The G5 manual describes several of the Z effects as being based on, or modeled after, amplifiers. "Z MP1"-An original sound created by merging characteristics of an ADA MP1 and a MARSHAL JCM800. "Z Dream"-A high gain sound for lead playing based on the Mesa Boogie Road King Series II lead channel. "Z Neos"-A crunch sound modeled on the sound of a modified British class A combo amplifier. So maybe those aren't supposed to be run into an amp model. But, the Marxhall Guv'nor is a real effect pedal that is designed to sound like a Marshal and it is intended to sit in front of an amp. Even though the "Z" effects come after the Hotbox, they also come before the Extreme Distortion and Acoustic Simulator effects. And then come the amp models.
2nd Q. I for sure think that default of 100 is too high. Just like with real pedals, turning the level up to maximum is going to be very loud and overpowering. I've only ever had two real effects that needed to have level at the max. One is an MXR Distortion Plus and the other a FUZZbrite fuzz pedal. All the others I've had, Muff, Rat, TS9, Xotic, Metal Zone, Satchurator, have had the level in the 40-60 range. I wish that Zoom would do a new firmware that lets users modify the default parameters of effects and models.
These are from my FP-02 Silver pedal. I put the meter on the stereo cable output of the pedal.
095.9 tip and sleeve
212.6 tip and ring
096.0 ring and sleeve
096.0 tip and sleeve
096.0 tip and ring
003.6 ring and sleeve
My meter says 95-96 from several positions. So, I'd go with 100k. There is "1A2" on the little circuit board that the control is attached to. Maybe that means Audio taper.
Yes, both the G5 and G3/X can be set to remember whatever changes you make to an effect or a patch without you having to manually save changes. A setting in the Global menu lets you turn this feature on/off.
I didn't know about it. Looks like the same as the current silver pedal but with a metal chassis. The 'm' of FP02M surely means 'metal'.
If it's got the same physical range between toe-down and heel-down I'd go for it over the plastic one I have now. They're not available yet it appears after a quick search. Thanks for the head's up.
The pedals aren't sold in stores. I made the foot pedals with parts that I bought online from parts sellers. See the "Mod Examples" page to see how other people have put these ideas to use.
There are two steps to the mod process. First, the new switch boxes need to be made. Then the G5 needs to be opened and some wires soldered together. I can make you the switch boxes and have them all ready to go for when the G5 wiring is finished. I'll send instructions on how to do the G5 wiring.
If you send me your G5, I can do both steps and return the pedal to you. If you can't send me your G5 then I can only do the switch boxes as stated above. If you're still interested, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll talk about it.