Zoom B3 Bass Multieffects Pedal and USB Interface

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    The Zoom B3 Bass Multi Effects Pedal and USB Interface combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface. With complete control over individual effects and amp modeling, the Zoom B3 can transform your bass tone to sound exactly how you want on the fly in both stage and studio settings.

    Zoom B3 Bass Multi Effects Pedal and USB Interface Features

    • Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
    • 12 amp or 99 stompbox models can be used in any combination
    • Personally designed patches by Victor Wooten, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Doug Wimbish (Living Colour)
    • Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
    • Create and store up to 100 original tones
    • Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
    • Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
    • USB audio interface for DAW recording
    • 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 and Share and Steinberg Sequel LE recording software
    Three stomps. One pedal.
    The B3 from Zoom offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to three stompbox and amp effects simultaneously. The interface of the Zoom B3 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 sigmoid curve clipper in the B3 processor re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp's waveform. From the warm, fat sound of R and B to the intense, aggressive tone of metal, the Zoom B3 can simulate amplifier sounds that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of fingering and picking techniques.

    Super-real amp modeling
    The B3's 12 super-real amp models range from vintage to the latest trends in amp technology, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to alter its tone characteristics. By combining amplifiers and cabinets, you can digitally design your own custom rig. The Zoom B3's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.

    Modeled Bass Amplifiers
    Ampeg SVT, Fender Bassman100, Hartke HA3500, SWR SM900, Ampeg B15, Acoustic 360, Aguilar DB750, Polytone Mini Bruite III, Marshall Super Bass, Gallien Krueger 800RB, Eden WT800, Mark Bass Little Mark III

    99 world-renowned stompbox effects
    The Zoom B3 effects pedal offers 99 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular bass pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to three effects in any combination, as well as its high-quality stereo tube presets and bass synthesizers. It also includes patches personally designed by four of the world's top bassists. In addition, the Zoom B3 can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.

    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 Zoom B3 multi effects pedal can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.

    Looper function with 40-second phrase recording/overdubbing
    The Zoom B3's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The ‘sound-on-sound’ function allows you to layer bass sounds as many times as you want in real time and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks. You can even create a full band feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.

    Your personal drummer
    Every bassist needs a drummer, and with the Zoom B3 pedal 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 B3 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 connect the Zoom B3 effects processor directly to any mixing console to 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 bass guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.

    Free Edit&Share software for Mac/PC
    Zoom’s Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download, 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, the 'amp/effect' sorting feature to easily locate your sounds and drag-and-drop options to rearrange patches for editing. With Edit&Share, you can download the latest patches online, as well as share your patches with others.

    Product Specifications
    Zoom B3 Bass Multi Effects Pedal and USB Interface Specifications
    • Effect types: 111 types
    • Number of simultaneous effects: 3
    • 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: 20-20kHz +1 dB (10k ohm load)
    • Display: LCD x 3
    • Input: 1/4 inch phone jack
    • Rated input level: -20dBm
    • Input impedance: 1MO
    • ACTIVE/PASSIVE (switch selectable)
    • Output R: 1/4 inch phone jack
    • Maximum output level:
      • Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kO or more)
    • L/Mono/Phone: 1/4 inch stereo phone jack (LINE / PHONES)
    • Maximum output level:
      • Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kO or more)
      • Headphones: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 O load)
    • Balanced output: XLR connector
    • Output impedance:
      • 100 ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND)
      • 200 ohms (HOT-COLD)
    • Control input: For FP01/FP02/FS01
    • Noise floor (residual noise): -100dBm
    • Power:
      • AC adapter: Included DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA (ZOOM AD-16)
      • Batteries: 6 hours of continuous operation using 4 AA alkaline batteries
      • USB: Bus power
    • Dimensions (DxWxH): 170 x 234 x 54 mm
    • USB: USB Audio
    • Weight: 1.2kg
    Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
    Phone:  631-542-5270 Warranty:  1 Year
    Dave Bass
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    Great value, I love it
    Product Rating
    What is your opinion of this product?
    It does exactly what I was looking for. It has very good versions of all the bass effects I ever need. I am particularly impressed with its ability to mimic the Sansamp DI which I own.
    Dave Morris
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    Exactly what I needed!
    What is your opinion of this product?
    I have a Zoom B2 - nice unit but difficult to program. The B3 seemed much easier to work with especially with the graphic displays. Since I only need a max of three effects + chromatic tuner, I decide to buy the B3 and I'm VERY glad that I did. There are a lot of FX that are really good and a few that I didn't like at all - but that's me. I really like the HPS pitch shifter - if you're experienced in working with harmonizers this is really helpful in filling out the sound of a 3 piece band. The unit is well built and solid with XLR out, active/passive switch, an "econ" mode when using batteries, PLUS a USB port and software to program the unit on your computer. The B3 is a great product - I should have gotten one of these when they first came out but at least I have one now.
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