Submitted January 23, 2014 by Larry O in Ypsilanti, MI
"Zoom MS-50G - versatility with tiny footprint"
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Well thought out, easy to use and many uses. It could stand some improvements, but the price point, versatility of use and tiny footprint make it an outstanding addition to my rig. Make sure to update the firmware as it adds 50+ effects/models.I bought this for something small and easy to use for gigs that don't require my main rig. Using the amp sims, it sounds great running to my clean power amps - plenty realistic in terms of tone/feel. Being able to change order of effects any way I like and being able to add multiple effects of the same category is brilliant - I wish more MFX units allowed this much control.Delays, modulation, dynamics and OD effects are all great - lots of tweakability and realism in their use. It's found it's home on my pedalboard (pre-gain) as a tuner, dynamics & OD (and some pre-gain modulations like univibe & dynaflange). Works well for this, and I can quickly peel it off my board to use by itself for acoustic, bass or small gigs where less gear is desirable. I'd buy another in a heartbeat (or its cousin the MS-70, but I think the MS-50 is a better buy since you get amp models and an entire effects chain).The only fails are: USB is for firmware update only (no direct recording or software to modify presets) and no external device control (no midi or ext footswitch input). For the price, huge "bang for buck" ratio, and zzounds pricematched a competitor, so I got it for even less.
37+ yrs guitar, semi-pro
Classic rock, blues, modern worship
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