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Old 09-24-2010, 03:57 AM   #1
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Npd!!!!!!

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DIGITECH RP500!
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One heck of an awesome pedal....the amp models sound pretty damn good, even through my shitty MG....delays sound good, choruses are awesome, reverbs are the shit, the noise gate is just fantastic etc etc etc. The all metal body feels great, nice heft to it

The only criticisms I can level at it are-
a) Not enough gain. The Mark IV just doesnt seem to sound LoG-ish in any way. The models def feel less gainy than the MT-2 model on my DF-7.
b) The Wah pedal is just too bloody sensitive. I keep turning it off mid wah.....
c) You cant use flangers/choruses/pitch shifters at the same time

This was way better than the ME70 I was considering IMO....

So whaddaya guys think? Been playing with the presets and fiddling around on my own for the past 5 hours...
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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HNPD

Not enough gain?

Now tie that MG up to the back of someones bumper as they drive off and buy a new amp
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:58 AM   #3
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HNPD

Not enough gain?

Now tie that MG up to the back of someones bumper as they drive off and buy a new amp


Disregard the "not enough gain" statement. Needed some tweaking actually.
Took a 3x Recto, dunked a TS9 in front.
Recto- gain- 99, bass- 5.4, mid- 8.9, treble- 7.4
TS9- gain- 4, tone- 69, level 99

Sounded so f****** brutal....I was shocked. Never thought a cheapo MFX could get so badass.......

As for the MG.....(shakes head) this pedal makes it sound like something ten times as expensive.......I tried the Fender Twin model, tried the Bypass button to route the signal directly to the amp. The difference has to be heard to be believed......I wonder what this thing can do paired up with say a Bugera 333?
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:01 AM   #4
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Disregard the "not enough gain" statement. Needed some tweaking actually.
Took a 3x Recto, dunked a TS9 in front.
Recto- gain- 99, bass- 5.4, mid- 8.9, treble- 7.4
TS9- gain- 4, tone- 69, level 99

Sounded so f****** brutal....I was shocked. Never thought a cheapo MFX could get so badass.......

As for the MG.....(shakes head) this pedal makes it sound like something ten times as expensive.......I tried the Fender Twin model, tried the Bypass button to route the signal directly to the amp. The difference has to be heard to be believed......I wonder what this thing can do paired up with say a Bugera 333?
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Considering how much gain you use, the Bugera would probably just explode.

Ever think about using less gain? I mean, tone is subjective to ones own tastes but...
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:33 AM   #5
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Considering how much gain you use, the Bugera would probably just explode.

Ever think about using less gain? I mean, tone is subjective to ones own tastes but...





You ain't the first to say that, and you wont be the last.......
Dont feel happy unless the gain knob is at ten. Even 9 gives me a bit of a complex.
Clean amps excepted. Love the Twin model on the RP......makes my MG sound way less MG-like.
I remember the shop fellow's expression when I told him the old JCM800 in his shop lacked gain....(sigh) it was hooked up to this beaten up 5150 cab......had a price tag of USD1600 something....
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:36 AM   #6
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I put my gain at like 9/10 just so i can say i dont crank my gain.

Really, lots of gain just covers up sloppyness and leaves room for bad technique, bands wont use as much gain as you think they do.

HNPD, digging the pretty lights.
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I put my gain at like 9/10 just so i can say i dont crank my gain.

Really, lots of gain just covers up sloppyness and leaves room for bad technique, bands wont use as much gain as you think they do.

HNPD, digging the pretty lights.


It does. To a very large extent.
Hmm....so how much gain do you suppose they use normally? Unless the gain knob is in the 8-9 region, I dont get that thick chugga chugga you find in stuff like say Arch Enemy or later CoB.
I drop the gain for more mellow songs, like some DT for example.......dont leave it maxed all the time...........but just love the harmonics with the afore mentioned settings....


Pretty lights?


Now to actually get a proper amp.......
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Its mostly gunna be down to their amps, settings, and the fact theyre playing pretty loud. PUsh more air, everything sounds bigger.

Spend a bit more time experimenting with your EQ rather than maxing the gain.

Pinches are all down to technique. Learn to get them to ring out on an acoustic, theyll sing with distortion.
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Its mostly gunna be down to their amps, settings, and the fact theyre playing pretty loud. PUsh more air, everything sounds bigger.

Spend a bit more time experimenting with your EQ rather than maxing the gain.

Pinches are all down to technique. Learn to get them to ring out on an acoustic, theyll sing with distortion.


The main problem with pinches is that if your pick moves around, all you get is a weird "ghung!" sound. All thanks to the sweat. Aww well, guess it needs more practice.....(glares at slippery pick).
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Get an eric johnson jazz III. Best pick in the world.
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I do fine using a Dunlop Gator 2.0mm. But HNPD. I hate multiFX units, but if it makes your MG tolerable CONGRATZ!
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Get an eric johnson jazz III. Best pick in the world.


All you get here aare these stupid Fender mediums and Dunlop transparent things....neither have grips.

EDIT: 2.0MM?????
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I can barely get along with 1.......
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I do fine using a Dunlop Gator 2.0mm. But HNPD. I hate multiFX units, but if it makes your MG tolerable CONGRATZ!


Thanks....you should try out one of the better ones, theres nothing much to hate about them....the cheaper ones, now thats a totally different story....Zoom G1 anyone?
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Credit card. Dont have one. Dad refuses to give me one. Says I should "earn one with my own hard work".
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Credit card. Dont have one. Dad refuses to give me one. Says I should "earn one with my own hard work".


Set up a paypal account, sell a book or a few CDs on ebay, then pay for shit with your paypal account.

Or get a debit card, they dont cost money and they have like student ones you should be able to sign up for yourself.
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Set up a paypal account, sell a book or a few CDs on ebay, then pay for shit with your paypal account.

Or get a debit card, they dont cost money and they have like student ones you should be able to sign up for yourself.

Hmm.....need to think about that....
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Thanks....you should try out one of the better ones, theres nothing much to hate about them....the cheaper ones, now thats a totally different story....Zoom G1 anyone?


Does my G2.1Nu pass from that G1? XD

It sounds loads better than the G1 imo.

BTW I also have the gain on my G2.1Nu on 100. On the PEAVEY model. XD

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Does my G2.1Nu pass from that G1? XD

It sounds loads better than the G1 imo.

BTW I also have the gain on my G2.1Nu on 100. On the PEAVEY model. XD

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You just bumped a dead thread
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This is easier to use than the POD HD400?
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