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Zoom G3X Guitar Multi Effects Pedal

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Product Description

The Zoom G3X Guitar Multi Effects Pedal is designed to be any guitarist’s ultimate performance tool for live performance and recording! This easy to use effects processor features 94 types of effects and 22 amp models with unmatched realism, recreating all the character and overtones of the best vintage and modern amps ever made. With the Zoom G3X you can tweak effects and amp models to make the tone in your head a reality!

Zoom G3X Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Features

  • Ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface
  • 22 amp models with all the rich harmonics of the actual tube amp they are modeled after
  • 94 incredible stompbox effects including distortion, compression, modulation, delay and reverb
  • By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the amp models sound more realistic than ever before
  • Store up to 100 original presets without a hitch
  • Over 100 built-in DSP effects
  • 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing with a sound-on-sound function to layer guitar sounds as many times as you want in real time
  • Built-in drum machine with 40 different rhythm patterns including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and more
  • 3 large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches allow you to utilize up to six effects and amp models simultaneously
  • USB audio interface for DAW recording
  • Expression pedal allows you to control wah, pitch shift, volume, drive gain, modulation rate, delay/reverb mix and more in real time
  • Balanced XLR output and selectable modes for DI use
  • Over six hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included)
  • Includes Edit&Share and Steinberg Sequel LE recording software
Three Stomps. One Pedal
The G3X offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to six stompbox and amp effects simultaneously. The interface has also been simplified with three control knobs for each display. This intuitive design makes creating, saving and rearranging the effect chain of your own sounds a breeze and provides easy navigation in live and studio settings.

Evolution of tube amp simulation
A newly developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp's waveform. With its tube distortion, the Zoom G3X processor can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of picking and strumming techniques.

Super-real amp modeling
In addition to models of 13 amps that are among the best in the world, 9 new amp models have been added that are so realistic they include harmonics. Each amp has its own cabinet modeling, so even the sonic characteristics that vary depending on physical traits, the number of speakers and cabinet materials, have been impressively re-created. By combining amps and cabs from different makers, you can even create your own unique amp sounds.

Scroll Function
Zoom has added a scroll function for the three screens, making it easy to edit any of the up to six simultaneous effects. In addition, other advantages include automatic saving of effect parameter changes and the freedom to easily rearrange the effects as you like in the chain. Anyone can master the G3X without depending on the manual.

94 world-renowned stompbox effects
The Zoom G3X offers 94 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular guitar pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to six effects in any combination. The G3X's wide range of effects includes distortion, compression, modulation, delay and reverb. Its HD Reverb uses DSP power to produce a rich resonance that rivals outboard gear used in professional studios and live setups.

The newest generation of DSP: ZFX-IV
The ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operability over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the G3X can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.

Over 100 versatile effects on-board
Select from over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on the G3X. Try its renowned compression and wah pedals, chorus effects with stunning depth and resonant reverbs. Or let your tonal imagination run free with dynamic flangers, tremolos, harmonized pitch shifters, multi-tap delays, reverse delays and much more. The G3X can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.

Looper function with 40-second phrase recording/overdubbing
The Zoom G3X's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The sound-on-sound function allows you to layer guitar sounds as many times as you want in real time and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks.

Your personal drummer
Every guitar player needs a drummer, and with the G3X processor you can choose from 40 different rhythm patterns, including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and many others. The tap key also makes it easy to set tempo and start a one-man jam session anytime.

USB audio interface for DAW recording
The Zoom G3X operates as an audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer via USB. All of your sound settings used during rehearsals or live performances can be recorded to your favorite DAW such as the included Steinberg Sequel LE recording software. The pedal's direct monitoring capability eliminates any latency issues, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.

Balanced XLR output for DI use
With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect the G3X to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. Its convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while sending the original analog guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.

Accurate, real-time Tuner function
The pedal's Tuner function offers smooth, real-time response with precise guitar tuning accuracy. Whether you're in the middle of a performance or practicing alone in your room, simply hold down the pedal's center footswitch to start getting your strings back in tune. In addition, the G3X's LCD displays and LED indicators make the Tuner easy to see on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output to tune silently.

Runs on batteries, AC adapter or USB power
The G3X can operate on three different power sources: AC adaptor (included), batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Four AA/LR6 alkaline batteries provide over six hours of continuous use. Whether on stage or in the studio, the G3X gives you reliable power options.

Optional expression pedal and footswitch
Connect an optional FP02 expression pedal to the G3X and use it as a dedicated volume control, leaving the built-in expression to control all other parameters. Use an optional FS01 footswitch to tap the tempo used for the drum machine, looper and effects. You can also use an FS01 to mute the Delay/Reverb input or turn Delay Hold on or off.

Free Edit&Share software for Mac/PC
Zoom's Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G3X, allows you to create, edit and save your personalized amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its radar charts to access visual representations of each preset's tone characteristics, amp/effect sorting feature to easily locate your sounds and drag-and-drop options to rearrange patches for editing purposes. With Edit&Share, you can download the latest patches online, as well as share your patches with others.

Product Specifications
Zoom G3X Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Specifications
  • Effect: types 116 types
  • Number of simultaneous effects: 6
  • Number of user banks/patches: 10 patches x 10 banks
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
  • A/D conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • D/A conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • Signal processing: 32-bit floating point and 32-bit fixed point
  • Frequency characteristics: 20-20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kOhm load)
  • Display: LCD x 3
  • Input: Standard monaural phone jack
  • Rated input level: -20dBm
  • Input impedance: 1MOhms
  • ACTIVE/PASSIVE: switch selectable
  • Output: R Standard monaural phone jack
  • Maximum output level: Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kOhm or more)
  • L/MONO/PHONES: Standard stereo phone jack (line/headphones)
  • Maximum output level: Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kOhm or more)
  • Headphones: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ohm load)
  • BALANCED OUTPUT: XLR connector,- Output impedance, 100 Ohm (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 Ohm (HOT-COLD), PRE/POST (switch selectable), GND LIFT (switch selectable)
  • Control input: For FP01/FP02/FS01
  • Power: Included DC9V AC adapter, Batteries 6 hours of continuous operation using 4 AA alkaline batteries, USB Bus power
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 66 x 323 x 175 mm
  • Weight: 1.6kg
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Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
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Still working on getting the sounds I want out of this, but it is pretty versatile, even if it is a bit finicky. Some of the amp models are pretty much worthless, alot of overlap. Less models, more effects would be better.
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