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Patches from Sjaak
Here are some excellent new
patches from Sjaak de Vos, each of which loads into slot 150.
A nice roomy tone.
- Double Metal
A rich, heavy tone...very meaty!
An ambient tone with lots of space.
Here are a couple of nice
clean patches from Sjaak de Vos, each of which loads into slot 150.
- Clean Edited NR
A clear, clean tone.
- Clean Edited
A clean tone with chorus. This makes especially good use of the gp100 chorus.
Here's another bank from Dale Hudson, each of which loads into slot 150, so
you can load them one at a time into your gp100.
Peavey 5150 head through a celestion loaded Marshall 4x12.
Fender Bassman 4x10 combo
A warmer sounding Mesa/Boogie solo patch.
A hot-roddded Marshall sound.
Marshall crunch rhythm sound.
Larry Carlton style patch.
Mesa/Boogie Mk1 Blues tone.
A Soldano lead patch.
This bank contains the following patches from Dale Hudson, each of which loads
into slot 150, so you can load them one at a time into your gp100. Midi controller #80 (the CTL switch on the FC-200)
turns delay on and off on most of these.
Black Face Twin.
Yngwie Malmsteen's Marshall plexi. Sounds best with strat single coil pickups.
This is normally my first choice for general rock solo work.
Dave Gilmour style solo patch.
Mesa/Boogie Mk4 solo patch.
The sound of the Marshall JTM45 that Eric Clapton used on the classic Bluesbreakers album - sounds best with humbuckers.
Mesa/Boogie Mk1 Blues tone.
Mesa/Boogie Crunch - good for Rolling Stones type rhythm sounds.
These load into slots 151-160
Acoustic guitar simulation. This uses a technique similar to that used in the new Boss AC-2 pedal (which is included
in the GT-5 processor) to obtain a decent emulation of an acoustic guitar.
- Radio Spirit
Vintage flange tone.
- Big Sweep
Deep comb filtering.
Chorusy rhythm tone.
Swirly/Leslie SRV tone.
- Dead City
Crunchy bluesy sort of thing.
Rich lead tone with lots of ambience.
Soulful lead tone.
Big, full rock and roll sound.
- Little Dreamer
EVH lead tone.
Glenn's May '98 Bank
These load into slots 151-160.
- Top Gun
Steve Stevens tone.
- Dry Country
Richie Sambora tone.
Crunchy rhythm. I finally got the hang of getting a decent doubling effect.
Billy Duffy tone.
- Graf St
Tangerine Dream tone.
- Far Behind
- Alex Lifeson
From the Roland web site.
- Lie to Me
Growly Jonny Lang tone.
Good vintage tone. From the Roland web site.
Good hot lead tone. From the Roland web site.
These load into slots 151-160.
An excellent selection of patches ranging from compressed/clean through dirty plus a harmonist patch.
Glenn's July '97 bank
These load into slots 151-160.
Backwards tape recording effect.
Techno special effect. Try it with staccato upper register notes. Careful, it can be dangerous.
Bixonic Expandadora simulation, as heard on Bush's Razor Blade Suitcase and ZZTop's Rhythmeen.
- Mother Trucker
A power chord type of tone that holds up well in a mix and doesn't become muddy as you add overdubs.
- Nothing Matters
Power ballad type of lead tone.
Larry Mitchell type of tone. Midi ctrl #80 turns on the ray gun. Hold a high note, then kick it on for a second
or so. Midi ctrl #11 brings in tremolo.
The factory presets don't really have a simple octave divider patch. Here's one.
- Double track
Here's my latest attempt in my quest to let the gp100 do double tracking so I don't have to.
- Sw Hrm Em Pd DD
Here's a set of Midi controls I find useful. Midi ctrl #80 turns on the harmonizer to play diatonic triads (its
set for Em). Midi ctrl #7 brings in the delay for ambience.
A clean, mellow tone I find useful.
Ken McCoy's bank
These load into slots 150-159. Here are his comments: Keep in mind, I play mostly blues... with some contemporary
jazz, along with playing in the contemporary worship ensemble at church. Here are the descriptions:
Most patches are set up with these MIDI control messages:
6 - Wah Frequency (or Preamp Volume)
7 - Foot Volume
71 - Distortion (Preamp volume and/or Gain and/or Compression and/or Preamp type)
72 - Wah On/Off
73 - Speaker Cab On/Off (or Type) or EQ On/Off
74 - Phaser On/Off or Slow Gear On/Off
75 - Flanger On/off or Tremolo/Pan On/Off
76 - Harmonist On/Off
77 - Delay On/Off
78 - Chorus On/Off
79 - Reverb On/Off
80 - Tuner On/Off
84 - Bypass (Effect Off)
Control 1 - Delay Tempo
Here are the patch descriptions:
- Roland JC-120 Super bright with lotsa chorusing. Used for "cutting" rhythm parts.
- BF Super Reverb I A/B'd this patch with a vintage Super Reverb, however, the amp I was "cloning"
had 2 JBL's and two Celestions rather than the stock Jensen's. This patch "fooled" the amp's owner when
he came by to pick up his amp.
- Marshall Crunch I tried to get that SRV tone with this one.
- Dumble OD Special A re-work of the Larry Carlton patch. Very smooth and versatile.
- Brown Blues I think this came from GM Arts?
- Compression Wah A tweaked factory patch.
- Echoplex Twin Another factory patch tweaked for my system.
- Matchless Blues I'm still twiddling with this one. Sometimes it really sings (usually when I've got the power
amp cranked), and sometimes it sounds tinny.
- Clean Drive Another tweaked factory patch.
- Sweet Soldano I started with the Govt Mule patch and adjusted it a ton. This one's "like buttah".
- Sergio's bank
These load into slots 150-159. Sergio contributed the Mike Stern patches and I filled out the bank with some
of my own.
- Mike Stern Clear
- Mike Stern Oct.
- Mike Stern Lead
- In Your Face
On his latest album, Leslie West uses a 5150 he got from Eddie Van Halen. Here's the tone he gets from it.
- Shadow Play
Flanged sound to give it some movement.
Robin Trower tone.
- Teen Spirit
- Precious Gift
Another Robin Trower tone.
- Still Got The Blues
Gary Moore high energy blues.
- Mother Earth
Warren Haynes. Step on the CTL switch of the FC-200 to turn on the Univibe.
- Cliffs of Dover
Eric Johnson tone. Suitable for clean articulation with the ambience that makes his sound so distinctive.
A Joe Satriani tone. Marshall with some real bite.
This bank loads into slots 1-4 and includes patches that are trying to emulate a specific sound of the interactive
channel tweed fender amps, overdriven, and a couple of the patches have some reverb tuned in them.
This bank loads into slots 121-136 and includes the following:.
This bank loads into slots 137-152 and includes the following:.
- The Mirror 4.0
John Petrucci's tone.
Another JP for this song.
- Voices Flange
Less mid and switchable delay, wha ad flanger.
Petrucci's tone from Images & Words.
- Robs Pittbul
VHT Pittbull tone, very dinamic, enhances touch.
- Flanger Phase
- Syzzlin Harmony
Vai's harmony machine.
- Church 4Octave
Would U like a pipe organ.
- Steve Vai Drive
From Passion and warfare.
- Cupid's Dead
Nuno Bettencourt's tone.
- Clean Memories
Another ballad sound.
Special kind of wha sound.
This bank loads into slots 153-168 and includes the following:.
- 40' OldRadio
the sound of an old tube radio.
- Twin & Soldano
Sparkling Fender sound with Soldano thickness.
- Soldano SP-77
An SP-77 connected with a GP100 will sound like this.
- SLO 100
- Recto Boogie
Dual Rectifier sound (against the real thing).
- Gambale LD
Gambale Sound, good for sweeping tecnique.
- 30th Anniv
Joe Satriani's 30th Anniversary Marshall.
- Dual Rectifier
Another Mesa Dual Rectifier.
- Wha Boogie
Mark series with wha.
This bank loads into slots 169-184 and includes the following:.
Very Deep Slow gear effect with a rotating wha.
- Rubina Drive
Satriani's Rubina Sound (from Time Machine).
- Crunch SLDN
Another "not too bad" Soldano setting.
- Noman's Land
Heavy Metal tone with switchable harmony.
- Turn Up U Loose
Trying to emulate an ensemble duet.
Similar to an AC30.
AC 30 with a deep chorus, very sweet.
Clean with deeper chorus.
- Bell Btm Chorus
24 nights tone with a switchable chorus.
This bank loads into slots 185-200. In addition to factory presets that Roberto has tweaked, his banks include
the patches I've listed here.
- Terza Sup
+3rd harmony (a typical Maiden's application).
- Terza Inf
-3rd harmony (another typical Maiden's application).
- Glass Chor
Very bright clean sound.
- Flat Drive
A flat overdriven tone covers all the mix.
- Chorus Drive
Iron Maiden's tone (Adrian Smith - Somewhere in Time).
- JC Clear
Jazz Chorus tone.
Bright Clean sound.
- BG Power Stack
- Clapton's Bassman
Those Clapton's tone (24 Nights).
- Tremolo Wha
Old style sound.
- Big Bottom
Really big bottom end tone (Metal).
- Metal Filter
'80 typical Metal Tone.
- Super Boogie
High Gain Boogie.
- Mild Boogie
Mark I tone.
- Phasing Echo
Modern distortion with 60-70 phaser.
Creamy high gain sound with 3rd Harmony.
- Robs Soldano
Soldano type distortion.
- Larry Carlton
Modeled after Larry Carlton's "blues" setting, when he uses a Strat into his Dumble amp... with some
reverb and delay. Contributed by Ken McCoy.
- Jazz Ballad
Mellow jazzy tone with great compressed punch. Contributed by Greg Blake.
- Mr. Attitude
Searing lead tone with lots of ambience. Contributed by Greg Blake.
- Aint Talkin
Very brown. Big and spacious, it really fills up a mix.
- Over The Hills
Twelve string kind of sound for use with acoustic.
- Sixteen Stone
Bush. Mesa Boogie set to 11.
Ethnic...a pretty decent sitar sound.
- Govt Mule
Warren Haynes' sound with Govt Mule. A rich, overdriven sound, almost psychedelic. I've dreamed of having a Soldano
Amp like his..this comes pretty close.
- Heaven's Door
A lead sound, good for hard rock ballad solos which are slow and need a fat sound with long sustain and not too
much distortion. (e.g. guns n roses Knockin' on Heaven's Door). Contributed by Robert Roehrer.
- Rock Candy
Early Ronnie Montrose. That classic rockin' sound when Sammy Hagar was in his band.
This bank of patches loads into slots 151 - 162 and includes the following:
- '61 Princeton
The result of A/B testing against the real thing. Contributed by Ken.
- Muddy's Bassman
Same A/B testing here, a personal favorite of mine. Contributed by Ken.
- Blue Jeans
This is a flanged/chorused sound...kind of a Jeff Healy tone. Also is a good Robin Trower/Bridge of Sighs tone,
much better than the factory preset called BRIDGE OF SIGHS.
- Cold Day in Hell
Hot Gary Moore tone...best with humbuckers. This uses the dual feature of the GP-100 to simultaneously use a Soldano
and Fender amp, just like Gary does.
- Marshall Crunch
This really shows off the gp-100's emulation. This is a tough tone to duplicate without a Marshall...best with
single coil pickups, especially in the in-between position.
- Hiway to Hell
Sometimes you just need to lay back and go for an all-out AC/DC sound. This is the ticket for those occasions.
- She's Tight
Reminiscent of Cheap Trick. The wilder your guitar looks, the better this will sound. Contributed by Julio Roque.
- Black Dog
Rotating speaker tone. This is pronounced, so you get that organ type of sound from the Black Dog solo. Backing
off on the effect is good for songs like Little Wing.
- La Grange
ZZ Top. Actually more like the tone on "Eliminator"...very hot.
- Doubled Lead
A straightforward doubling, left and right channels, of a lead tone.
- Lonely Is the Night
Classic Billy Squier...sounds great with single coil pickups.
- There is no God
Nuno Bettencourt tone, from Extreme's "Waiting for the Punchline".
More patches from GM Arts.
Robert Roehrer has written an interesting random patch generator (it creates dual mode patches) for the PC.
This includes source code and a sample bank of patches. To download, click here.
Win95 Patch Editor
Joe Cygnarowicz has a patch editor for the Basic alogorithm.