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post Dec 15 2008, 04:51 PM
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I believe this is going to be my christmas present this year...


ive always wanted to get a multieffects pedal, i know some of you, maybe most of you dont like "digital effects" and "processed" sounds....well for the most part i dont either smile.gif

but i need something with an expression pedal, and i kinda wanted to try something other than line 6 (right now im using a line 6 toneport)

how do you guys like the zoom g2?



the one thing that sold me even more, was that it comes with cubase, which will allow me to buy VST plugins like EZ drummer so i can finally start making my own songs!


im also getting random pieces of money hear or there, i was thinking of finding a used half stack to splurge it on smile.gif


but yeah, what are your experiences with the zoom g2 or zoom products in general?


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post Dec 15 2008, 05:09 PM
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I don't have any experience with the Zoom g2.

However, I am using the g9.2tt which I like very much (to perform with, not really for recording). The tubes in the g9.2tt actually contribute nicely to the produced sounds, however on the other end, the number of cabinet models/mic placements for recording is rather limited.

In the 1990s I used a Zoom 9090 device as well, which certainly was much less quality for the money (both durability, and sound quality). In those days, Zoom has definitely the 'name' to be bad in terms of durability and support, but this certainly improved (at least the durability part tongue.gif). I would currently certainly not avoid any Zoom products, however in the end you should try out for yourself which multi-effects is right for you (and what you actually want to achieve with it).


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post Dec 15 2008, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (Velvet Roger @ Dec 15 2008, 08:09 AM) *
I don't have any experience with the Zoom g2.

However, I am using the g9.2tt which I like very much (to perform with, not really for recording). The tubes in the g9.2tt actually contribute nicely to the produced sounds, however on the other end, the number of cabinet models/mic placements for recording is rather limited.

In the 1990s I used a Zoom 9090 device as well, which certainly was much less quality for the money (both durability, and sound quality). In those days, Zoom has definitely the 'name' to be bad in terms of durability and support, but this certainly improved (at least the durability part tongue.gif). I would currently certainly not avoid any Zoom products, however in the end you should try out for yourself which multi-effects is right for you (and what you actually want to achieve with it).



i wish i had the money for a g9...its a great concept to power a multi effects pedal with tubes....i def wanted to go with something new... i have experience with all "sounds" in my price ranger:

i have the line 6 sound right now,

in my jazz/rock class, we use the Boss ME-50 (i like it, but it doesnt have a good EQ)

so zoom is the last one for me to try...(plus its cheaper)


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post Dec 15 2008, 05:51 PM
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I got a g2.1u. I don't mind it, the drums sound pretty good - but the basic drum loop (bass/snare/bass/snare/...etc) is the 13th one... no idea why lol.

It's easy to use. I would recommend it. If your wanting to practice with a band instead of a pod (unless your talking about the floor pod)

I was thinking of getting rid of mine though cuz I only play in the living room now. But overall, it's a good pedal for the cash.


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post Dec 15 2008, 05:56 PM
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I don't own a multi-effect pedal with an expression pedal but the Boss Me-50 or any of the other Boss multi-effect pedals would fit what you are looking for.
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post Dec 15 2008, 11:54 PM
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I think G2 is a good processor to start with, and it doesn't cost too much money. It is mainly intended for home practicing, but I think you can use it as a backup solution for rehearsals as well mate. Good bang for buck.


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post Dec 18 2008, 01:48 AM
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hmm i used to own it, and its a cute little multieffect for the price.... it's got enough options for u to play for a while... not the best ever, though. if ur a bedroom player with a low-mid range amp, its gonna be good enough. not really the best for rehearsals. effects are decent, some are better then the others, but id say that none of them suck or are really amazing. the whole thing is just...alright. biggrin.gif if u don't like it, u can always trade it, right? biggrin.gif
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post Dec 18 2008, 03:32 AM
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you whats funny....i never saw myself as the kind of guy owning "expensive" guitar products...ive always been the bargain hunter..or always going with the cheapest i can find....


i just got hired for my first "real" salary paying job..



now i can afford higher end stuffs...so we will see....i have my dream guitar..so i dont need to upgrade that, but i was thinking of getting a nice tube combo....the problem with tubes for me, is i dont like have a lot of pedals...i just want 1...maybe those new digitech true bypass pedals might be good..i dont know...i know for a fact my mom already ordered it....


but maybe she surprised me by getting something else that was on my list (like the korg pandora or line 6 floor pod)


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post Dec 18 2008, 08:41 AM
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Right on man, congrats on your new job.

Exercise extreme caution when walking into the shop with an 'i can afford it' attitude though.... So much gear on for sale on discount cuz guys can't afford it. Best bet is save up cash for toys like this. Not only will you not pay interest, but you'll be able to scoop a wicked deal on someone desperate to sell to make their payment. biggrin.gif


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post Dec 18 2008, 03:57 PM
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QUOTE (Sircraigery @ Dec 17 2008, 11:41 PM) *
Right on man, congrats on your new job.

Exercise extreme caution when walking into the shop with an 'i can afford it' attitude though.... So much gear on for sale on discount cuz guys can't afford it. Best bet is save up cash for toys like this. Not only will you not pay interest, but you'll be able to scoop a wicked deal on someone desperate to sell to make their payment. biggrin.gif




yeah i know what you mean!!!

Zzsounds has a thing now where you split the payments of $400+ stuff into 4 payments of $100+....thats something i can easily do...


they had a full stack that caught my eye for $200/month for 4 months.....a FULL STACK!(it was a full stack version of that new crate tube amp that they have been selling at low prices...the V series)


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