The Zoom B1on Bass Guitar Multi Effects Pedal is an affordable powerhouse that boasts 100 effects in its arsenal for you to play with. Whether you're looking for a mean overdrive, looking to tighten up your low-end with some compression, or weave some intricate modulation, delay or reverb into your signal, then everything is at your fingertips. There is even a selection of amplifier models for you to take advantage of. Not only that, but the unit allows you to chain up to 5 effects simultaneously (in any order), giving you the ability to create lush, textured tones.
The simple and straightforward programming user interface makes life much easier. The large backlit LCD screen give you an easy to read display, whilst a range of advanced editing features allow you to easily organise patches for later recall during live performances. You can even scroll through patches silently while keeping the current patch operational, lining up the patch that you want to use next without affecting your tone.
There are 68 internal rhythm patterns, which are perfect for practising along to or performing live jams. Everything from rock to jazz, metal to Motown is covered, with quarter-note, eight-note- and sixteen-note rhythms. The headphone socket enables you to practise silently wherever you are, whilst you can connect an external sound source to the Aux input for playback through the B1on. Thanks to the onboard chromatic tuner - which supports all standard bass tunings -, you can stay in tune no matter what.
The built-in Looper feature offers up to 30 seconds of CD-quality (16-bit, 44.1kHz) audio recording, where you can set the loop length to your desired amount, or to a preset number of quarter notes. You can even set your loop to any of the internal rhythm patterns, and automatic quantization maintains seamless start and end times.
The Zoom B1on Bass Guitar Multi Effects Pedal is perfect for those who are looking for an affordable, no-nonsense multi effects unit that is chock full of features that puts other units to shame. Bringing together a wealth of effects and amp tones to play with, highly intuitive programming interface, and looper control, with the ability to power via optional power supply or four AA batteries, you have an ideal practise, jam or performance partner. What more could you want?
Manufacturer Zoom Model B1on Bass Guitar Multi Effects Pedal Dimensions (H x W x D) 43 x 146 x 154.8 mm Weight 380g (without batteries) Number of effects 100 Number of simultaneous effects 5 Number of patch memories 100 (10 banks of 10) Sampling frequency 44.1 kHz A/D conversion 24-bit, 128× oversampling D/A conversion 24-bit, 128× oversampling Signal Processing 32−bit floating point & fixed point Frequency characteristics 20Hz – 20 kHz +1 dB, -6 dB (into 10 kOhms load) Display Backlit dot matrix LCD Input Standard mono 1/4-inch phone jack Rated input level -20 dBm* Input impedance (line) 470 kOhms Aux in Mini stereo (1/8-inch) phone jack Rated Input Level -10 dBm* Input impedance (line) 1kOhms Output Standard stereo (1/4-inch) phone jack Maximum line output level +2 dBm (output impedance load of 10 kOhms or more) Maximum headphones output level 17 mW + 17 mW (into 32Ohms load) S/N (input conversion noise) 119dB Noise floor (residual noise) -97 dBm* (* Note: 0 dBm = 0.775 Vrms) Battery type AA size (LR6) battery x 4 Continuous battery operation time 20 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries AC adapter (optional) DC 9V centre-negative, 500 mA (Zoom AD-16) USB Firmware update, bus power
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