Zoom G5n Multi-Effects Guitar Pedal

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.

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 read more 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.


- 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
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- 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

- 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

- 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
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZG5n
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 10.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 11 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ZG5n

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/

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.

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 Zoom's 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)

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (4 ratings)
Submitted September 8, 2019 by Lewis Lott in New Castle, DE
"Quality sounds"
Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Nails the sounds I’ve been looking for. I use mainly for P&W. 98% of complaints from other reviews have not been issues for me. Amp models are good. Effects are great. Extremely quiet. After only one week, editing is second nature. Now the only learning curve is choosing which effect is best for specific applications, so many options to choose from. It has easily exceeded my expectations. Too soon for manufacturer support. The only “con” for me is the processing overload, however even that has not prevented me from getting exactly the sound I want. I’m learning which amp models use less DSP, and have been able to use alternatives without compromising the sound I I’m trying to create. I’m only giving 41/2 stars “just because “ I don’t have anything current to compare it to. Only what I have seen in videos. For the money, I chose this. and I’m basically just tickled pink.
Musical Background:
Guitar, bass, and Keyboards. Professionally, semi retired.
Musical Style:
Christian, Rock, R&B
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