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Zoom B3

Zoom B3
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RRP: €213.01
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item number 276064
sales unit 1 piece
available since January 2012
sales rank 633
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sales rank 633 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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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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This a great piece of kit, the sounds on it are very good quality and it is very easy to use, I got my and with in half an hour I had several different sounds. You can hook it up to your computer and tweak your sounds also. The loop function is good but to active it while still playing changes the sound up to the next bank while you hold down the third button, then it returns to the first sound when the loop is on, not ideal for live use unless you're stopping playing and then starting the loop. Apart from the I am very happy with this, it has tons of amazing sounds and fits into my gig bag nicely. I Would highly recommend it to any bass player wanting to down size from those other multi effects boards.

Good start but terrible finish

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I had this pedal for a while and I passed the initial excitement phase. Unfortunately I started to notice numerous drawbacks of this multieffect but let's start from the good things.
Overall idea is great, three pedals in one that can be independently configured and reordered. All the settings can be saved to banks for quick recall on demand. Switching is instantaneous and without any audible artefacts. All the settings can be programmed from the computer, etc. Bottom line: mechanically and functionally it is hard to ask for more.
First glitch: it does not have input level indicator. None. Not even blinking diode. It is something that is absolutely essential for every digital effect because, once you start clipping AD converter it is a recipe for disaster. It is not uncommon with a high output instrument. Here we smoothly go to the next point: active/passive switch does not seem to do anything but invoking message on the screen. No audible result.
I saved the worst for the end. The quality of the AD converters is quite poor. There is a constant hiss in the signal (even with input shorted to the ground). Some of it is masked by a noise gate but any output from the instrument is causing effect like if torrents of sand were falling on the wooden floor. With some effects active it is worse than with others, nevertheless, it is always there. When playing with the band noise gets buried a bit in the mix and is less annoying but when using headphones can drive a man crazy. Quality of the effects is, well, mediocre. Factory pre-sets are just show off's and very few are usable. No matter what is the pre-set, a lot of high end is gone (exchanged for noise). I know, it is for bass, but even with bass high end is essential for the overall tone. When I plugged my bass directly to the amp it sounded like a heavy burden was taken of my shoulders (ears, whatever). It will go on sale to some unsuspecting victim soon.
I guess, after all, what you get is what you paid for. It is hard to expect a high quality electronic at this price.
It is a real pity. It could have been a great pedal if it only did properly its main purpose: produce a high quality sound.

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