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Guitar Effects Pedal with 54 Effect-types, 24-bit AD/DA, 96kHz Sampling Rate, and Built-in Drum Machine
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Zoom Guitar Effects with Pro Audio Specs

Zoom introduces their most powerful multi-effects pedals to date, the Zoom G Series, which includes the G2 Guitar, B2 Bass, and A2 Acoustic. Zoom G Series effects pedals are based on an all-new ZFX-3 processor that 32-bit Processing, 96kHz sampling, and 24-bit A/D, D/A converters, bringing the specs up to pro audio standards.

Conventional floor-type multi-effect processors are designed to sound good when they are plugged into a guitar amp. Modeling processors are designed for recording in line. Until now, there was no product that could handle both scenarios with equal finesse. Introducing the G Series from Zoom. The Zoom G2 pedal offers two algorithms: One for live and one for recording. The sound you created at practice or in the studio can now be brought straight to the stage. Or take the sounds you worked out during a rehearsal and apply them seamlessly in the recording studio. Your creative scope has suddenly doubled.

Zoom G2 at a Glance:
  • 24-bit AD/DA, 96kHz sampling rate.
  • 32-bit ZFX-3 processor.
  • 54 high-quality effects, harmonized pitch shifter, and amp modeling.
  • 16 different drive sounds.
  • Editing controls with analog feel.
  • 40 preset effects.
  • World's fastest patch change speed: 5 ms.
  • Built-in auto-chromatic tuner for guitar.
  • Noise reduction optimized for guitar.
  • Integrated drum machine with PCM sound sources.
  • Ultra-low-noise design: 120dB SN ratio and -100dB noise floor.
  • Sturdy metal chassis and rubber damping.
  • 2-way power allows use just about anywhere.
  • Optional footswitch allows versatile remote operation.
  • Optional expression pedal adds further versatility.

96kHz Sampling for Authentic Tube Amp Harmonics
Everyone knows that the sound of tube amplifiers is the ultimate in guitar tone. By employing high-accuracy sampling at 96 kHz, The Zoom G2 pedal faithfully models these sonic properties, right up to the highest harmonic register. Dynamic range is also excellent, thanks to 24-bit A/D/A conversion. These extremely high levels of digital processing also make your playing sound cleaner and clearer thanks to the fast processing speeds.

ZFX-3: A new-generation DSP from ZOOM
The heart of any multi-effect device is its processor and decoder section. Zoom has reached a new level with its newly developed ZFX-3 chip. 32-bit architecture ensures smooth and detailed signal processing. Accuracy and speed bring out the character of your instrument without restrictions.

54 High-quality Effects
A total of nine effects modules are included, including dynamics, ambience, drive, and modulation. Together they offer 54 types of effects. The Harmonized Pitch Shifter lets you play along in key. Use long delays or multi-tap delay of up to 5000 milliseconds. Select dynamic flanger and have the effect level controlled by picking intensity. Select from three types of modulation waveforms for the tremolo. A multitude of high-performance choices opens up totally new territory in this class. Touch up the harmonic register with the 6-band equalizer. The cabinet simulator gives a choice of mic positions. The G Series has an incredible level of flexibility and the capability to create an awesome array of great tones.

Latest Modeling Technology
By digitally simulating the clipping action of analog devices such as tubes and diodes, the Zoom G2 faithfully duplicates the distortion of tube amps and vintage effects. This includes not only the superficial sound character but also elements such as depth and dynamics. As you start using the G2, you will be amazed by the realistic balance between fundamental notes and harmonics that is essential to a great analog tone.

16 Classic Amp & Stomp Box Models*:

- Fender Twin Reverb' 65
This is the tube combo amp often called the "Black Panel." Its clean sound is characterized by flamboyant highs.

- VOX AC30 / 6TB
This Class A tube combo amp is representative of the 1960s Liverpool sound created by such bands as The Beatles and The Shadows. Its major appeal is unclouded straightforward sound.

- ROLAND Jazz Chorus
Famous combo amp made in Japan. The uncolored clean sound shows what's possible with solid-state designs, with the spacious built-in chorus being another highlight.

- Marshall JCM800
A tube stack amp favored by many hard rock guitarists. Great treble plus a solid low end guarantee powerful sound.

- Fender Tweed Deluxe '53
A compact tube combo amp that's representative of the Fender Tweed series. Its dry distortion and characteristic cabinet sound made it a favorite with many blues legends.

Combo amp noted for its extended midrange and long sustain. A mainstay of fusion guitarists, from Santana to Larry Carlton.

- Marshall JCM2000
Flexible stack amp that covers a wide range of genres. Traditional Marshall sound combines power with rich harmonics, but sharp metallic distortion is also possible.

- MESA/BOOGIE Dual Rectifier
High-gain stack amp with two rectifier circuits (silicone diode and vacuum tube) gives punchy metallic drive sound, great for hard modern rock.

The high-gain tube stack made famous by Eddie Van Halen. Produces tight bass and detailed distortion.

- BOSS OD-1 Overdrive Pedal
Overdrive with mild, richly nuanced distortion in the manner of a fully driven tube amp. Popular as a booster for giving backbone to a stack amp.

- Marshall Guv'nor Overdrive Pedal
Stomp box that recreates the distortion of a Marshall amp. Popular among hard rock guitarists as an easy way to get Marshall sound.

Tube preamp for creating that MATCHLESS amp quality. Fat and punchy drive sound brings out the picking nuances.

- Dallas-Arbiter FUZZ FACE Pedal
Gutsy low bass and long sustain are the hallmarks of this fuzz effect. Made famous by the legendary Jimi Hendrix. The panel design resembling a face also was a unique touch.

- BOSS MT-2 Distortion Pedal
A distortion pedal with real wild metal character and fat midrange. Go for the ultra long sustain.

- Zoom Extreme Distortion
Stressing the digital edge, this ZOOM original pulls out all the stops when it comes to distortion. Get the strongest high-gain sound in the world.

- Zoom Digital Fuzz
Another ZOOM original, this digital fuzz effect will go places where analog simply can't follow. Its "broken" quality ushers in a new fuzz generation.

* Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this table 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.

Editing Controls with Analog Feel
The three rotary knobs on the Zoom G2 let you tailor three different parameters at the same time. This could be the equalizer bass/midrange/treble, or the chorus depth/rate/mixing level, or the delay time/feedback/mixing level. It's like having an array of stomp boxes ready for action. In play mode, the three knobs are assigned to drive effect gain, tone, and patch level. This lets you quickly match the G2's performance to the guitar or amp type, room acoustics, or other factors. Delay time and modulation rate settings can be made directly via the intuitive TAP key input.

Preset Patches for Recording or Live Performance
The Zoom G2 comes pre-programmed with a total of 40 preset effects patches. 20 pairs of similar sounding and similarly named effects are optimized respectively for use with a guitar amp on stage or for recording with DAW software or a mixer. There are settings for duplicating well-known amps and stomp boxes, settings that are modeled on the signature sound of famous guitarists, as well as totally original Zoom creations. There is also enough built-in memory to store up to 40 of your own effects patches.

World's Fastest Patch Change Speed
Thanks to the speed of Zoom's new processors, that annoying interval when switching patches has been all but eliminated. With its amazing speed of 0.005 seconds, the G2 pedal never misses a beat. When changing from rhythm to lead, you no longer need to press the switch slightly in advance. Simply push the G2's foot switch and start playing the solo phrase. No more fear of losing the rhythm when making patch changes.

Chromatic Tuner
The guitar tuner can be called up instantly by pushing two foot switches together. High-brightness LED indicators make the note readout easy to see also on a dark stage. The calibration range is 435 to 445 Hz, and mute tuning without sound output is also possible.

ZNR Makes Playing Pauses Silent
Zoom Noise Reduction (ZNR) was developed specifically for guitar. While keeping any alteration of the original sound to an absolute minimum, ZNR shuts out unwanted noise in the playing pauses. Even the tails of long sustain notes come out beautifully, with natural release. Additional flexibility is provided by two noise gates. The vintage type DIRTY GATE is a great match for fuzz sounds, while the high-speed muting of the GATE setting brings heavy riffs into clear focus.

Integrated PCM Drum Machine
Realistic drum sounds derived from PCM sources are arranged in a variety of rhythm patterns for different musical genres. The G2's 40 rhythm variations include the steady 8-beat of Rock and Pop, funky 16-beat, a "Jazzy" 4-beat, some great shuffle riffs for blues sessions, and many more choices. Rhythm training is a cinch, and the rotary knobs let you quickly make tempo or level adjustments.

Ultra-low Noise
Specifications such as a signal-to-noise ratio of 120 dB and noise floor of -100 dB demonstrate that the Zoom G2's level of performance is unsurpassed in this class. Background noise is a thing of the past, leaving the unit free to produce only its own superbly transparent sound. Especially when using reverb effects such as Hall, Room, or Spring, the low noise floor combined with 96 kHz sampling and 32-bit processing results in breathtaking performance.

Sturdy Metal Chassis and Rubber Damping
The combination of a solid metal chassis with shock-absorbent rubber damping ensures that the unit can stand up to the rigors of use onstage. Take it on the road or into the studio, the G Series will not let you down.

Two-way Power
Thanks to its circuit design optimized for low voltage operation, the unit will run for more than 7.5 hours on a set of four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. A separately available AC adapter (AC-0006) can be plugged in for extended studio work, whereas on stage you never need to worry about AC power.

Optional Foot Switch
With an optional foot switch (FS01) you can set tempos for delay time and modulation rate. Other selectable functions include bank switching, drum machine start/stop, and delay hold on/off switching.

Optional Expression Pedal
The optional expression pedal (FP02) is a great way to control effect parameters in real time. Control the vintage wah, pitch shift, or adjust the volume dynamics. Go beyond conventional pedal effects by varying drive gain or modulation rate, and adjusting the mixing ratio of delay and reverb.

Zoom G2 Features:
  • Dual modeling algorithms dedicated to both Live-Performance and Direct-Recording
  • Dual modeling target for both Tube Pre-amp and Vintage Stompbox
  • ZFX-3 newly developed original DSP chip: 32-bit processing
  • Nothing lost: 96 kHz sampling and 24bit A/D/A conversion
  • Ultra-wide frequency response: 20Hz - 40kHz (Flat response)
  • 6 Band EQ: Bass, Mid-low, Middle, Treble, Presence, Harmonics
  • Longest-in-class delay time: 5 seconds with Hold-delay function
  • Clean signal output: SNR 120 dB, Noise floor -100dB
  • World fastest patch change: Less than 5msec mute-time
  • Latency free signal processing: Picking nuance remains
  • High quality (32 bit processing) reverb: Transparent and natural/smooth tail end.
  • Effect modules: 7 simultaneous use (Excludes ZNR)
  • Effect types: 45 (Harmonized pitch sifter included)
  • Patch memory: User 40 + Factory 40, Total 80 patches
  • Built-in PCM Drum machine: 40 patterns with tempo and mix control
  • Dedicated Tap key for rhythm tempo and delay time
  • Battery operation: Over 7 hours for continuous use
  • ZNR - Natural and smooth noise reduction for high-gain sound
  • Play or Edit back-and-force: Simple and easy user interface
  • Simultaneous parameter edit: 3 assignable analog knobs
  • Perfect feeling foot switch
  • Sturdy metal chassis and Rubbery side-guard shell
  • External pedal/foot switch input: Wah, Volume, Pitch shift, Start/Stop, Tap tempo, Delay hold etc.
  • Combined Line/Headphone output
Guitar effects pedals can finally join the ranks of professional audio with Zoom's new 24-bit/96kHz G2 - at a price that'll make you look twice!

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Part Number ZG2

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See also: Multi Effects Pedals, Zoom, Zoom Multi-effects