Zoom B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator

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Product Highlights

  • 12 Amp Models
  • 99 Stompbox Effects
  • 40 Second Phrase Looper
  • USB Audio Interface
  • Tube Amp Simulation
  • 40 Onboard Rhythm Patterns
  • Balanced XLR DI Output
  • Built-in Tuner
  • Battery or AC Powered
  • Includes Steinberg Sequel LE Software
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The B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator by Zoom features nearly 100 stompbox effects for bass guitar including compressors, filters, drive effects, preamps, modulators and much, much more. It also offers twelve amp models ranging from vintage to today's latest in amp technology. Some of the amps modeled include the Ampeg SVT, Fender Bassman, Marshall Super Bass, SWR SM-900 and the Aguilar DB750 just to name a few. To further enhance the realism, the B3 includes a sigmoid curve clipper which re-creates the smooth clipping of tube amps delivering warm, fat and aggressive sounds.

Not only does the B3 provide you with tons of effects and amp modeling, it also doubles as a digital audio interface allowing you to record directly to your computer via USB. Included is Steinberg's Sequel LE recording software which allows you to record and mix multiple tracks of guitars and other instruments. Other convenient features include a 40 second phrase looper, a built-in tuner, 40 onboard rhythms to jam along with and a balanced XLR DI output.

Features 99 stompbox effects including compressors, filters, drive effects, preamps and more
Offers twelve amp models including Ampeg SVT, Fender Bassman, SWR SM-900 just to name a few
Includes three footswitches allowing for up to three simultaneous stompbox and amp effects
Features three, easy-to-read backlit LCD displays - one for each footswitch
Tube amp simulation re-creates the smooth clipping of tube amps for warm, fat sound
Doubles as a digital audio interface allowing you to record directly to your computer via USB
Includes Steinberg's multi-track audio recording software Sequel LE
ZFX-IV DSP effects with 32-bit floating-point processing for the most realistic amp modeling
The B3's tuner function offers smooth, real-time response with precise bass tuning accuracy
40 second phase looper allows you to layer bass sounds and loop phrases with rhythm tracks
Built-in drum machine features 40 preset rhythms to jam along with
Integrated balanced XLR output for DI use with Pre/Post switch for direct monitoring
Quick 1ms patch changing allows you to switch sounds instantly without missing a beat
Powered by four AA batteries, included AC adapter or by USB
-100dBm noise floor reduces or eliminates background noise
ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds
Optional FP02 expression pedal connectivity for control over wah, pitch shift, volume and more
Optional FS01 footswitch allows you to tap tempo, mute delay/reverb and more
Includes Zoom's Edit&Share software for sharing and using personalized amp and effect settings
UPC: 884354010454
Effects 111
Simultaneous Effects 3
Patch Memory 10 patches
10 banks
Sampling Frequency 44.1kHz
A/D Conversion 24bit, 128 times over-sampling
D/A Conversion 24bit, 128 times over-sampling
Signal Processing 32bit floating point and 32bit fixed point
Frequency Response 20Hz to 20kHz + 1.0dB, -3.0dB (10k�� load)
Display 3 x LCD
Input 1/4" phone jack
Rated input level: -20dBm
Input impedance: 1 Mohms
ACTIVE/PASSIVE (Switch selectable)
Output Right: 1/4" phone jack, maximum output level: +5dBm (Output load impedance: 10 kohms or higher

L/Mono/Phone: 1/4" stereo phone jack (LINE / PHONES), Maximum output level: [LINE] +5dBm (Output load impedance: 10 kohms or higher), [PHONES] 20mW + 20mW into 32 ohm load

Balanced Output: XLR jack, Output impedance: 100 ohms (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 ohms(HOT-COLD), PRE / POST (Switch selectable, GND LIFT (Switch selectable)
Control Input For FP02 / FS01
USB Audio Interface: 16bit / 44.1kHz
Supported OS Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X v10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6
Noise Floor -100dBm
Power AC Adapter: DC9V/Center negative/500mA (ZOOM AD-16)
Batteries: 4 x AA/LR6 battery, 6 hour battery life
USB: bus power
Dimensions 6.69 x 9.21 x 2.12" (17 x 23.4 x 5.4 cm)
Weight 2.64 lb (1.2 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 8.2 x 3.5"
Zoom B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator
  • AD-16AC Power Adapter
  • Steinberg Sequel LE Recording Software
  • Limited 1 Year Warranty
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