Zoom G2 Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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Expand your sound with the Zoom G2. The Zoom G2 boasts 96kHz sampling, 16 amp and stomp box models, and a built-in PCM drum machine.

Introducing The G Series from Zoom. Zoom's G2 combines a harmonized pitch shifter with a built-in PCM drum machine. It also sports the world's fastest patch change.


- 96kHz sampling
- 24-bit A/D/A conversion
- 32-bit processing
- 20Hz - 40kHz flat responce
- 120dB SNR
- 16 amp/stomp modeling
- 9 effect modules
- 54 effect types
- 40 user patch + 40 factory patch
- 6-band EQ
- Includes adapter
- G2 & G2.1u: Taking multi-effects to the next level

Taking Multi-Effects to the Next Level

Conventional floor-type multi-effect processors are designed to sound good when they are plugged into a guitar amp. Modeling processors are designed for recording in line. Until now, there was no product that could handle both scenarios with equal finesse.

The Zoom G2 offers 2 algorithms: 1 for live and 1 for recording. The sound you created at practice or in the studio can now be brought straight to the stage. Or take the sounds you worked out during a rehearsal and apply them seamlessly in the recording studio. Your creative scope has suddenly doubled.

Tube Amp Harmonics

Everyone knows that the sound of tube amplifiers is the ultimate in guitar tone. By employing high-accuracy sampling at 96kHz, G Series pedals faithfully model these sonic properties, right up to the highest harmonic register. Dynamic range is also excellent, thanks to 24-bit A/D/A conversion. These extremely high levels of digital processing also make your playing sound cleaner and clearer thanks to read more the fast processing speeds.

Next-Generation DSP

The heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. Zoom has reached a greater level with its ZFX-3 chip. 32-bit architecture ensures smooth and detailed signal processing. Accuracy and speed bring out the character of your instrument without restrictions.

54 High-Quality Effects

A total of 9 effects modules are included, including dynamics, ambience, drive, and modulation. Together they offer 54 types of effects. The Harmonized Pitch Shifter lets you play along in key. Use long delays or multi-tap delay of up to 5000 milliseconds. Select dynamic flanger and have the effect level controlled by picking intensity. Select from three types of modulation waveforms for the tremolo. A multitude of high-performance choices opens up territory in this class. Touch up the harmonic register with the six-band equalizer. The cabinet simulator gives a choice of mic positions. The G Series has in incredible level of flexibility and the ability to create an awesome array of great tones.

Latest Modeling Technology

By digitally simulating the clipping action of analog devices such as tubes and diodes, the G Series faithfully duplicates the distortion of tube amps and vintage effects. This includes not only the superficial sound character but also elements such as depth and dynamics. As you start using the G Series, you will be amazed by the realistic balance between fundamental notes and harmonics that is essential to a great analog tone.

16 Classic Amp and Stomp Box Models

- Fender Twin Reverb' 65 -- This is the tube combo amp often called the "Black Panel". Its clean sound is characterized by flamboyant highs.
- Vox AC30 / 6TB -- This Class A tube combo amp is representative of the 1960s Liverpool sound created by such bands as The Beatles and The Shadows. Its major appeal is unclouded straightforward sound.
- Roland Jazz Chorus -- Famous combo amp made in Japan. The uncolored clean sound shows what's possible with solid-state designs, with the spacious built-in chorus being another highlight.
- Marshall JCM800 -- A tube stack amp favored by many hard rock guitarists. Great treble plus a solid low end guarantee powerful sound.
- Fender Tweed Deluxe '53 -- A compact tube combo amp that's representative of the Fender Tweed series. Its dry distortion and characteristic cabinet sound made it a favorite with many blues legends.
- Mesa/Boogie Mark III -- Combo amp noted for its extended midrange and long sustain. A mainstay of fusion guitarists, from Santana to Larry Carlton.
- Marshall JCM2000 -- Flexible stack amp that covers a wide range of genres. Traditional Marshall sound combines power with rich harmonics, but sharp metallic distortion is also possible.
- Mesa/Boogie Dual Rectifier -- High-gain stack amp with two rectifier circuits (silicone diode and vacuum tube) gives punchy metallic drive sound, great for hard modern rock.
- Peavey 5150 STACK -- The high-gain tube stack made famous by Eddie Van Halen. Produces tight bass and detailed distortion.
- Boss OD-1 Overdrive Pedal -- Overdrive with mild, richly nuanced distortion in the manner of a fully driven tube amp. Popular as a booster for giving backbone to a stack amp.
- Marshall Guv'nor Overdrive Pedal -- Stomp box that recreates the distortion of a Marshall amp. Popular among hard rock guitarists as an easy way to get Marshall sound.
- Matchless Hot Box -- Tube preamp for creating that matchless amp quality. Fat and punchy drive sound brings out the picking nuances.
- Dallas-Arbiter Fuzz Face Pedal -- Gutsy low bass and long sustain are the hallmarks of this fuzz effect. Made famous by the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The panel design resembling a face also was a unique touch.
- Boss MT-2 Distortion Pedal -- A distortion pedal with real wild metal character and fat midrange. Go for the ultra-long sustain.
- Zoom Extreme Distortion -- Stressing the digital edge, this ZOOM original pulls out all the stops when it comes to distortion. Get the strongest high-gain sound in the world.
- Zoom Digital Fuzz -- Another Zoom original, this digital fuzz effect will go places where analog simply can't follow. Its "broken" quality ushers in a fuzz generation.

* Manufacturer names and product names mentioned 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.

Editing Controls with Analog Feel

The 3 rotary knobs let you tailor 3 different parameters at the same time. This could be the equalizer bass/midrange/treble, or the chorus depth/rate/mixing level, or the delay time/feedback/mixing level. It's like having an array of stomp boxes ready for action. In play mode, the 3 knobs are assigned to drive effect gain, tone, and patch level. This lets you quickly match the unit's performance to the guitar or amp type, room acoustics, or other factors. Delay time and modulation rate settings can be made directly via the intuitive Tap key input.

Preset Patches

The unit comes preprogrammed with a total of 40 preset effects patches. Twenty pairs of similar sounding and similarly named effects are optimized respectively for use with a guitar amp on stage or for recording with DAW software or a mixer. There are settings for duplicating well-known amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, as well as totally original Zoom creations. There is also enough built-in memory to store up to 40 of your own effects patches.

The G2 Features the World's Fastest Patch Change Speed: 5 msl

Thanks to the speed of Zoom's processors, that annoying interval when switching patches has been all but eliminated. With its amazing speed of 0.005 seconds, the G Series pedals never miss a beat. When changing from rhythm to lead, you no longer need to press the switch slightly in advance. Simply push the foot switch and start playing the solo phrase. No more fear of losing the rhythm when making patch changes.

Built-In Auto-Chromatic Tuner

The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing 2 foot switches together. High-brightness LED indicators make the note readout easy to see also on a dark stage. The calibration range is 435 to 445Hz, and mute tuning without sound output is also possible.

ZNR Makes Those Playing Pauses Silent

Zoom Noise Reduction (ZNR) was developed specifically for guitar. While keeping any alteration of the original sound to an absolute minimum, ZNR shuts out unwanted noise in the playing pauses. Even the tails of long sustain notes come out beautifully, with natural release. Additional flexibility is provided by two noise gates. The vintage type Dirty Gate is a great match for fuzz sounds, while the high-speed muting of the Gate setting brings heavy riffs into clear focus.

Integrated Drum Machine

Realistic drum sounds derived from PCM sources are arranged in a variety of rhythm patterns for different musical genres. The 40 rhythm variations include the steady 8-beat of Rock and Pop, funky 16-beat, a "Jazzy" 4-beat, some great shuffle riffs for blues sessions, and many more choices. Rhythm training is a cinch, and the rotary knobs let you quickly make tempo or level adjustments.

Ultra-Low Noise Design
Specifications such as a signal-to-noise ratio of 120dB and noise floor of -100 dB demonstrate a level of performance that is unsurpassed in this class. Background noise is a thing of the past, leaving the unit free to produce only its own superbly transparent sound. Especially when using reverb effects such as Hall, Room, or Spring, the low noise floor combined with 96kHz sampling and 32-bit processing results in breathtaking performance.

Sturdy Metal Chassis
The combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbent rubber damping ensures that the unit can stand up to the rigors of use on stage. Take it on the road or into the studio, the G Series will not let you down.

2-Way Power
Thanks to its circuit design optimized for low voltage operation, the unit will run for more than 7.5 hours on a set of 4 x IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. An AC adaptor (AC-0006) can be plugged in for extended studio work, whereas on stage you never need to worry about AC power.

Optional Footswitch Allows Versatile Remote Operation

With an optional footswitch (FS01) you can set tempos for delay time and modulation rate. Other selectable functions include bank switching, drum machine start/stop, and delay hold on/off switching.

Expression Pedal Adds Further Versatility

The optional expression pedal (FP02) is a great way to control effect parameters in real time. Control the vintage wah, pitch shift, or adjust the volume dynamics. Go beyond conventional pedal effects by varying drive gain or modulation rate, and adjusting the mixing ratio of delay and reverb.
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Effect Types: 54

Effect Modules: 9

Maximum Simultaneous Effects: 9

Patch Memory: User 40+Preset 40, Total 80

Sampling Frequency: 96kHz

A/D Conversion: 24-bit, 64X over-sampling

D/A Conversion: 24-bit, 128X over-sampling

Input: 1/4 in. phone jack(Rated input level: -20dBm, Input impedance: 1M ohms)

Output(Line / headphones combined): 1/4 in. stereo phone jack(Maximum output level: +5dBm, Output load impedance: 10k ohms or higher)

Control Input: Expression pedal, Foot switch

Display: 2-digit 7segment LED display, Parameter LED

Power Requirements: AA size(LR6)battery x 4(Optional), or AC adaptor DC9V/300mA/Center minus type

Battery Life: 7.5hours(with alkaline batteries)

Dimensions: 156(W) x162(D) x 65(H)mm

Weight: 700g (without batteries)

Optional Accessories: FP02(Expression pedal), FS01(Foot switch), AA size batteries


For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 631-542-5270
Email: info@zoom-na.com
Web: https://zoomcorp.com/en/us/contact/

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (118 ratings)
Submitted May 31, 2011 by a customer from gmail.com
"Good product. Worth the cost for me."
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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May supplement it with a specific pedal or two, but doubt that I would replace it with a different multi-effects pedal.
Sound works best if run through a "clean" setting on your amp. I use it on a Pevey vypyr 30, on a "clean" amp setting, with no amp effects active. Works well with smaller practice amps like the Cube, by making it sound bigger than it actually is.
Features are good. Being able to add multiple effects is handy. I found most of the preprogrammed patches to be uninteresting for my style of playing. It's small enough to put in a gig bag and runs off of batteries, and you can used headphones, so it's a good unit to take on travel for use in hotel rooms.
Ease of Use
Takes quite a bit of fiddling to fine-tune a sound. Don't expect to hit a button and start to sound like Metallica, or U2, etc. Lots of patch space to program your own sound and effects.
Seems to be holding up, but I haven't owned it that long.
For the price, I'm pleased with the product. I doubt that I will be needing another or different multi-effects pedal for quite a while.
Manufacturer Support
Haven't needed any support.
The Wow Factor
I know someone who had the same model and used it while we were playing. Based on that experience, I wanted my own unit.
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
rock, metal
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