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Anyone got a Zoom guitar pedal?

Discussion in 'Opeth (Archived)' started by Rusty, Jul 20, 2002.

  1. Rusty

    Rusty A-HAHAHA!

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    Anyone got a Zoom guitar pedal and can get a decent distortion sound from it? I use my brother's Zoom 505, and I just can't get a good sound, it always sounds really fuzzy. :mad: I've been trying for weeks now, it just doesn't work. Can anyone help?
     
  2. SpaceCorpse

    SpaceCorpse Du är ett ägg!

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    Yep.. not the greatest pedal ever, really.. but anyway, here's how mine is set for a decent metal sound:
    Comp: C8
    Dist: de
    Gain: 30
    ZNR Amp: 9
    EQ: 48
    MOD: C2
    DLY/REV: R3
    Level: 27

    Hope that helps...
     
  3. Rusty

    Rusty A-HAHAHA!

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    thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou :D :D

    I bow down to your greatness ----> :worship:
     
  4. SpaceCorpse

    SpaceCorpse Du är ett ägg!

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    No problem. Sounds good?
    The metal (ME or whatever it says) distortion really sucks ass. Fuzzy gayness.
     
  5. ranietz

    ranietz After The Flesh

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    I have a Zoom 3000, and I have the same problem. The sound really suck... :mad:
     
  6. Morningrise

    Morningrise ...I am just thin air...

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    How are the other effects ont hat pedal? I am thinking of getting one, and just using my regular boss distortion with it...
     
  7. blakmetalemp

    blakmetalemp Armed to the teeeettthhh!

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    I like mine. It so was cheap and used so it works great for me now.
     
  8. Guitarmasturbation

    Guitarmasturbation Hillbilly

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    I've got the Zoom GFX-707. And I can get excellent sounds out of it when I put some time in tweaking with it.
    The only bad thing about is it that the thing is made of plastic.
    My input is kinda loose, after one year of heavy use.
    Can't use it on stage anymore.
     
  9. ranietz

    ranietz After The Flesh

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    Are you thinking of getting a Zoom 3000? Try somethig else first!
    It's really bad! :mad:
     
  10. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Latin, NOT Mexican.

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    zoom pedals are a scam, they distorsions always suck. If you think any dist at all from that pedal sounds good get a digitech rp100 or 200 for about the same price and compare them.
     
  11. Sargoth

    Sargoth Dimmans följeslagare

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    I got a zoom 505 and it really suck but I would like to have a heavier sound than SpaceCorpse suggested...
     
  12. Hobo

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    i used to have a zoom 3030...
    i liked the way it sounded, but ofcourse the sound of the amp also matters.
    and as Guitarmasturbation said..
    the damn thing is plastic... at the end, i had completely ruined mine.. not one single button worked.. after 2 years...

    actualy, i tested one of those today, and i must say, i realy did not like it...
    the only sound i liked about it was some accoustic thingie..
     
  13. Misanthrope

    Misanthrope Latin, NOT Mexican.

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    Shure dude whatever, crappy ass zoom distorsion beats the hell out of having a dual rectifier simulation that actually sounds like heavy distorsion.
     
  14. Itay

    Itay \m/ (*_-) \m/

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    lol i've got the same pedal and the same problem! :p
     
  15. ThePhilosopher

    ThePhilosopher Metal??

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    I too have the Zoom GFX 707. Its alright, but I'm saving up for a Marshall AVT 150 head so I don't need any crappy distortion pedals.:cool:
     
  16. bleed for me

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    you guys should get the digitech rp200...it is the best pedal of its class and price range. The effects are top notch, i can get a very very good metal sound out of it as well as a very good sound for almost anything else. It has an amazing acoustic simulater and easily the best noise gate in any pedal. Its fucking great i tell ya. Plus, it has all the signature digitech effects like whammy, yaya, synthtalk...etc. AND its made out of metal, sturdy as hell...very durable.


    As for Zoom pedals, i hear that the GFX8 is good. I borrowed my friends GFX4 and that wasn't good at all...distortion was way to fuzzy and electronic sounding and no matter what i tried to alter, it always sounded like it had some kind of autowah on when i used the distortion. It's also really complicated to use.
     
  17. Ivanohe

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    I used to have a zoom 505 too and it's a real shit ! (especially the distortion (if I can call this disto :) ) !!!!)

    I've change for a korg ax1000g and it rocks !!!!
    great disto, great effects in general ! for a low price !
     
  18. random_phil

    random_phil Bigley's head

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    Both guitarists in my band use zoom pedals (can't remember which model though). They get some good sounds out of them, although I think its only the more expensive ones that are any good.
     

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