Zoom G5n

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Seriously good multieffect unit for the price!
Too old for this, 22.06.2020
Sturdy construction, easy to use, excellent effects, to be honest its pretty much unbeatable in this price range. There are no real cons, but zoom have scored a bit of an own goal with people like me who have previously had cheaper entry level zoom effects units. I had the G1on, and on this the lowest model (and its replacement the G1 Four), the rhythm section and looper are completely seperate from the effects patches. So you can get your drums going, record a loop, and at any point press the home button and change patches and the drums and loop will happily chug away quite independently. On the G5n both the drum machine and looper have to be added to a patch as effects taking up 2-3 slots and worst of all you cannot change to a different patch. The looper is much improved with longer recording time and an undo feature, but being confined to a single patch sucks, and not what I expected from a much more expensive zoom product. If you are not coming from a lower level zoom pedal this will probably not bother you as other brands in this price range don't have either rhythm section or looper at all, so these features are a big plus. Honestly though, the G5n is so good I couldn't bring myself to drop it a point on features given everything else is so good.

One thing I would suggest zoom consider is a global. Mic on/off feature on the speaker cabs. Typically, when using cab sims you want the mic off when playing through a guitar amp, and on when usinh headphones, recording, and going DI to a mixing desk or an Frfr speaker. I tend to play through, my amp then switch to headphones in the evening. It would by nice to be able to turn all, cab sim mics on or off as needed, but this isn't a con, just a suggestion.

To summarise, unbeatable multieffect unit at this price point, and I recommend whole heartedly.
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Overall, really good product!
JoWahKim, 17.02.2018
It's great for practicing with the built in headphone jack, and it sounds really good through an amp/speaker. The amp simulations sound great with the ability to make heavy metal rhythm and soaring leads, and you can still get some amazing cleans out of it. The selection of effects is very good, it's not just made for 1 genre, it's made for pretty much whatever you can think of! The 100+ presets cover a large base of genres, icluding funk, slide, rock/metal and a weird robot noise.
The only negative thing I can think of is the learning curve, but in comparison to other multi-fx pedals I have used the Zoom G5n is super easy to learn, and the manual is very helpful. Take an afternoon to just mess around and you'll have the basics down and after that you can get more into the other features!
If you plug it into your computer you can get even more presets, either from Zoom's website or from other forums.
Overall, it's an amazing product for intermediate and advanced players. I personally would not recommend for an absolute beginner as it's a lot to take in when you first start.
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Very happy
20.01.2017
I've just started playing guitar again after a 17 year hiatus. I decided a multi-effects board was a great way to effectively get many pedals at a fairly low price.

So far I'm happy with the board and the sound from it. I'm running it through an Orange Crush 20 and think it sounds great. There probably are better pedals and better more expensive boards but for playing at home this is a great buy.

I'll doc it a point for the Guitar lab software. It's awful. It allows you download patches & effects as well as rename these. You can't create new patches on it. These have to be done on the board which isn't ideal if you don't know exactly what combinations of effects you're looking for. I believe the older Edit and Share program was much better but this doesn't work with the g5n.

All in all I'd recommend. I can't speak for live or bands but for solo users it's great.
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Great value!
Paulo Mendes, 09.01.2021
I was interested in a multieffects pedal for practicing, they are much more practical than having lots of amps and pedals around. I found the interface takes some getting used to, but it is really straight forward after that, and the downloadable patches add many interesting possibilities, even from some well-known guitar players. I haven't tested it on stage (I got it in 2020 after all), but I'd say it's good enough for small gigs. If you're looking for something practical for rehearsals and (future) local gigs, this is a great choice!
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Manageable, Solid and...Sound's Preatty!
29.03.2016
A very cool pedalboard from Zoom, for the ones who don't want to spend too much, but with a good result.
I tested the pedalboard at home and with my band, clean sound sounds very very good (with HH sets), hi-gain sound sounds good as well, but you have to spend a little bit of time to find your preferred combination between Amp and Cabinet. The most surprising thing is that you can easely set and find sound directly on your pedalboard...i owned a Line6 HD500X, it was very complicated to do so without link it on your PC.
Very satisfied, * * * * Stars for it!
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Really interesting and playful
angiep, 18.12.2020
I have this product for one month and I still need to reach the bottom of all effects and combinations available. Probably it's a bit overwhelming for a newbie like me, but I already recorded some stuff and it helps a lot with inspiration. It's like it manages to express my feelings and the emotions I'd like to share with other through music.
Also the app which comes with the product it's easy to use.
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An excellent processor!
Mr.Poo, 12.09.2020
An excellent processor! There are a few unused factory sounds, but flexible customization of custom presets fixes that.
The main disadvantage is that there is no support for impulses.
At this point it might be better to pay attention to "HoTone Ampero".
But I am also very pleased with my Zoom! :)
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kram1, 14.09.2020
using this product as a beginner will suit me well
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Perfect for my needs
Mostro, 27.06.2020
Some people complaint about the lack of connectivity, midi and so on, but I was looking for something simple but with very good quality effects and the possibility to on / off as many effects in the chain as possible. And this is it!

Versatile, you can change patches on the fly, or have 4 contiguous effects on the chain visible to on / off them. Controls are intuitive.

Amp and cab emulation is definitely great. Zoom is sometimes underrated, I think they have great products and with this one I am pretty sure you will trick people into believing you used analog stuff.
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Really fun pedal
MaluThe2nd, 04.04.2020
This pedal is seriously great, I'm relatively new at guitar and experimenting with effects to find my own sound was starting to become quite expensive, but this pedal is helping me experiment with tonnes of different sounds without having to get a bunch of different pedals, its awesome
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Very good Performans/Price
Aleattin, 02.04.2019
Handling is very good . It is very light and easy to carry . Materials are very good and very tough . Pots are very stable . You can control every tone volume also main processor volume with using master volume pot and there is tone volume . You should turn tone pot to % 80 in order to get very tough tones.
Exp pedal works fine and wah , octave , volume functions are very various .
Features is also fine but the loop station is not quite easy. You need more foot touch to reach the loop station . May be this is the only thing that i do not like.
Sound quality is very good . If you can affort more time to edit with its program in pc , the sound quality will be better . You can download many tones in internet every where . It is very easy to load tones via pc . Especially lead solo , drive , crunch tones are wonderfull . Some times i use direct out to PI systems with using DI box . The result is very good and save the day . By the way there is not too much clean tones in its presets it is very hard to find proper preset . You should create your own clean tones .
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The Best Multi Effect in its Price Range.
Irwin D., 04.11.2019
I still believe that this is the best multi effect you can find on its price range.
- 9 foot switches
- USB Recording
- It sounds really really really good.
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Versatile and
Ian R, 01.12.2019
This is the way to go if you want a versatile option.

I'm not so used to multi effects pedals and when I got this one I was impressed by all the presets it had, making it easy to get started playing with some small changes to some of them.
The pedal also has multiple inputs and outputs making it good if you just want to practice in your room or play in a gig.

The 2 cons I could see is its weights and complexity (because of the number of presets and configurations).

Overall a great product and with good price.
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Awesome
John Person, 05.03.2019
I love this thing.
Pros:
- The screens
- Easy to use
- Nice build quality
- Audio interface capabilities

Cons:
- no midi i/o
- No XLR-out
- No setlist feature
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great but not impressive
Omashankara, 26.02.2020
The previous version of the Zoom G5n was a much better ME but this one isn't bad. Just not as impressive as the previous unit.
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Great on a budget
15.11.2016
Given it's price point, this is a highly functional product for both live and recording-the addition of cubase being a bonus. My advice would be to play around with your own patches as a bit of work may be needed to dial in your sound.
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Best multi-fx unit for the price
Chilly-Dilly, 29.05.2018
After years of playing around with several different types of these digital multi-fx units, and owning one or two as well, I always found issues with them. Sometimes it'd be a really difficult to navigate interface, others would have latency issues, some would have terrible processors that couldn't cope with multiple effects, many wouldn't let you route them differently and some just sounded awful.

Not this one. This one is amazing.

It's easy to navigate through (and create) patches, it's easy to change the routing, you have LOOOADS of options for what effects to use, even if you want 8 phasers for some reason this thing has you covered.

There's one crucial thing that they got badly wrong. If you want a metal tone, look elsewhere. I've been trying to wrestle a good heavy tone out of this for days and I'm not even getting close. As a metalhead this is a problem for me, but it's important to stress that is the ONLY flaw I could find and it's the only reason I gave it four stars rather than five. I wholeheartedly recommend this pedal to every guitarist. Especially for the price.

TL,DR: Metal tones were really bad, but everything else is awesome. Buy it.
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Excellent for the price
Dr Jon, 05.06.2020
Does everything I need effects wise and sounds good into an amp as well as straight into FRFR
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Really really good one...LIKE ALL PEDALS CRAFTED BY ZOOM...
rnr , 06.09.2019
Already had the Gxn1 version as the entry level.
Zoom has really a wealth of sounds of great quality.
Sounds are pretty championed the same way as the Gxn1.
What stands out is the quality of the material and the possibility of having several presets playing together like an actual pedalboard. Great
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Great bit of kit.
Euro73, 05.03.2019
I bought the Zoom G5n, as I have tried so many pedals and at an expense. This unit has everything in one. Its very easy to set up and use. Its loaded with tones, but obviously the best part is, you can create your're own tones easily.
This is one piece of kit, which you won't get tired of.
A great purchase, recommended.
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Brilliant for the price
Cian_P, 17.01.2019
Brilliant effects pedal, packs a punch. A lot of different features, only thing it lacks is a looper over all your effects, and some snapshot buttons, brilliant sound, crisp and clear, great that it can be updated and download new effects, amps, cabs, modulations etc. Overall very good effects pedal, would definitely recommend!
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Zoom G5n

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Delivery approx. between Wednesday, 19.05. and Thursday, 20.05.

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