Zoom b3 patch Ideas

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  1. Crystalman85

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    Hey everybody...welcome to the zoom b3 patch ideas thread. this is the one thread where you can share your patch ideas for the zoom b3. since I've learned how the zoom b3 actually functions, I'm starting to get some ideas on patches to create. so I will be posting some nifty patch ideas that can help you get some totally awesome sounds. anyone here who has patch ideas of their own, feel free to share it here. I will start with my personal patches.

    Metal bass

    Section 1: metalwrld: gain:25, tone:17, Level:100, Balance:30

    Section 2: chorus: depth:50, rate:18, mix:59, locut:400hz, level:70, Predelay: on

    Section 3: svt: bass:3, mid:2, treble:2, midfq:400hz, gain:45, level:59, ultra:low, cab:ag8x10, mix:50

    Cool chorus

    Section 1: exciter: bass:2, treble:3, level:70

    Section 2: chorus: depth:50, rate:18, mix:59, locut:400hz, level:70, predelay: on

    Section 3: g-krueger: bass:4, mid:2, treble:3, midfz:400hz, gain:40, level:90, color:mid, cab:swr4x10, mix:50
     
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    Here's another patch idea I've come up with. this one has an awesome overdrive sound that's very suitable for hard rock and heavy metal.

    Grinding bassman

    Section 1: any effect you want

    Section 2: t-scream: gain:30, tone:45, level:80, balance:40

    Section 3: B-man: bass:4, mid:1, treble:3, midfq:400hz, gain:45,
    level:90, deep: off, cab:gk4x10, mix:50

    Note: some patches I come up with would usually only consist 2 sections of the zoom b3 to be active. the other section that's not active, you can add any effect you want. rather if it's a modulation effect, compressor, limiter, or even a synth effect. if desired, you can add whatever effect you want to add.
     
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    Here's another patch I've come up with. this patch has a beefy punchy sound that's very useable for recording and live performances.

    Beef

    Section 1: optcomp: drive:7, tone:70, level:70

    Section 2: bassdrive: bass:3, treble:2, presence:4, gain:45,
    blend:75, level:90, mid:7

    Section 3: exciter: bass:2, treble:3, level:70
     
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    Here's a patch idea that sounds pretty cool. this patch is useful for bass solos and if you play in a drum and bass kind of band(i.e death from above 1979).

    Tube metal bass

    Section 1: any effect you want

    Section 2: bassdrive: bass:4, treble:3, presence:4, gain:40, blend:75, level:85, mid:5

    Section 3: metalwrld: gain:40, tone:10, level:98, balance:30
     
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  6. Crystalman85

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    Here's another patch idea I've come up with. this patch has a warm overdrive sound that totally rocks.

    Warm rock bass

    Section 1: any effect you want

    Section 2: t-scream: gain:40, tone:45, level:80, balance:40

    Section 3: acoustic: bass:3, mid:-2, treble:1, midfq:450hz, gain:45, level:90, char: off, cab:swr4x10, mix:58
     
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    I have grown to like a bit of light chorus in some songs we do. While I run a mono amp this is a patch I use to full effect only when recording, ie across two channels.
    It still sounds great live in mono, but you obviously miss the stereo effect then.

    SVT Chorus

    Download patch here (hopefully, if it works!): http://www.tz350.net/Zoom_B3_patches/SVTchorus .b3p

    Section 1: Stereo chorus: depth:32, rate:38, mix:45, low cut:340Hz, level:40

    Section 2: graphic EQ: (To your taste), level:90

    Section 3: SVT: bass:4, mid:0, treble:1, midfq:160hz, gain:90, level:140, Ultra:both, cab:Hartke4x10, mix:50
     
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    Overdrive, limited, through an SVT. I use this one with the band on several songs, though I'm forever tweaking it.

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    OD Limit SVT
    Download patch http://www.tz350.net/Zoom_B3_patches/OD_CompSVT.b3p


    Section 1: Bass Muff: gain:52, tone:78, level:10, mode:BsBST, balance:45

    Section 2: Limiter: Thrsh:18, Ratio:4, Level:98, REL:5

    Section 3: SVT: bass:5, mid:4, treble:3, midfq:180hz, gain:70, level:46, Ultra:low, cab:SWR4x10, mix:48
     
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    Cool...thanks for sharing, ozzygreg.
     
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    I'm still developing this one for use in the band.
    Compressor, through a light hall reverb and into an SVT.
    I am very inexperienced with compressors so my settings there may well seem way off accepted norm!
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    My SVT
    Download patch: http://www.tz350.net/Zoom_B3_patches/My_SVT.b3p

    Section 1: 160 Comp: thrsh:-10, ratio:4.1, mix:45, gain:12, knee:soft, level:70

    Section 2: Hall reverb: decay:5, tone:3, mix:45Pre-D: 19, level:100

    Section 3: SVT: bass:2, mid:-3, treble:1, midfq:350Hz, gain:40, level:51, Ultra:both, cab: orgn, mix:60
     
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    gated fuzz

    muff clone
    rat
    gate pedal
     
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    Ok, thanks.
    Can you clarify which effects within your Zoom B3 you actually used?

    I'm guessing:
    1. Bass Muff
    2. Squeak
    3. (This one has me confused, where's the gate pedal effect in the B3?)
     
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    Actually I use the bass muff only. The gate is called znr. It is near the comp patches.
     
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    Ah, so it is, on both counts!

    ....Thanks!

    Greg
     
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    I have another patch which emulate a cello.
    pitch shift pedal, control pitch with exp pedal
    Slow attack
    Some modulation, sorry can't rmbr the name of pedal i used. My b3 is not with me and i am using my phone to post hehe.
     
  16. Crystalman85

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    Here's a new patch Idea I've come up with recently. this patch idea is a warm overdrive-like boost that'll have your rig growling like a beast.

    Dark boost

    Section 1: m comp: thresh:25, ratio:5, level:70, attack:4

    Section 2: bass bb: drive:25, bass:3, treble:-2, dry:30, level:70

    Section 3: g-krueger: bass:3, mid:-2, treble:2, midfq:350hz, gain:45, level:80, color:mid, cab: ac1x18, mix:50
     
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    Here's another patch I've come up with. it's similar to the tube metal bass patch idea, only it's a little different. this patch idea has a different distortion model.

    Tube distortion

    Section 1: any effect you want

    Section 2: bassdrive: bass:3, treble:4, presence:4, gain:45, blend:70, level:80, mid:7

    Section 3: squeak: gain:40, tone:25, level:70, balance:40
     
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    Willbassyeah, you need to display the setting in order to give the zoom b3 owners an Idea by showing what settings you've made in the patch idea and if you want to, tell them how the patch is used.
     
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    Great settings! Iam temporairy playin around with the B3 and your settings give me a good starting point. Thanks.
     
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    Anytime, dude. more patch ideas will be coming.
     
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    Here's another patch I've come up with. this patch has a smooth gritty sound that's useable for hard rock and heavy metal.

    Smooth overdrive

    Section 1: any effect you want

    Section 2: t-scream: gain:40, tone:50, level:70, balance:40

    Section 3: superb: bass:3, mid:-2, treble:2, midfq:350hz, gain:45,
    level:80, presence:7, cab: gk4x10, mix:50
     

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