I stopped at the Zoom both at NAMM this morning to see what was new. Nothing new with the G3/G5 series and no word on any changes to them. But, I did get a chance to check out the G1on/G1Xon pedals. At the low price point, I think these are winners for entry level players. The Zoom rep said that the amp sims are the same as in the G3, but limited to 5 effects at a time. The controls are a little different, but easy to figure out if you're used to a G3. The tones coming out of this were great, like the other Zoom pedals. I also like that these have the AUX IN to play along with an external audio source.