Zoom G3: Use expression pedal AND tap tempo

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  1. MistaBusta

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    I've seen many people complaining about the G3 limiting you to either expression and no tap tempo or tap tempo and no expression (it only has one jack on the back). Well, let me solve your problem for $5.

    Go to Radio Shack and buy a 2 Female Stereo to 1 Male Stereo adapter. Plug the adapter into your G3 and your footswitch and expression into the adapter. Go to the screen for control switch functionality and set it to "tap".

    I tested it today using expression for vibe speed and footswitch for delay time. Worked like a charm. Btw, the vibe in this pedal is almost worth the $199.

    Now go set some tempos and wah to your heart's content.
     
  2. yurka723

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    Exactly what I have done. Thanks for posting!
     
  3. SeeMoore

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    And wah-wah too?!?!
     
  4. weshunter

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    can anyone confirm that this works?
     
  5. RLD

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    Looks like MistaBusta confirms it.
    "I tested it today using expression for vibe speed and footswitch for delay time. Worked like a charm."

    Where in the chain is an expression pedal plugged into the jack, functioning as a volume pedal placed?
    I have a G3X and use the expression pedal for volume. I use it on the amp level so my reverbs and delays don't get cut off. If used as "output volume" it cuts off those fx's.
    I want to use another exp pedal in the control jack for volume and use the attached pedal for other things.
     
  6. dhbret

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    This is good news. Will try it out tonight. Thanks!
    Bret
     
  7. birdie_in_texas

    birdie_in_texas I can haz virgins? Silver Supporting Member

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    I feel stupid, but I am confused by the description of the cable and adapter...
     
  8. UncleLarry

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    The OP is talking about one of these...
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  9. jmwreck

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    or this
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  10. Akeldama

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    Didn't work when I tried it. But that may be down to the expression pedal I used.
     
  11. weshunter

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    what exp pedal were you using?
     
  12. ballhawk

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    That has to be 1/4 in. stereo (as in, tip ring, ground) adapter right ? Hard to tell from the pictures posted but that's what they look like. But simple footswitch could be mono. What's different about an expression pedal vs. switch?
     
  13. camstudio

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    Tap tempo will measure an on/ off signal. Expression will be in a circuit measuring something (resistance, voltage?) across the potentiometer. Hence the need for the stereo jack. The splitter will enable you to send a stereo or mono signal. Genius :)
     
  14. ballhawk

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    I figured that out after I posted but thanks for confirming. It's like the old joke about a thermos. Put something cold in it and it stays cold. Put something hot in it and it stays hot. But how does it know?
     
  15. camstudio

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    Just been trying to set this up with mess of cables when I discovered something. I have been using a Boss FV-50L stereo volume pedal and a bespeco non-latch switch. The Boss pedal has a tuner out jack. You can get this to work by plugging the switch into the tuner out. The stereo outs need to be connected to the input and output 1 on the Boss. This must be what the tuner out is hooked up to. Works!

    Edit: The tap tempo only works when the pedal is up.
     
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  16. Akeldama

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    M-Audio EX-P Expression Pedal
     
  17. Rena Rune

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    I have the same expression pedal. Can you get Control Switch and EXP pedal functionality? that would really expand the G3 for me a lot by giving me a 4th footswitch.
     
  18. RLD

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    Using a stereo splitter for the control input does not work on my G3X.
    Tap tempo and exp pedal work separately but not via a splitter.
    Apparently its different for the G3.
     
  19. KenHR

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    Argh got the Zoom FP02 for Christmas from the wife's family. Plugged a TRS male > 2 TRS female splitter into the Control slot, and plugged in the FP02 in one female jack and the footswitch (also Zoom) into the other...and neither work.

    They work individually, and when I unplug one pedal from the splitter, the other works.

    Damn, thought this would be awesome if it worked properly. I wonder if another splitter is in order...
     
  20. Tribute2Johnny

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    Would you need TRS cables all the way through that chain?
     

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