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  • Zoom G-Series Lounge

    Given how well-liked similar offering by Line 6 have tended to be on these boards, (unless the search function is on the fritz again) I am surprised to find that Zoom's G3 and (especially) G5 processors haven't been discussed more frequently.

    The feature set of the G5 includes delightfully oddball effects like bitcrushing, sitar emulation, early reflection reverb, granular sampling, sample-hold filters, and all sorts of vintage and psuedo-boutiquey modulation models. In addition, the G5 has a compact footprint, 60 second looper, input setting for stompbox use, and footswitchable tube-driven booster designed for use with amplifiers.

    The brief period of time I have spent with my G5 has brought to mind the golden olden days of my 20+ pedal noise board. I have been using it direct into headphones or a FRFR setup with onboard amp models, so I am not certain how well the G5 interfaces with a real amp. Are there any other Zoom G-series users out there? If so, please share your experiences.
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    Given how well-liked similar offering by Line 6 have tended to be on these boards, (unless the search function is on the fritz again) I am surprised to find that Zoom's G3 and (especially) G5 processors haven't been discussed more frequently.


    I'm not. Zoom get given a rough deal by many users, not perhaps unfairly given some of their earlier efforts. However the G3 is ****************ing stellar and I've just rebought one to use a weird noisebox
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    • #3
      I rebought a G2 and still love it. They're so easy to dial in a good sound. I don't get how these companies are bringing out so many 'just like a stompbox!' solutions. I've had a load of multifx's in my time, and never wished they were like a stompbox.
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      • #4
        I bought the G3 when it came out specifically because of the looper and synced drums. It hasn't disappointed me. I just acquired a G5 but haven't put much time in yet. Although I already know what to expect. I also have an HD500 but haven't had a chance to do a head to head compare.

        IMO the G5 is the most for the money you can get.
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        • #5
          "......because of the looper and synced drums....."

          So do the G3's effects sync up with the drums? i.e like the trem, the throb of the vibe or the quack of the auto wah?

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          • #6
            Have a G1. Want a G3.
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            • #7
              the g5? http://www.zoom.co.jp/products/g5/
              the big one?

              granualar sampling? really? the g3 didnt have this...
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              • #8
                Any details, clips or vids on the granular sampling? Google turned up nothing of note.

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                • #9
                  I've have the G2. One of the best buys for what I could afford. I use it through my amp's FX loop, mainly for EQ, reverb/delay, pitch shifting, and post distortion compression. It's a good team player with my drive pedals, and it's so easy to use. Disconnected from the rig, it's a great stand alone unit for practicing at night with headphones so I don't disturb the neighbors. The drum machine feature is cool; I hate the boring click of a metronome.

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                  • #10
                    I'm really liking the G3, especially since the v2.0 update.
                    I just wish it was easier to change patches.
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                    • #11
                      Once you have recorded a loop on the G3 can you change the loop tempo? And do you need to have the drum machine playing when you use the looper?

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                      • #12
                        I love my G2.1nu!!! I use it in the loop for effects only (delay, reverb, chorus, tremolo, flanger, phaser, harmonizer, etc...)

                        I'm extremely happy with it!




                        And for my acoustic gigs I use the A2.1u... sounds like a million bucks! I admit the reverb isn't the smoothest.. but it still sounds very good.

                        Here's a demo I did of it:

                        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7bieh52dhA



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                        • #13
                          Once you have recorded a loop on the G3 can you change the loop tempo? And do you need to have the drum machine playing when you use the looper?
                          IIRC correctly you cannot change the tempo, and the drums are not required.
                          "I used my psychic powers to investigate this and found it to be hogwash. I hate it when people make claims with no basis in science."

                          "If a problem is too difficult to understand the solution is to placate your ignorance with denial."

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                          • #14
                            "......because of the looper and synced drums....."

                            So do the G3's effects sync up with the drums? i.e like the trem, the throb of the vibe or the quack of the auto wah?
                            I believe it does set the FX as well, but I'm not sure if it's all of them.
                            "I used my psychic powers to investigate this and found it to be hogwash. I hate it when people make claims with no basis in science."

                            "If a problem is too difficult to understand the solution is to placate your ignorance with denial."

                            Tasty Licks
                            Secret Moment

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                            • #15
                              IIRC correctly you cannot change the tempo, and the drums are not required.


                              Cheers, buddy. Among all the **************** on this forum there are still some good posters providing useful info.

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