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Have all the tones! Zoom's G5n multi-effects pedal boasts 68 DSP effects, 10 amp and cab sims, plus stereo outputs and USB out for seamless recording. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Your One-Stop Shop for Guitar Effects and Amp Models!

The Zoom G5n guitar effects and amp simulator pedal has a little bit of everything for the performing and recording musician -- with more effects and amp models than you could possibly use in a day or even a week, easy-to-use tone-shaping tools, an onboard looper, an LCD/footswitch interface, an aux in for connecting music players or smartphones, and much more. Whether you're playing live at a large venue, or in the studio for an audience of one, Zoom's G5n multi-effects pedal is sure to liven up your guitar rig.

Ultimate Control Over Your Guitar Tones

The Zoom G5n's smart design combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects pedal and the convenience of a USB audio interface. Although the feature-laden G5n may seem like it has a lot going on, it's actually very easy to use, especially during live performances. With the G5n's graphical interface made up of five displays, dedicated footswitches, and four control knobs for each footswitch, you get real-time control of up to nine simultaneous stompbox and amp effects. Do everything on the fly -- create, save, and rearrange your sounds' effect chain -- without having to scroll through endless menus or navigate a confusing interface.

"Super Real" Amps -- and Way Too Many FX

Make things a little easier on yourself: instead of lugging your prized amps to the show, take advantage of the G5n pedal's five simulated amp models, plus five cabinets. From clean and crunchy to loud drive tones, the G5n is capable of reproducing the characteristic qualities of a range of amplifiers.

Over sixty types of stompbox effects -- 68, to be exact -- give you a fast pass to all the FX you could want for any gig. The G5n covers distortion, compression, modulation, delay, and reverb -- and you can use up to nine effects at a time, in any combination.

Live Looping

As a nice bonus, the G5n pedal features a looper with 80-second phrase recording/overdubbing. For some real-time fun, use it to layer guitar parts as many times as you want, and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks.

When you pair the looper with the Zoom G5n's realistic DSP effects and the built-in rhythm patterns, you can make your solo show feel more like a full band. As far as drums go, you can choose from more than 68 different rhythm patterns, including 4-, 8- and 16-beat, shuffle, and so forth. You can hit the tap key to set your desired tempo. You'll find this pedal to be an indispensable practice tool!

Built-In Real-Time Tuner

It's natural for your guitar to get out of tune as you play, so to help you keep your intonation in check, the pedal sports a dedicated Tuner button on the left side of the pedalboard.

Doubles as a USB Audio Interface for DAW Recording

When you want to record a quick demo or simply capture part of a rehearsal, the G5n can serve as your USB audio interface for direct DAW recording. Record in stereo directly to your computer via USB, with all of your sound settings intact. Thanks to the G5n guitar pedal's direct monitoring capability, you won't have to worry about latency.

The G5n also comes with Steinberg Cubase LE recording software, giving you everything you need to start making music.

Features:

- Guitar multi-effects pedal with amp simulations and stompbox presets
- 5 LCDs with easy-to-operate amp and stompbox interface
- Over 68 stompbox presets and 5 amp models
- Simultaneous use of up to 9 effects
- Create and store up to 200 original sounds
- Looper function with 80 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
- Integrated rhythm machine and tuner
- USB audio interface for DAW recording
- Powered via Zoom AD-15 AC adapter (included)
- Includes Steinberg Cubase LE recording software

zZounds is an authorized dealer of Zoom products.
- Effect types: 78 (68 DSP effects, 5 amp emulators, 5 cabinet simulators)
- Number of simultaneous effects: 9
- Number of user banks/patches:200
- A/D conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
- D/A conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
- Signal processing: 32-bit
- Frequency characteristics: 20 - 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kO load)
- Display: 128 x 32 dot-matrix LCD (x4), 256 x 32 dot-matrix LCD

Inputs
- INPUT: Standard monaural phone jack
- Rated input level: -20 dBu
- Input impedance(line): 470 kO
- AUX IN: Stereo mini jack
- Rated input level: -10 dBu
- Input impedance(line) : 10 kO

Outputs:
- L/R: Standard monaural phone jack x 2
- Maximum output level: Line +5 dBu (with output load impedance of 10 kO or more)
- Phone: Stereo mini jack
- Maximum output level: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 O load)

- Equivalent input noise: -119 dBu
- Noise floor (residual noise): -101 dBm
- Control input: Zoom FP01/FP02
- Power: AC adapter DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA (ZOOM AD-16)
- Dimensions: 225 mm (D) X 454 mm (W) X 75 mm (H)
- Weight: 3.4 kg
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZG5n
Blemished
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZG5n
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZG5n
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 631-784-2200

Zoom G5n Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal

When Zoom designed the G5n, their goal was to create the finest collection of guitar effects ever offered in one innovative package. From "FunkSauce" to "Texas Toast," from "Carlos" to "Heavensent," the G5n delivers dozens of tonalities sure to please the most discerning guitarist.

Features

Consider this the 78 boutique pedals you don't have
The G5n comes loaded with 68 beautifully-crafted and newly assembled DSP effects, plus 10 of the most faithful and realistic amp/cabinet emulators we've ever created.

A wide array of effects
The G5n comes equipped with freshly-developed takes on not only the most-essential guitar sounds like overdrive, distortion, compression, EQ, delay, reverb, flanging, phasing, vibrato, and chorusing, but also unique multi-effects such as Seq Filter, Gold Drive, Reverse Delay, HD Hall, and OSC Echo.

Ultra-realistic amp/cabinet emulation
You can connect the G5n directly to a PA system or audio interface, using the 10 brand new onboard amp and cabinet emulators. Choose from 5 classic amp models like the Marshall JCM800, Fender Twin Reverb, MESA Boogie Mk3, Bogner Ecstasy Blue Channel and British 30W Class A Combo, newly and faithfully created to be adjusted exactly as you would with the knobs and switches of the real thing.

Pair your amp with one of the 5 newly-created cabinet emulators to complete the sound, choosing from Marshall 1960 A-type cabinet (4x12" Celestion speakers), Fender '65 Twin Reverb (2x12" Jensen speakers), the UK2x12 that recreates the sound of early British combo amps (2x12" Celestion speakers), Mesa Boogie Mark III cab (1x12" Celestion Black Shadow speaker), or Bogner Ecstasy cabinet (4x12" Celestion speakers).

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.

100 custom-crafted combinations and counting
To explore the wealth of possibilities that the G5n offers, we continuously collaborate with inspirational, professional guitarists known for their taste and love of great guitar sounds. The G5n comes stocked with 100 newly custom-designed patches that both recreate decades of essential guitar tones--like the iconic sounds of Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Michael Schenker, and Brian May--and pioneer new territory with combinations exclusively created for G5n guitarists.

Stand out with "Lead BGN," a modern lead sound folded into a modulated delay, or "Phazed," an intense tube amp sound through a phaser. The "UFO" patch harnesses parametric EQ in the style of the lead guitarist of the band of the same name, and then there's "DreamLand," an overdriven crunch enhanced with tape echo and hall reverb.
With our free ZOOM Guitar Lab software, you can look for new effects and amp/cabinet emulators, as well as even more exclusive patches from our diverse and growing list of G5n creators, people like:

Kyle Bolden (Stevie Wonder)
Errol Cooney (Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder)
Andrew Elstner (Torche, Riddle of Steel)
Allen Epley (The Life and Times, Shiner)
Wes Geer (Korn, hed PE)
Adam Hawley (Joss Stone)
Chuck Loeb (Fourplay)
Richard Patrick (Filter, Army of Anyone)
Jeff Schroeder (Smashing Pumpkins)
Dan Spack (Volcano Choir, Group of the Altos, Collections of Colonies of Bees)
Eric Struthers (Aaron Neville)
Vinnie Valentino (Steve Smith & Vital Information)
Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think, Baby)
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"Outboard Collection of Premium Plugins (with No Latency!)"
Overall: Looking at the G5n as ONLY a guitar multi-effects pedal still makes it well worth the price, but that would be selling it WAY short in terms of what this self-contained digital beast can do. For those of us who also play keyboards, synths, drum machines, and bass, think of this as an entire rack of beautiful effects processing options that open up a whole world of pro tone sculpting possibility. Yes, these effects by themselves do sound digital (because they ARE), but if you start with a good analog sound source and finish with a mic’d up tube amp or quality tube DI, you can capture some serious pro quality sounds with beautifully complex depth and texture. Line6 and Boss both charge significantly more for products that do absolutely NOTHING better than the G5n. So why dump any more money than absolutely necessary into a digital effects unit that you know will become a doorstop eventually anyway? The Zoom G5n delivers every last nuance of the best effects units available on the market today, and it does it all at a price you can afford to replace in a few years. PROS * Equal or better sound quality than competing products from Line6 and Boss, all at a much lower price. * Better and more intuitive user interface than Line6 and Boss competition. * The “ZNR” noise reduction effect performs amazingly well, and can be tweaked perfectly for any application. Especially for those of us who hate unnecessary pickup and amp noise in our recordings, this is worth the price of the entire unit alone. I’ve actually paid the same price as this unit for a Waves noise reduction plugin that I don’t like as much as the one inside the G5n. * No wimpy 12AX7 tube output that everybody knows won't make much difference, and which just becomes a maintenance liability over time. The old G5 had one of these, and Zoom should be applauded for ditching the gimmick. * Takes a huge load off of your DAW in terms of effects plugins. Also, unlike your DAW, you can monitor any instrument through the G5n without any noticeable latency. * The two tone booster dials are great for when you’ve been crafting new patches through headphones, but then you want to plug the G5n into your amp and you’re frustrated because you don’t hear the same frequency balance out of your amp that you did in your headphones (coming directly out of the G5n headphone jack). The two tone booster dials let you tweak the EQ of your frequency response (in a pleasant and natural/analog sounding way) so that your amp sounds accurate tonally to what you were hearing in the headphones. This keeps you from having to save two differently tweaked patches of the same effects chain just so you can hear the correct frequency balance through either your headphones or your amp. CONS * USB recording interface is convenient for recording rough ideas, but not realistic as a pro DI/converter. Luckily the stereo ¼” analog out jacks do a good job of letting you use your tube preamps for DI recording anyway, but it would be nice not to have to pass through an extra layer of D/A conversion if not absolutely necessary. * Amp & cabinet models are excellent tools for tone shaping, but no they don’t sound like the real deal (and no digital emulation ever will if you're listening back through quality DAC). Nonetheless, that doesn’t mean running reasonable gain settings on these amps and cabs into the clean channel of your tube amp can’t still create very impressively detailed recording tones. * Some people have reported that too many effects in a chain causes the DSP chip in the G5n to overload, but I’ve found the only time that happens is when you’re trying to chain multiple amps and cabinet models altogether, and it’s not something you (sonically) should want to attempt anyway. With one amp and one cabinet selected, you can still add a compressor, delay, reverb, and chorus, etc. There's plenty of DSP here to get you into trouble (in a good way). TIP: The modeled amp "heads" ften don’t sound as good as simply running one of the distortion pedals directly into a modeled cabinet. Requires less DSP too.
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