Zoom G1 Four, G1X Four

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  1. Moe45673

    Moe45673 Member

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    Manuals for the bass units still haven't shown up.

    I'd be shocked if the new "Four" units aren't fully based on the "n" effects; otherwise the multistomp and "on" units are excellent for what they do and wasting time on R&D for the "Four" is a corporate decision that I can't fathom
     
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  2. mac jones

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    Reverb has a listing for $103 free shipping, from Japan, and it's not a preorder. Not sure of the lag between countries with Zoom stuff.
     
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  3. sahhas

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    the G1 Four is listed on Sweatwater for $79.99, I may have to buy one since my Zoom G3 down patch button is ka-put!

    oh, wait, it says "Preorder" ....bummer....more waiting...oh well...
     
  4. Vintage Corpse Reviews

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    fix it lol
    it will cost 5$ for a technician to fix it for you if you can not .
     
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  5. Vintage Corpse Reviews

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    so I read the manual a bit more carefully.

    there is no way to go from patch mode to manual mode with the foot switch
    you must press the top left corner button
    [​IMG]

    so in a live performance you are stuck ether in stomp mode or patch mode .
    My concussion is that this pedal is really not worth the 80 € -80$ when you can get a g3xn for a 100 used with tap tempo and the extra footswitces.
    In one year when they will sell for 40 used it might be a good pedal for rehousing and make the 5 numbered buttons and the top left button footswitches. but is it worth it?
    no.
    so for beginners with no other equipment that want a pedal with warranty this will be great.
    the red buttons are a improvement and improvements is what we need.
    looking forward to namm 2020!
     
  6. mac jones

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    The editing looks great on these. And it would be good for desktop use, as you pointed out. I'm not using these in any live situation, so I might not have even noticed that.

    The G1on is fantastic, but the UI was bare bones. Trade offs. The price certainly is welcome.

    For an ultra low-end, you get a deal here.
     
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  7. mertay

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    But now that gce-3 is only 20 dolars more and can do whatever the g5n does for sound creation, for non-stage use its only good for children to get a better sound out of their practice amps.
     
  8. Vintage Corpse Reviews

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    no point

    there are free vst that sound 1000 times better
    https://lepouplugins.blogspot.com/
     
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  9. mac jones

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    You're assuming there's a computer on the desk :D I like computers as much as anyone, but they have their place. They can be distracting.

    Anyway, I'm not even sure what you said.
     
  10. dhbret

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    I used the "control in" with a Boss foot switch. Worked rather well.
     
  11. mertay

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    You never open backing tracks on youtube etc. to jam? Like, no one uses a drum machine anymore when they have the internet...anyway, my gt-1 is connected usb for quick/easy preset management (much faster than knobs/buttons on processor) from computer and from there I can route the sound to either my amp, headphones or studio monitors to jam.

    So even if you don't record, there are benefits to using hardware connected to computer.
     
  12. dswo

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    I would use this for open mic events, where I want a rig that sets up in 60 seconds, and in the effects loop of my home amp for delay, tremolo, and reverb. Big selling points, for both applications, are battery power and the small footprint.
     
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  13. duncane

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    Or you can just bend down between songs to change the patch ;-)
    Assuming you dont have a different patch for each song this could be fine?

    Anyway no effects list yet as far as I can see?

    And it looks like to tap tempo which could annoy some peeps.

    I think its biggest plus is it looks a lot better than the G1on/G1Xon.
     
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  14. mastercaster

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    I like the volume knob. I use the G1 ON as a headphone practice device, think it is great. I have 1 Controller app for setting it up. If I didn't already have it I would buy this. Like buttons and knobs.
     
  15. dswo

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    Patch lists:
    https://zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_G1-FOUR_Patchlist.pdf
    https://zoom.co.jp/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/E_G1X-FOUR_Patchlist.pdf

    "13 amp modeling sounds are based on the following amps. 1. Marshall JCM800 2203, 2. Marshall 1959 SUPER LEAD 100, 3. Fender '65 Twin Reverb, 4. Fender '59 Bassman, 5. Fender '65 Deluxe Reverb, 6. Class A British combo amp, 7. Mesa Boogie Mark I combo amp, 8. Bogner Ecstasy Blue channel, 9. Hiwatt Custom 100, 10. Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier Orange Channel, 11. Orange Graphic120, 12. Diezel Herbert Channel2, 13. Matchless DC-30."
     
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  16. ziobrandy

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    Any news about street price and availability in Europe?
     
  17. Electric I

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    Remember that guy who came up with external switching the mods for the G3 ?

    Maybe something like that could be done for the mode button on these new units...
     
  18. dswo

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    I especially like the LED buttons that turn effects on and off. I've been thinking about getting a used 70CDR or BT100 unit for the FX loop of my home amp: both have more variations of delay, chorus, etc. than this new unit, but interacting with the effect chain on those stompbox models is tedious. They also don't have a headphone output, which limits their usefulness for practicing on the road.
     
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  19. Fireheart7

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    My q is, will us n owners be able to download the sitar emulation :)
     
  20. Fernando Santos

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    The sitar effect was part of the last update (March.2018):
    • HotSpice - This effect simulates a sitar tone.
     
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