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ZB1ON

Your Price: $79.99 CDN

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With the Zoom B1on, your bass will never have to take a back seat. 100 powerful bass effects and amp models5 can be used simultaneously, chained together in any orderallow you to deliver the kind of solid foundation your music deserves. You can even construct CD-quality bass loops, perfectly synchronized to the onboard rhythm machine, and there's a built-in tuner too.

Amazing effects, amazing features, amazing sound
The B1on offers 100 bass effects, including a variety of distortion, compression, modulation, delay, reverb and amp models.

Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together any way you like. In addition, there are 68 built-in rhythm accompaniment patterns, and you can connect headphones to the output jack (as well as portable music players to the auxiliary input jack) for silent practice sessions. An onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard bass tunings, and a Looper feature allows you to record up to 30 seconds of CD-quality audio. Loop length can be set either manually or to a preset number of quarter notes, and you can loop to any rhythm pattern, with automatic quantization that ensures seamless start and end times.

Programming is simple and straightforward thanks to a streamlined user interface and large backlit LCD screen. Advanced editing features such as Swap, Auto-Save and Pre-Select make it easy to organize your patches for live performance and allow you to scroll through patches silently while keeping the current patch operational. In addition, the B1on's built-in expression pedal enables you to control input level, output level, or any selected effect parameter in real time.

Dozens of different ways to make you a bass hero
The B1on allows you to choose from 100 different onboard DSP effects.

These include compressors, noise gates, filters, equalizers and octave dividers, as well as boosters, overdrives, fuzzes, phasers and flangers, plus chorus, pitch shift, tremolo, vibrato, a sub-octave generator and an intelligent bass synthesizer that plays along in keyeven a DeFret effect that changes the tone of a fretted bass into that of a fretless. There are simulations of both classic and modern pedals such as the Aphex Punch Factory, MXR DynaComp, dbx 160A, BBE Sonic Maximizer, Moog MF-101 and Z. Vex Seek-Wah, as well as the Xotic EP Booster and Bass BB Preamp, Electro-Harmonix Bass Big Muff, SansAmp Bass Driver DI, MXR Bass D.I.+, Avalon Design U5, plus the ADA Flanger, tc Electronic Corona Tri-Chorus and BOSS ODB-3, DS-1 and Metal Zone. Original effects include Zoom's Noise Reduction (ZNR) algorithm, a bass frequency-specific Auto-Wah and a "talking" modulator. You'll also find more than a dozen delays and natural-sounding reverbs here, including rooms, halls, plates and an emulation of the Line6 M9 Particle Verb.

The dozen amp models include emulations of classic tube amplifiers like the Ampeg SVT, Ampeg B-15, Fender Bassman, Marshall Super Bass, Polytone Mini-Brute III and acoustic 360, as well as the contemporary sounds of the Hartke HA3500, SWR SM-900, Aguilar DB750, Gallien-Krueger 800RB, Eden WT-800 and Italian Markbass Little Mark III, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to further alter the tonal quality. What's more, you can pair any amp model to any cabinet model for unusual, and often striking, effects.

NOTE: Manufacturer names and product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with the Zoom Corporation or Zoom North America.

Complex multi-effects made easy.
Question: When is an effects pedal not just an effects pedal? Answer: When it's a multi-effects pedal.

The B1on not only allows you to select and edit any of its onboard effects, it enables you to use up to 5 of them simultaneously, chained together in any order you like. This kind of power and flexibility means that you can create rich, complex effects within the unit itself instead of having to use multiple pedals.

Stompbox chains typically start with dynamics effects, such as compression, before routing the signal to wah, EQ, distortion and/or overdrive effects. Modulation and spatial effects such as chorus, delay and reverb are usually placed at the end of the chain.

However, there are no hard and fast rules on how to chain effects. Exciting new sounds can easily be discovered with a little experimentation and some imaginative effect chaining. The B1on gives you the ability to get creative with your effects chaining.

You can also easily edit chains youve previously created. Simple changes in the order of effects can sometimes alter sounds dramatically. For example, an EQ set before an amp model can result in a radically different sound than having the EQ set after the amp model. That's because putting the EQ before the amp model serves not only to alter the tonal characteristic of the sound but to act as a signal booster as well. All this can be done internally with the B1onmuch easier than physically changing the order of stompboxes.

Tuner
Bassists know the importance of playing in tune. But it's not just about getting your instrument in tune; it's about keeping it in tune all night. That's no problem if you're using a B1on, because its built-in Tuner makes the task totally stress-free, even under the pressure of a live gig and the heat of stage lighting.

The B1on Tuner is instantly accessible at all times and shows you whether the note you're playing is sharp, flat, or dead on. You can opt to either bypass the currently selected effect (thus giving you a clean, unaffected sound) when tuning, or to mute the signal altogether, allowing you to tune in silence.

The B1on Tuner is flexible, too: It can be set to a reference of A=440, or any value between 435 and 445, and can be used chromatically or in a variety of standard bass tunings.

Rhythms
Rhythm training is an important part of every bassist's craft. The B1on Rhythm function makes it easy and fun to do. 68 realistic-sounding rhythms are at your fingertips: PCM samples of actual drums playing real-life patterns in a variety of different genreseverything from rock to jazz, and from Emo to Motown. Dozens of quarter-note, eighth-note and sixteenth-note rhythms are provided, in 4/4, 6/8 (shuffle) and 3/4 (waltz time); for the adventurous, there's even a 5/4 groove!

The Rhythm function can also be used in conjunction with the Looper function (see below), allowing you to craft complex orchestrations overlaying the pattern of your choice.

Looper
Got a great lick that you'd like to expand on, or a distinctive chord progression that you think could serve as the foundation for an exciting improvisation or an inspired solo? Explore your creativity to its fullest with the B1on Looper, which allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of performance (through the effect or effects of your choice) in high quality audio (16-bit 44.1kHz). Recording time can either be set manually or to a preset number of quarter notes, up to 64 beats, and starting and stopping the Looper (as well as readying it for an overdub or clearing its memory altogether) is as easy as pressing a pedalno hands required.

The B1on Looper can also be used in conjunction with the Rhythm function, allowing you to play along with the pattern of your choice.

Auto Save
Edits saved. All the time.

Finally got that perfect effect crafted, but afraid you'll lose it? It'll never happen when you use the B1on's handy Auto Save function. When switched on, whatever you change will automatically be saved.

Alternatively, if you'd prefer the insurance of a safety net (so that you never accidentally overwrite a patch), simply leave Auto Save off. The B1on will then politely ask you if you want to save your edits whenever you move on to a different patch. Settings can be saved to the currently selected memory area, or to any other area, allowing you to place it where it's most convenient.

The B1on makes naming patches a breeze, toosimply use the parameter knob to dial in the characters you want. Patch names can be up to ten characters long, and each patch can be assigned its own level as well, allowing you to ensure consistent volume even when going from a gentle acoustic sound to heavy metal overdrive.

Pre Select
Choose the effect you want before the audience hears it.

Normally, you'll want to store your custom B1on patches adjacent to one another so that stepping on the pedal will scroll through them in the order needed. In that circumstance, you'll also want the sound to change immediately, and this is the way the B1on normally operates.

However, if you haven't stored your patches in adjacent memory locations, or if you simply get the urge to experiment and change things up in the middle of a performance, just turn on the B1on Pre Select function. This allows you to scroll through patches silently, with the current sound remaining unchanged as you do so.

Power Functions
The B1on runs on just 4 AA batterieseither alkaline or rechargeable NiMH. Alternatively, it can be powered from an optional Zoom AD-16 AC adapter or via USB.
When running on batteries, the B1on powers up automatically when a jack is inserted into its input connector, and a unique "eco" function can be used to automatically power the unit off if unused for 10 hours.

Battery life (when using alkaline batteries) is more than 20 hours, even during continuous use, and a handy "battery remaining" display shows you how much power is remaining. To extend battery life further still, you can opt to have the backlit LCD display turn off automatically after 15 or 30 seconds after the pedal was last used.

FEATURES

• 75 effects, including distortion, compression, modulation, delay and reverb
• Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together in any order
• 100 memory locations (10 banks of 10) for the storage of user-created patches
• Swap function makes patch organization a breeze
• Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
• Pre Select function allows silent patch selection while keeping the current patch operational
• Onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard bass tunings
• Looper feature for the recording of up to 30 seconds of CD-quality audio with seamless start and end times
• 68 built-in rhythm patterns which can be used in conjunction with the Looper
• Standard 1/4" input jack accepts standard cable (both active and passive instruments supported)
• 1/8" auxiliary input jack for connection of personal music players
• Output jack for connection to amp or headphones
• Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
• Lightweight and small enough to fit in your gig bag
• Easily integrated into any existing pedalboard
• Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of 20 hours
• USB port for power and firmware updates
• Optional AC adapter

Accessories
Here's what comes included with the B1on:
• Operation manual
• AA size (LR6) battery x 4

Optional accessories
• AC adapter (Zoom AD-16)

SPECIFICATIONS

• Number of effects: 100
• Number of simultaneous effects: 5
• Number of patch memories: 100 (10 banks of 10)
• Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
• A/D conversion: 24-bit, 128 oversampling
• D/A conversion: 24-bit, 128 oversampling
• Signal Processing: 32−bit floating point & fixed point
• Frequency characteristics: 20Hz 20 kHz +1 dB, -6 dB (into 10 kΩ load)
• Display: Backlit dot matrix LCD
• Input: Standard mono " phone jack
• Rated input level: -20 dBm*
• Input impedance (line): 470 kΩ
• Aux in: Mini stereo (1/8") phone jack
• Rated Input Level: -10 dBm*
• Input impedance (line): 1kΩ
• Output: Standard stereo (1/4") phone jack
• Maximum line output level: +2 dBm (output impedance load of 10 kΩ or more)
• Maximum headphones output level: 17 mW + 17 mW (into 32Ω load)
• S/N (input conversion noise): 119dB
• Noise floor (residual noise): -97 dBm*
• Battery type: AA size (LR6) battery x 4
• Continuous battery operation time: 20 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries
• AC adapter (optional): DC 9V center-negative, 500 mA (Zoom AD-16)
• USB: Firmware update, bus power
• External Dimensions: 154.8mm(D) x 146.0mm(W) x 43.0mm (H)
• Weight: 380g (without batteries)
• Note: 0 dBm = 0.775 Vrms

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I used it in small or big gigs for starter this i perfect....
Posted by Peter on Dec 18, 2018
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I like it a lot2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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I'd definitely recommend this to anybody who's looking for a first effects pedal. It has simulations of all the major kinds of effects, most of them sound pretty good, and they're all highly configurable. For a little more money, the B1Xon is the same thing with an expression pedal, which can be used for volume, which is really useful, as a pitch shifter, which you should probably never use, and as a wah, which is loads of fun. On either of these things, you can find out what's possible with all the major types of effects, build up some sound profiles that work for you, and have at least an hour of fun for every dollar you spend on it. Plus it has a tuner and a rhythm box built in. If you're looking to use this as a multi-stomp, I think it will work pretty well for that, but it will take up more space than something like the ms50b. You can do this by setting up a patch as a bypass and an adjacent patch using the effect you're trying to get into your chain, then switching between the patches. There's no way to configure each pedal to select a single patch or effect. It's also almost certainly not a true bypass circuit, but I don't hear any effect on the sound quality compared to plugging my bass straight in to the amp. What I like about this unit is that it's small, it does a lot of things, and the sound quality is good. Some of the effects don't do anything for me, and I feel like some of the modulators cut too much off my top end, but overall it sounds good and most of the stuff in there is going to be useful to someone some day. I'm giving it 5 stars, but only 4 on features, because of the following: This thing has a looper, and it's fun to play around with, but there some barriers to using it in performance. First, it's only 30 seconds. More importantly, it's not completely foot-controllable. e.g., you select a patch, then press a button with your finger, twice, to switch the pedals to looper mode, use a foot switch to start recording and the same foot switch to stop recording and start playing, then push a button with your finger to get into a mode where you can select a different patch to play over top the loop, then press the original button a couple of times again to get back into looper mode so you can stop it. It does support overdubs. It's not very configurable. e.g., bigger, more expensive boxes let you tie patches or even individual effects to switches, or to restrict the patches you can cycle through. All you can do with this one is step through patches, which could be a problem if you need to use a lot of patches in one song. There's no software to set things up. There's a USB port, but officially it's only for powering the unit and loading firmware upgrades. Unofficially, there's a guy on the internet called Dave who has patch librarian software which he says works with this unit as well as other Zoom products. I haven't tried it, but if you're the kind of person who switches between effects a lot, there's no official support for managing the process, and you need Dave's software to work if you get this. On this note, there's also no other I/O other than the instrument in and line/headphone out. So no recording interface, no loop-back, no midi control. Last thing you might be interested in is build quality. It seems pretty rugged to me, but it's plastic. If that's going to be a problem for you, or if you think you're likely to smash it with a sledge-hammer or drop a cabinet on it, don't buy it. Just stepping on it isn't going to break it anyway.
Posted by Patrick on Jan 8, 2017
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great pedal for home practice1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Nice one for sound, ease of use, features. Multi effect Plus looper and basic drummer. Hard to beat! The built in headphone amp is noiseless and stereo! Missing input for expression pedal to make it perfect but at this price near to perfect.
Posted by Serge D. on Nov 2, 2014
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awesome sound and features, i have b3 and i like this one better.
Posted by PaPa Jack on Aug 24, 2014
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very good sound, perfect for home practice or gigs. all the presets usable at list for me, i have B3, MS60B, and i like this one the best. go and check it out, really good effect unit.
Posted by Jack on Aug 23, 2014
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