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Okay, don't laugh... Okay laugh, but if you do, you have to help me.

 

So, I use a G-major in my effects loop and as a channel switcher. I am pretty happy with it, except... I am a Luddite.

 

I have only figured out how to switch between presets which I edit. This method does not seem to allow for programming switches for "tuner mute" and "full bypass/pass through". Also, I would like to be able to swithch to a set of effects and switch channels within that setting.

 

I have read the G-Major manual and the manual for my foot controller (Roland FC-200), and it looks like I want to be using the "CC" mode to program. I just have no idea where to begin.

 

I know you more accomplished players and rack users, must know how to do what I am trying to do.

 

Please help. Thanks.

 

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Okay, don't laugh... Okay laugh, but if you do, you have to help me.


So, I use a G-major in my effects loop and as a channel switcher. I am pretty happy with it, except... I am a Luddite.


I have only figured out how to switch between presets which I edit. This method does not seem to allow for programming switches for "tuner mute" and "full bypass/pass through". Also, I would like to be able to swithch to a set of effects and switch channels within that setting.


I have read the G-Major manual and the manual for my foot controller (Roland FC-200), and it looks like I want to be using the "CC" mode to program. I just have no idea where to begin.


I know you more accomplished players and rack users, must know how to do what I am trying to do.


Please help. Thanks.


Porn for reference


100_3371.jpg

 

 

Each time you store a preset in the TC, make sure that you ALSO store the channel switching state of the TC's switching loop, THEN Store the preset change. That way, when you recall the midi patch change, it'll also change to the proper amp channel.

 

:thu:

 

I order to switch channels on your amp w/ the TC you will have to store the factoru presetw/ your appropriate ch change as a new user preset.:thu:

 

hope this helps

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Did everything work out for you?

 

Do you like the G-Major? I am about to buy a G-Major to use with a VHT 50CL head.

 

Can you tell me if it has a built in tuner??? I thought I read it does....but nothing on the TC Electronics site I could fine. Auto-Wah?

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Did everything work out for you?


Do you like the G-Major? I am about to buy a G-Major to use with a VHT 50CL head.


Can you tell me if it has a built in tuner??? I thought I read it does....but nothing on the TC Electronics site I could fine. Auto-Wah?

 

 

sure.. i've got one, and it does have all that... just keep in mind, that when you throw it in your amps fx-loop, the wah will be after distortion in the fx-chain and sound absoolutely wuzz...decent unit by the way...

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For the "Wah" you have to program the expression pedal to sweep a modulation effect. Kinda lame IMO. I prefer wah in to the preamp not after anyway.

 

Yes, it has a tuner which can be set to "7 string" mode...

 

all in all, I say the GMajor is a great, all-in-one, entry level rack unit. After you buy a GMajor, you will definately be in the diminishing returns department for you dollars spent.

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Doesn't TC electronics make a Midi foot controler for the G major??

 

Wah in the loop sucks I agree. Placing effects where they belong is so Important. My GT 8 can do all of that, wire in correclty so I can use the Wah out in front along with the OD section, then place all the modulation effects in my amps effects loop wired in the 4 cable method. The G major should also have this ability. If it doesn't then that sucks ass. But the GT 8 sounds like ass and is not up to Boss Standard sound quality in my opnion. I'm sure because it has all the Modeling bull{censored} in it.

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Doesn't TC electronics make a Midi foot controler for the G major??

 

 

 

Yes, they do- it's called th G Minor. But it's a very small unit that is fairly limited in what it can do compared to some of the more full-featured midi foot controllers.

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It has a built in wah? Auto wah I guess?

 

it has both, but it's a filter, that you have to program yourself, like on synths...

 

also, i think alot of people talking about the "tone sucking" don't realize, that all presets on the unit are set to output -6dB as standard, to leave some headroom for solo boosting, so you have to disable that...

i put all the presets back up to 0dB output, and then utilize the internal compressor to boost up the level for soloing. works fine for me :D

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Doesn't TC electronics make a Midi foot controler for the G major??


Wah in the loop sucks I agree. Placing effects where they belong is so Important. My GT 8 can do all of that, wire in correclty so I can use the Wah out in front along with the OD section, then place all the modulation effects in my amps effects loop wired in the 4 cable method. The G major should also have this ability. If it doesn't then that sucks ass. But the GT 8 sounds like ass and is not up to Boss Standard sound quality in my opnion. I'm sure because it has all the Modeling bull{censored} in it.

 

the differrence between the GT8 and the G-Major, is that the G-Major is strictly effects, and the GT8 is also distortion/overdrive stuff, right?

No modeling in the G-Major - just fx - that's the way TC does it ;) but i you want one rack-piece, that does place some fx before your tube pre and other fx after the pre, i only know of the G-System, that will really do the trick...

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the differrence between the GT8 and the G-Major, is that the G-Major is strictly effects, and the GT8 is also distortion/overdrive stuff, right?

No modeling in the G-Major - just fx - that's the way TC does it
;)
but i you want one rack-piece, that does place some fx before your tube pre and other fx after the pre, i only know of the G-System, that will really do the trick...

 

Can you really place some of the effects before the preamp??? I didn't know that.

 

I know local musicians who have switched to the Rocktron Intellifex because they found the G-Major sucked too much tone. I guess the only things I would use in the Rocktron over the intellifex is the compressor or EQ...but really I have no need for EQ, compression, or a noise gate with most amp heads....even high gain if made well.

 

I don't know if you can route effects in front of the preamp with the Rocktron units.

 

The G-minor is good if you only want to change effects patches...anf then control the amp and effects loop via the Amps board. I might go this way because I'd have to use a midi converter on my amp anyway.

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