Zoom G3X Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal with Expression Pedal

Zoom G3X Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal with Expression Pedal

Zoom G3X Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal with Expression Pedal

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Product Highlights

  • 94 x Effects
  • 22 x Amp and Cabinet Models
  • Use Up to 6 Effects Simultaneously
  • 100 x Memory Banks
  • 100 x Factory Preset Patches
  • 40 Seconds of Looping Time
  • 41 x Built-In Rhythm Patterns
  • Built-In Expression Pedal
  • Can Be Used as a USB Audio Interface
  • Includes Steinberg LE Sequel Software
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  • 1Description

With its built-in expression pedal, 94 effects, 22 amp and cabinet models, looper and factory-loaded rhythm patterns, Zoom's G3X enables you not only to create original sounds but also to perform as a one-person band. Its intuitive design allows for easy navigation when creating, saving, and rearranging effects, without having to go digging through menus. Three integrated LCD screens each have a dedicated onboard footswitch and three control knobs for programming.

Effects include delays, compressors, noise gates, and wah, as well as boosters, overdrives, fuzzes, phasers and flangers, plus chorus, pitch shift, tremolo, vibrato, and even ring modulation. To satisfy all of your audio taste buds, the G3X has simulations of both classic and contemporary pedals, such as the Dynacomp, Moog MF-101, Pro Co Rat, and the CE-1, as well as multiple reverbs, including rooms, halls, arenas, and plates. It also comes with dual effects such as chorus/delay, compressor/overdrive, and delay/reverb to jump-start your imagination for your own creations. Original effects include Zoom's Noise Reduction (ZNR) algorithm for silence between pauses when you're playing romantic ballads, and ExtremeDS, for out-distorting the metal band sharing your bill. For maximum tweakage, parameters such as delay time and modulation speed can be manipulated to the nth degree with the assignable onboard expression pedal.

Up to six effects can be used simultaneously, arranged in any order you like; and, for the forward-thinking musician, signal flow can be reversed. One hundred patch memories, all pre-loaded with factory settings, are provided for storing your custom-edited effects and presets, all accessible via the foot switch. With 40 seconds of loop time and 41 rhythm patterns to play along with, you can build your own mini-orchestra without having to rely on annoying band-mates.

The G3X's 22 amp models include emulations of both vintage and modern tube and solid-state amps from manufacturers like Fender, Marshall, Vox, Hiwatt, and Orange. Additionally, you can pair any amp model to any cabinet model, making your own mutated hybrids. To further diversify the audio gene pool, you can match the output of a given amp/cabinet model to your outboard gear. Got a plethora of analog equipment that you can't divorce? You can marry the G3X to your vintage stockpile of amps or line-level devices (pre- or post-effect) via dual 1/4" (mono and TRS) and balanced XLR output jacks. Also, plug in your headphones to the 1/4" TRS jack for a quiet practice session that won't irritate your neighbors.

Create your next epic indie film score by using the G3X as an audio interface to record into the included Steinberg Sequel LE recording software. It's Mac- and Windows-compatible and captures your sound as 16-bit / 44kHz audio. The G3X runs on four AA batteries, either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH, or the supplied AC adapter. Battery life is up to six hours when using alkaline batteries, and the unit automatically powers down if left unused for extended periods.

  • 94 effects, including distortion, compression, modulation, delay, and reverb  
  • 22 amp/cabinet models
  • 3 backlit LCD screens with contrast control  
  • Intuitive user interface
  • 1 ms patch change speed
  • Up to 6 effects can be used simultaneously, and chained together in any order
  • 100 memory locations for storing your creations 
  • 100 factory preset patches
  • Store/Swap function for organizing patches
  • Auto Save function for saving all patch parameters
  • Onboard chromatic tuner supports standard guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings
  • Tuner range from 435–445 Hz
  • Up to 40 seconds of looping time 
  • 41 built-in rhythm patterns can be used in conjunction with looper
  • Easily integrated onto most pedalboards
  • Input jack accepts standard mono guitar cable 
  • Active/passive input switch
  • Built-in expression pedal for control over volume or selected effects parameters   
  • Input for external foot switch or expression pedal (both available separately)
  • Dual output jacks for connection to amps, headphones, and more
  • Balanced XLR output with ground lift for DI connection to line-level devices
  • Pre/post switch
  • Runs on 4 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of more than 6 hours
  • USB port for bus power, firmware updates, and audio interface use
  • Compatible with Windows and Mac
  • Compatible with Zoom Edit&Share patch software 
  • Includes Steinberg Sequel LE recording software
  • AC adapter included 


Expression Pedal
  • Change your input or output volume
  • Manipulate effects parameters such as delay time, modulation speed, or pitch bend
  • Pedal range can be adjusted for every patch
  • Reverse pedal the effects by setting the maximum value lower than the minimum value
  • Calibration for customizing pedal sensitivity


Computer Control
  • USB port for connection to Mac or Windows
  • Use as an audio interface with included Steinberg Sequel LE software
  • Direct monitoring during recording
  • Compatible with Zoom's Edit&Share software (available as a free download)
  • Catalog, edit, and share your patches
  • Sorting tools for finding sounds
  • Drag, drop, and reload your sounds in specified order for gigs


Additional Features
  • Built-in chromatic tuner that supports a variety of standard guitar tunings
  • Tap Tempo function for setting delay times and modulation frequencies in real time to the rhythm of the song 
  • 41 rhythm patterns – PCM samples of drums in a variety of different genres and time signatures. 
  • Onboard looper for layering up to 40 seconds of performance (wet or dry) 
  • 16-bit / 44.1kHz
  • Loop sounds while using the rhythm patterns


In the Box
Zoom G3X Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal with Expression Pedal
  • 9V Power Supply Adapter For Zoom Effects Pedals
  • Steinberg Sequel LE Recording Software
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Effects 116
    Simultaneous Effects 6
    Patches 100 (10 banks)
    Sampling Frequency 44.1 kHz
    AD/DA 24-bit with 128x oversampling
    Signal Processing 32-bit floating point and 32-bit fixed point
    Frequency Response 20 Hz to 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 Ohms load)
    Display 3 x LCD screens
    Inputs 1 x 1/4" mono (active/passive switch selectable)
    1 x 1/4" control pedal
    Rated Input -20 dBm
    Input Impedance 1 MOhm
    Outputs 1 x 1/4" TRS (left/mono/phones)
    1 x 1/4" TS (right)
    1 x XLR balanced
    Maximum Output Level Line: +5 dBm (with load of 10 kOhms or more)
    Headphones: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ohms load)
    Output Impedance 100 Ohms (hot-ground, cold-ground), 200 Ohms (hot-cold)
    Output Switching Pre/post
    Ground lift
    Control Input Pedal Models: FP01/FP02/FS01 (available separately)
    USB Firmware updates and interface functions
    Audio Interface Sampling Frequency: 44.1 kHz
    Bit Rate: 16-bit
    Compatibility Windows XP SP 3 (32-bit) or newer with Intel Pentium 4, 1.8 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more
    Windows Vista SP 1 (32-bit, 64-bit) or newer
    Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) with Intel Pentium Dual-Core 2.7 GHz or faster, RAM 2 GB or more
    Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7 with Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster, RAM 1 GB or more
    Power AC adapter, 9 VDC (center-negative), 500 mA
    4 x AA batteries (6 hours of continuous operation with alkaline batteries)
    USB bus
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 6.9 x 12.7 x 2.6" / 175.0 x 323.0 x 66.0 mm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 8.0 x 3.7"
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