Zoom G3 in Front of Tube Amp (5150 combo)?

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  1. ToneChaser1

    ToneChaser1 Member

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    I'm trying my G3 into the front of my 5150 combo and for the life of me can't get a controlled delay or reverb sound. It's too overbearing and messy. I've tried it in the loop where it sounds much better but it sucks tone (loses volume and compression).

    Any tips or tricks I'm missing here?

    On the bright side, the G3's overdrive and distortions work good going in front of the 5150 on the cleaner channel.
     
  2. krueger

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    If you are running the G3's delay and/or reverb in front and using higher-gain settings on your amp you will get a much messier delay or reverb sound. The effect becomes distorted delay instead of delayed distortion. On lower gain or clean stuff it becomes less noticeable that you run it in front.

    I think the only viable solution is to run reverbs/delays in the loop if you run high-gain on the amp.
     
  3. buddaman71

    buddaman71 Student of Life Silver Supporting Member

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    Yep. Amp loop send to G3 input G3 output to return.
    That will greatly clear up the fx.
     

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