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Muse Hysteria Tone out of a Zoom B3?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Quadzilla, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Can it be done? Thanks!
  2. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    Yes, I got close but unless you have Chris' set up then that's about all you can ever get
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  3. Quadzilla

    Quadzilla Supporting Member

    Thanks. Anyone else?
  4. DDXdesign

    DDXdesign formerly 'jammadave' Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 15, 2003
    Wash DC metro area
    @Quadzilla Here's what I came up with when I had a B3 - definitely not perfect, a bit outside the box perhaps:

    1. 160 Comp - set however you like your compressor
    2. AWah+Dist - Sense 5, Gain 20, Level 50, Dry 31, Tone 50, Reso 7, Chain Aftr
    3. Bit Crush - Bit 16, SMPL 25, Bal 42, Tone 5, Level 75

    I used the bit crusher alone for Time Is Running Out, and both effects for Hysteria. Swap the order if that sounds too messy with the bit crusher last; I can't decide which order I like better. Maybe you'd like a Muff in place of the bit crusher, too; I did sometimes.
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  5. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    Hmmm... this is the second time in as many days that I've seen a zoom patch breakdown for a muse song using the bit crusher effect.

    Now that my MS60b has this effect courtesy of the new firmware, I must try it out!
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  6. jking138


    Oct 6, 2013
    There was an Hysteria patch if you search the 'Zoom B3 patch library' page here on TB

    For me set the Total balance to 60 so you have a good amount of clean.
    M filter or A filter (just a little blended in)
    Squeak or Great Muff (personal preference).
    Super Bass with bass cut.

    I found that the sim values change a lot between different basses and strings so there's not much to be gained from copying exactly.

    One of the other TBers made a good point in that, 'It's best to make your own approximation with the gear you have than trying to be exact'.
    Like I said you can get close, sitting with the B3 and experimenting is the best way to do it, sometimes something counter intuitive gets better results than you might think.
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  7. Ok, I was asked to play this song at a gig and here’s what I got out of my B3. Folks, please feel free to chime in on compression and settings etc.

    1. Comp-DIST (Thrsh 41/Gain 51/Level 49/dry 28/tone 71/ratio 3/attack 5)

    2. Bit Crush (bit 9/sample 18/bal 50/tone 3/level 81)

    3. Octave (I used this as a boost during the non vocal parts) Oct 80/dry 100/tone 8/Low 7/mid 3/level 115)

    Not happy with my Octave settings so please chime in guys for help.

    Many thanks and shout out to Crystalman for all his hard work on B3 settings!

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