Zoom G5 Guitar Multi-Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal

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Incredible effects and high-quality amp simulations are just the beginning with this multi-faceted tone monster!

Zoom took the groundbreaking design of its G3 multi-effects pedal and dialed it up a notch with the G5 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal. The G5 combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard and the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface, along with an extra LCD display/footswitch interface, Tube Booster, 3D Z-pedal and additional amp models and effects. While extremely easy to use, the G5 gives you the ultimate in control over your guitar tones for in stage and studio settings.

Up To Nine Simultaneous Stomp
The Zoom G5 offers four large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to nine 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.

Tube Booster For Amp Overdrive
The G5's Tube Booster footswitch allows you to add sudden power and intensity to your performance, particularly when soloing. While its Boost control can add up to 16dB of amp overdrive, the Tone knob lets you control the EQ of your sounds with the added volume. The Tube Booster also offers extra power when recording directly to a line input.

Z-Pedal Offers 3D Parameter Control
The Z-pedal offers 3D action for a new sense of effect control. Not only can you press the pedal up and down as usual, you can also move it side to side. With 20 effects designed specifically for use with the Z-pedal, you can achieve complex tonal changes that are unlike any before. Furthermore, you can assign 3 parameters from any the 120 effects as you like using custom settings. With one foot on the pedal, take off into uncharted territory with creative effect sounds.

Evolution Of Tube-Amp Simulation
A newly developed sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp’s waveform. With its tube distortion, the G5 can simulate amplifier sounds, including clean, crunch and full-gain drive tones that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of picking and strumming techniques.

The Newest Generation Of DSP: ZFX-IV
The all-new ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operability over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the G5 can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.

Super-Real Amp Modeling
The G5's 22 super-real amp models range from vintage to the latest 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 G5's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.

World-Renowned Stompbox Effects
The G5 offers over 120 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular guitar pedals and rack-mounted processors. You can use up to nine effects in any combination. The G5'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.

Over 140 Versatile Effects On-Board
Select from over 140 built-in DSP effects to create your own sounds on the G5. 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. It also includes over 150 patches personally designed by professional guitarists: Richie Kotzen, Kiko Loureiro(Angra), Rob Caggiano(Anthrax) and Mike Orlando. In addition, the G5 can store up to 297 (99 banks x 3 patches) of your original creations without a hitch.

Looper Function With 60-Second Phrase Recording/Overdubbing
The G5's Looper capabilities include 60 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 30 seconds.

Your Personal Drummer
Every guitar player needs a drummer, and with the G5 you can choose from over 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 G5 operates as an audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer via USB. All of your sound settings used during rehearsals or live performances can be recorded to your favorite DAW such as the included Steinberg Cubase 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 G5 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.

Output Modes For Stage Or Studio
Different output modes allow you to optimize G5's tones based upon its connection with your personal rig. In addition to modes for the front inputs of combo and stack amps, G5 can be used as a preamp when connected to a power amp input. By selecting the direct mode with a line connection, you can achieve a realistic guitar sound that is optimal for live use and recording.

Accurate, Real-Time Tuner Function
The G5 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 G5'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.

Super Low-Noise Design
The G5's super-low noise design 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.

Super Fast Patch-Change Speed
With the G5's amazing 1.6ms 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 G5 and control volume in real time. 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.

Free Edit&Share Software For Mac/PC
Zoom's Edit&Share software, which is available as a free download for the G5, allows you to create, edit and save your personalized amp and effect settings on your computer. Use its 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 latest patches online, as well as share your patches with others.

● Steinberg and Cubase are registered trademarks of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.
● 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.
● All features and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Features

  • 145 Effect types
  • 9 Simultaneous effects
  • 22 Amp models
  • 4 LCD screens
  • Tube Booster provides instant amp-like overdrive
  • Z-Pedal provides 3D effect parameter control
  • 24-Bit A/D/A conversion
  • ZFX-IV DSP processor
  • 32-Bit floating point and fixed point processing
  • USB audio interface for DAW integration
  • L/R 1/4" outputs
  • 1/4" stereo headphone out

Amazing effects and amp sims with an unprecedented level of control and ease of use make the G5 perfect for stage and studio. Order yours today.

 
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  • Excellent sound quality (3)
  • Good selection of effects (3)
  • Responsive (3)
  • Versatile (3)

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      5.0

      Ever ready and Well Worth the Money...

      By LeadHead83

      from St Robert, Mo

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      Pros

      • Authentic
      • Compact Design
      • Excellent Sound Quality
      • Good Selection Of Effects
      • Responsive
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Gigs Possible
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Performances

        Comments about Zoom G5 Guitar Multi-Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

        First off I must say that I've been using Zoom for 4 years now so when I wanted/needed a new rig I looked to Zoom right off the bat. I had been a loyal and loving user of the Zoom G2.1Nu. When I saw the Zoom G5 demos on Youtube I just knew it would be perfect for me. Now I didn't buy the Zoom G5 until it had been out for several years (due to the fact that my G2.1Nu wasn't letting me down at all with regards to sound quality). But I was at a place where I needed more "live gig" friendly preset configuration with more editing capabilities. Well I found it in the G5! About an hour after pulling straight from the box I was ready to gig. And gig is exactly what I did, and still do 3 times per week, only using the Zoom G5 thought the PA system of the venue. The presets are so close to the actual sound they are emulating that I literally cannot tell the difference! People rave about my tone, clarity, and definition. At home I use it straight into the Tech 21 Power Engine 60 with all the tube qualities of the real deal. I've added it up using figures found openly on the net and the amps alone that the G5 sims add up to well over 25 grand, with my favorite model being the Bogner Ecstasy 100. However the one I use primarily while gigging out is the Fender Vibro (which is off the hook). I also use their great ZNR noise gate, graphic EQ, Exciter, Booster, and Zoom's simulated tube Screamer. I really get a great fusion/modern blues solo tone. If you're on the fence be prepared to jump off on Zoom's side. Also the built -in tube Boost that comes with the pedal is great for adding up to 16db off volume, but I use it as an extra tonal quality by evening our the boost volume with my overall sound. It really adds that tube tone to my signal. Overall I'd say I love the crud out of this pedal and I plan on using it for another 2-4 years, at which point I'll more-than-likely choose the latest Zoom pedal as a replacement.

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        4.0

        got what i wanted in reasonable price

        By Gil

        from verginia beach VA

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        Pros

        • Compact Design
        • Excellent Sound Quality
        • Good Selection Of Effects
        • Responsive
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Zoom G5 Guitar Multi-Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

          got this multi effects pedal amp simulator in 5 days (thanks music 123 staff) I am greately satisfied after testing some of the cool effects cannot draw a bad review nor give this item 5 stars at this time for the reason of owning it in short period of time,buttom line is,,I am empress'

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          5.0

          Great sounding easy to use MFX

          By artzeal

          from Seattle WA

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          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Excellent Sound Quality
          • Good Selection Of Effects
          • Responsive
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Events
            • Performances
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about Zoom G5 Guitar Multi-Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal:

            Ive compared the G5 side by side and prefer it to the latest pedal MFX from the other major brands . The sound quality of the amp modeling and effects in the G5 is superior for my tastes in tone into a tube amp for effects only or direct into PA or recording direct with the amp modeling.

            Overall I'd say the amp models are more satisfyingly like the real deal in sound and dynamics, and over a wide gain range, and the effects have more fidelity and dimension than the competition. The compressors, univibe, rotary speaker and acoustic sims are substantially better sounding in direct comparisons, and most of the the other effects are equal or better. The Guv'nor pedal model sounds almost exactly like my real pedal.

            There are a few duds IMO (YMMV), and the fewer navigation buttons will frustrate some users, but if your style doesn't require constant tap dancing: its well thought out, and easy to turn a few effects on or off or change patches during a song.

            Build quality is robust, and it's easy to navigate with just your foot for performance.

            Super easy to dial in patches on the unit or the nicely implemented computer editor.

            Honestly, this is the first multi effects pedal I've had that's enough like real amps that I've been happy with the tone, rather than a compromise for convenience; and of course it's much more versatile than one amp with pedals.

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