I arrived in London this morning (Sunday 8 June), and I plan to visit the Monday night jam at Ain’t Nothin But the Blues. When I do, I’ll be packing…

I arrived in London this morning (Sunday 8 June), and I plan to visit the Monday night jam at Ain’t Nothin But the Blues. When I do, I’ll be packing the Zoom G3, as opposed to the Tech 21 Blonde pedal that’s been my go-to jam session box for a while.

Zoom G3, Shaker dynamic, two cables

Zoom G3, Shaker dynamic, two cables–just add harps and you’re ready to rock

There’s nothing wrong with the Blonde. It just doesn’t do everything that a Zoom G3 can do. Like the Blonde, the G3 runs on batteries, which means that the road kit can be stripped down to the G3, a mic, and two 1/4″ cables, one to connect the mic to the G3, the other to connect the G3 to the PA.

For this trip I brought the Shaker dynamic mic that’s been in my kit for years, during which period I’ve barely used it. I’ve discovered recently that this mic sounds very good with amp modelers in general, and its very light weight and handy ergonomics make it a good choice for a road trip.

This’ll be the first onstage test of my new patches for the G3, which I expect to release within days of my return. Stay tuned–I may get audio or video of this jam.

4 Comments

  1. I’ve been using the Shaker Mad Dog mic with the RP – nice bluesy ‘honk’ tone : 200 and 800 hz boost (+12 dB ); cut 3.2K hz (- 10 dB); boost 400 and 1.6K hz(+5 db)

  2. Very interesting, thanks for the news. However, are you talking about the G3 rather than the RP? The Digitech RPs, all the way up and down the line, only support 3 bands of EQ, and I count 5 bands in your message.

    Thanks, HR

  3. RP – I use a 7-band pedal EQ (9-V or adaptor) before the RP to get the tone – allows for low gain setting on the RP – only the frequencies I want get boosted

  4. Thanks for clarifying Larry, I’ll check out this EQ setting on the G3, which offers a graphic EQ model with the bands you mention in your message.

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