|Zoom G3 rocks!|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Saskatoon South Saskatchewan|
|I wanted to get a new FX pedal and save room on my board. I now have replaced 2 of my old units and added many more with the G3. It is very easy to switch between many effects and you customize which effects are where. Features - it is relatively easy to pre-set effects to your liking and combine what you need in different patches - you can set up a patch with up to 6 FX (with the V2.0 upgrade) for specific songs and name it what you like. The effects sound very good, the reverb is incredible when run through a loop. I have no need for amp modelling as I get plenty of great tones with my 4 amps so I cannot comment on that feature. The overdrive/distortion doesn't sound great through the loop as expected but likely sound much better in front, though this is not the way I'm running it. Overall, great value for the money, where else do you get a triple customizing pedal that sounds this great for this kind of money?|
Posted by Jethro Rocker on Nov 2, 2012
|Zoom G3 can't get more simpler to get a great guitar tone|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Scarborough Ontario|
|great amp modelers, great FX. Great Live and in your home studio. Works like a triple stompbox, and YOU decide what goes into each slot. Amazing results for recording, too. I prefer the XLR out into my main audio interface, over the USB, but USB works great, just in my setup, I prefer going through my 16 channel Alesis board.
The Patch Editor software complements the manual tweaking of the settings.
Recently, Zoom upgraded the firmware to v2.0 and now, the G3 can have 6 items, with 3 visible, but can scroll left to right, right to left to access the other stomps.
The G3 v 2.0 is funtional as G6 (doesn't exist) the V2 should really be X2 as is 3 x 2 = 6
I have the new G5, and both are equal in results. G5 is more suitable for live performance. But, I used G3 for 20+ gigs. G5 for 50+ gigs (in last 3 months). Still have a Zoom G7 which still gets used from time to time, and it's seen 100+ gigs, and countless rehearsals, jam and recording.|
Posted by John Robbie on Oct 14, 2012
|A Surprisingly good multi-effect unit from ZOOM|
|Product Experience||I own it||Closest Store||Mississauga Ontario|
|I purchased the Zoom G3 to use mainly for rehearsals and possibly for gigs depending on the tones.
I had previously tried to use several Zoom multi-effect units with not much satisfaction.
However, this one seems to be a very solid unit with convincing amp/pedal modelling tones.
It can be used in front of the amp (like 3 pedals going into the amp), in the fx loop (like 3 pedals in the loop), and as a separate preamp/effect unit into the power amp or direct.
Due to the lack of an effect loop, the usual 4 cable method used for Boss GT series can't be applied here.
But I must say that I am quite happy with the tones I get by going into the power amp section of a tube combo amp. It gives me the much needed flexibility in a small package.
Lastly, I must say that the modelling sounds much better than the Boss GT-8 or GT-10. And for the price, this unit is definitely a worthwhile investment.|
Posted by Jeremy on Apr 17, 2012