Zoom G3X Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal

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Use up to six simultaneous stompbox and amp effects with the G3X Multi-Effect Pedal. The onboard expression pedal adds another layer of sonic versatility.

Zoom's G3X Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects processor and USB audio interface. The G3X also features a built-in expression pedal for added tone manipulation. With complete control over both individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your tones on the fly in both stage and studio settings.

Three Stomps. One Pedal.

The G3X offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to six stompbox and amp effects simultaneously. The interface has also been simplified with three control knobs for each display. This intuitive design makes creating, saving and rearranging the effect chain of your own sounds a breeze and provides easy navigation in live and studio settings.

Expression pedal adds parameter control.

The expression pedal featured on the G3X allows you to control effect parameters including wah, pitch shift, volume, drive gain, modulation rate, or delay/reverb mix and more in real time. And it's Auto Assign function enables the expression pedal as soon as you choose an effect, so you can start playing without any hassle.

Evolution of tube amp simulation.

A recently developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp's waveform. With its tube distortion, the G3X can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original read more models while maintaining the nuances of picking and strumming techniques.

Super-real amp modeling.

The G3X's 13 super-real amp models range from vintage heads to the current trends in amp technology, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to alter its tone characteristics. By combining amplifiers and cabinets, you can digitally design your own custom rig. The G3X's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.

94 world-renowned stompbox effects.

The G3X offers 94 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular guitar pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to six effects in any combination. The G3X's wide range of effects includes distortion, compression, modulation, delay and reverb. Its HD Reverb uses DSP power to produce a rich resonance that rivals outboard gear used in professional studios and live setups.

The next generation of DSP: ZFX-IV.

The ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operation over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the G3X can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.

Over 100 versatile effects on-board.

Select from over 100 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on the G3X. Try its renowned compression and wah pedals, chorus effects with stunning depth and resonant reverbs. Or let your tonal imagination run free with dynamic flangers, tremolos, harmonized pitch shifters, multi-tap delays, reverse delays and much more. The G3X can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.

Looper function with 40-second phrase recording/overdubbing.

The G3X's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The "sound-on-sound" function allows you to layer guitar sounds as many times as you want in real time and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks. You can even create a "full band" feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.

*Note: When the UNDO/REDO function is enabled, the recording time is limited to 20 seconds.

Your personal drummer.

Every guitar player needs a drummer, and with the G3X you can choose from 40 different rhythm patterns, including 4, 8 and 16-beat, shuffle and many others. The tap key also makes it easy to set tempo and start a one-man jam session anytime.

USB audio interface for DAW recording.

The G3X operates as an audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer via USB.

G3x USB Connectivity

All of your sound settings used during rehearsals or live performances can be recorded to your favorite DAW such as the included Steinberg Sequel LE recording software. The pedal's direct monitoring capability eliminates any latency issues, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.

Balanced XLR output for DI use.

With its built-in XLR output, you can avoid DI boxes completely and directly connect the G3X to any mixing console and maintain a balanced, high quality signal. Its convenient Pre/Post switch can direct an effected sound to the main outputs while sending the original analog guitar signal directly to the XLR output without passing through an A/D converter.

Add a G3X to your pedalboard.

The G3X is perfect for use in combination with traditional stompboxes. By adding a G3X to your pedalboard, you will decrease the size and complexity of your setup, while expanding your system's effects and modeling capabilities.
Accurate, real-time Tuner function.

The pedal's Tuner function offers smooth, real-time response with precise guitar tuning accuracy. Whether you're in the middle of a performance or practicing alone in your room, simply hold down the pedal's center footswitch to start getting your strings back in tune. In addition, the G3X's LCD displays and LED indicators make the Tuner easy to see on a dark stage, where you can also mute the output to tune silently.

Runs On Batteries, AC Adapter or USB Power

The G3X can operate on three different power sources: AC adaptor (included), batteries or USB bus power when plugged into your computer. Four AA size (LR6) alkaline batteries provide over six hours of continuous use. Whether on stage or in the studio, the G3X gives you reliable power options.
Super-low noise design.

The G3X's "noise floor" of -100dBm virtually eliminates background noise and the ZNR noise reduction removes feedback and other unwanted sounds, providing you with clear tones, along with natural decay and reverb tails.
World's fastest patch change speed: 1ms.

With the G3X's amazing 1ms patch change speed, you will never miss a beat. Change from rhythm playing to a solo in an instant by simply tapping a switch.

Optional Expression Pedal and Footswitch

Connect an optional FP02 expression pedal to the G3X and use it as a dedicated volume control, leaving the built-in expression to control all other parameters. Use an optional FS01 footswitch to tap the tempo used for the drum machine, looper and effects. You can also use an FS01 to mute the Delay/Reverb input or turn Delay Hold on or off.

Edit & Share

Zoom's Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G3X, allows you to create, edit and save your personalized amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its "radar charts" to access visual representations of each preset's tone characteristics, amp/effect sorting feature to easily locate your sounds and drag-and-drop options to rearrange patches for editing purposes. With Edit&Share, you can download the patches online, as well as share your patches with others.

Take your performance to a higher level of mastery with the fun and easy-to-use G3X Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal.


- Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
- 13 amp or 94 stompbox models can be used in any combination
- Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
- Create and store up to 100 original tones
- Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
- Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
- USB audio interface for DAW recording
- Balanced XLR output and selectable modes for DI use
- Over six hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included)
- Includes Edit&Share and Steinberg Sequel LE recording software
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- Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
- 22 amp or 94 stompbox models can be used in any combination
- Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
- Create and store up to 100 original tones
- Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
- Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
- USB audio interface for DAW recording
- Over six hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (AC adapter included)

- Dimensions (HxWxD): 66 x 323 x 175 mm
- Weight: 1.6kg

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 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted March 24, 2014 by Richard S in Galveston, TX
"Zoom G3X Guitar Multi Effects Pedal"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Let me just start off by saying that the Zoom G3X is an amazing effects processor. I was in the market for pedals recently and decided that maybe I should go the route of a multi effects pedal as buying individual pedals could get quite expensive (as well, I am very picky about individual pedlas). I did some research on my favorite music site (www.zzounds.com I promise I do not represent the site!) and came across a multitude of effects processors. I did have some prerequisites in mind such as a good distortion effect and a volume/swell. Quite a few pedals fit these criteria. Next was my price range. I had in the budget up to $500. That really limited things a bit. After reading the specs of the G3X, I really fell for it. So instead of just taking their word for it, I went on YouTube to "hear" some specs. All the results were pleasing. Although I had my eye on both the G3X and his bigger brother, I decided that the G3X would be more than enough for what I was looking for. After waiting just a few days (zZounds offers free shipping, but I wanted to upgrade) my package finally came. What was really cool is that the G3X comes bundled with a software cd for Sequele LE (really freaking cool, by the way) and some online content that you will definitely want to grab. It has a ton of presets that you can customize straight from the pedal or on a PC with software. There are some really awesome effects loaded up on the G3X. Almost overwhelming (not a bad thing). You can tweak and tune read more each and every one to your liking. Another cool feature is the panel in the back. You have the option of a balanced output (for a mixer or PA), L/R outputs for one or two amps, a USB jack, and even another jack for a footswitch. The only drawback to the pedal is that although you can use up to six effects simultaneously, you will need to press two switches at the same time to scroll over. A little buggy if you're moving fast. Also places one in a bind if say, you want to switch off the acoustic effect and switch on the distortion at the same time. But those are really just minor annoyances that everything else this pedal offers makes up for. All in all, I give this pedal a 9.5 out of 10.

Musical Background:
been playing music for 15+ years, although only playing guitar for >10.

Musical Style:
Rock, Metal, Alternative, Christian, Progressive Rock/Metal
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