G3Xn Multi-Effects Pedal

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G3Xn Multi-Effects Pedal

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G3Xn Multi-Effects Pedal
G3Xn Multi-Effects Pedal
G3Xn Multi-Effects Pedal
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The G3Xn is a genre-defying multi-effects processor that gives you the versatility you need to experiment with new sounds and playing styles. Its built-in expression pedal, 80 second Looper, faithful amp and cabinet emulators, and extensive selection of effects and patches make it an essential addition to any pedalboard. The G3Xn is pre-loaded with 70 DSP effects (68 effects, 1 looper pedal, and 1 rhythm pedal), plus 10 realistic amp/cabinet emulators. The G3Xn has been loaded with essential guitar sounds like overdrive, distortion, compression, EQ, delay, reverb, flanging, phasing, vibrato, and chorusing. Unique multi-effects such as Seq Filter, Reverse Delay, HD Hall, and OSC Echo are also included.

Create Complex Signal Chains
Use up to seven effects and amp/cabinet models simultaneously, chained together in any order you like. It's like having hundreds of fully loaded pedalboards all in one compact and easy-to-use device.

Accurate, Realistic Amp and Cabinet Emulation
Choose from five classic amp models and adjust the sound exactly as you would with the knobs and switches of the real thingand then pair your amp with one of the five new cabinet emulators to complete the sound. Plus, you can download even more.

75 Custom-Crafted Patches and Counting
Recreate essential guitar tones and pioneer new territory with 75 custom-designed patches created exclusively by Zoom guitarists. Use these patches to emulate the iconic sounds of Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Michael Schenker, and Brian May or explore something completely brand new.

Fast and Intuitive Editing
The G3Xns switches and knobs give you enhanced control and have the responsive, hands-on feel of a standard stompbox. The G3Xn combines three LCD displays to show whole effect-chains at a glance, making it easy to add, delete, or change the order of effects quickly. Plus, you can store up to 150 of your custom effects-chains as patches.

Built-In Expression Pedal
The G3Xn features a built-in expression pedal that provides real-time control over volume, tone, or selected effects parameters, with three stompbox-style footswitches to kick effects in and out on the fly.

Practice and Perform
There are 68 built-in rhythm patterns included with the G3Xn, making it the perfect practice rig and enabling "one-man band" performances. An onboard Looper (which can be used with the rhythm patterns) allows you to record and overdub phrases up to 80 seconds long through the effects of your choice. A built-in chromatic tuner lets you bypass the currently selected patch while tuning, or mute the signal altogether.

Inputs and Outputs
The G3Xn can be easily integrated into any live performance or studio rig. In addition to a standard guitar input, there's an auxiliary stereo input for connecting smartphones or music players. It also includes a dedicated headphone jack for practice and dual outputs for mono or stereo L/R connection to guitar amps, PA systems, and audio interfaces.

The Mic On/Off feature lets you optimize the G3Xn for use with a real amp and cabinet (Mic Off) as well as optimize for playing through a PA system or recording direct with amp and cabinet emulators (Mic On).

Features At A Glance:

• 70 (68 effects, 1 looper pedal, and 1 rhythm pedal) onboard high-quality digital effects, including distortion, overdrive, EQ, compression, delay, reverb, flanging, phasing, and chorusing
• 5 new amp emulators plus 5 cabinet emulators
• 75 custom-designed factory patches
• Free ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software allows downloading of additional effects and patches
• Use up to 7 effects simultaneously, chained together in any order
• 3 stompbox switches allow effects to instantly be brought in and out
• Intuitive user interface
• 3 independent editing displays
• Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
• Onboard chromatic tuner with dedicated footswitch supports all standard guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings
• Tuner range of 435 - 445 Hz
• Stereo/mono Looper allows recording of up to 80 seconds of phrase recording
• 68 built-in rhythm patterns that can be used in conjunction with the Looper
• Tap Tempo with dedicated footswitch
• Input jack accepts standard guitar cable
• Auxiliary stereo input jack for connection of smartphones and music players
• Dual output jacks for connection to guitar amps and mono or stereo PA systems
• Dedicated stereo headphone output
• Includes Zoom AD-16 AC adapter


Effect types: 80 (70 DSP effects, 5 amp emulators, 5 cabinet emulators)
Number of simultaneous effects:7
Number of user banks/patches: 150
Sampling frequency: 44.1 kHz
AD/DA conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
Signal processing: 32-bit
Frequency characteristics: 20 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kΩ load)
Display: 128 x 32 dot-matrix LCD (x3)

Standard monaural phone jack
Rated input level: -20 dBu
Input impedance (line): 470 kΩ
Stereo mini jack (3.5 mm)
Rated input level: -10 dBu
Input impedance (line) : 10 kΩ

Output R:
Standard monaural phone jack
Output R, maximum output level:Line +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kΩ or more)
L/Mono/Phone: Standard stereo phone jack (combined line/headphone)
L/Mono/Phone, maximum output level:
Line +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kΩ or more)
Headphones 15 mW + 15 mW (into 32 Ω load)

Equivalent input noise:-119 dBu
Noise floor (residual noise): -100 dBu
Power: AC adapter DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA (ZOOM AD-16)

Dimensions: 181 mm (D) X 318 mm (W) X 64 mm (H)
Weight:1.84 kg

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Multi-FX for daays 1 of 1 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Moncton, New Brunswick
Want to make some space on your board? This does it all. Your one-stop-shop. Build like a tank without tanking your bank. Fits in my backpack. Super easy! Barely an inconvenience. Overall good sounds at a large variety.
Posted by Jay on Mar 3, 2022
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Zoom pedal 0 of 0 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Calgary, Alberta
I own the bass version, because for the price it was what I needed. Comp/EQ/Bass boost. This is the same idea. Got it on the used rack for half the price. Got home and played with it. More complicated then my bass one. Was getting frustrated actually. Connect to my Mac, factory reset, update driver and voilà. Exactly what I was looking for. Took me 20 minutes to get the tone I was looking for. It is worth every penny. Will be playing with the loop very soon. Look, I miss the tube screamer, but for the price, it does it very well and with a computer, very easy.
Posted by JF on Aug 24, 2020
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Amazing value, great amp modeling and effects, but presets are over the top 3 of 3 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
I bought this to use as an effects unit to replace a bunch of pedals and still use the sound of my own amps. I'm using it primarily to replace a bunch of digital effects like delay, reverb, octaver, whammy, noise gate, etc., and it works fantastic for that, as expected. However, what makes me so excited about this is the quality of the amp, cab, and analog effect modeling. The amp models actually respond dynamically the way real amps do. Using an overdrive or boost pedal (either modeled in the G3Xn itself, or using an external analog pedal) works just like it does into a real amp. The amp models respond to the use of your guitar volume knob like real amps, so you have an overdriven sound you can still clean it up with your guitar volume. This can pull off pure clean, edge-of-breakup, mild overdrive, medium gain, classic high gain, and modern metal high gain sounds. I've heard modelers do good pure clean and modern metal tones, but only the higher-end ones were able to do good pushed clean and medium gain tones. This can even pull off the super fuzzy, sludgy sounds that stoner rock bands use, which often involves stacking fuzz or overdrive pedals with power amp distortion (for this sound on the G3Xn, I like the EP Stomp into the ORG120 amp). This is the first budget modeler I've heard that can do it all. So I can use this little unit with headphones for silent practice without losing the feel and tone I'm used to with my tube amps. There's really no difference as far as I can tell other than not having the feel of the air moving in the room (and the feedback effects that has on the guitar). And when I use this as an amp modeler into a power amp, I still get that. I'd be totally fine with using this live. The cabs are modeled using impulse responses (IRs) and also have an adjustable mic sim. The sound of the cabs vary widely, like real cabs do, and have basic EQ adjustments so you can fine tune your sound. There are only two downsides to this thing, as far as I can tell. First, the presets seem to be aimed more at demonstrating what the unit is capable of, rather than generally useful settings. Many, especially the higher-gain ones, are way over the top in terms of gain (like a distortion pedal into a high gain amp), and modulation (often both reverb and delay plus other effects). These can be cool sounds for solos but have way too much going on for most playing. These preset patches are much more usable when the modulation is off by default, and when dirt pedals are set lower, even for metal. The second downside is that you can only have one effect using the expression pedal per patch. Of course it makes sense to have only one expression pedal effect active at a time because there's only one expression pedal, but I would like to be able to switch between two in the same patch. For example, I might want to switch between volume and wah on the expression pedal in the same patch, or pedal pitch shift and oscillating delay. But this is a minor issue, and you can get around it by having two patches with a different expression pedal effect in each patch, and just switching between patches. Overall, this pedal is an incredible value. I've been enjoying playing this through headphones just as much as I've enjoyed playing any of my tube amps out loud, and when I use it as an effects unit with a real amp it opens up a huge range of high quality effect options that wouldn't be possible to fit on any pedalboard.
Posted by Tyson on Oct 15, 2019
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Zoom nailed it 3 of 4 customers found this review helpful
Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Toronto (Bloor St.), Ontario
After owning this pedal for a long enough to know it inside out I finally feel comfortable enough to write a reasonable review. I was worried when I first ordered it if it would stand up to wear. Turns out it's a little tank. Heavy and sturdy. The Expression pedal is also of better feel and quality then I expected once you get used to it. There are tons of effects built into this unit, each broken down into the typical families of effects such as gain, compressors, modulation, distortions, delays, filters, amp modelling (which is great by the way) . There is a software package which allows beautiful on screen editing, which is fast and intuitive. You can run up to 7 effects at once. Some of the effects take up 2 position slots like the more sophisticated delays and many of the amp models as examples. You go between two modes to see the presets in banks of 3's, or in edit mode you edit the presets and change the order of things any way you want. one of the handiest things is a dedicated preset volume knob near the top of the unit. it goes from 0 to 120. Say you have an amp that is just screaming loud, way too loud. you use this dedicated knob to reign it down to a non ear splitting volume. You can nicely balance 3 guitar tones within a bank as an example using this feature. Everything is editable on the floor inside the unit. I was able to create one man band type presets complete with drums, looper, and simple amp like a fender deluxe as an example. I can't go into all the details in the scope of a review like this. One little annoying thing I should mention is that if you leave the preset you loose any loops you have created. But for the price hey don't split hairs. I found the amount of the effects and the quality of the effects to be amazing for the price. They always seem to are working away at adding more too. The actually have a delay that models a Strymon now as an example. Other well known names are all in the arsenal. I put it through Logic pro the other night using a ping floyd creation of mine and it sounds awesome in stereo. I bought it because I wanted the small size otherwise I might have gone for the big brother which has four dedicated editing units instead of three. All around great pedal I feel.
Posted by Bill on May 2, 2019
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