Product details of Zoom G1Xon Guitar Multi Effects Pedal (Black)
FEATURES The G1Xon provides 22 amp simulation models and five
different groups of effects: Dynamics/Filter (16 models),
Overdrive/Distortion (18), Modulation/SFX (24), Delay/Reverb (20)
and Pedal, which includes wah, pitch and three other settings.
Users can program patches that employ up to five simultaneous
effects and amp models, all of which can be arranged in any order,
and patches are stored in 100 available patch memory locations.
The rhythm section has 68 different drum and metronome patterns in
a wide variety of styles. The looper section records loops up to 30
seconds long. The G1Xon even includes a built-in chromatic tuner,
which has settings for standard tunings (including seven-string)
and five open/alternate tunings. In addition to mono 1/4-inch
inputs and outputs, the G1Xon has an auxilliary input for
connecting external audio sources, like an iPod, and a mini USB
jack for downloading firmware updates.
PERFORMANCE The Zoom G1Xon may be a powerful multi-effect unit, but
it’s as easy to use as a stomp box. Programming and other
operational functions are facilitated by a rotary selector knob,
four switches and four cursor buttons. Two large footswitches let
users scroll up and down through the entire preset library, and
banks can be selected with the up and down cursor buttons. The same
footswitches also control looper functions like record, play, stop
and clear. You can also use an Allen wrench to adjust how tight or
loose you want the expression jack’s action.
The sound quality of all of the effects is impressive. The amp
models deliver rich clean tones and dynamic, expressive distortion,
and each effect provides a wide variety of parameters that can be
tweaked in fine detail. Note that the G1Xon provides no bypass
function, so the processor is always part of your signal chain
unless you place it in a separate loop.