"G3 Can't Do Cleans"

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  1. Rena Rune

    Rena Rune Member

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    It's certainly not the best at it, like most modelers I've tried, but it's still capable of some very nice cleans. Keep in mind I'm using a Jag which makes the top end a bit more interesting, though it also has stock pickups, and I use the Rhythm circuit for some tones(I start off with it, then switch to the lead circuit, which may sound a bit harsh since it was dialed in for the Rhythm sound)

    http://www.box.com/s/bt5ij21a3mezk5ar1z0f

    I'm using the Fender Twin(fully clean then with a compressor for breakup/sustain), then a Vox( a bit too much crossover distortion in the breakup tones I'm afraid, will never understand why modelers do this since this is what Voxes tend to be used for), then a Hiwatt, then flicking between various patches, then a Vibroverb, then Bassman(which doesn't clean up well at all sadly, but is okay for breakup type tones). Excuse the playing, a little out of practice and generally **** anyway.
     
  2. stratchamp57

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    Can you upload the presets please?
     
  3. Rena Rune

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    http://www.box.com/s/4sk8zdk8fkef6dk0dglc

    ^ Here are all my clean and "breakup" presets. Keep in mind Jags can sound pretty different from regular guitars because of the 1M pots and the extra jangle from the trem unit. Cleans probably won't be as interesting with a modern Les Paul for instance. Though I did dial the Fender patch in to sound good with the really dark rhythm circuit, it's still got that bit of jangle at the end.
     
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    Try the Matchless model with the gain way down, it was working for me
    with a Ephiphone Sheraton or LesPaul.
     
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    Thanks for the presets, there's defiantly some nice clean tones in there. :)
     
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    some jamming in the basement last Saturday, 720p cell phone video
    I'm using the Zoom G3 with Ibanez RG370DX in #2 position,
    1/2/3 -Acoustic / Chorus / Delay
    This is the first attempt at this tune http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4R8ax5nWzU

    Question: can anyone tell me what the second half sound like ? We're trying to figure out, as we were following the keyboard player
     
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  8. Rena Rune

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    I don't know if I did a clean chorus tone in that patch, but it shouldn't be hard to divine.

    Above sound is pretty good. What guitar/pickups are you using?
     
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    That's an Am Del Strat on the Neck/Middle. Them SCN pickups are pretty good on cleans.
     
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    Yeah, I was thinking it sounded out of phase, or maybe a coil split.
     
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    I've finally got a couple clean tones that are working for me. :)

    Fd combo
    Gain 28
    Tube 83
    Level 150
    Treble 92
    Middle 78
    Bass 54
    Pressence 91
    Fd combo 2/12

    Fd vibroverb
    Gain 10
    Tube 84
    Level 150
    Treble 79
    Middle 65
    Bass 40
    Presence 83
    Fd vibroverb 2/10

    I tweaked these tones with the neck pup on my strat. You can add verb if you want.
     

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