Zoom G2.1Nu Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal
Put a plethora of sounds at your fingertips with the Zoom G2.1Nu. The G2.1Nu features 30 types of redesigned drive sounds and 20 presets built by Steve Vai.
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Submitted August 8, 2011 by a customer from aol.com
"Excellent quality effects at a very affordable price."
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I'm very satisfied with this product. If stolen or lost, I would replace it with the same product. The things I like most about it are: 1) the excellent sound quality of all of the effects; 2) the great variety of effects that the unit has available; 3) the ability to combine the effects to get recording studio quality effects live on stage; 4) it's a great practice amplifier to use with headphones.
I have played with the previous version of this pedal, the G2.1u, for three years and I've loved it. I just upgraded to the G2.1Nu, because I had read write-ups saying that the amplifier models have been improved on the new one. I use the amplifier models a lot and I agree that the new ones are better. I especially like the addition of models for the 1959 Fender Bassman and the 1959 Marshall Solo 100. The sound quality of all of the effects is excellent, which I think results from the 32-bit computer processor with 96 kHz sampling. I use it to play live through the effects loop of my Fender Hot Rod Deville.
The product has more features than I actually use. I don't use the Cubase functions. I use it to play live through an amplifier and as a practice amp playing direct through headphones.
Ease of Use
The new G2.1Nu is much easier to use than the previous model, the G2.1u. The controls and displays are much more intuitive. I don't use the preset sounds--I custom program and EQ the settings to draw out the best tones from my guitar and amp. It takes some time to experiment with the settings and get the guitar tones to sing the way I want them to, but the resulting sounds are great and well worth the effort.
The quality and ruggedness of the unit appear to be excellent. It's made of heavy duty metal components instead of plastic. It seems very road-worthy and reliable.
The value of the product is great. If you compare how much it would cost to buy all of the multi-effects separately, or compare the cost and quality of this product versus competitive multi-effects units from other manufacturers, I think this one comes out as a great value.
I haven't needed any repairs or service.
The Wow Factor
I don't think any guitar effects units are sexy. It makes great sounds and that's all I care about.
Active Pro Musician
Blues, R&B and Rock
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