Peavey 6505mh + Zoom G3xn = Atrocious

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  1. Annonnymous

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    Guys. I recently bought a multi-fx unit Zoom g3xn and while it sounds great in my practice amp, when I plugged it in my Peavey 6505MH it sounded Atrocious!
    I'm sure the problem isn't in any of it, I just can't figure out what's happening and why it could possibly be like that.
    Let me try to explain. If I try to use Zoom's simulation of the TS not only does it not tighten the gain but it totally ruins everything and what comes out of the speaker can't be described as anything but absolute shit. It's not even distortion. It's like I turned the knobs on my guitar to 1 and put a blanket over my cabinet. The reverbs and delays sound horribly muddy even in the fx loop. It just does something to the signal I think.
    Is it possible for these two not to be meant to be together? Or am I doing something wrong? What can I so about it?
    Thanks in advance!
     
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    The 6505mh sounds fine on it's own though? Have you tried the zoom again with your other amp since trying it with the 6505?
     
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    My practice amp which is Fender Frontman 15g. Even through the same cab with the frontman used as a head.
    The Peavey sounds great on its own and is working fine, yes.
     
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    Huh that's weird... It looks like there is an active/ passive input switch, if you haven't already I would try that and possibly lowering the output.
     
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    I don't find a passive /active switch.
    Thanks anyway. Lets hope the problem gets solved somehow.
     
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    Ahhhh you're correct, I was looking at the g3x not the g3xn, you aren't using any amp or cab sim by chance are you?
     
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    No, I used only the "Tube Screamer" cause I wanted to compare it to my analog TS.
    And of course the other modulation effects, tried in the input and in the send/return, still the same result.
     
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    That's super weird, I'm not sure why it's doing that
     
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    Yeah, me too...
    This weekend I'll test it with a friends rig, he has an ENGL tube amp.
    I've heard about digital multi-fx processors sounding bad in certain amps but that's just unusable.
     
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    Sounds like you have an amp and/or cab simulation running.
     
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    I'm not entirely familiar with the unit, but is it possible to switch the signal level (IE: Line level vs instrument level)? Does the L/Mono/Headphone out have a speaker simulation setting that you can turn off? Have you tried using the Right side output into the FX loop of your amp?
     
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    I'll try that as soon as possible. Thanks.
     
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    Yep. The Zoom works with the Engl...
    I won't be able to try it again with my 6505 until the end of next week, but there isn't a problem with the Zoom obviously.
     
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    Maybe it would sound better through the fx loop? Just a guess..
     
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    He said he did except for the boost but is still having the issue.
     
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    My old g5 had multiple global output types... something like: direct, combo front, combo return, stack front, stack return.

    Try to find that and fuck around with it a bit.
     
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    I don't know guys... I tested it again and it sounds alright. I guess I did something wrong the first time. Don't know. It's still a little dark, but the amp itself is dark so I can't expect it to sound like a Fender. Anyways, it's all good now :) Now I have to figure out whether I like it or not lol.
    Thanks for the input! Cheers!:cheers:
     
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    Glad it's working!
     
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