 2009
  • wadecanuck
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-03-22
    OK so I am too lazy to scroll through each and every Factory Preset Patch and type it in on my laptop or copy it out 'long hand'. Is there any list that exists out there in Cyber Land? An overall visual is always nice, but an inadvertent oversight on T.C.'s part (they had it for the G Major 1). Nothing in the G Major-2 User's Manual and nothing on the T.C site for download. I've contacted T.C. Support.

    Cheers.
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    • wadecanuck
      mesaboogie I second that request!

      A printout of the pre-sets (with parameter settings) would be a huge time saver in browsing through the sounds and creating my list of favorites.
      • April 9, 2009
    • wadecanuck
      mesaboogie How about this? There might be a typo now and then but it is pretty close. At least you copy and paste and then do any editing.



      G Major 2 Presets 5/9/09



      Preset #Preset NameNotes

      1Tri chorus + Delay

      2Naked Lunch

      3Flange Force 5

      4Mr. Uni-reverse

      5Chorus Echo

      6Pedal filter + Delay

      7Octaver + Dual delay

      8Morning Glory

      9Pedal Blend 1 wah

      10Flange Olet

      11Whammy -Reverse

      12Rotary Club

      13Dreamweaver

      14Modulated Echoplex

      15TriChorus +

      16Vib:ulator (P)

      17Reverse Vibe

      18Spring Thing

      19Danish Dynamite

      20Reversible

      21Phased Rewind

      22Dual Delay 1/4 + 1/8d

      23Classic Chorus + Delay

      24Filtered Repeats (P)

      25Pedal Wah Wha (P)

      26World of Whacraft (P)

      27Beauty and the Beef

      28Acousticous

      29Vintage Univibe (P)

      30Univibe + Reverse (P)

      31Rockabilly Slap

      32Leslie

      33Tremovibe

      34Unisex

      35Verb'n Vibe

      36Comp + Room

      37Comp + Chorus (P)

      38Mixlydia C (+3/+6)

      39DimHalf E (+3/-3)

      40PhrMajor B (+3/-4)

      41Ionian C (+6/+10)

      42MixLydia A (+5/+9)

      43Ionian C (+3/-4)

      44Phrygian C (-5/+6)

      45Dorian C (3rd+4th) (P)

      46Vibraphonic

      47Vibrant

      48Tremolator

      49TriChorus + Tremolo

      50Flanged Delay 1/8

      51Skywalker

      52Phasing Echos

      53RetroFreqTive (P)

      54Phaser + AutoWah (P)

      55Panner

      56Phasus (P)

      57Octaphaze + Verb (P)

      58De-Tuna

      59Hall Of Mirrors

      60Touch Wah + Delay

      61Touch Res + Delay

      62Wuthering Hights (P)

      63Ping Pong Tremolux

      64G Major 2 Verb + Slap

      65Mutron Phaze Echo (P)

      66Eclectic Mistress (P)

      67Pedal Phaser (P)

      68Metallic Flanger (P)

      69.therefore I Am-bient

      70Octaphase + Room (P)

      71Octaver + Room (P)

      72Square Room 1.2 s

      73Curved Room 1.4.s

      74Bright Plate 2.0 s

      75Goonies Cave

      76Wonder Hall 2.1 s

      77Ethereal Echo (P)

      78Phazed Delay 1/8d

      79Stereo Mod Delay..

      80Wisdom 2 the Wise (P)

      81Spining Horns (P)

      82Univibe + Plate (P)

      83Moonwalker (P)

      84Clone Wars (P)

      85Good Vibrations (P)

      86Hawaian Punch (P)

      87Ultraviolet (P)

      88Pedalphaser +Dly(P)

      89Detuned Mod Delay (P)

      90Rhytmic Flanger (P)

      91Lush Chorus (P)

      92AutoWah + Comp

      93Shake'n Bake (P)

      94Tender Vibrato (P)

      95Triller + AutoWah (P)

      96Compressor + Spring

      97Supernova (P)

      98Flanger + Delay 1/8d

      99Glitch Blender (P)

      100ByPass + Noise Gate
      • May 10, 2009
    • wadecanuck
      wadecanuck Cool Dude!! May I express my personal THANKS!! Awesome job!!



      It is now nearing a Month past the point that TC promised us these things....Preset List, Software Editor. Boy, are they either lazy, slow or don't care. Love the Product, starting to dislike the lack of customer respect.



      Kippis, Cheers Y'all.
      • May 11, 2009
    • wadecanuck
      wadecanuck HEY, TRY THIS...COPY AND PASTE, THEN DOUBLE COLUMN AND FITS NICELY ON ONE PAGE (CHOOSE BOLD AND UNDERLINE FOR MORE DEFINED EFFECT).



      Preset # Preset Name

      1 Tri chorus + Delay

      2 Naked Lunch

      3 Flange Force 5

      4 Mr. Uni-reverse

      5 Chorus Echo

      6 Pedal filter + Delay

      7 Octaver + Dual delay

      8 Morning Glory

      9 Pedal Blend 1 wah

      10 Flange Olet

      11 Whammy -Reverse

      12 Rotary Club

      13 Dreamweaver

      14 Modulated Echoplex

      15 TriChorus +

      16 Vib:ulator (P)

      17 Reverse Vibe

      18 Spring Thing

      19 Danish Dynamite

      20 Reversible

      21 Phased Rewind

      22 Dual Delay 1/4 + 1/8d

      23 Classic Chorus + Delay

      24 Filtered Repeats (P)

      25 Pedal Wah Wha (P)

      26 World of Whacraft (P)

      27 Beauty and the Beef

      28 Acousticous

      29 Vintage Univibe (P)

      30 Univibe + Reverse (P)

      31 Rockabilly Slap

      32 Leslie

      33 Tremovibe

      34 Unisex

      35 Verb'n Vibe

      36 Comp + Room

      37 Comp + Chorus (P)

      38 Mixlydia C (+3/+6)

      39 DimHalf E (+3/-3)

      40 PhrMajor B (+3/-4)

      41 Ionian C (+6/+10)

      42 MixLydia A (+5/+9)

      43 Ionian C (+3/-4)

      44 Phrygian C (-5/+6)

      45 Dorian C (3rd+4th) (P)

      46 Vibraphonic

      47 Vibrant

      48 Tremolator

      49 TriChorus + Tremolo

      50 Flanged Delay 1/8





      51 Skywalker

      52 Phasing Echos

      53 RetroFreqTive (P)

      54 Phaser + AutoWah (P)

      55 Panner

      56 Phasus (P)

      57 Octaphaze + Verb (P)

      58 De-Tuna

      59 Hall Of Mirrors

      60 Touch Wah + Delay

      61 Touch Res + Delay

      62 Wuthering Hights (P)

      63 Ping Pong Tremolux

      64 G Major 2 Verb + Slap

      65 Mutron Phaze Echo (P)

      66 Eclectic Mistress (P)

      67 Pedal Phaser (P)

      68 Metallic Flanger (P)

      69 .therefore I Am-bient

      70 Octaphase + Room (P)

      71 Octaver + Room (P)

      72 Square Room 1.2 s

      73 Curved Room 1.4.s

      74 Bright Plate 2.0 s

      75 Goonies Cave

      76 Wonder Hall 2.1 s

      77 Ethereal Echo (P)

      78 Phazed Delay 1/8d

      79 Stereo Mod Delay..

      80 Wisdom 2 the Wise (P)

      81 Spining Horns (P)

      82 Univibe + Plate (P)

      83 Moonwalker (P)

      84 Clone Wars (P)

      85 Good Vibrations (P)

      86 Hawaian Punch (P)

      87 Ultraviolet (P)

      88 Pedalphaser +Dly(P)

      89 Detuned Mod Delay (P)

      90 Rhytmic Flanger (P)

      91 Lush Chorus (P)

      92 AutoWah + Comp

      93 Shake'n Bake (P)

      94 Tender Vibrato (P)

      95 Triller + AutoWah (P)

      96 Compressor + Spring

      97 Supernova (P)

      98 Flanger + Delay 1/8d

      99 Glitch Blender (P)

      100 ByPass + Noise Gate
      • May 11, 2009
    • wadecanuck
      LittleJim I just bought a G-Major 2 (Dec 2017) and still cannot find an official factory preset list. So thank you wadecanck and mesaboogie. I copy/pasted your list to an Excel file (on my iMac) just to make it easier to print out and read on one sheet. I tried to include that file here in this message but I can't. Sorry folks.
      • January 16, 2018
  • chree
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-03-19
    1. The latency when switching patches... is this a normal thing? Seems to only be about 1/3 of a second, but still tough to get used to.

    2. I'm getting some massive volume loss even with the compressor, gate, and boost bypassed. My input and output levels seem to be set properly. I'm playing through a Krank Revolution head (not the Rev+), using the 4-cable method with all Mogami cables, with the ones going into the effects loop being TRS. I tried a Boost N' Buff pedal before the effects return and it solved the volume issue, but it turned my tone into POD tone and sucked out all of my low end

    Has anybody else encountered either of these problems?
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    • chree
      Laird_Williams

      chree wrote:

      1. The latency when switching patches... is this a normal thing? Seems to only be about 1/3 of a second, but still tough to get used to.



      2. I'm getting some massive volume loss even with the compressor, gate, and boost bypassed. My input and output levels seem to be set properly. I'm playing through a Krank Revolution head (not the Rev+), using the 4-cable method with all Mogami cables, with the ones going into the effects loop being TRS. I tried a Boost N' Buff pedal before the effects return and it solved the volume issue, but it turned my tone into POD tone and sucked out all of my low end



      Has anybody else encountered either of these problems?


      What are your evaluation criteria for postulating that "My input and output levels seem to be set properly." ?? Sounds like levels in the G-System may not be set properly somewhere.
      • March 19, 2009
    • chree
      MarkV Yo Chree... I had the same question the other day. I apparently didn't search under the term "latency". Try that and you will get your answer(s).
      • March 19, 2009
    • chree
      elfredoo do you have a parallel oder serial loop?
      • March 20, 2009
    • chree
      Laird_Williams

      chree wrote:

      Has anybody else encountered either of these problems?


      Almost everyone. You need to set the G-System levels properly. You may also need a buffer somewhere - but we need to get levels set properly so we can tell.



      Send me an e-mail (link under my name to the left.) I can send you something to get you going on the signal-level issue.
      • March 20, 2009
    • chree
      chree

      Laird_Williams wrote:



      chree wrote:

      1. The latency when switching patches... is this a normal thing? Seems to only be about 1/3 of a second, but still tough to get used to.



      2. I'm getting some massive volume loss even with the compressor, gate, and boost bypassed. My input and output levels seem to be set properly. I'm playing through a Krank Revolution head (not the Rev+), using the 4-cable method with all Mogami cables, with the ones going into the effects loop being TRS. I tried a Boost N' Buff pedal before the effects return and it solved the volume issue, but it turned my tone into POD tone and sucked out all of my low end



      Has anybody else encountered either of these problems?


      What are your evaluation criteria for postulating that "My input and output levels seem to be set properly." ?? Sounds like levels in the G-System may not be set properly somewhere.


      You're probably right
      • March 20, 2009
  • divil
    Contributor - Level 3
    2009-03-18
    I have recently bought a Nova System and so far it's FAB...just a little confused about the EQ section....I have never used a parametric before....can somebody give me any ideas on setting this up....what are the 3 Frequncy parameters?...are they like Bass, Mid and Treble??....if so which is which?

    Many thanks
    Paul
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    • divil
      Dicecream Hi Divil,



      yes, you think of the the 3 bands as Low, mid and Highs. The 3 frequency parameters set the " working area" of the Eq and you select the frequency that you want to boost or cut.

      Frequency for each band is freely selectable on Nova system.



      see your Nova system manual for a detailed description of the parameters. ..



      Please note that if you engage on the "speaker Simulation" in the utility menu, the EQ won't be available for other duties..
      • March 17, 2009
    • divil
      elfredoo I think he wanted to know which frequency is usually for bass, midle and treble... don't know it either
      • March 18, 2009
    • divil
      Laird_Williams This is why I don't like parametric EQs. I HATE parametric EQs. Give me a graphic EQ with frequencies already intelligently chosen for guitar any day, and just let me set the levels. MAYBE give me a little control over the center frequency for the mid-range.



      Programming a parametric EQ takes LOTS of experimentation. That said, you can start with the following ranges.



      Bass:

      Center Frequency: 100 hz - 200 hz (I'd start about 150hz or so)

      Width: about 1/2 - 1 octave

      Treble:

      Center Frequency: 5khz - 10khz (I'd start about 7khz)

      Width: about 2 octaves

      Mid:

      Center Frequency: Anywhere from 250hz to 2.5khz, depending on the sound you want.

      Width: 1-2 octaves



      Running a narrow treble with a high center frequency can turn the treble into a "sizzle" control, which can be VERY cool.
      • March 18, 2009
    • divil
      divil Cheers for the input guys...I'm still not sure which Freq 1, 2 and 3 are..I presume they are 1 high, 2 mids and 3 lows?....the manual is very vague indeed!....seems like a lot of faffing about...give me Bass,Mids and Treble and I'm just fine!



      Thanks again

      Paul
      • March 18, 2009
    • divil
      thesnue hi



      you can chose the frequencies for all three bands freely. but usually one starts with the 1. lows, 2. mids and 3. highs. this it the way the eq is configured from the factory.



      ciao
      • March 18, 2009
  • DaveFussell
    Contributor - Level 1
    2009-03-10
    Hi

    I've heard a lot of good things about the TC2290 and (assuming they're near impossible to get hold of) was wondering what, if anything, is considered to have taken it's place in the current TC product range.

    Alternatively, if there's a suggested means of acquiring a 2290, that'd be great...

    Many thanks

    Dave
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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
  • Tarkus
    Contributor - Level 2
    2009-02-16
    OK, I've searched and not really found a basic answer to this: how exactly do the Loop Level and Loop Headroom work?

    My setup is guitar into G-system into amps, very simple, with some overdrive pedals in the first three loops. (No Insert Loop used.) I've tried adjusting the Loop Level/Headroom in different ways, and the only thing I've discovered is that my drive pedals "breathe" better with the Headroom up to 5 or 6 dB. With a lower Headroom, they have less of their original sound and dynamics. But how does the Loop Level change things, if I've got it set at 0 dB as opposed to 3 dB? How are the Level and Headroom related? I've figured out usable settings by ear, but I'd like to know exactly what I'm adjusting here.

    Also, if I've got the Loop Level/Headroom set a certain way, should I also adjust the overall Output Level to suit?

    Thanks for any information.
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    • Tarkus
      Laird_Williams

      Tarkus wrote:

      OK, I've searched and not really found a basic answer to this: how exactly do the Loop Level and Loop Headroom work?



      My setup is guitar into G-system into amps, very simple, with some overdrive pedals in the first three loops. (No Insert Loop used.) I've tried adjusting the Loop Level/Headroom in different ways, and the only thing I've discovered is that my drive pedals "breathe" better with the Headroom up to 5 or 6 dB. With a lower Headroom, they have less of their original sound and dynamics. But how does the Loop Level change things, if I've got it set at 0 dB as opposed to 3 dB? How are the Level and Headroom related? I've figured out usable settings by ear, but I'd like to know exactly what I'm adjusting here.



      Also, if I've got the Loop Level/Headroom set a certain way, should I also adjust the overall Output Level to suit?



      Thanks for any information.


      Loop level is really just the output level from the first FX section - (before the loops). You can safely think of it as an amplifier. A level of 0 means "give me the level that comes out of DSP 1 and don't alter it. A level of 3db means "give me a level that is 3db 'louder' than what came out of DSP1." Hence, turning the loop level up feeds all of the loops a stronger source signal.



      Loop headroom is about controlling the signal level going into the second DSP section (after the loops). If any of the devices in your loops, (including a preamp in the insert loop) jack the signal too high - or if you have to jack up the loop level to get good sounds out of your pedals, then you may have a signal coming into the G that is too strong for the input to DSP2. The loop headroom is an attenuator. It does the opposite of that the loop level does, and makes the incoming signal 'quieter'.



      Do you have my white paper? It has a diagram of the G-System components that includes all the signal control points (global levels) in it.
      • February 15, 2009
    • Tarkus
      Tarkus Laird:



      Thanks for your reply, and this confirms what I'm hearing. For a while, I had my loop level on 4 or 5, which confused the issue. Last night at rehearsal, I set it back to 0, and adjusted the headroom throughout - it sounded best at 5 dB for whatever reason. Of course, I'll have to tweak the pedal levels, too.



      No, I don't have your white paper, although I think I've read excerpts in different threads. If it's easy to acquire, let me know. And thanks again.
      • February 15, 2009
    • Tarkus
      Laird_Williams

      Tarkus wrote:

      Laird:



      Thanks for your reply, and this confirms what I'm hearing. For a while, I had my loop level on 4 or 5, which confused the issue. Last night at rehearsal, I set it back to 0, and adjusted the headroom throughout - it sounded best at 5 dB for whatever reason. Of course, I'll have to tweak the pedal levels, too.



      No, I don't have your white paper, although I think I've read excerpts in different threads. If it's easy to acquire, let me know. And thanks again.


      Send me an e-mail using the link under my name to the left...
      • February 16, 2009
    • Tarkus
      frank1974 Is this Serial2 diagram correct?


      • March 23, 2009
    • Tarkus
      Laird_Williams

      frank1974 wrote:

      Is this Serial2 diagram correct?

      http://www.freeimagehosting.net/uploads/59ab790173.png


      Mostly - the tuner us actually in the pitch block. The pitch block just mutes when the tuner is engaged. Aside from that - it looks good.
      • March 23, 2009
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