I just picked up a moen gec-9 and am in the process of setting up a real pedal board for the first time ever.
I'm confused on how I should route the decimator g-string with the switcher.
I'm planning to have a couple outputs in front of the amp, a couple in the loop, and use the 8/9 bank outputs for channel switching on the amp. I bought the ground control pro 6505 din to TRS cable with a splitter for 2 mono TS channels from btpa and hope it works (still waiting on it to come).
I'd like to have the decimator on at all times. Even on clean, the 6505+ is a little noisey and I have been able to set it to where i don't lose much tone out of it on the clean setting.
Should I go into the decimator BEFORE the entire switcher? on both in front and loop?
Should I use the buffered or non-buffered input on the gec-9? I don't fully understand the difference. Sounds like buffered gives it a signal boost for long runs?
I think i got this working now.
The way it's hooked up now is a bit backwards in my mind but it seems to work.
(this is from memory and its in the other room now and im lazy...)
Guitar - > decimator gtr in -> decimator dec out -> gec9 nonbuffered in -> through the loops 1-6 ->output 1 to amp effects return -> effects send -> decimator dec in ->decimator gtr out -> loop 7 input -> OD pedal ->loop 7 output -> amp in
Interestingly enough, the first time i set it up, it did not work correctly for going in front of the amp... I was simply running the loop, not the preamp. I had to swap the loop7 and buff input cables. Which, after reading above, seems to make more sense than the X pattern.
No electrical fire smell and everything seems to wok as intended. Decimator cuts the fuzz, but that damn catlinbread tailsman reverb is just so friggin noisy.
The 6505+ sounds DANG GOOD without the preamp for cleans. After I re-wired the route and had the preamp engaged again, the tone went to shit. lol
My channel switcher cable should be here in a couple days. This will let me use the gec9 as amp footswitch for my clean vs gain tones. I'm going to use the 2nd TS connector to control the crunch selector as well. Volume loss balancing is going to be tough here for a real 3channel experience. I'm thinking I need to throw a ge7 in the loop and bring down some levels on the crunch loops (hi gain can of course have it's own post control)
Once it's all working, the plan is to get a real board, a real power supply (currently using the tu-3) and lava cable it all up. It's messy and all over the place right now mostly due to the power cord leads and random path cables i have available to get this thing working.