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Zoom’s G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator combines 13 amp models, 94 stompbox presets, and over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds. Order yours from Sam Ash Direct today.

We’re putting our foot down.

Zoom’s G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface. With complete control over individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your tones on the fly for both stage and studio.

Three Stomps. One Pedal.

G3 offers three large stomps with LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to three 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 amplifier’s waveform. With its tube distortion, G3 can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original models.

Super-real amp modeling.

G3’s 13 super-real amp models range from vintage setups 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 of different makers, models and years, you can digitally design your own custom rig. G3’s modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.Note: Only one amp model can be used at a time.

The newest generation of DSP: ZFX-IV.

G3 utilizes the all-new ZFX-IV DSP processor. This generation of ZFX circuitry upgrades everything from tone and power to function and operability. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, G3 emulates amplifiers and recreates tones that are more realistic than any other amp modeler.

94 total stompbox models.

G3 has 94 diverse types of stompbox presets, including some of the world’s most popular guitar pedals. You can use up to three effects in any combination. G3’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.

Dial in your sound

Select from over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on G3. 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. G3 can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.

USB audio interface for DAW recording.

G3 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 problems, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.

Looper function with 40-second phrase recording/overdubbing.

G3’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. You can use looped sounds as simple backing tracks or create a “full band” feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.

Integrated drum machine.

Set up a one-man jam session with over 40 different patterns. Play 4, 8 and 16-beat rhythm sequences, or you can set it to shuffle to choose from one of many preset beats. The tap key also makes it easy to set tempo and keep you in perfect sync.

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 on pitch. In addition, G3’s LCD displays and LED indicators make the feature easy to use on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output for seamless tuning.

Balanced XLR output for DI use.

With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect G3 to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. In addition, a convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while passing the guitar signal directly to the XLR output without relying on an A/D converter.

Output modes for stage and studio.

Different output modes allow you to optimize G3’s tones based upon its connection with your personal rig. In addition to modes for the front inputs of combo and stack amps, G3 can be used as a preamp when connected to a power amp input. By selecting the direct mode with a line connection, you can achieve a realistic guitar sound that is optimal for live use and recording.

Super-low noise design.

G3’s signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of -100dBm virtually eliminate background noise. G3’s ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with beautiful tones and natural release.

World's fastest patch change speed: 1ms.

With G3’s amazing 1ms patch change speed, you will never miss a beat. Change from rhythm playing to a solo in an instant by simply pushing the switch.

Add a G3 to your pedalboard.

G3 is perfect for use in combination with traditional stompboxes. By adding a G3 to your pedalboard, you will decrease the size and complexity of your setup, while expanding your system’s effects and modeling capabilities.

Optional expression pedal and footswitch.

Connect an optional FP02 expression pedal to G3 and control effect parameters such as wah, pitch shift, volume, drive gain, modulation rate and delay/reverb mix in real time. 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 G3, 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.

Runs on batteries, AC adapter or USB power.

G3 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 playing. Whether on stage or in the studio, G3 gives you reliable power options.

We’re putting our foot down with the first pedal to unite traditional analogue stomps with a multi-effects processor and amp simulator: G3.

FEATURES:

•  Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
•  13 amp or 94 stompbox models can be used in any combination
•  Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
•  Create and store up to 100 original tones
•  USB audio interface for DAW recording
•  Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
•  Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
•  Balanced XLR output and selectable modes for DI use
•  Includes Edit & Share and Steinberg Sequal LE recording software
•  Over six hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included)

Things You Will Get:

  • Multi Effect Pedal
  • Install Disk
  • User Guide
Series G Series USB Consoles
Other Features Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
Model ZFP02

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  • Excellent sound quality (3)
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    5.0

    farewell mr tube, you've been a good fri

    By inthecresents

    from earth

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Compact Design
    • Excellent Sound Quality
    • Good Selection Of Effects
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Zoom G3 Guitar Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

      After a year with a class a amp, running low to achieve consistency in rectifier reaction, speaking with Los Angeles studio pro's about amp modulation, I was dinosaur tube guy.then months programing the g1n(zoom) with the ZFX3 chip and sonic test with Bose as a reference, found silvers of fault in areas of live application, and a need to spend more time with the gates.I see the G3 with the ZFX4, done. For now, I find amps obsolete, impressive that zoom continues to apparently use their products and forge ahead.tough as it gets this one is limited only by your experience, though don't take anyone's word, check the zoom site with Vidz of side by side amp guitar variations morphing into g3 settings( one of the few product demo's that isn't a wanna be couch guitar audition) and hear it yourself. See ya greedy amp corps, that tryed to limit tone to cash.

       
      4.0

      what a great idea

      By Claudio Gtr

      from São Paulo - Brazil

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

      • Difficult memo bank acess

      Best Uses

      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Zoom G3 Guitar Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

      Bought to complete the palette of fx in my pedalboard.
      I put in the end of my chain, which is loaded with ( gt to amp -- cry baby, comp , dist. , ovrdrv , chorus , rotary sim. )
      The geat thing about the Zoom G3, is that it is a mult-fx tha operate as common pedal, as you turn-on off each programmed foot-switch.. First I was concerned about tone comprimising, as some other models Zoom produces. Concerned 'bout alter a bit the tone of my guitar, but as I read in the site, it's 24bit AD/DA convertion. What made me think, it could be OK. Actually the signal , processed or not, is very clear, doesnt alter the tone of your instrument, nor "digitalize" it, what could take the dynamics away. Not at all. My main use of it is for the delays, but I found myself using other tools , as phaser, harmonizer , and whammy and even amp simulation, which is very good ( fender marshall - boogie ) and it really does well the job. of course, Some fx are better than others
      (quality talking here) (delay, phaser, chorus, reverse delay, tremolo, reverb are very good. and even some overdrive sounds OK ) ( specially delays - they are really great )

      The harmonizer, whammy, ring modl.etc , are just OK , they do the job, but you can notice it misses something . Fine for me ! As these aren't fx I need much. (
      The overall consideration for me is - It is a great tool , gives way much more than expected for the money , well built , good parts, strong foot-switches (although bad quality of paint - mine already has scrathes and i dont know how it got ) , easy to use and has a very useful balanced XLR output, very useful when you need to go direct in the line, using the G3 as amp simulator. I trust it , and go out to gig with no worries.
      Didn't record it direct in line yet, but for the results i 've een getting in the P.A, i think it will be very satisfying !!!
      (forgot to mension that there's a passive/active control button to the input jack, as well as a pre/post and a gnd/lift in the XLR output. Just like a direct-box . Very cool feature /

       
      4.0

      What a great idea

      By Claud Gtr

      from São Paulo - Brazil

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Zoom G3 Guitar Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

        Bought to complete the palette of fx in my pedalboard.
        I put in the end of my chain, which is loaded with ( gt to amp -- cry baby, comp , dist. , ovrdrv , chorus , rotary sim. )
        The geat thing about the Zoom G3, is that it is a mult-fx tha operate as common pedal, as you turn-on off each programmed foot-switch.. First I was concerned about tone comprimising, as some other models Zoom produces. Concerned 'bout alter a bit the tone of my guitar, but as I read in the site, it's 24bit AD/DA convertion. What made me think, it could be OK. Actually the signal , processed or not, is very clear, doesnt alter the tone of your instrument, nor "digitalize" it, what could take the dynamics away. Not at all. My main use of it is for the delays, but I found myself using other tools , as phaser, harmonizer , and whammy and even amp simulation, which is very good ( fender marshall - boogie ) and it really does well the job. of course, Some fx are better than others
        (quality talking here) (delay, phaser, chorus, reverse delay, tremolo, reverb are very good. and even some overdrive sounds OK ) ( specially delays - they are really great )

        The harmonizer, whammy, ring modl.etc , are just OK , they do the job, but you can notice it misses something . Fine for me ! As these aren't fx I need much. (
        The overall consideration for me is - It is a great tool , gives way much more than expected for the money , well built , good parts, strong foot-switches (although bad quality of paint - mine already has scrathes and i dont know how it got ) , easy to use and has a very useful balanced XLR output, very useful when you need to go direct in the line, using the G3 as amp simulator. I trust it , and go out to gig with no worries.
        Didn't record it direct in line yet, but for the results i 've een getting in the P.A, i think it will be very satisfying !!!
        (forgot to mension that there's a passive/active control button to the input jack, as well as a pre/post and a gnd/lift in the XLR output. Just like a direct-box . Very cool feature /

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        G3 Guitar Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal

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