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after waitng forver i finally got mine. I dont see that much difference over other ods and i think my ocd might be more fun. Can you provide me with some settings? Am i doing something wrong? i dont get it
What sound are you going for, and what setup are you using? The key to unlocking the beauty of the ZD is in the voice control. For starter's try all knob's @ the noon position, also in live settings is where this pedal really shines. For me......It is a solo box, I don't use it for chords at all. Keep us posted!after waitng forver i finally got mine. I dont see that much difference over other ods and i think my ocd might be more fun. Can you provide me with some settings? Am i doing something wrong? i dont get it
True, also.....To me it sounds better with Hum's than S/coils. It's a pedal that I can use the bridge pos. and never sound too bright. The E is my all time fave cause of it's ability to sound awesome with chords as well as solo's.I've owned a Zen 1 and 2. The only way I could achieve the tones I wanted was using my Cowtipper.
A Zen really needs a BF voiced amp to sound like people are expecting it to sound.
Curt, for those that have been waiting for the Zen2, how would you compare it to the Zen1?
"The Zendrive has been described by some of the testers as a mild overdrive. The approach I took with the Zendrive was to select components that would make a nice clean and clean with a slight edge pedal naturally and then start increasing the gain without getting into Mosferatu territory. The latest revision of the pedal was tested by using a “Partscaster” with very weak pickups that came out of a Fender American Standard strat. They sound good but don’t have a lot of juice. I setup the gain to have enough to make it an overdrive with a slight crunch. Then I tested it with a Fender Nashville Deluxe tele which has stronger pickups. At max Gain it still sounded very good. Finally I used a Hamer Special FM with JB and 59’ pickups and in order to get the clean with edge tones I simply roll off the Gain knob. The result is a nice range of clean to crunch for a wide range of pickups.
The Voice knob has the following functionality: all the way to one side you get more treble and gain (good for setups that are too dark) and on the other end you get less gain but more fat. Once you adjust the Voice knob, you can then use the Tone knob to add or take away some of the treble, basically complementing and correcting in some cases what the Voice knob does. If you set up the Voice to give you some specific tone, you can also use the Gain knob to compensate and add or take away as needed. In reality Gain, Tone and Voice are related and may take a few minutes to get the hang of it."