#1
I was wondering, what is the cause of this problem:
So, I have G1 Multi Effects pedal, and when I go to a distortion, if I play more than ONE string, it's all MAJOR fuzziness.
When I play ONE string, while ANOTHER is ringing, epic fuzziness.
Then, whilst all this fuzziness is occuring, if I try to continue to play notes, you can hear them by them breaking into the fuzziness, so it's all...chunky.
This happens on anything distortion.
Considering this Effects thing was $60, I wasn't expecting cheezy, fuzzy, distortion.
I was at least expecting some good ones.
Is this my amp or this G1 effects?
Or is it even my guitar? >.>
#2
Well, could be your amp. or guitar. or cables, or anything else.


What all are you playing through? what guitar, what amp, what cables?
#3
My amp is old and cheap, Peavy Blazer 158, and Im using 2 different cables.
One is old, and the other is recent.
Guitar is Sratocaster 7.
#6
Yes, the overdrive channel. Or the high-gain channel.

Also, you don't have the amps gain cranked up right?
#7
Well, the gain, as in, equalizer, is, well, maxed :/
On my amp, it should be on 'Clean' Right now.
Seeing as it's only 2 choices, Clean or Lead.
#8
Never have the distortion, overdrive, gain, whatever on your amp turned on while using a distortion pedal. use the clean channel on your amp.
#9
Well, still, it's been on clean this whole time.
I just toyed with the equalizer, and still same results.
Does this mean I can only play distortion using one string at a time?
#12
basicly, do NOT have it on the lead channel.

use the clean channel.

And, what do you mean stratocaster 7? I've never heard of the "7" part...

Does it have singlecoils or a humbucker?

Oh, and what kind of sound are you going for?

Name a song, and tell us what part of it, perhaps?
#13
I'd say go and try the pedal on a different amp. Or play it with a set of headphones if it allows. Anything to start ruling out parts of your rig.
#15
What kind of sound are you going for?

Name a song, and tell us what part of it, perhaps?
#16
Quote by Ralph Napier
basicly, do NOT have it on the lead channel.

use the clean channel.

And, what do you mean stratocaster 7? I've never heard of the "7" part...

Does it have singlecoils or a humbucker?

Oh, and what kind of sound are you going for?

Name a song, and tell us what part of it, perhaps?

Sorry for the double post D:
But, I'm going for My Curse, and, everything that seems to use lots of different strings, and distortion, THEREFOR, I have to turn my distortion off.

And, I don't have another amp, so I'll try the headphone trick,
and maybe just do something drastic, like, take it back or something.
It's been a long time though.
#20
Powerchords, Chords, ANYTHING involving more than one string, it starts to sound to "distorty" and you barley hear any notes.
I seriously am starting to get REALLY pissed off at this right now.
#21
Can you make a video of you playing a few power chords or something?
#22
i'm not too personnally familiar with that effects unit, but try to lower the "gain" or "Drive" settings on it?
#23
Yeah, I'll make a vid as soon as I ind my video camera :/
It might be up later tonight, or tomorrow.
#24
Quote by Johnnybizzoy
Yeah, I'll make a vid as soon as I ind my video camera :/
It might be up later tonight, or tomorrow.


Really, it'd help a lot.
#25
Bad news, I can't find my camera :/
So, I guess I'll stick with descriptions now.
So, as I've said, if I just strum all 6 (I only have 6/7 left) strings, it will create, a loud, long, distortion sound, without hearing ANY individual string.
Like a long 'Werr" sound, or however regular distortion sounds.
Now, thats not the problem.
The problem is, say if I have to play...3 strings at a time.
And after those 3 notes, I have to play 2 other strings, therefore, no one would hear the 2 other strings playing, because the 1st 3 are loud.
Last edited by Johnnybizzoy at Oct 30, 2008,
#26
It just sounds like you're using way too much gain on a digital effects unit to me.
#28
well are you really expecting godliness out of a 60$ pedal? average single effect pedals can cost 100 or more. i think your gear just sucks and you have outgrown it, if you want a better sound its time to upgrade.
#29
Quote by Johnnybizzoy
I was wondering, what is the cause of this problem:
So, I have G1 Multi Effects pedal, and when I go to a distortion, if I play more than ONE string, it's all MAJOR fuzziness.
When I play ONE string, while ANOTHER is ringing, epic fuzziness.
Then, whilst all this fuzziness is occuring, if I try to continue to play notes, you can hear them by them breaking into the fuzziness, so it's all...chunky.
This happens on anything distortion.
Considering this Effects thing was $60, I wasn't expecting cheezy, fuzzy, distortion.
I was at least expecting some good ones.
Is this my amp or this G1 effects?
Or is it even my guitar? >.>


You bought a dirt cheap Multi FX and were expecting it to be good???

Seriously, what do you want for $60? You can't even get a decent stand-alone distortion pedal for that price, let alone something that does everything.
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#30
I guess so.
I'm hoping to get a major gear upgrade (ESP Guitar, and a way better amp)
I guess I'll get a pedal or something.