Comments:
Hello there!

Great, great page and Mods! I have a G3 V2.0 and am finally fed up with the crazy button pressing. I have been wondering about the 'practicality' of using the normally closed footswitch for the 'Tap' button.

I really need the ability to still tap tempo and scroll through the FX. I'm assuming that when one holds down on the closed footswitch, I could use my modified up/down, left/right footswiches to scroll (tap button not pressed)? If it works like this, what are the chances of accidentally changing the actual 'tempo' of the delays? I would hate to have the tempo set at 120 (for example), hold down the 'Tap footswicth', scroll to another effect, let off the 'tap footswitch' and have my tempo change to like 45 BPM. :)

While I dig the idea, I could possibly live with the 'latching footswitch' to go from scroll to patch select and tap the tempo when in scroll mode with my pedal in the 'control in' jack .....

Any thoughts?

Many thanks!

ashbass reply:
I think that it would be easier to use a latching switch to toggle between Scroll and Patch and then add a momentary switch that is wired to the Tap connections inside the pedal to do Tap Tempo. I've made some boxes that use an LED to show which mode the switch is in. Many users have done it this way. See the mod examples page to see how others have implemented this plan.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Sorry Ash,
I was meaning the flat ribbon cables which connects the LCDs to the board. Would it be possible to replace one of those?
Thanks

ashbass reply:
I'm sure that you can't get them from ZOOM but you might be able to fix yours. The first G3 I had I wore one of the wires of the ribbon in half by moving the ribbon back and forth too much. I very carefully cut away the plastic around the break and soldered a small wire to both sides. That worked.

The ribbons in the zoom pedals are not soldered to the boards anywhere. They are either pushed into a slot or held in a slot by a small plastic bar that is part of the slot it goes into. The ribbons are not special to Zoom and if you can find a ribbon with the same number of wires in it you can use it to replace the faulty one in your pedal.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Hi Ash,

I've been following you G-series work and comments on the gear page for a long time. We all saw g5n, but other than incorporating your ideas, it's kinda obvious it flopped since we still have to tap dance around amp/cab,gate and other patches that we don't need to see in pedal board mode. That said, something occurred to me hence, a question to you since you're more tech savy. Is it possible to create an add-on mod(switch board) that would, instead of dealing with lateral motion or groups or patches(bank up/down, scroll left/right), work as a selector switch for effect in patch. That way one wouldn't need to scroll left/right, then see if he scrolled enough and finally turn off/on the patch, but only press the button on an extension piece that would activate deactivate an effect.

I can only suspect that kind of rig would be a game changer for MS-50G, where you would have a tiny pocket unit, with a full board 6 effects switching system.

Best regards
P.

ashbass reply:
Yeah, it's funny really that Zoom implemented my workaround for their previous lousy switching systems in their new G5n pedal. Many have bought the new pedal but I won't be joining that party. I think the G5n is pretty lame and is a huge step backward from the G5 feature and models -wise.

That is a great idea if I read you correctly. So for the G5 there would be an external pedal that holds 9 switches, one switch for each available effect module. The G3 pedals would have 6 switches, one for each of its effect modules. Well, I know that I can't make that and I don't believe that it is even possible. There are several people who have successfully accessed features of the G pedals with MIDI. I don't recall seeing what you describe though.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Hello, would it be possible in your opinion to replace a broken flat display cable in a Zoom G3X? Is it simple or it needs soldering on one side? What kind of cable is it?
Thanks!

ashbass reply:
Do you mean flat *LCD Panel* ? The display panels are not soldered to anything. They sit in a slot made for them. I do not know of anyone ever getting a replacement LCD Panel from Zoom or anywhere else. Sorry to say.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
What a great site i take my hat of to the owner
loads of great useful stuff on here
very well done

ashbass reply:
Thanks


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Ash,

I must say, love your videos, they have been almost critical in my decision making process (related to Zoom G5). In January Zoom released the G5n, any ideas?

Back to the point, I noticed the Patch/Bank ext. pedal. Looked the "Internet World" over for this as a Zoom Product. Then, went to your web page, surprisingly, I found out that you fabricated these pedals yourself. Color me super impressed, not only, do they preform the most critical functions that I have wished Zoom had created for years, but, they also are Graphically/aesthetically pleasing to look at. KUDO's my hero!!!

Maybe you should create these as customized mods for Zoom Pedal owners. Brilliant.

And thank you for your attention to detail & taking the time to share with the rest of us :)

John

ashbass reply:
Thank you for the kind words, John. There is a lot of discussion about the G5n pedal on thegearpage.net. Some praise it as it is supposed to have better amp models. Others put it down as it has less features, and less models, than the G5. IMO the G5n is definitely not an upgraded G5. At best it might be considered an upgraded G1Xon. Interestingly Zoom used my switching idea for the switching of patches in their new pedal. A toggle switch to switch between another two switches acting as Bank Up/Down or Scroll Left/Right. In that respect Zoom has incorporated my ideas into their product. Too bad the pedal didn't stand on the shoulders of the G5. I know that is what a lot of G3 and G5 owners want. I do.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Hi, great page, thanks for providing all this information. I happen to have an old FS01 footswitch from a previous pedal. Can it be used for anything useful? It would be really nice, for example, to be able to start and stop the rhythm track while using the looper.

But really, any useful function would be nice to explore, as this expensive pedal is currently gathering dust.

ashbass reply:
The switch will work. Depending on your pedal (G5, G3) it can do different things. Your best bet is to run the Edit&Share software and look to the right of a patch's effects list for the CTRL SW item and right click it. You will get a list of what the switch can control in that patch.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
thanks for all the help turned out to be the tube when I opened it up I noticed the led light was also off as soon as I replaced the tube led came back on . So now have sound from both channels again .

ashbass reply:
Great to hear.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Hi my Zoom g5 has sound from only one chanel when tube boost is on but both chanels when off could it be the tube i did replace it a short time ago any idea's Cheers

ashbass reply:
When you replaced the tube there are two little trim pots next to the tube. These are white plastic with + signs in them. You turn the + signs with a little screwdriver to adjust the left/right outputs. Maybe experiment with that.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address




Comments:
Great site, I may try the hardware mods someday but I was wondering if you have tried mixing other external stomps with the G5? I ask because I cannot seem to get a decent sound adding a vintage Morley power wah\volume pedal either before or after the G5, any tips?

ashbass reply:
I have a Distortion Plus and a Rat in front of the G5 with no problems. You can try putting your Morley pedal plugged into the Contol jack on the back of the G5 instead of in series coming out of the Output jack to your amp. The control jack only controls output volume as far as I know so I'm not sure if the wah part of your pedal will work.


Delete this entry Reply to entry View IP address
Install GBook web hosting
Powered by PHP Guestbook 1.7 from PHP Scripts
 
« First ‹ Prev 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Next › Last »