Cool tone settings for my zoom

Discussion in 'Guitar Gear Talk Forum' started by get_shorty80, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. get_shorty80

    get_shorty80 New Member

    hey guys this is shorty here. just signed up. after looking at the gears u guys use for ur axe i am not that heavy on that but since i play by my self i didnt see i have to spend a lot on it(stupid but logical when i am still taking money from parents ahaha). i have a ESP(LTD) MH-100, Tansen Fender strat copy with seymore duncan hot rails on it and for the processor where lies my weakness as far as my gears are concerned - still hold a ZOOM 505 II hahaha i know dont laugh. Please if possible can u let me know some cool tone settings for my zoom for now so that i can get some nice Vai, satriani, Friedman and DAve Mustiane kind of sounds.if possile with my zoom i know its a bit difficult but cant really help it.
    been playing for abt 6 years but still learnign.
    i am open to ur advices and recomedations. thanks in advance

    help me out guys
  2. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

  3. sendhilrajan

    sendhilrajan New Member

    ive got a 505 and id say that it aint that bad, especially if ur into hard rock/metal....

    ROCK Lead/Rhythm (I use it for Maiden/Purple/Ozzy songs)
    use the B1 patch (PVY Drv), max the gain, add a bit of reverb(HALL)/delay-whichever suits ur style.For Satriani i
    use a bit of chorus too.
    if ur still not satisfied then turn on the amp sim.

    METAL Lead(probably for Metallica/Megadeth?)
    start w/ the B1 patch only, use the MS Drv distortion setting.
    put the gain b/w 22-26, add reverb(hall) and voila. Again turn on the
    amp sim if ure not completely satisfied.

    METAL Rhythm- F4 sounds fine by me

    -->turning on the amp sim causes a lot of feedback problems-so
    use the noise reducer and keep gain as minimum as possible.

    if u tinker more u might get better patches but other than the 2
    distortion settings i mentioned above (both are tube amp emulations),
    i havent found anything for nice lead patch.

    thats about wat u get for buyin a processor worth 4k but id still say
    that the 505 is decent enough for a beginner and beats the hell off
    those single distortion pedals like boss metalzone etc..
  4. sendhilrajan

    sendhilrajan New Member

  5. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    you have one so you'd be able to judge better

    then again it also depends what you're hearing it out of
  6. getshorty80

    getshorty80 New Member

    hey sendhilrajan thanks dude that was of much help will try and reset my zoom to factory settings n will try urs.
  7. prit_undead

    prit_undead New Member

    can you plz give me some bright distortion patches for digitech rp80?
  8. sanjivdas

    sanjivdas New Member

    Do not underestimate the Zoom 505II. If you have any doubts about its capability check out Gustava Guerra on . You can search by his name, you will come upon a video called Zoom 505 teste (portugese). That proves how good that little piece of crap is, as well as the fact that more lies in you than in the effect. so rock on bro.

  9. getshorty80

    getshorty80 New Member

    thanks dude

    hey mate thanks dude. hmm i can understand what u are saying may be i had underestimated what its all about. and yeh i accept its all what i can do rather then the effects processor. good mate thanks sanjivdas will check the link on youtube.
  10. getshorty80

    getshorty80 New Member

    dude Gustavo Guerra this guys is good

    wow sanjivdas i didnt really get it untill i saw the video. wow man the small thing has got some juice. And this guys Gustavo Guerra is real good. check the far beyond sun take by him its pretty awesome.

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