G-System delivers in a package almost too good to be true. The best of the best effects, complete integration and optimization of your gear and total control over your effects and sounds pedal board. And, the added Massimo Mantovani mod essentiall...
Martin Gore’s guitar tech Jez Webb: “The past couple of tours we have been using the TC Electronic G-System. This has been the hub, the brains of everything for us. We've got pretty much a patch for every different song. There we go! "A Question of Time" there, "Wrong" and "Personal Jesus", just as a few examples.” This is from the TC Electronic video “Gear Run: Martin Gore of Depeche Mode”, uploaded March 2010, 0:16 into the video. The upload date indicates this was Depeche Mode’s Tour of the Universe.more
["The main guts of Wilson's pedalboard is a TC Electronic G-System, which has patches programmed for each song of the setlist. Each loop in the G-System is tied into a pedal to allow Wilson to add effects on the fly."](http://www.premierguitar.com/articles/Rig_Rundown_Steven_Wilson_and_Guthrie_Govan)more
The TC Electronic G-System is shown among many of the TC Electronic pedals Bill Kelliher of [Lethargy](http://equipboard.com/band/lethargy), [Today Is The Day](http://equipboard.com/band/today-is-the-day), and [Mastadon](http://equipboard.com/band/mastodon) uses, on this [artist page](http://www.tcelectronic.com/bill-kelliher/).more
"We´ve recently moved over to the TC Electronic G-System so we´re going full on with that one. We experimented a lot with different pedals before - we used a [Damage Control] Demonizer pedal for distortion but that wasn´t really doing it for us. Now we´ve got the LaBoga amps and we´re hooking them up with the G-System and basically that´s all we need to have a good rig."more
"The Dizzee Rascal gig has been an interesting one, in the sense that we're playing a lot of tracks which don't feature any guitar on the original recorded versions. Whilst preparing for that gig, I just had to find the most appropriate tone on a song-by-song basis - so in the end the best solution turned out to be a G-System, with a couple of extra overdrive pedals into the loops - and a separate patch (or group of patches) for each song."more
It's all good and i love the guys! It was really easy to step on board as i was close friends with the booyas already beforehand and i had also played some live session stuff with them before. About amp settings, there are many on the album as we used a big pile of amplifiers and splitter the signals to many amps at the same time. We just got new Axe-fx 2 XL's with Ville this week and we'll be using them on the road from now on. Sounds awesome so far, even it's a bitch to program up ready. My beloved trusted amp that i have used almost a decade and are still using is Mesa Single Rectifier with a lil bit of mod, and TC g-system effect management system. And guitar is of course Jackson RR w/ Seymour Duncan TB4 & Jazz pickups. Get the best and fuck the rest!more
"I used an ENGL on The Odyssey for the rhythm stuff and probably a lot of the solo stuff, but at that time I had been using Line 6 live. It was so easy – you had the head and the pedalboard all contained. So it was easy to bring around. But I really liked the guitar sound on The Odyssey and then eventually I just brought out all the ENGL stuff live and that’s what I use now. So I have the Powerball as the main head, and I have a Fireball, and I’m using a TC G-System for chorus and delay and all that. It’s split in stereo, so that’s why the two heads. And that’s it – really simple." Michael Romeomore
According to an article on Guitarthai, in addition to his own signature ESP Eclipse lineup, Sugizo also used an ESP Horizon, Fender Jaguars, Fender Stratocasters, Fender Telecasters, Gibson ES175, a Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Richenbacker 330, and electric violins made by Kranz. He also used Diezel VH4 head, a Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier head, a Mesa Boogie 4x12 cabinet, a TC Electronic TC 2290 Rackmount Dynamic Digital Delay, Decimator ProRack G power conditioner, a script Phase 90, a Boss CE-2 Chorus pedal, a Boss OD-1 pedal, a Providence Final Booster, a Digitech Whammy II, an Eventide Pitchfactor, an Eventide TimeFactor, an Eventide ModFactor, a TC Electronic G System, a Boss PS-5 Super Shifter, a Blackstar HT-DIST Distortion pedal, and a Providence Stampede Overdrive.more
G-System delivers in a package almost too good to be true. The best of the best effects, complete integration and optimization of your gear and total control over your effects and sounds pedal board. And, the added Massimo Mantovani mod essentially optimises the input-design and upgrades a number of components, which results in a super-transparent tone with a very snappy response, added punch and optimal tonal transparency.
The G System is a great piece of gear, built like a tank and with great options for sound. Not very friendly to use to use at first and it was designed in a time where digital distortion was not good in sound quality terms, therefore the loops to include different distortion pedals.
-Great design and sound, very customizable and built to last forever. -The loops are great not only for Dist pedals but any that might be needed. -The presets allow to avoid the tap dance. -Every effect built in can be adjusted from a computer thorugh the USB, also the presets can be backed up and restored.
-Effect chain can't be altered -When controlling amp channels from the unit, there's a minor delay between the change, not inmediate. -There's no amp simulation. -Pricy for actual products in the market.
i use the clean/crunch and lead sounds from my The Valve 3/100 and the effects from the G System. I use it in the loop. That way it sounds best. Shortly i'm using a Banshee Talkbox which is great, but i can't connect it to the floor board (using the G system in the loop it has to be next to my amp due to cables etc). But i'll work that out.