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Zoom B3

Zoom B3
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item number 276064
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available since January 2012
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sales rank 611 at thomann.de 1 in this category (Details)

Zoom B3 Bass FX Pedal - multi-FX for bass, 111 effect types, 3 effects simultanious, 10 patches at 10 banks, 24 bit A/D and D/A conversion, 128times over-sampling, 44,1 kHz sampling frequency, 20Hz - 20 kHz frequency range, LCD Display, stereo output, headphone out, balanced XLR output, pre/post (switch selectable), ground lift (switch selectable), control input for optional FP02/FS01, USB audio interface (16bit/44,1 kHz), supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X v10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7 (USB powered), incl power supply (or power by optional 4 x AA/LR6 batteries for app. 6 hours use), incl. Steinberg Sequel LE software, dimensions whd: 234 x 54 x 170 mm, weight: 1,2 kg

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This box of magic is brilliant and here is why.

1. A large range of effects and Amp sims (All fully manually adjustable so then you can save it as a new preset).
2. 3 x Stomps with individual displays (each with 3 knobs for adjustments).
3. Loop pedal function (40 seconds max with over dubbing).
4. Built in tuner and Drum machine.
5. Multiple connection options including USB to PC (enabling recording)
7. Free licensed edition of Steinburg Cubase LE (download version) If you didn't have the ability to record your amazing bass playing to a decent quality on your personal computer before you buy this, YOU HAVE NOW.

There is something here for novices to professionals.
If you are in the market to buy one of these little beauties, Pro or otherwise the quality and versatility cannot be beaten for the price. Just think how one quality effects pedal can be priced higher than this stompbox with all its features and yet you get the same sound quality and more.
It really is very easy to use, once you have the basic controls understood.
For novices it has everything, for pros it is a fantastic rehearsal tool and competent effects unit.

It's so good I can't stop playing with it.

I only have one warning if you are buying in the UK:
It comes with a euro plug type transformer power supply so you WILL need an adaptor to plug it into the UK household socket.
I solved this issue with a bathroom shaver/toothbrush adaptor very easily or you can just use the 4 x AA battery option to power it.
I am not an expert in these things as I am only really a novice bassist but I can assure you that this unit really is very good value for money.
You will NOT regret purchasing this!
I don't anyway.

A lot of fun!

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I bought the Zoom B3 as a backup for my main pedal board. Meanwhile I use it more often than I thought I would!

Mainly I use it for in order to practise with the drum computer and the looper.
These two features are definively usable! Since I have the B3 I didn't touch my Digitech loopstation... Not a single time...

The handling is very easy and logical.

The sounds of the B3 (the ampsimulations and the effects) are acceptable but I'd say they are at 80%. The parameters of the single effects and ampsimulations are well-chosen and work well in practice.

But what makes the B3 so special is the versatility for so little money! You have a multieffect, a preamp, a tuner, a loop station, a drum computer, a DI box and a recording tool in this little box!

Zoom does it again!

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I was fan of my Zoom B2, except I was not so sure about how it is built: pretty "plastish". The new Zoom B3 is as great as you would find Victor Wooten performs on it, no kidding.

CAUTION: If you are from religious campus of stomp-boxes and you hate single-box synthesizers, you still can read this too.

So. After unpacking, I find it nicely built, weight much heavier and feels way more solid than the previous Zoom B2. The power adapter is just a typical cheap adapter with a typical cheap cable on it -- be careful not to break it by simply putting the leg of a chair on it!

Now, the good, the bad, the ugly.

The good (sometimes the fantastic):

- Solid built, hands down. Really great, sturdy design of the whole box.
- It feels and operates as three chained pedals, you can change the signal path.
- You can choose three independent effects from that hundred and more, and independently make one patch for yourself (this is fantastic part, by the way).
- Sound is just as great. You may argue that your single stompbox is better than one of those filters (for example EBS compressor even has the same icon like real one), but I would ask you to show me the comparison numbers from your oscilloscope!
- Does not hums on distortions, like previous Zoom B2. (Yaaay!!)


The bad:
- Looper is... well, it is just there as it is and it works. But do not expect something like Boss RC-30. We all know that Victor Wooten is just crazy at technique, so that's why it works for him. :-) But for you (and me) it will cost much more time to practice.
- Some patches are just ridiculous and totally useless. Well, at least you have the room to improve it...

The ugly:
- The looper really needs love. It works, folks, do not worry. Yes, it is possible to perform solo. But it is simple one.
- The buttons to operate the looper are quite difficult to operate nicely. You will need a sack of patience, fresh air and keep calm until it will work for you great. :-)


Oh, one more thing, guys: if you want to completely mute your bass while tuning it -- you need to hold the tuner button around five seconds. Yes, it is also ugly and not much obvious at the beginning. :-)

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