Zoom G1Xon

Multi FX Pedal for Guitar

  • 75 Guitar effects
  • Includes distortion, dynamic and modulation effects, reverbs, delays, and many amp modellings
  • Expression pedal
  • 30 Second looper in CD quality
  • 5 Effects for simultaneous use
  • 100 Storage spaces
  • Built-in drum machine with 68 drum patterns
  • AUX in
  • USB port for firmware updates
  • Power supply via 4 AA batteries (approx. 20 hours operating time), or optional 9 V 500 mA mains adapter (not included in purchase)
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 155 x 237 x 50 mm
  • Weight: 640 g
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Sound samples

  • Funk
  • Hazey
  • Metal
  • Prog
  • Rock
  • Stoner

Further information

Design Floorboard
Amp Modeling Yes
Drumcomputer Yes
Incl. Tuner Yes
Expression Pedal Yes
USB-Port Yes
Headphone Output Yes
MIDI Interface No
Line Out Yes
Battery Powered Yes
PSU included No
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Surprisingly good pedal

Scott Zsalt, 21.08.2017
I didn't have the greatest hopes for this pedal considering the price but it's turned out to be surprisingly good, at least when you consider just how little it costs.

I'll cover this first as it's where you're most likely to be disappointed.
If you are expecting the drive effects to sound exactly like the pedals they're modelling then you're going to be less than impressed. They simply don't sound close enough to be convincing. However if you take the pedal modelled as a guideline to what kind of drive sound you're getting then maybe not. The effect that copies the Big Muff, for example, doesn't really do that pedal justice but as a fuzz on its own merits it is pretty good.
This is pretty much the case for all the drive/fuzz/dist effects here: they're good in their own right but not as copies.

Mods/delays: The modulation effects are much better. Again, not all of them are as accurate as you might hope but they are much closer than those drives and they are very usable and setting the parameters is quite intuitive.
The delays in particular are pretty awesome and outshine the delay effects on my amp.
The particle effect on its own makes this pedal worth it as there's no other way to get this effect for such a low price.

Dynamic/Filter: And now we come to what this pedal does really well, imho. The noise gate/comps etc are astounding. I can honestly imagine not using my standalone noise gate ever again! And whilst I can't yet see a use for the Moog filter, it really is brilliant.
The wah sounds are a bit of a let down in comparison to as real decent wah but they are pretty good for a multifx and with a bit of a tighten the expression pedal becomes pretty good and despite the flimsy feel it's very usable.

Presets: The presets are not too bad and I can see myself keeping a chunk of them, but they tend to need a bit of tweaking before they're really good. I tried overwriting one that I'll never use with my own patch to see how easy it was and it's a doddle.

Build: This is not a rugged pedal. Clunk down too hard on it with your size 13 boots too many times and it will break. It's plastic and you can tell.
However, providing you keep this in mind and exercise some care ans restraint when using the unit I think it should last.

Ease of use: The pedal is very easy to use. It takes some getting used to before it's second nature but the instructions are clear and there are plenty of instructional vids and forum posts on the web should you get stuck.

Thomann service: My first unit was faulty. Thomann replaced this with no fuss and they did so quickly. As usual the product was delivered quickly and was adequately packaged.

Overall: If you need and all in one pedal for home use then this is ideal. Not every sound is brilliant but they're all acceptable and some are amazing. Putting patches together is very easy and the expression pedal works very well indeed once you get the torque adjusted for your preference.
It probably won't take too much of a beating though and I would advise against using on stage unless your area is well lit and you are sure that you can keep big clumsy feet away.
There are probably better multifx pedals out there but if you're after something versatile and fun that won't make you wish you'd spent the money on another guitar then this is likely to be a good purchase.
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You will be surprised...

Almeida, 02.03.2015
Despite the low price, this unit sounds to my ears exactly as the higher end units from the same brand. It sounds good enough to be used by more advanced players. It has tons of simulations of stomp boxes and amps from the most known brands and they sound pretty accurate. It has 100 memory banks to save patches (they are already used, but you can delete the ones you don?t use and create your own)
This unit is very minimalistic button wise so, the patches can?t be created very quickly. It allows using five effects in series in every order you want. You can change all the parameters of each effect exactly as you would if you were using the unit it simulates. The changing between patches is very fast and unnoticeable.
For the time based effects you can choose to set the time manually or choose a time figure (quarter note, dotted eight, etc) and set a global time (in BPM) so your delay is perfectly in time with the rhythm, for example.
It has a stereo 6.3mm jack output (it can be used as mono but you will lose one channel of the stereo effects because they will not be mixed together) that can be connected to a Guitar Amplifier, a mixing table/PA system/audio interface or headphones, to practice. When you connect it to a Guitar Amplifier, some details must be taken into account if you use an amp simulation both to improve the sound and to avoid damages to the amp (check the manual).
This pedal by itself sounds very good, even when compared with units that cost several times more, but you will need a good output system to make it justice (good headphones, a good quality and powerful PA, etc.
The USB port allows firmware upgrade only or can be used to power the unit (you can use a PC or a USB phone charger to power it) if you don?t want to use batteries (4 x AA) or the power supply (not included).
This unit doesn?t support Patch backup or import via USB.
The enclosure is made of plastic, so I recommend you to be careful with it.
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