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para20033
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Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by para20033 » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:20 am

Hi All

Having successfully used my TC Electronic G-System in a 4 cable hookup with a Roadster I thought, no problem, same will apply to a Blue Angel. Unfortunately the BA has a parallel EFX loop which the G-System doesn't like even when using the "kill-dry" option within the G-System. I've cranked the BA mix switch to 100% but the leakage past the loop is enough to contaminate all the effects eg flanger, delay etc.

Is there a mod to convert the BA to a serial EFX loop? Or better still a mod which can switch between parallel and serial style loops.

Appreciate any info.

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Re: Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by 94Tremoverb » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:34 am

It's not worth bothering - just run all the FX in front of the amp. The loop is pointless anyway since it doesn't come after any of the distortion. The Blue Angel is purposely designed for only power-amp distortion, and if you do manage to make its preamp distort first, it sounds dreadful.

If you still really want to try the mod, just unhook the wire at the CCW (0% mix) end of the Mix pot. That will give you a series loop with the Mix pot acting as a partial return level control. I did try it with mine, but it made no useful difference so I just put it back to stock.

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Re: Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by para20033 » Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:19 am

OK thanks for the info. I'll see what other responses I get before deciding what to do.

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Re: Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by Monsta-Tone » Tue Jul 03, 2012 9:58 am

94Tremoverb wrote:It's not worth bothering - just run all the FX in front of the amp. The loop is pointless anyway since it doesn't come after any of the distortion. The Blue Angel is purposely designed for only power-amp distortion, and if you do manage to make its preamp distort first, it sounds dreadful.

If you still really want to try the mod, just unhook the wire at the CCW (0% mix) end of the Mix pot. That will give you a series loop with the Mix pot acting as a partial return level control. I did try it with mine, but it made no useful difference so I just put it back to stock.
I always wondered why brilliant engineers would dampen this beautiful amp's tone with a loop......

Try bypassing the loop and the "Mojo Module." Then running the G in front!
Elvis said.......
Amp techs do get shocked. :shock:

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Re: Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by para20033 » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:08 am

Hi Monsta-tone

Do you have instructions on how to do what you've suggested?

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Re: Blue Angel and TC Electronic G-System

Post by Monsta-Tone » Wed Jul 04, 2012 1:23 am

I can't seem to find them. Try doing a search for it.
Sorry.

I know there was a lengthy thread about it a couple of years ago.
Elvis said.......
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