Zoom G1 Four, G1X Four

dswo

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Noticed in that video:
  • Knobs look wiggly. Will that wiggle weaken electrical traces over time?
  • The delays include TapeEcho but not TapeEcho3 (Echoplex). I wonder if you can upload that to the unit with the editor/librarian? Or was it left out to avoid DSP overload?
 

zeepot

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Haven't seen the effect list anywhere, so I got the list off the video.

Comp
RackComp
SlowATTCK
ZNR
GrayComp
LMT-76
AutoWah
SeqFLTR
Gt GEQ7
ParaEQ
RndmFLTR
TS Drive
EP Stomp
RC Boost
GoldDrive
SweetDrv
DYN Drive
RedCrunch
Aco. Sim
NYC Muff
HG THRTTL
DIST 1
Squeak
DIST Plus
...
(Not shown in the video)
...
MS4x12
FD2x12
FD-B4x10
FD-DX1x12
UK2x12
MK1 1x12
BGN4x12
HW4x12
RCT4x12
ORG4x12
DZ4x12F
MA2x12
Tremolo
StereoCho
Phaser
VinFlanger
Octave
PitchSHFT
HPS
CloneCho
CoronaTri
Bomber
HotSpice
Delay
AnalogDly
TapeEcho
ReverseDL
ModDelay
P-P Delay
SoftEcho
Room
Hall
HD Hall
Spring
FD Spring
Plate

EDIT: I can easily guess the amp sims from what I know from other videos, cab list, and g3n’s list; MS 800, MS 1959, Fender twin, bassman, deluxe, AC30, Mesa mk1, Bogner, Hiwatt, Rectifier, Orange, Diezel, and Matchless.
 
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mac jones

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I recently bought one, and have been playing around with it. I like a number of things about it. In comparison to the recent G series, the audio seems a little clearer, and the layout has improved. The dedicated tone and volume knobs are great, as are the LED buttons. Being able to edit patches and select individual effects easily is a big improvement. There's really nothing I can say, that you can't see yourself on YT. Rhythm and looper UI's are simplified.
 
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White Limo

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I recently bought one, and have been playing around with it. I like a number of things about it. In comparison to the recent G series, the audio seems a little clearer, and the layout has improved. The dedicated tone and volume knobs are great, as are the LED buttons. Being able to edit patches and select individual effects easily is a big improvement. There's really nothing I can say, that you can't see yourself on YT. Rhythm and looper UI's are simplified.
Where are they for sale?
 

mac jones

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Ebay for the USA for now. Maybe Reverb. I bought one for less than what i've seen on Ebay. There's a markup. I'd wait a few weeks.
 

Technica

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If it had USB audio, it would be perfect. I realize that now Zoom reserves that feature on their guitar multi-effects for the G5n, but leaving USB audio out for the G3n was a wrong move. The original Zoom G3/G3X were incredible for not only having USB audio, but also being able to run on bus power. It made carrying it in a laptop bag easy, and it was a full-fledged guitar system that could pull double duty as a recording tool and a floorboard for playing, not like a Korg Pandora.
 
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FrancisDu09

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I think you're right, maybe they try a new interface with this model to see if people like it.
Personally i do not like g3n / g5n for editing because it is necessary to navigate left / right to edit effects, add the fact that amp and cab takes two screens, the visibility is very reduced.
So personally i'm very pleased with the new interface. Global eq, global volume, direct access to rythm and looper, are also good things.
 

mac jones

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It's a very nice improvement over the G1on physically. The build quality has improved, and the design is attractive.

There are three modes accessible with the switch in the upper left, which rotates between the modes. Patch - stomp- edit.

In stomp mode, you can mute individual effects, either with the buttons or the foot pedals (which cycles through a bank). This is a new feature, and very useful, obviously. I've been using in on a desk while i'm getting used to it, and the buttons come in handy.

In Edit mode, the buttons select the effects to edit, and this time the foot pedals are used to change the effects.

I haven't gotten into patch mode (will come back and edit this) but there's a pre-select fuction which enables you to move to a patch before you actually engage it. Also a bank limiting option, which limits the foot pedal scrolling to 10 patches. where the buttons (1 to 5) are used to select the banks (5x10= 50 patches).

It's really the addition of these buttons that is a huge improvement. Good job Zoom.
(Oh, yes and the double duty 'edit/ tone and volume' feature)

Zoom just crushes it with value, and I'm sure these are going to move in volume.
 
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Mikey2201

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If the wah pedal separate or included in the 5 spot limit. If this was covered sorry I missed it
 

USERNAMETAKEN

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For the price, those units are a remarkable deal. I bet if a competent guitarist with a fair amount of recording experience could entirely record tracks with that Zoom G1 Four into the mix and nobody would be able to tell if it was a $100 Zoom or a $3500 Fractal.

Yeah yeah, flame away.
Lolz
 
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1996standard

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What specifically are you laughing at here? Just the notion that it can compete with something that much more expensive or the caveat it be in the mix? Personally, I think he's probably correct. You did the Pepsi challenge with this and a lot of the more expensive modeling gear and let 100 people at random listen to it in the context of an actual song, I doubt many people would come away thinking there was much difference (or at least not enough to significantly detract from the song).
 
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dswo

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I recently bought one, and have been playing around with it.
Now that you've had it for a bit, have you hooked up Guitar Lab? I'm very curious to see whether you can add effects, such as TapeEcho3 or Exciter, that are available on the G3n and G5n but are not included on the G1 Four.
 
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