My first NPD

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  1. crumjack

    crumjack TDPRI Member

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    Picked up a Zoom G3 off Craigslist last night. It's pretty much new and I gave $90.

    I know multi effects aren't everyone's cup of tea but I think this will be a good way to learn pedal setups and preferences. Hoping this makes my late 80s Peavey amp a bit more interesting!

    Hey, if nothing else, it's been a great reason to cruise YouTube between meetings in the office today!
     
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    RetroTeleRod Poster Extraordinaire

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    Congrats! Have fun.
     
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    Have a lot of fun with it! Yes, some people get really down on multi-effects, but it's the best way to find what you like playing. And it's often not the same as what you like listening to.

    Besides which, every sound can be a good sound. Found any nice settings yet?
     
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    Hope you don't have plans this weekend.
     
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    codamedia Friend of Leo's

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    The G3 is a very good multi fx, especially for the money. Well built and sounds great. Enjoy!
     
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    Enjoy! I was very tempted by those when they came out because it has some really obscure effects, like bitcrusher. Also looper is quantitized to the built in drum machine. I could see that being quite time consuming in a good way. Maybe I should check Craigslist too :)

    Enjoy!
     
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    I started out with an amp that had a huge number of effects built in. A great way to learn about different effects and which ones you like and don't like. In hind sight, I probably would have been better off with the choices similar to what you made. Enjoy.
     
  8. crumjack

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    I got a feel for settings and patch editing yesterday. Also, played through all the patches. Some I like enough to tweak. Some will keep for experiments and others will go in the trash.

    I have an Irig for GarageBand recording so I have a general idea what I like. I'm going to setup a few chains along these lines today

    Compression (maybe) - Distortion - Amp Sim (maybe) - Tremolo - Reverb - Delay/Echo

    Any thoughts and suggestions on that setup are welcome.
     
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