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How to Make Live Gigs Easier With The Pandora PX-1

Some Ideas By Helmut Reininger (dalmet@online.edvg.co.at)


One major disadvantage of the PX-1 is that it doesn't feature a foot switch to change from patch-to-patch (yeah, I hope they do a Rack Mounted Version -Chris), and the small buttons cannot be easily pressed in a darker environment or when you're in a hurry. So if you would like to change to another patch during verse/chorus/solo/whatever, you would have to program 2 or more patches and the 20 patches limit would soon be filled up! I found out a method where you can avoid using all the 20 patches. However, you have to make compromises concerning the sound. Here's a small hint for all of you who need, for example, a CHORUS effect during the solo and none during the rest of the song. I'll try to explain it using the TAB to the song "Hedonism" by Skunk Anasie. The TAB was obtained through the On-Line Guitar Archive (yeah check it out - I tabbed out a Deep Purple tune - Chris). All my comments start with *** so don't mix them up with Dave Caren's!

Hedonism by Skunk Anansie

Tabbed by Dave Caren

*** OK, the initial patch would be something like this :

Name      Drv+Val      EQ+Val      Mod+Val     Amb+Val     Cab  Thr  Lvl 
Hedon     Crunch 18    L/H19 16    Pan2 16     Delay5 23    na   13   26

While playing, keep the Pandora in the EDIT mode. Make sure that MOD is selected!


                         Fm                                              D#

    

e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

B|---------------9--------8h9-10--9--------------------------------8---------8-------

G|---------------8--------8-----8---8----------------------------8---------8----8----

D|---------10---------------------------------------------------8---------8----------

A|------8---------------------------------------------------6----------6-------------

E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------

This is the riff for the verse of the song. Play around with it you will get the hang of it !!



        I hope your feeling happy now, I see you feel no pain and all it seems
     
        I wonder what your doing now, I wonder if you think of me at all

        Do you still play the same rules now, a lot of special moves to someone else

        I hope your feeling happy now


       Chorus



                                                      Just because you 

    

     e|--------8---------8--------8--------8---------8--------------
     B|----11------11-------11------11-------11---------------------
     G|-------------------------------------------------------------
     D|-------------------------------------------------------------
     A|-------------------------------------------------------------
     E|-------------------------------------------------------------



*** Here serious problems start up because the overdrive in the original is a little higher than the one achieved before. You could either turn up your guitar's volume or push the distortion on/off pedal connected to an amp with the distortion set to a level where it sounds more like the original as if the PX-1 did all the overdriving alone. Anyway, you have to turn off the MOD effect (PAN) for the chorus using the (|) button!




      D#                A#          Fm        G#

      Feel good ,   doesn’t make you right  oh no

                      D#            A#           Fm

     Just because you feel good , still want you here tonight





    Does laughter still discover you , I see through all those smiles that seem so right
    
    Do you still have the same friends now, to Smoke away your problems and your
    light

    How do you remember me , the one who made you laugh until you cried

    I hope your feeling happy now

    Chorus...



     Solo..... with wah wah pedal

*** In order to achieve Wah-FX push the big + button quickly in order to switch on the AWAH effect in the MOD section. If you decide to use AWAH1, you just have to push once to produce a sound quite different to the sound used in the verse. And hey presto: one patch saved! The rest of the song is included so you can play it until the end. You could also have your roadie/girlfriend/singer push the buttons for you but make sure he knows when and he's not drunk or not paying attention.

  

    That's all then!

     

e|-------------------------------------------------10----8----6----5---------------------------
B|--------6------------6-----------6---------6-------------------------8----6----------------6-
G|--------7------5h7--------5h7------5h7------------------------------------------5--5h7-------
D|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--5------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

     

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------
B|--------6------------6--------6-------6---8h6--8h6--8h6--8h6---8h6--
G|--------7------5h7-----5h7----5h7-----------------------------------
D|----5---------------------------------------------------------------
A|----5---------------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                         

                                                   Just because...     

     

e|----------------------------10-8-6-5-------------------------------------------------------5-
B|----6-------6-----6----6--------------8--6-----------------6--------6----6----6----6-----8---
G|----7---5h7---5h7--5h7----------------------5--5h7---------7----5h7--5h7--5h7----------------
D|5--------------------------------------------------------5-----------------------------------
A|5--------------------------------------------------------5-----------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------





           F       C                   Gm                A A#

       you feel good , doesnt make you right you right , oh no

                        F      C                   Gm             A A#

       Just because you feel good , still want you here tonight , want you



       Outro..



      

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B|------------11---10h11---12----11------------------------10----------------10-------
G|------------10---10--------10---10-------------------10----------------10--------10-
D|-------12------------------------------------------10----------------10-------------
A|---10-------------------------------------------8-----------------8-----------------
E|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------



      Wonder what your doing now , I hope your feeling happy now.....etc, etc

Great tips Helmut! But what are girlfriends? Heck, I must have been woodshedding too long! - Chris

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