Taking guitar effects to new heights at astonishingly affordable prices, the Zoom G1on is an amazingly versatile effects pedal destined to become an instant favorite in your arsenal of guitar accessories. Whatever your level of skill, whatever your style of music, the Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal is sure to change the way you see your guitar, and offer dozens of ways to mix up your sound and creativity.
The Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal offers 75 spectacular effects, including a wide variety of compression, distortion, modulation, reverb, and delay effects, and even offers amp models from legendary amps gone by. And that's just the start of it. Up to five different effects can be used simultaneously, chained together in any order you prefer. Once you've found the effects you want, you can easily tweak the levels to make it perfect for you, you can then save the effects forever and ever, so you'll never lose out on your signature sound.
All guitarists know the importance of playing in tune, Zoom do too! The Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal has an integrated guitar tuner to take all the stress out for you. The tuner is accessible at any time, just step on the two pedals together, and the LCD screen will immediately tell you whether your notes are in tune. The tuner carries a variety of standard tunings and even a knowledge of drop tunings of up to three semitones.
Practice Makes Perfect
The Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal contains a rhythm function that carries 68 realistic samples of actual drums playing real life patterns of a variety of different genres. Rhythm is an essential part of playing guitar to the best standard, and the Zoom G1on not only makes it easy to learn, but also really fun to learn too.
The Zoom G1on is also equipped with an on-board looper. A fantastic little function that helps you expand upon chord progressions, licks, or adventurous solo's, perfect for when you're practicing or performing alone. Let your creativity run wild. The looper allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of high-quality audio (16-bit 44.1kHz), using the effects of your choice. Starting and stopping the loop is as easy as pressing the pedal, absolutely no hands required! The looper can also be used in conjunction with the Rhythm function.
The Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal can be powered with the Zoom AD-16 AC power adapter which plugs into any standard wall socket. However, for extreme portability, the Zoom G1on can also be run on just 4 AA batteries. If powered by using batteries, the G1on will automatically power up once a jack is inserted into the input, and what's even more impressive is that the G1on will run for more than 20 hours of continuous use, and you can use the LCD Display to find out exactly how much power is remaining. Zoom have added an "eco" function that will power down the unit if it hasn't been used for 10 hours.
Manufacturer Zoom Model G1on Guitar Effects Pedaltd> Dimensions
(H X W x D)
43mm x 146mm x 155mm Weight 380g (Without Batteries) Connectors Input: Standard mono phone jack
Aux In: Mini stereo (1/8") phone jack
Output: Standard stereo (1/4") phone jack
Nominal Input Level INPUT: -20dBm AUX IN: -10 dBu Input Impedance 470kΩ Power Supply DC 9V center-negative, 500 mA (Zoom AD-16)
Battery: AA size (LR6) battery x 4 Continuous battery operation time: 20 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries.
Options AAD-16 AC Adapter DC9V/500mA
Now the bad: I wish they'd at least supplied a USB cable for power (it's mini rather than micro USB, and I threw away all my mini USB cables *years* ago), the instruction manual is a little thin and glosses over a few things, the small buttons feel a bit blah, and on a personal note I really don't like the blue.
Finally, the looper. If this is a key selling point for you, you may be disappointed - it's functional and does most of the things you'd want from one, but in practice it's kind of awkward to use. If you want to loop something and then play over the top with the same sound then great, but if you want to change patches you have to bend down and faff around with the little buttons, and transitioning from one mode to the other takes a couple of seconds while it shows you a pointless animation, meaning it's not a seamless or hands free operation. As an added bonus it's fine, and it's good enough if you just want to lay down some rhythm guitar to practice a solo to or something, but if looping is your thing then a dedicated box is a much better bet.
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