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How do I get a sound like ZZ Top with a G5n????

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:11 am
by brfrokudan
Hi,
I've been playing for a few years now with just an amp and no pedals. Bought Zoom G5n and mesmerized by the amount of choice.
Can anybody suggest a good patch setting for a ZZ Top style sound??
All suggestions appreciated.
Cheers
Bri

Re: Advice Please

Posted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:08 am
by stubbsonic
I'd suggest changing the subject of your post to:

"How do I get a ZZ top sound with G5n?"

Re: Advice Please

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:30 am
by brfrokudan
Ok I'll try that.

Re: How do I get a sound like ZZ Top with a G5n????

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:23 pm
by stubbsonic
I don't have a G5n, but have an MS-100BT which probably has similar models.

I did a little poking around & googling and see that ZZ Top's Gibbons used a Marshall Super Lead 100 for that signature sound. Sounds like that really is the key, straight tube distortion from the amp itself.

There was also mention of something called a Cooper Time Cube on the "Tush" track (which is a weird kind of mechanical delay involving a long rubber tube (?!).

Here's a link to the article with lots of info about those tones:

https://www.guitarworld.com/features/prime-cuts-zz-top

On your G5n, you might put a ZNR (noise reduction in the front, then the Marshall Super Lead model. If there isn't one, maybe try the Blues Breaker.

Re: How do I get a sound like ZZ Top with a G5n????

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:18 am
by brfrokudan
Many thanks Stubbsonic I'll try those!