Operation Manual © ZOOM Corporation Reproduction of this manual, in whole or in part, by any means, is prohibited. Contents SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Usage Precautions • High humidity or moisture • Excessive dust or sand • Excessive vibration or shock SAFETY PRECAUTIONS In this manual, symbols are used to highlight warnings and cautions for you to read so that accidents can be prevented. The meanings of these symbols are as follows: This symbol indicates explanations about dangerous matters. If users ignore this symbol and handle the device the wrong way, bodily injury and damage to the equipment could result. Caution Please observe the following safety tips and precautions to ensure hazard-free use of the G2. Power requirements Warning Since power consumption of this unit is fairly high, we recommend the use of an AC adapter whenever possible. When powering the unit from batteries, use only alkaline types. SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ...............................................................2 Usage Precautions ........................................................................ 2 Handling Warning This symbol indicates explanations about extremely dangerous matters. If users ignore this symbol and Warning handle the device the wrong way, serious injury or death could result. Caution SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Usage Precautions ....................... 2 Features................................................................................... 4 Terms Used in This Manual ................................................... 5 Controls and Functions / Connections ................................. 6 Selecting a Patch.................................................................... 8 Using the Tuner .................................................................... 10 Using the Rhythm Function ................................................. 12 Editing a Patch...................................................................... 14 Storing/Copying Patches ..................................................... 16 Using an Optional Foot Switch or Pedal ............................ 18 • Never place objects filled with liquids, such as vases, on the G2 since this can cause electric shock. • Do not place naked flame sources, such as lighted candles, on the G2 since this can cause fire. • The G2 is a precision instrument. Do not exert undue pressure on the keys and other controls. Also take care not to drop the unit, and do not subject it to shock or excessive pressure. • Take care that no foreign objects (coins or pins etc.) or liquids can enter the unit. Connecting cables and input and output jacks Using the foot switch (FS01) .......................................................18 Using the expression pedal (FP01/FP02)................................... 19 You should always turn off the power to the G2 and all other equipment before connecting or disconnecting any cables. Also make sure to disconnect all connection cables and the power cord before moving the G2. Restoring Factory Defaults .................................................. 20 Linking Effects ...................................................................... 21 Switching between live sound and direct recording sound ......21 Effect Types and Parameters ............................................... 22 Alterations Warning How to read the parameter table ...............................................22 Never open the case of the G2 or attempt to modify the product in any way since this can result in damage to the unit. COMP ..................................................................................... 23 WAH/EFX ................................................................................23 ZNR .........................................................................................24 DRIVE ......................................................................................25 EQ ...........................................................................................26 EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC............................................................. 26 MOD/SFX ................................................................................26 DELAY .....................................................................................29 REVERB ..................................................................................29 CONTROL ............................................................................... 30 [AC adapter operation] • Be sure to use only an AC adapter which supplies 9 V DC, 300 mA and is equipped with a "center minus" plug (Zoom AD-0006). The use of an adapter other than the specified type may damage the unit and pose a safety hazard. • Connect the AC adapter only to an AC outlet that supplies the rated voltage required by the adapter. • When disconnecting the AC adapter from the AC outlet, always grasp the adapter itself and do not pull at the cable. • During lightning or when not using the unit for an extended period, disconnect the AC adapter from the AC outlet. [Battery operation] • Use four conventional IEC R6 (size AA) batteries (alkaline). • The G2 cannot be used for recharging. • Pay close attention to the labelling of the battery to make sure you choose the correct type. • When not using the unit for an extended period, remove the batteries from the unit. • If battery leakage has occurred, wipe the battery compartment and the battery terminals carefully to remove all remnants of battery fluid. • While using the unit, the battery compartment cover should be closed. Environment Warning To prevent the risk of fire, electric shock or malfunction, avoid using your G2 in environments where it will be exposed to: • Extreme temperatures • Heat sources such as radiators or stoves 2 Volume Caution Do not use the G2 at a loud volume for a long time since this can cause hearing impairment. Usage Precautions Specifications ....................................................................... 31 Troubleshooting .................................................................... 31 Electrical interference For safety considerations, the G2 has been designed to provide maximum protection against the emission of electromagnetic radiation from inside the device, and protection from external interference. However, equipment that is very susceptible to interference or that emits powerful electromagnetic waves should not be placed near the G2, as the possibility of interference cannot be ruled out entirely. With any type of digital control device, the G2 included, electromagnetic interference can cause malfunctioning and can corrupt or destroy data. Care should be taken to minimize the risk of damage. Cleaning Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the G2. If necessary, slightly moisten the cloth. Do not use abrasive cleanser, wax, or solvents (such as paint thinner or cleaning alcohol), since these may dull the finish or damage the surface. Please keep this manual in a convenient place for future reference. ZOOM G2 G2 Preset Pattern .......................................................................Back cover The FCC regulation warning (for U.S.A.) This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. ZOOM G2 3 Features Terms Used in This Manual Thank you for selecting the ZOOM G2 (hereafter simply called the "G2"). The G2 is a multi effect processor with the following features and functions. This section explains some important terms that are used throughout the G2 documentation. IN ● Latest processing technology for outstanding performance 96 kHz / 24 bit sampling (with 32 bit internal processing) assures excellent sound quality. Frequency response remains flat up to 40 kHz, and input-converted signal-to-noise ratio is an amazing 120 dB, demonstrating the high level of performance achieved by the G2. ● Versatile palette of effects including new creations Out of a total of 54 effects, up to nine (including ZNR) can be used simultaneously. The high-quality choices provided by the G2 include distortion effects that simulate the tones of famous amps and effects pedals, 6-band guitar EQ and delay effects with "hold" controloperated by foot switch. ● Great for live performances and direct recording The distortion effect module provides two different algorithms for each of its 17 effect types, one for live performance and one for direct recording. Depending on the on/off setting of the CABINET & MIC effect which simulates amp cabinet sound and mic characteristics, the most suitable algorithm is automatically selected, giving you the best sound for any application. ● Integrated rhythm functions and auto-chromatic tuner A number of rhythm patterns using realistic PCM drum sounds are provided. This is convenient for use as a metronome during individual practice or to provide a simple rhythm part for a quick session. An auto-chromatic tuner for guitar is also built right into the unit, allowing you to easily tune your instrument also at home or on stage. ● Sophisticated user interface The combination of a rotary type selector and three parameter knobs make the effect editing process intuitive and quick. The mute interval when switching patches has been reduced to less than 5 milliseconds. Seamless patch changing is now a reality. ● Dual power supply principle allows use anywhere The G2 can be powered from four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries or an AC adapter. Continuous operating time on batteries is approximately 7.5 hours with alkaline batteries. COMP WAH/EFX ZNR DRIVE EQ EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC MOD/SFX ■ Effect module As shown in the illustration above, the G2 can be thought of as a combination of several single effects. Each such effect is referred to as an effect module. In addition to modules comprising compressor effects (COMP), amp simulator/distortion effects (DRIVE), and modulation/special effects (MOD/SFX), the G2 also provides a module for ZNR (ZOOM Noise Reduction). Parameters such as effect intensity can be adjusted for each module individually, and modules can be switched on and off as desired. ■ Effect type Within some effect modules, there are several different effects which are referred to as effect types. For example, the modulation/SFX effect module (MOD/SFX) comprises chorus, flanger, pitch shifter, delay, and other effect types. Only one of these can be selected at a time. ■ Effect parameter All effect modules have various parameters that can be adjusted. These are called effect parameters. In the G2, effect parameters are adjusted with the parameter knobs 1 – 3. Similar to the knobs on a compact effect, these change aspects such as tonal character and effect intensity. Which parameter is assigned to each knob depends on the currently selected effect module and effect type. Operating the G2 on batteries 1. Turn the G2 over and open the cover ● Easy operation with foot switch and expression pedal G2 bottom view An optional foot switch (FS01) or expression pedal (FP01/FP02) can be connected to the CONTROL IN jack. The foot switch is convenient for quickly switching effect programs, setting the tempo for the rhythm function, or switching delay hold on and off. The expression pedal can be used to adjust the volume or the tonal quality of an effect in real time. Please take the time to read this manual carefully so as to get the most out of the unit and to ensure optimum performance and reliability. 4 ZOOM G2 ■ Patch In the G2, effect module combinations are stored and called up in units referred to as patches. A patch comprises information about the on/off status of each effect module, about the effect type used in each module, and about effect parameter settings. The internal memory of the G2 holds up to 80 patches (including 40 patches which allow read/write). ■ Bank and area A group of ten patches is called a bank. The memory of the G2 comprises a total of eight banks, labelled A to d and 0 to 3. Banks A – d form the user area which allows read/write. Banks 0 to 3 are the preset area containing read-only patches. The patches within each bank are numbered 0 through 9. To specify a patch of the G2, you use the format "A1" (patch number 1 from bank A), "06" (patch number 6 from bank 0), etc. ■ Play mode/edit mode The internal status of the G2 is referred to as the operation mode. The two major modes are "play mode" in which you can select patches and use them for playing your instrument, and "edit mode" in which you can modify the effects. The module selector serves for switching between the play mode and edit mode. 2. Insert four fresh IEC R6 of the battery compartment on the bottom. DELAY REVERB OUT (size AA) batteries. Four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries 3. Close the cover of the battery compartment. Push the cover in until the latch audibly snaps into place. Latch Insert batteries facing in alternate directions. Cover ZOOM G2 Latch Use four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries. Press the latch to release it and then raise the cover. When the batteries are getting low, the indication "bt" appears on the display. 5 Controls and Functions / Connections Controls and Functions / Connections Parameter knobs 1 - 3 Top Panel Module selector These knobs allow changing the level of effect parameters or of the overall patch. During rhythm playback, the knobs let you select a pattern, set the tempo, and adjust the rhythm volume. Switches between play mode and edit mode. In edit mode, the knob selects the module for operation. BANK [-]/[+] keys In play mode, the keys serve for directly switching to the next lower or higher bank. In edit mode, the keys switch the effect type for the currently selected module. RHYTHM [R/P] key Serves to start/stop rhythm playback. [TAP] key Allows manual input of time related effect parameter values such as delay time, and rhythm pattern tempo. [STORE] key Serves for storing edited patches in memory. Display [W]/[Q] foot switches Shows patch numbers, setting values, and other information about operating the G2. These switches are used for selecting patches, switching effect modules on and off, controlling the tuner, and other functions. AC adapter Rear Panel [DC IN] jack [INPUT] jack An AC adapter (ZOOM AD-0006) with a rated output of 9 volts DC, 300 mA (center minus plug) can be plugged into this jack. Serves for connecting the guitar. Guitar [OUTPUT/PHONES] jack [POWER] switch This stereo phone jack serves for connection to a guitar amplifier or recorder. It is also possible to use a Y cable for sending the output to two amplifiers, or to plug a pair of stereo headphones into this jack. Turns the unit on and off. Guitar amplifiers Headphones [CONTROL IN] jack Serves for connection of the optional foot switch (FS01) or expression pedal (FP01/FP02). MTR (multitrack recorder) FP01/FP02 FS01 6 ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 7 Selecting a Patch Selecting a Patch Adjust tone and volume To try out the various effects of the G2, we recommend that you simply play your instrument while switching patches. To adjust the effect sound and volume levels in play mode, the Parameter knobs 1 – 3 can be used. Each knob controls a specific parameter. Turn power on Use a monaural shielded cable to connect the guitar to the [INPUT] jack of the G2. When using the G2 with the AC adapter, plug the adapter into the outlet and plug the cable from the adapter into the [DC IN] jack on the G2. Parameter knob 1 Parameter knob 3 Adjusts the GAIN parameter of the DRIVE module (mainly distortion depth). Adjusts the PATCH LEVEL parameter (output level of the entire patch). Set the [POWER] switch on the rear panel of the G2 to ON. Turn the guitar amplifier on and adjust the volume to a suitable position. Parameter knob 2 Adjusts the TONE parameter of the DRIVE module (mainly distortion sound character). Set the G2 to play mode When you turn a Parameter knob, the corresponding LED lights up and the display briefly shows the current value of the respective parameter. If the Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY", set it to "PLAY". The bank and patch that were selected when the power was last turned off will appear on the display. HINT A1 NOTE • If the DRIVE module is set to OFF for the currently selected module (display shows "oF"), Parameter knobs 1 and 2 have no effect. • Changes made here are temporary and will be lost when you select another patch. To retain the changes, store the patch in the user area. • The master level in common to all patches is set in edit mode (→ p. 30). Bank name Patch number Immediately after turning the G2 on, the unit will be in play mode, even if the Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY". Select a patch To switch the patch, press one of the [W]/[Q] foot switches. 8 Directly selecting a bank Pressing the [W] foot switch calls up the next lower patch, and pressing the [Q] foot switch calls up the next higher patch. To select the banks A – d, 0 – 3 directly, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys. Repeatedly pressing one foot switch cycles through patches in the order A0 – A9 ... d0 – d9 → 00 – 09 ... 30 – 39 → A0, or the reverse order. Pressing the BANK [-] key calls up the next lower bank, and pressing the BANK [+] key calls up the next higher bank. ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 9 Using the Tuner Using the Tuner The G2 incorporates an auto-chromatic tuner. To use the tuner function, the built-in effects must be bypassed (temporarily turned off) or muted (original sound and effect sound turned off). Adjusting the reference pitch of the tuner If required, you can fine-adjust the reference pitch of the G2 tuner. The default setting after power-on is center A = 440 Hz. Turn Parameter knob 1. Switch to bypass or mute Setting the G2 to the bypass state In play mode, press both [W]/[Q] foot switches together briefly and release. Setting the G2 to the mute state In play mode, press both [W]/[Q] foot switches together and hold for at least 1 second. 40 BP The current reference pitch is shown. The adjustment range is 35 – 45 (center A = 435 to 445 Hz). While the reference pitch value is shown, turn Parameter knob 1 to adjust it. MT 42 When you release the Parameter knob, the display indication will return to the previous condition after a while. Patch change at bypass/mute When you press both [W]/[Q] foot switches together while playing your instrument, the bypass/mute condition is activated. However, the sound may change momentarily just before the condition is activated. This is because the G2 switches to the next higher or lower patch when one of the foot switches is pressed slightly earlier. (When you cancel the bypass/mute condition, the original patch number will be active again.) This kind of behavior is not a defect. It is due to the very high speed at which the G2 responds to patch switching. To prevent the sound change caused by the above condition, do not produce sound with your instrument until the bypass/mute condition is fully established. NOTE Return to play mode Press one of the [W]/[Q] foot switches. The right side of the display shows a symbol that indicates by how much the tuning is off. Play the string to tune Play the open string to tune, and adjust the pitch. Pitch is high Pitch is correct Pitch is low A8 A8 Tune other strings in the same way. The left side of the display shows the note which is closest to the current pitch. 10 When you turn the G2 off and on again, the reference pitch setting will be reset to 40 (center A = 440 Hz). ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 Indication turns faster the more the pitch is off 11 Using the Rhythm Function Using the Rhythm Function The G2 has a built-in rhythm function that plays realistic drum sounds in various patterns. The rhythm function is available in play mode or in the bypass/mute condition. Adjust the rhythm volume To adjust the rhythm volume, turn Parameter knob 3. When you turn the Parameter knob, the current setting (0 – 30) is shown on the display. 25 Set the G2 to play mode Adjust the tempo If the Module selector is set to a position other than "PLAY", set it to "PLAY". The rhythm pattern tempo can be adjusted in the range of 40 – 250 BPM (beats per minute). To continuously change the rhythm tempo, turn Parameter knob 2. Start the rhythm function To manually specify the rhythm tempo, hit the [TAP] key at least three times in the desired interval. To start the rhythm function, press the RHYTHM [R/P] key. NOTE During rhythm playback, the REVERB module is OFF. At the first push of the [TAP] key, the current tempo value is shown on the display. The G2 then automatically detects the interval for the second and subsequent keypresses and sets the tempo accordingly. Select a rhythm pattern While the above steps are carried out, the current tempo value (40 – 250) is shown on the display. For values in the range from 100 to 199, a dot is shown after the first digit. For values of 200 and above, dots are shown after the first and second digits. The G2 has 40 built-in rhythm patterns. For more information on the pattern contents, see the back cover of this manual. To continuously switch rhythm patterns, turn Parameter knob 1. 20 To select the next higher or next lower rhythm pattern, press one of the BANK [-]/[+] keys. Dot is shown Tempo = 120 BPM When the above steps are carried out, the current rhythm pattern number (01 – 40) is briefly shown on the display. 40 Dots are shown Tempo =240 BPM Stop the rhythm To stop the rhythm, press the RHYTHM [R/P] key. The G2 returns to the previous condition. 12 ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 13 Editing a Patch Editing a Patch Terminate the edit mode The patches of the G2 can be freely edited by changing the effect parameter settings. Try editing the currently selected patch to create your own sound. Select the effect module To terminate the edit mode and NOTE When you return to play mode and select another patch, the changes return to the play mode, set the you have made in edit mode will be Module selector to the "PLAY" lost unless you store the patch position. first. To retain the changes, store the patch as described on page 16. Turn the Module selector to select the effect module to edit. The following settings are available. Change the parameter value (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10) (4) (3) (2) (1) To change the setting value of effect parameters, use the Parameter knobs 1 – 3. Which parameter is assigned to a knob depends on which effect module/effect type is selected. For information on parameters for effect modules/effect types, see page 23 – 30. (1) COMP module (2) WAH/EFX module (3) ZNR module (4) DRIVE module (5) EQ module (6) EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC module (7) MOD/SFX module (8) DELAY module (9) REVERB module (10) Pedal/foot switch related parameters When you turn a Parameter knob, the corresponding LED lights up and the display briefly shows the current value of the respective parameter. 55 When you switch to a different module, the effect type currently selected for that module is shown on the display. While the G2 is in edit mode, a dot appears in the bottom right of the display. Effect type FC NOTE When a module that is set to OFF is selected, the display will show "oF". Dot shows that unit is in edit mode Select the effect type To switch an effect module on and off To switch the selected module between ON and OFF, press one of the [W]/[Q] foot switches. 14 The indication "oF" appears on the display. When you press one of the foot switches again, the indication returns to the previous condition. OF ZOOM G2 To switch the effect type of the selected module, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys. BL ZOOM G2 NOTE If you press the BANK [-]/[+] keys for a module that is set to OFF, the module will be turned ON. For modules that have only one effect type, pressing the BANK [-]/[+] keys has no effect. 15 Storing/Copying Patches Storing/Copying Patches An edited patch can be stored in a bank of the user area (A – d). It is also possible to store an existing patch in another location to create a copy. To cancel the store process To cancel the store process, operate the Module selector before pressing the [STORE] key again ( ). In play mode or edit mode, press the [STORE] key. The bank and patch number are shown on the display as a flashing indication. Press the [STORE] key once more A0 NOTE When the store/copy process is completed, the G2 returns to the previous mode, with the target patch being selected. Patches of banks in the preset area (0 – 3) are read-only. No patches can be stored or copied into these locations. If you press the [STORE] key while a patch from the preset area is selected, the patch "A0" (bank A, patch number 0) will be selected automatically as default store/copy target. D4 Specify the store/copy target patch number Select the store/copy target bank To specify the store/copy target patch number, use the [W]/[Q] foot switches. To select the store/copy target bank, use the BANK [-]/[+] keys. D4 D0 NOTE 16 Only a bank of the user area (A – d) can be selected as store/copy target bank. ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 17 Using an Optional Foot Switch or Pedal Using an Optional Foot Switch or Pedal The G2 is equipped with a [CONTROL IN] jack designed for connection of an optional foot switch or expression pedal. This section explains how to use these accessories. Using the foot switch (FS01) Connecting the optional foot switch FS01 to the [CONTROL IN] jack allows changing banks with the foot switch while the unit is in play mode. It is also possible to switch bypass/mute on and off, control the tap tempo function, or perform other functions with the foot switch. 1. 2. Plug the cable from the FS01 into the [CONTROL IN] jack, and then turn the G2 on. Set the Module selector to the "CONTROL" position. ● bP (bypass/mute) The foot switch controls bypass or mute on/off. This has the same effect as pressing both [W]/ [ Q ] foot switches at the same time in play mode. ● tP (tap tempo) Pressing the foot switch repeatedly can be used to set the interval for the rhythm function or to make settings for effect parameters supporting the tap function. This has the same effect as pressing the [TAP] key. ● bU (bank up) Each push of the foot switch switches to the next higher bank. This has the same effect as pressing the BANK [+] key. ● rH (rhythm on/off) The G2 goes into edit mode. You can now make settings for the expression pedal and foot switch. The foot switch controls start/stop of the rhythm function. This has the same effect as pressing the RHYTHM [R/P] key. ● dH (delay hold) 3. Turn Parameter knob 2 to select one of the following functions for the foot switch. The foot switch controls on/off of the delay hold function. When a patch using the hold function is selected, pressing the foot switch will activate hold, causing the current delay sound to be repeated (see illustration below). Pressing the foot switch once more cancels the hold condition, and the delay sound will decay normally. ● dM (delay input mute) Switches the delay module input muting between on and off. HINT • For information on effect parameters supporting the tap function, see pages 23 – 29. • To use the hold function, an effect type that supports the hold function must be selected in the patch. For details, see pages 23 – 29. • While the delay module is set to hold or mute, the dot in the center of the display flashes. 4. Select the patch in play mode and operate the foot switch. The selected function will be activated. This function applies to all patches. Connecting an expression pedal (FP01/FP02) to the [CONTROL IN] jack allows using it as a volume pedal or for adjusting an effect parameter in real time. The function selection for the expression pedal is saved for each patch individually. For information on parameters that can be adjusted with the expression pedal, please refer to pages 23 – 29. 1. 2. 4. Hold Foot switch pressed 18 Volume ● WU, Wd, WH, WL WAH/EFX module ● GU, Gd, GH, GL DRIVE module ● MU, Md, MH, ML MOD/SFX module ● dU, dd, dH, dL DELAY module Using the expression pedal (FP01/FP02) Plug the cable from the expression pedal into the [CONTROL IN] jack, and then turn the G2 on. Select the patch for which you want to use the expression pedal. Set the Module selector to the "CONTROL" position. The G2 goes into edit mode. Delay sound Pedal is inactive. ● VL 3. Original sound ● oF ● rU, rd, rH, rL REVERB module HINT • Which parameter changes when the expression pedal is operated depends on the selected module. For details, see pages 23 – 29. • The pattern in which the expression pedal alters the parameter can be selected in edit mode. There are four choices (→ p. 30). 5. If necessary, save the patch. The expression pedal setting is saved as part of the patch. 6. Select the patch in play mode and operate the expression pedal. The selected function will be activated. In the bypass condition, the expression pedal always operates as a volume pedal, regardless of the setting made in step 4. Turn Parameter knob 1 to select one of the following modulation targets for the expression pedal (see page 30). Pressed again ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 19 Restoring Factory Defaults Linking Effects In the factory default condition, the patches of the user area (A0 – d9) contain the same settings as the patches of the preset area (00 – 39). Even after overwriting the user patches, their original content can be restored in a single operation ("All Initialize" function). The patches of the G2 consist of nine serially linked effect modules, as shown in the illustration below. You can use all effect modules together or selectively use certain modules by setting them to on or off. Effect module COMP 1. Turn the G2 on while holding down the [STORE] key. The indication "AL" appears on the display. AL WAH/EFX ZNR DRIVE AUTO WAH AUTO RESONANCE BOOSTER TREMOLO PHASER RING MODULATOR SLOW ATTACK PEDAL VX PEDAL BABY ZNR GATE DIRTY GATE FD CLEAN CLASS A CLEAN JC CLEAN MS CRUNCH US BLUES BG CRUNCH MS DRIVE BG DRIVE PV DRIVE OVERDRIVE GUV'NOR HOT BOX FUZZ FACE METAL ZONE EXTREME DISTORTION DIGI FUZZ ACOUSTIC 2. To carry out the All Initialize function, press the [STORE] key once more. All patch settings are returned to the factory default condition, and the unit switches to play mode. To cancel All Initialize, press the RHYTHM [R/P] key instead of the [STORE] key. EQ EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC MOD/SFX DELAY REVERB EXTRA EQ CABINET&MIC CHORUS STEREO CHORUS FLANGER PITCH SHIFTER PEDAL PITCH VIBRATO STEP DELAY ECHO DYNAMIC DELAY DYNAMIC FLANGER MONO PITCH SHIFTER HARMONIZED PITCH SHIFTER DELAY PINGPONGDELAY ECHO HALL ROOM SPRING EARLY REFLECTION MULTI TAP DELAY * Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this table are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with ZOOM CORPORATION. Effect type For some effect modules, you can select an effect type from several possible choices. For example, the MOD/SFX module comprises CHORUS, FLANGER, and other effect types. The REVERB module comprises HALL, ROOM, and other effect types from which you can choose one. NOTE When you carry out All Initialize, any newly created patches that were stored in the user area will be deleted (overwritten). Perform this operation with care to prevent losing any patches that you want to keep. Switching between live sound and direct recording sound In the above illustration, the DRIVE module is shown as having 17 effect types. But each effect type has two algorithms (one for live performance and one for direct recording) for each of its 17 effect types, so that there are actually 34 effect types that can be used. The two algorithms are switched according to the effect type selected for the EXTRA EQ/CABI & MIC module, as follows. ● EXTRA EQ is selected The algorithm for live performance is selected at the DRIVE module. This is recommended when using the G2 for playing via a guitar amplifier. ● CABINET & MIC is selected The algorithm for direct recording is selected at the DRIVE module. This is recommended when the G2 is directly connected to a recorder, or to a hifi system or other audio device. DRIVE Algorithm for live performance EQ EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC EXTRA EQ CABINET&MIC Algorithm for direct recording 20 ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 21 Effect Types and Parameters Effect Types and Parameters COMP COMP (Compressor) module Attenuates high-level signal components and boosts low-level signal components, thereby keeping the overall signal level within a certain range. How to read the parameter table SENSE Effect parameters 1 – 3 These are the parameters that can be adjusted with Parameter knobs 1 – 3 when the effect type is selected. The setting range for each parameter is shown. Three-digit setting values are shown with a dot between the two numerals. Example: 1 – 98, 1.0 = 1 – 98, 100 0 – 10 Adjusts the compressor sensitivity. Higher setting values result in higher sensitivity. ATTACK FS, SL Selects compressor attack speed in two levels. Available settings are "FS" (fast) and "SL" (slow). LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. WAH/EFX WAH/EFX (Wah/Effects) module Module selector The Module selector symbol shows the position of the knob at which this module/parameter is called up. Comprises wah and filter effects as well as VCA type effects. AW Effect module AUTO WAH This effect varies wah in accordance with playing intensity. Effect type AUTO RESONANCE AR Ar This effect varies the frequency band of the resonance filter according to the picking intensity. DELAY DELAY module DL dL This is a delay module which allows long delay times and use of the hold function. DELAY HOLD This is a ping-pong type delay where the delay sound alternates between left and right. EC EC ECHO HOLD This effect simulates a tape echo with a long delay time of up to 5000 ms. These three effect types have the same parameters. 1 – 99, 1.0 – 5.0 FEEDBACK 0 – 98, 1.0 MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 TAP Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0). Adjusts the feedback amount. The two effect types above have the same parameters. POSITION HOLD This is a delay with a maximum setting of 5000 ms. PD Pd PINGPONG DELAY TIME AW Adjusts the mixing ratio of original sound and effect sound. bF, AF Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). 1–5 Selects the frequency band that is boosted. A pedal icon ( ) in the listing indicates a parameter that can be controlled with the expression pedal (FP01/FP02). Specify the respective module as modulation target for the expression pedal (→ p. 19), and then select the respective effect type of the module. The parameter can then be controlled in real time with a connected expression pedal. -10 – -1, 1 – 10 Adjusts the effect sensitivity. TONE 0 – 10 Adjusts the sound quality. TAP DEPTH 0 – 98, 1.0 HOLD A foot switch icon ( ) in the listing indicates an effect type for which hold can be turned on and off with the foot switch (FS01). Set the foot switch function to "dH" (delay hold) (→ p. 18) for the respective patch. When this patch is then selected in play mode, the hold function can be switched on and off by pressing the foot switch. 22 Adjusts the modulation depth. ZOOM G2 LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. RATE 0 – 50 TAP Adjusts the effect rate. u0 – u9, d0 – d9, t0 – t9 Allows selection of the modulation waveform. Available settings are "u" (rising sawtooth), "d" (falling sawtooth), and "t" (triangular). Higher setting values result in more clipping of wave peaks, which reinforces the effect. WAVE PHASER PH PH This effect produces sound with a pulsating character. POSITION Hold Adjusts the resonance of the sound. TREMOLO TR tr This effect periodically varies the volume. Tap A [TAP] key icon ( ) in the listing indicates a parameter that can be set by hitting the [TAP] key. In edit mode, when the respective module/effect type is selected, repeatedly hitting the [TAP] key will set the parameter according to the key press interval (modulation cycle, delay time, etc.). In play mode, if the DELAY module is ON for the currently selected patch, repeatedly hitting the [TAP] key will temporarily change the parameter. RESONANCE 0 – 10 BOOSTER BS bS Raises signal gain and creates a dynamic sound. RANGE Expression pedal SENSE bF, AF Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). ZOOM G2 RATE 0 – 50 TAP Adjusts the modulation rate. COLOR 1–4 Adjusts the type of sound. 23 Effect Types and Parameters Effect Types and Parameters RING MODULATOR RG rG This effect produces a metallic ringing sound. Adjusting the FREQUENCY parameter results in a drastic change of sound character. POSITION FREQUENCY bF, AF Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). 1 – 50 Adjusts the frequency that is used for modulation. MIX POSITION TIME bF, AF 1 – 50 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. Adjusts the attack time. CURVE 0 – 10 Adjusts the attack volume change curve. PEDAL VX PV PV Simulates a vintage pedal wah sound. POSITION Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). PB 1 – 50 Adjusts the frequency that is emphasized. When no expression pedal is used, the effect is the same as with a half-raised pedal. LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. PEDAL BABY Simulates a vintage pedal wah sound. Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). 1 – 50 Adjusts the frequency that is emphasized. When no expression pedal is used, the effect is the same as with a half-raised pedal. LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. ZNR (ZOOM Noise Reduction) module This module serves for reducing noise during playing pauses. It offers a choice between noise reduction (reduction of noise components) and noise gate (muting during pauses). NR nr ZNR (ZOOM Noise Reduction) ZOOM original noise reduction which reduces noise in playing pauses without affecting the overall tone. Gt DG dG JC CLEAN JC JC Clean sound of Roland JC series with built-in chorus which gives a wide, clear tone. MS CRUNCH MC MC Big sound of a Marshall stack running between clean and crunch US BLUES BL bL Crunch sound of a Fender Tweed Deluxe '53 BG CRUNCH BC bC Fat sound of the Mesa Boogie MkIII combo amp MS DRIVE MD Md The High gain sound of a Marshall JCM2000-driven stack BG DRIVE BG bG High gain sound of Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier amp channel 2 (vintage mode). PV PV DRIVE The high gain sound of the classic Peavey 5150 GUV'NOR distortion GV GV Simulation of the Guv'nor distortion effect from Marshall. FF FUZZ FACE EXTREME DISTORTION ED Ed Intense super-high gain distortion GATE This is a noise gate which cuts off the sound during playing pauses. GAIN 0 – 98, 1.0 HOT BOX HB Hb Simulation of the drive channel of a Hot Box tube amp. METAL ZONE MT Mt Simulation of the classic Boss Metal Zone pedal famous for long sustain and midrange DIGI FUZZ (digital fuzz) DF dF High gain fuzz attack TONE 0 – 10 Adjusts the sound quality. LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. * Manufacturer names and product names mentioned in this table are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The names are used only to illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate any affiliation with ZOOM CORPORATION. ACOUSTIC AC AC This effect makes an electric guitar sound like an acoustic guitar. TOP 0 – 10 Adjusts the special string tone that is characteristic for an acoustic guitar. DIRTY GATE This is a vintage type gate with special closing characteristics. OVERDRIVE OD Od Simulation of the classic Boss OD-1 overdrive pedal All above effect types have the same parameters. Adjusts the distortion intensity. ZNR GT CLASS A CLEAN CA CA Clean sound of the Vox AC-30 combo amp, operating in Class-A Simulation of the original classic British fuzz pedal FREQUENCY bF, AF FD CLEAN FC FC The rich, clean sound of a classic 1965 Fender Twin Reverb FF Pb POSITION This module provides 16 types of distortion and an acoustic simulator. Each effect type of the module has two modeling algorithms (for live performance and direct recording). These algorithms are switched automatically according to the on/off condition of the CABINET & MIC effect (→ p. 21). PV FREQUENCY bF, AF DRIVE module 0 – 98, 1.0 SLOW ATTACK SL SL This effect reduces the attack rate of the sound, resulting in a violin playing style sound. Selects the connection position of the WAH/EFX module. Available settings are "bF" (before DRIVE module) and "AF" (after EQ/EXTRA EQ module). DRIVE BODY 0 – 10 Adjusts the degree of body resonance. LEVEL 2 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the signal level after passing the module. All above effect types have the same parameters. THRESHOLD 1 – 16 Adjusts the sensitivity. For maximum noise reduction, set the value as high as possible without causing the sound to decay unnaturally. 24 ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 25 Effect Types and Parameters Effect Types and Parameters FLANGER FL FL This effect produces a resonating and strongly undulating sound. EQ EQ (Equalizer) module Allows adjusting the three main bands (BASS, MIDDLE, TREBLE) of the six-band equalizer. BASS ±12 MIDDLE 160Hz Adjusts the low frequency range level. ±12 800Hz Adjusts the mid frequency range level. TREBLE ±12 3.2kHz Adjusts the high frequency range level. EXTRA EQ/CABI&MIC This module allows adjusting the three remaining bands of the six-band equalizer. In addition, the module contains a cabinet simulator that produces sound suitable for direct recording on a MTR or for reproduction via headphones or a studio monitor. EXTRA EQ ET Et Adjusts the three remaining bands of the six-band equalizer. The HARMONICS control allows adjustment of the harmonics frequency range level. ±12 PRESENCE 400Hz Adjusts the mid-low frequency range level. ±12 6.4kHz Adjusts the extremely high frequency range level. HARMONICS ±12 12kHz Adjusts the harmonics frequency range level. CABINET & MIC CB Cb This effect type simulates amplifier cabinet sound and mic directional characteristics, suitable for direct recording on a multi-track recorder. The cabinet characteristics are automatically set either to Combo (12" x 1, 12" x 2) or to Stack (12" x 4), depending on the selected drive type. The on/off condition of this effect in turn automatically switches the modeling algorithm of the DRIVE module (→ p. 21). MIC TYPE MIC POSITION 0 – 2 dy, Co Selects the mic type. "dy" simulates the frequency response of a dynamic mic and "Co" simulates the frequency response of a condenser mic. 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the modulation depth. Lets you select different microphone characteristics according to sound pickup position. The following settings are available. 0: Mic pointed at speaker center 1: Mic pointed halfway between speaker edge and center 2: Mic pointed at speaker edge -12 – -1, dt, 1 – 12, 24 Adjusts the pitch shift amount in semitones. Selecting "dt" gives a detuning effect. Comprises modulation and delay effects such as chorus, pitch shifter, delay, and echo. CHORUS This effect mixes a variable pitch-shifted component to the original signal, resulting in full-bodied resonating sound. CH COLOR See Table 1 0 – 98, 1.0 1 – 50 Adjusts the modulation rate. Adjusts the modulation depth. MIX DEPTH Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the modulation depth. 26 1 – 99, 1.0 – 2.0 Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0). TIME RATE 1 – 50 Adjusts the modulation rate. Adjusts the sound quality. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. MODE UP, dn TONE 0 – 10 MIX RATE 0 – 50 TAP Adjusts the modulation rate. 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. ZOOM G2 MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. RATE 0 – 50 TAP Adjusts the modulation rate. RESONANCE 0 – 10 Adjusts the modulation resonance intensity. DL dL DELAY This is a delay with a maximum setting of 2000 ms. TAP 0 – 98, 1.0 0 – 10 0 – 98, 1.0 STEREO CHORUS SC SC This is a stereo chorus with clear sound. DEPTH TONE STEP ST St Special effect that changes the sound in a staircase pattern. Adjusts the modulation depth. RATE 1 – 10 Adjusts the modulation resonance intensity. Selects the type pitch change type Selects the direction of the pitch change. Adjusts the sound quality. effected by the pedal. Table 1 Pedal minimum value Pedal maximum value COLOR MODE Pedal minimum value Pedal maximum value COLOR MODE UP -100 cent Original sound only UP -1 octave + DRY +1 octave + DRY 1 5 -100 cent -1 octave + DRY dn Original sound only dn +1 octave + DRY DOUBLING Detune + DRY 500 cent + DRY UP UP -700 cent + DRY 2 6 Detune + DRY DOUBLING 500 cent + DRY -700 cent + DRY dn dn 0 cent +1 octave -∞ (0 Hz) + DRY +1 octave UP UP 3 7 +1 octave 0 cent +1 octave -∞ (0 Hz) + DRY dn dn 0 cent -2 octaves -∞ (0 Hz) + DRY +1 octave + DRY UP UP 4 8 -2 octaves 0 cent -∞ (0 Hz) + DRY dn dn +1 octave + DRY DEPTH MOD/SFX(Modulation/SFX) module 0 – 98, 1.0 TAP Adjusts the modulation rate. RESONANCE -10 – -1, 0, PEDAL PITCH PP PP This effect allows using a pedal to shift the pitch in real time. Adjusts the modulation depth. DEPTH 0 – 50 VB Vb VIBRATO Effect with automatic vibrato. MOD/SFX CH RATE PITCH SHIFTER PT Pt This effect shifts the pitch of the original sound up or down. SHIFT EXTRA EQ/CABINET & MIC module LO MID DEPTH ZOOM G2 FEEDBACK 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the feedback amount. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. 27 Effect Types and Parameters Effect Types and Parameters TAPE ECHO TE tE This effect simulates a tape echo. 1 – 99, 1.0 – 2.0 TAP Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0). TIME DELAY DELAY module FEEDBACK 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the feedback amount. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. DYNAMIC DELAY DD dd This is a dynamic delay where the effect volume changes depending on the input signal level. With positive settings, the effect volume increases at higher input signal levels. With negative settings, the effect volume increases at lower input signal levels. 1 – 99, 1.0 – 2.0 TAP Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 2.0). TIME DF AMOUNT 0 – 10 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound SENSE -10 – -1, 1 – 10 Adjusts the effect sensitivity. DEPTH 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the modulation depth. RATE 0 – 50 TAP Adjusts the modulation rate. SENSE -10 – -1, 1 – 10 Adjusts the effect sensitivity. MONO PITCH SHIFTER MP MP This is a monophonic pitch shifter with low sound modulation, suitable for single-note playing. -12 – -1, dt, 1 – 12, 24 Adjusts the pitch shift amount in semitones. Selecting "dt" gives a detuning effect. SHIFT TONE 0 – 10 Adjusts the sound quality. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. -6, -5, -4, -3, KEY C, Co, d...b -m, m, 3, 4, 5, 6 Determines the interval for the pitch Determines the tonic for the scale used shifted sound (see Table 2). for pitch shifting (see Table 3). Table 2 Setting Type of scale Interval Setting Type of scale Interval Sixth down Third up -6 3 Fifth down Fourth up -5 4 Major scale Major scale Fourth down Fifth up -4 5 Third down Sixth up -3 6 Third down -m Minor scale Third up m SCALE This is a delay module which allows long delay times and use of the hold function. DELAY HOLD This is a delay with a maximum setting of 5000 ms. Pd PINGPONG DELAY PD HOLD This is a ping-pong type delay where the delay sound alternates between left and right. EC ECHO EC HOLD This is a warm sounding long delay of up to 5000 ms duration. These three effect types have the same parameters. 1 – 99, 1.0 – 5.0 TAP Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 5.0). TIME MIX Table 3 Setting Tonic C C C# Co D d D# do E E F F ZOOM G2 Adjusts the feedback amount. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. This module comprises various reverb functions such as hall reverb, early reflection, and multi-tap delay. HALL HL HL This reverb simulates the acoustics of a concert hall. ROOM RM rM This reverb simulates the acoustics of a room. SPRING SP SP This effect simulates a spring-type reverb. The above three effect types have the same parameters. DECAY ER 1 – 30 TONE 0 – 10 Adjusts the sound quality. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. Er EARLY REFLECTION This effect isolates only the early reflection components of the reverb. DECAY Setting Tonic F# Fo G G G# Go A A A# Ao B b 0 – 98, 1.0 REVERB module 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the level of the effect sound mixed to the original sound. FEEDBACK REVERB Adjusts the duration of the reverb. HP HARMONIZED PITCH SHIFTER This is an intelligent pitch shifter that automatically generates harmonies according to a preset key and scale. 28 dL dF DYNAMIC FLANGER This is a dynamic flanger where the effect volume changes depending on the input signal level. With positive settings, the effect volume increases at higher input signal levels. With negative settings, the effect volume increases at lower input signal levels. HP DL 1 – 30 Adjusts the duration of the reverb. SHAPE ±10 Adjusts the envelope of the effect sound. In the negative range, the envelope is reversed. At 0, the effect is a gate reverb. In the positive range, the envelope is a decay-type envelope. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the mixing ratio of original sound and effect sound. MULTI TAP DELAY MD Md This effect produces several delay components with different delay times. 1 – 99, 1.0 – 3.0 TAP Adjusts the delay time. In the range from 10 – 990 ms, the adjustment is made in 10-ms steps (1 – 99). For 1 second and above, the adjustment is made in 100-ms steps (1.0 – 3.0). TIME ZOOM G2 PATTERN 1–8 Selects the combination pattern for the taps. The selection ranges from rhythmical to random patterns. MIX 0 – 98, 1.0 Adjusts the mixing ratio of original sound and effect sound. 29 Effect Types and Parameters Specifications CONTROL CONTROL module Serves for making pedal settings and lets you control the foot switch function and master level setting applying to all patches. RTM DESTINATION See Table 4 When an expression pedal (FP01/FP02) is connected to the [CONTROL IN] jack, this selects the modulation target module for the RTM function (See Table 4). Table 4 Setting oF VL WU, Wd, WH, WL GU, Gd, GH, GL MU, Md, MH, ML dU, dd, dH, dL rU, rd, rH, rL FS Modulation target OFF Volume WAH/EFX module (*) DRIVE module (*) MOD/SFX module (*) DELAY module (*) REVERB module (*) The operation of modules denoted by (*) changes as follows, according to the letter at right. U UP The parameter is at minimum when the pedal is fully raised and at maximum when the pedal is fully pushed down. MASTER LEVEL 0 – 98, 1.0 See Table 5 When a foot switch (FS01) is connected to the [CONTROL IN] jack, this selects the function that can be operated with the foot switch (See Table 5). The function selected here applies to all patches. Table 5 Setting bP tP bU rH dH dM Adjusts the master level for all patches. Function Bypass/Mute Tap tempo Bank up Rhythm function on/off Delay hold Delay mute Control input Power requirements AC adapter Batteries "UP" Maximum value Dimensions Weight Options Minimum value L LOW When the pedal is fully raised, the parameter is at minimum. When the pedal is fully pushed down, the parameter is at the value set in the patch. 30 54 Max. 9 simultaneous modules User area: 10 patches x 4 banks Preset area: 10 patches x 4 banks 96 kHz 24 bit, 64 times oversampling 24 bit, 128 times oversampling 32 bit 20 Hz – 40 kHz +1 dB -3 dB (with 10 kilohms load) 2-digit 7-segment LED Parameter LEDs Standard mono phone jack -20 dBm 1 megohm Standard stereo phone jack (doubles as line and headphone jack) Line: +5 dBm (output load impedance 10 kilohms or more) Phones: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 ohms load) For FP02/FS01 9 V DC, 300 mA (center minus plug) (ZOOM AD-0006) Four IEC R6 (size AA) batteries, Approx. 7.5 hours continuous operation (alkaline batteries) 162 mm (D) x 156 mm (W) x 65 mm (H) 700 g (without batteries) Expression pedal FP02/ Foot switch FS01 "DOWN" • 0 dBm = 0.775 Vrms • Design and specifications subject to change without notice. Minimum value Troubleshooting "HIGH" Maximum value H HIGH When the pedal is fully raised, the parameter is at the value set in the patch. When the pedal is fully pushed down, the parameter is at maximum. Sampling frequency A/D converter D/A converter Signal processing Frequency response Display Input Rated input level Input impedance Output Maximum output level Maximum value D DOWN The parameter is at maximum when the pedal is fully raised and at minimum when the pedal is fully pushed down. Effect types Effect modules Patches ● No power Refer to "Turn power on" on page 8. Value set in patch ● Reverb effect does not operate "LOW" While a rhythm pattern is playing, the reverb effect is not available. Stop the rhythm pattern first (→ p. 12). ● High level of noise Is ZOOM AC adapter being used? Be sure to use only adapter for 9 V DC, 300 mA with center minus plug (ZOOM AD-0006). ● Battery life is short Are manganese batteries being used? The use of alkaline batteries is recommended. Value set in patch Minimum value ZOOM G2 ZOOM G2 31 G2 Preset Pattern TimSig # 1 # 8beat_1 PatternName 4/4 21 POP_3 PatternName TimSig 4/4 2 8beat_2 4/4 22 DANCE_1 4/4 3 8beat_3 4/4 23 DANCE_2 4/4 4 8shufle 4/4 24 DANCE_3 4/4 5 16beat_1 4/4 25 DANCE_4 4/4 6 16beat_2 4/4 26 3per4 3/4 7 16shufle 4/4 27 6per8 3/4 8 ROCK 4/4 28 5per4_1 5/4 9 HARD 4/4 29 5per4_2 5/4 10 METAL_1 4/4 30 LATIN 4/4 11 METAL_2 4/4 31 BALLAD_1 4/4 12 THRASH 4/4 32 BALLAD_2 3/4 13 PUNK 4/4 33 BLUES_1 4/4 14 DnB 4/4 34 BLUES_2 3/4 15 FUNK_1 4/4 35 JAZZ_1 4/4 16 FUNK_2 4/4 36 JAZZ_2 3/4 17 HIPHOP 4/4 37 METRO_3 3/4 18 R'nR 4/4 38 METRO_4 4/4 19 POP_1 4/4 39 METRO_5 5/4 20 POP_2 4/4 40 METRO ZOOM CORPORATION ITOHPIA Iwamotocho 2chome Bldg. 2F, 2-11-2, Iwamoto-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0032, Japan Web Site: http://www.zoom.co.jp G2 - 5000-2 C7 C MAJOR HARMONY A8 A9 B0 C9 With this patch selected, your electric guitar will start to sound like an acoustic electric guitar. We would recommend you to combine this patch with the single-coil type front pick-up. You can also use this patch actively to create the clean ensemble effect. ACOUSTIC SIM Even if you are the type of guitar player who is proud of wailing solos, you may sometimes want to use thrash power chords (with some muting-technique on the bridge). The distorted sound of this patch provides the best playability for that purpose. Referenced album: “Dookie” by Green Day (1994) PV DRIVE This patch provides you with a clean sound with effective use of the compressor. If you add the delay effect with delay time set to synchronize with the 8th notes, you will get Andy Summers’ signature sound for arpeggios. Referenced album: “Synchronicity” by the Police (1983) JC CLEAN Many people through the years have favored Carlos Santana’s guitar sound. This patch is modeled specifically after his wailing lead sound with sweet distortion. Any of his hits like “Black Magic Woman”, “Europe” or “Adouma” will sound pleasant if you make use of this patch. Referenced album: “Amigos” (1976) and “Shaman” (2002) by Santana BG CRUNCH This patch provides the jet sound from the good old days created by the combination of the edgy vintage distortion stomp box and the flanger. We have rearranged that sound to give a hybrid tone that is retro sounding and refreshing at the same time by combining the dry distortion, flanging jet-effect and lush reverb. Referenced album: “Barracuda” by Heart (1972) GUV'NOR This patch is modeled after the classical Brit clean sound of the VOX AC series guitar amps operated in the class A without the negative feedback. The sound of those amps became enormously popular in the British musical industry of the 1960s, continued through many famous British groups in the 1970s and has remained popular to this day. Referenced album: “1962-1966…Red Album” by the Beatles CLASS A CLEAN BREATH YOU TAKE B1 d1 SANTANA B2 d2 ORANGE CRUSH B3 d3 AC CLEAN B4 d4 BIG WALL B5 d5 BG DRIVE d6 This patch is modeled after the sound that utilizes the so-called Leslie effect for its vibrato-like character and it is popular among the American blues-rock players like the late S.R.V. It is suitable for crisp rhythm playing or the dynamic chording. Referenced album: “Texas Flood” by Stevie Ray Vaughan (1983) VIBRATO d7 Recently E.V.H. is known as the user of the 5150 amps but in the past he used to create that big crunchy sound with his specially modified Marshall amp. This patch is the consummate simulation of that E.V.H. sound from his early years. The name of this patch is, of course, borrowed from that greatest album of V. H. with David Lee Roth. Referenced album: “1984” by Van Halen (1984) MS DRIVE 1984 B7 The SPY who loved me (or Spagetti Western) B8 d8 HEAD LONG B9 d9 The sound will remind you of the soundtracks of the James Bond series or Spaghetti Western movies. Referenced album: The soundtracks from “007, Dr. No” (1962) This sound is ZOOM’S original that became a favorite of the guitarist Brian May. The patch has a very strong character but you can hear how it is effectively used in his actual recordings. If you are big-fan of Brian May, you may also want to try the sound with the “step” turned “off” and the “delay” turned “on”. You will be transported to the world of “Brighton Rock” with that incredible guitar orchestration. With the additional use of the HPS set to the minor 3rd in the key of E, you will be able to perfect the simulation!! Referenced album: “Innuendo” by Queen (1991) Note 1 : The default patches stored in the pre-set area from the bank No. 0 to No. 3 are the same as those stored in the banks from A to d. Note 2 : We recommend you to adjust the parameter for the noise reduction according to your guitars and amps. INPUT DEEP 10 PRESEMCE 0 8 1 2 10 0 TREBLE 2 8 58 2 10 0 FENDER CLEAN STEP 4 6 46 OFF 8 2 010 10 6 8 2 010 0 MIDDLE VOLUMEBASS OFF 8 4 4 6 6 10 10 0 8 VOLUME 6 2 2 10 0 GAIN CHANNEL BCHANNEL 4 OFF 28 2 READ TONE 1 SHIFT READ 2 0 GAIN CLEAN CRUNCH 8 10 INPUT OFF 8.5 VOLUME 654 5 654 TREBLE 5 MIDDLE 1 2 BASS 543 BRIGHT NORMAL OFF 54 654 4.5 VOLUME 5 654 987 98 987 543 BRIGHT 876 2 9 1 In case of patches for Recording（C0∼C9、 d0∼d9 ） 876 In case of patches for Live（A0∼A9、 b0∼b9 ） TREBLE 5 MIDDLE BASS Roland JC-120 In case of patches for Live（A0∼A9、 b0∼b9 ） LOW BRI In case of patches for Recording（C0∼C9、 d0∼d9 ） CHANNEL-1 VOLUME TREBLE MIDDLE BASS 5 5 5 5 OFF 5 0 This powerful sound is the result of the deepest distortion ever created by any multi-effect pedals. The overwhelming presence of the power chords in lower registers and the smooth responses to the tapping technique will be favored by the connoisseurs of the high-gain sound. VibroCrunch B6 OD1 C8 d0 GAIN CLEAN CRUNCH 0 0 2 46 Fender TWIN Reverb HIGH PV DRIVE POWERED BY VOLUME 10 8 CLASSIC GAIN / CHANNEL A REVERB 4 6 CHANNEL-1 This patch provides a mild lead sound accompanied by the harmonies based on the C major scale and makes our G2 the world’s first effective device in the class that features the HPS (harmonized pitch shifter) function. You can select the key and the scale according to the phrase you play. ACOUSTIK GAIN CHANNEL BCHANNEL READ TONE 1 SHIFT READ 2 0 0 2 4 6 321 A7 This patch is the simulation of the legendary tone of the BOSS OD-1 that is considered the de-facto standard for the overdrive stomp box. The patch can provide high playability and retains the nuances of the guitarists’ touches. The addition of the chorus effect will enable the guitar players to adapt to virtually any musical situations. 10 0 8 4 6 321 NUANCE DRIVE 10 0 2 2 4 OFF 21 C6 PHASER 10 8 6 3 A6 This patch is suitable for the funky chordiing. The most popular effects for the funk guitar sound are the wah-wah pedals but here we have chosen the phase shifter to create a unique feel. We have also refreshed the flavor of this vintage stomp box sound to fit more modern styles. Referenced album: “Ship Ahoy” by O’Jays (1973) 010 0 28 2 4 OFF 21 FUNK PLANET FUZZ FACE 8 6 321 C5 10 MIDDLE VOLUMEBASS NORMAL This wildly fat sound with infinite sustain is modeled truthfully after the sound created by the combination of MXR’s Dyna Comp and Dallas’ Fuzz Face. Designed for using your guitar’s front pick-up. Referenced album: “In The Court Of The Crimson King” by King Crimson (1969) 010 8 2 4 6 321 A5 FENDER CLEAN 10 0 8 2 654 Mr. Fripp This patch is a straightforward modeling of the sound of that black-face Fender Twin Reverb and provides a clean sound that is indispensable for the ensemble. With the EFX module switched on, you can add that unique tremolo effect to get that retro-sound instantly. We have selected a room ambience as default to make this patch suitable for current musical style but, of course, you can replace it with the spring reverb simulation. TREBLE 48 2 7 C4 METAL ZONE PRESEMCE 0 2 8 21 A4 We took advantage of a newly developed fast tracking pitch shift algorithm and created this simulated synthesizer sound. We hope you will come up with great solos using this sound reminiscent of Jan Hammer’s exciting trades with Jeff Beck. Referenced album: “Wired” by Jeff Beck (1976) DEEP 10 0 5 2 OFF 4 6 987 FENDER CLEAN MS CRUNCH 8 46 987 C3 We have already started to call this sound of the UK rock band “traditional”. This patch is modeled after the punchy sound of the overdriven JCM 800 amplifier and thus it is suitable also for the hard plucking of modern punk rock guitar style. This is the sound of Humble Pie in later years with Dave Clemson as its guitar player. Referenced album: “Smokin’” by Humble Pie (1972) 10 2 2 4 OFF 6 10 A3 0 8 46 EQUALISATION CLASSIC GAIN / CHANNEL A REVERB 4 6 1 SynthDaze 0 2 4 6 876 C2 A2 CHORUS 4 6 10 9 The Pie EQUALISATION 4 OFF 32 A1 In case of patches for Recording（C0∼C9、 d0∼d9 ） In case of patches for Live（A0∼A9、 b0∼b9 ） 10 C1 This sound features the high-quality sound of our G2’s signal processing technology with a clean and lush chorus plus delay patch. Try to use it for accompaniments in pop music, or solo music with your favorite guitar. LUSH LIFE BG DRIVE 10 C0 Marshall JCM-2000 10 9 A0 This patch is modeled after the powerful sound which uses the silicone rectifier section of that popular amplifier. You may want to play riffs and solos with this sound valued by heavy rock guitarists. Referenced album: "Hybrid Theory" by Linkin Park (2001) Key effect 10 RECTIFYING Descriptions 10 Name of patches for Live for Recording Setting recommendation on popular guitar amps Please use patches "for Live" when you use guitar amp, and use patches "for Recording" when you connect your guitar directly to a recorder. 10 G2 Patch List 10 0 5 10 0 HIGH LOW 5 10 0 10 BRI VOLUME TREBLE MIDDLE BASS 5 5 5 5 OFF 0 0 10 0 10 10 0 0~3 10 0 10 When you use guitar amp for recording patches, not only intended modeling sound will not existing, but also you hear harsh-sounding sometimes. Please adjust guitar amp setting as above reference. Introduction for newly developed effects Early Reflection Early Reflection is the component of the reverb sound that reaches to the listener first after the original sound has bounced off the wall. The reverb sound consists of this early reflection and the late reflection, and the former characterizes the size of the room. The early reflection effect extracted from the whole reverb sound has been quite popular among the rack-mounted signal processors but we have arranged this effect on the G series especially for the guitar. To get the most popular type of this effect, you can set the “SHAPE” parameter to the plus value (decaying effect) and adjust the “DECAY” parameter to decide the size of the simulated room. If you would like a wild effect, set the “SHAPE” parameter to the extreme minus value and you will get the special effect that sounds like the tape machine played in reverse. EXTRA EQ In addition to the frequency ranges of 160Hz, 800Hz and 3.2kHz (LOW, MID and TREBLE respectively,) controlled by the normal EQ module, you can boost or cut the ranges of 400Hz, 6.4kHz and 12kHz using the LOW MID, PRESENCE and HARMONICS controls respectively in the EXTRA EQ module. These frequency ranges are rarely controllable with other effect devices made for guitars. With “PRESENCE” you can adjust the high frequency range that affects the projection of the sound and with “HARMONICS” you can tweak the overtone contained in the clipped sound. The overdriven sound of tube amplifiers is rich in overtone and this EXTRA EQ module is indispensable for the simulation of this aspect of the sound. Multi Tap Delay With this effect, you can utilize up to eight independent delay lines whose delay times can be set separately to make rhythmical patterns. We also provided eight practical settings ranging from the constant rhythmic pattern to the random one. Try pattern 2 for example: the played notes are fed back like rhythmical patterns that will inspire you to come up with various phrases one after another. You could apply this effect to your solo performances as something different from the sound-on-sound effect. This effect is programmed as a stereo ping-pong delay and thus we strongly recommend you to try it using headphones. The delay time can be set to 3 sec. maximum. Dynamic Delay/Dynamic Flanger This is the so-called ducking effect: the mix balance of the dry signal and the effect signal of a delay or a flanger is controlled by the envelope of the original signal of the guitar. In the Dynamic Delay section, you can set the “SENSE” parameter to the minus value to get the ducking delay effect: the feedback component in the delayed signal is not put out while there is an input signal and the feedback component arises as soon as the input signal is muted. This effect is very handy when, for example, you play fast phrases on the guitar and the feedback component gets in the way. On the other hand, you can set the “SENSE” parameter to the plus value and you will have the feedback component while you are playing the guitar and you can cut off the feedback as soon as you mute the guitar, which should be very handy in the break of a song where you want to mute all of the sound. The same thing goes with the “Dynamic Flanger”: you can set the “SENSE” parameter to the minus value and you will get no flanging effect while the input signal is high and you will get flanging effect when you lower the signal level of the input. You can get a unique effect like a long note that is completely dry at the beginning and then the flanging effect is gradually added as the signal level of the note decreases. On the other hand, you can have the flanging effect only when you play loud if you set the “SENSE” parameter to the plus value. This effect works great when you want to embellish the accents in your arpeggios and riffs or to add a hidden flavor to your lead guitar sound. Such as product names and company names are all (registered) brand names or trade marks of each respective holders, and Zoom Corporation is not associated or affiliated with them. All product names, explanation and images are used for only purpose of identifying the specific products that were referenced during product development. Modeling Description MESA/BOOGIE Mark III … Reference for drive effect types and its original models. EFFECT TYPE : BC CRUNCH bC bC The origin of the MESA/BOOGIE amplifier was the modified Fender Princeton. Randall Smith, an amp tech in San Francisco, souped up those small guitar amps to put out 100w power and sold them. The first model was called “Mark I”. Carlos Santana tried one and said, “Shit man, that little thing really Boogies! “ -which gave the amplifier the brand name “BOOGIE.” The second model “Mark II” had lead and rhythm channels and a 4-band equalizer to give wider variety to the guitar tone. The special feature of this model was an accomplished simul- power circuitry (the operation could be switched between class A and class AB). The power amplifier section had six power tubes. When the class A operation is selected, two EL34 power tubes are activated and the amp puts out a really smooth sound. When the class AB operation is selected, these two EL34s and other four 6L6GC power tubes are all activated and the amplifier puts out its full potential power. Until the model Mark II, MESA/BOOGIE amps were quite expensive, hand-made amplifiers, but the next model “Mark III” was more affordable. It has one 10” loudspeaker and 60w output power but retains all of the classic BOOGIE features; simul-power circuitry, the graphic EQ, and three (Rhythm1, Rhythm2 and Lead) separate channels. With this Zoom G series, you can select the modeling of the combo type of this “Mark III.” MESA/BOOGIE Dual Rectifier EFFECT TYPE : BG DRIVE BG bG The “Rectifier” model has the improved simul-power circuitry (see the “Mark III” section) and the increased gain in the preamp section. This amp puts out 100w power and has five 12AX7 tubes for the pre-amp and four 6L6GC tubes for the power-amp. As opposed to the “Mark” series, the Rectifier has its tone control circuit after the volume circuit for better effect on the sound. Since this amp had been introduced, the brand image of MESA/BOOGIE has changed from being the premiere amp manufacturer for fusion music to that for heavy metal music. The most prominent feature of this amp is its rectifier circuitry after which it was named. The “Dual Rectifier” employs, as its name suggests, two different rectifier circuits: one uses silicon diodes and another uses tubes. When the diodes are selected, the amp gives you tight and highly powerful sound. When the tube rectifier circuit is selected, you will get a warmer sound. This program is modeled after the combination of a four-12” BOOGIE cabinet and the Dual Rectifier head using the vintage channel and the silicon-diode rectifier circuit. Roland JAZZ CHORUS EFFECT TYPE : JC CREAN JC JC Simply put, the Roland “JC-120” is the most familiar guitar amplifier among both professionals and amateurs. Released in 1975 from Roland, this amp became known as “portable”, “loud” and “almost trouble-free” (which are the very characteristics Japanese products are known for!). You are pretty sure to find one in any live houses or studios all over the world. The key to that sound of “JC-120” is its unique chorus effect: the slightly delayed vibrato sound comes from one of two 12” loudspeakers and the dry sound from another and both sounds are combined in the air, which creates that distinctive spacey mood. This effect became very popular which is why Roland decided to release the chorus circuit independently as the “CE-1” pedal. Incidentally, the chorus effect on the G series is modeled after its follower “CE-2”. Another unique feature of JC-120 is its “Bright” switch. This function is not included in this modeling program but you can approximate the effect of this switch by tweaking the “Harmonics” parameter in the “Extra EQ” section. VOX AC30/6TB EFFECT TYPE : CLASS A CLEAN CA CA The long history of the VOX company harks back to the foundation of “Jennings Musical Instruments” (JMI) in 1958. Originally, this company made amplifiers with 10-15w output power but the musical trend required more powerful amplification, which resulted in the birth of the revered “AC30” guitar amp. The very original AC30 had two Celestion 12” loudspeakers using alnico magnets, EF86 pre-tubes, EL84 power-tubes and a GZ34 rectifier tube. The Shadows and the Beatles used this model and their influence helped this amp become popular among many guitarists. Later, as the musical trend required amplifiers with even more gain, the company developed an add-on device called “Top Boost Unit”. The “AC30-6TB”, which this program in our G series is modeled after, is the later version of the AC30 with an integrated “Top Boost Unit”. After the JMI had sold the VOX brand, the sales of the amplifier regrettably began to decline. However, the KORG Inc. acquired the VOX name recently and rejuvenated the brand by starting to manufacture truthful reissue models. In this G series, the program is modeled after the sound using the Hi input of the normal channel that will give you that clean guitar sound of the Beatles and the Shadows, which are the best examples of the distortion-free sound of the class-A operated amplifiers. Fender Tweed Deluxe '53 EFFECT TYPE : US BLUES bL bL The very first Fender amplifier was developed by Leo Fender and his trusty partner, the engineer Doc Kaufman in 1945-46. Actually, the earliest models were not made under the “Fender” brand but the “K&F Manufacturing Corporation” named after the Initials of the two. The first amplifier using the “Fender” brand was the “Model 26” in 1947. In 1949, the entry models called “Champion 400/600” series followed. The so-called “Tweed Amps” covered literally with tweeds all over were developed during the 1950s and the 1960s. In these years, the company put out various tweed models like the “Bassman” or the “Bandmaster”. The program of this G series is modeled after, among others, the most representative “Tweed Deluxe” aka the “Wide Panel” from 1953. This amplifier has a 12AY7 and a 2AX7 pre-tubes, two 6V6GT power-tubes, a 5Y3GT rectifier tube and a 12” Jensen loudspeaker and its output power is 10w. Recently the original amplifier is priced quite highly and is very difficult to find in good condition. This amp has two inputs but one is the input for a microphone. It has just one tone knob for treble control. Therefore, it is advisable to use this program on the G series with a flat tone setting except for the treble parameter so that you can enjoy the characteristic sound in the lower registers and the unique sound in the higher registers of the original Fender amp. Fender Twin Reverb '65 EFFECT TYPE : FD CLEAN FC FC In the later half of 1965, a reverb unit was added to the “Twin” amp, which was the birth of the “Twin Reverb” model. In 1965, Fender company was sold to CBS because of Leo Fender’s health problem. The program on this G series is modeled after the pre-CBS “Twin Reverb” from 1965 aka “Black Panel”. This amp has four 7025 (12AX7), a 12AX7 and two 12AT7 pre-tubes, four 6L6GC power-tubes and silicon diodes for the rectifier circuit. The diode rectifier is believed to give a tighter sound to the amplifier than the tube rectifier does, which should be the key to the characteristic glittering sound of this “Twin Reverb”. This guitar amplifier has two 12” loudspeakers by Jensen and pus out 80w power. On the program in this G series, you can have the sound with the “Bright” switch on by tweaking the “Harmonics” parameter in the “EXTRA EQ” section. When you turn the reverb effect on, you will get that “Twin Reverb” sound you have been longing for. PEAVEY 5150 STACK EFFECT TYPE : PV DRIVE Pv Pv The “5150” and the “5150 MkII” were very famous guitar amplifiers originally developed as the signature models for Eddie Van Halen. Unfortunately, he doesn’t use it anymore because of the expiration of the endorsement contract. The program on this G series is modeled after the first version of the “5150”. This amplifier has two (Rhythm and Lead) channels and puts out 120w power using five 12AX7 pre-tubes and four 6L6GC powertubes. The rectifier circuit employs silicon diodes. The uniqueness of the sound of this amplifier is characterized by its sharp attack, deep and smooth tone, fine distortion and fat and clinging low registers. The program is modeled after the combination of the Lead channel of the 5150 head and a “5150SL”, a four-12” cabinet. Just crank up the gain and play one of Van Halen’s hit “Top Of The World”! Marshall JCM2000 EFFECT TYPE : MS DRIVE MD Md “JCM2000” is based on the reputed “Plexi” amp (aka Old Marshall) whose rich overtones and powerful sound were legendary. It has very flexible sound and can produce the traditional Marshall sound, modern heavy metal sound or sounds suitable for any musical genre. It has the modern Marshall’s standard circuit with four ECC83 pre-tubes and four EL34 power-tubes. It is an all-tube amplifier that can produce clean or heavily distorted sound and you can use it in all kinds of music. The sound is rather grainy but the response is fast and the guitar sound cuts through very well. “JCM2000” series has two different models: the TSL and the DSL. The program on the G series is modeled after the simply designed “DSL-100”. As with the modeling of the “JCM800”, we combined the head with a “1960A” cabinet and used the Lead channel that has more distortion. Marshall JCM800 EFFECT TYPE : MS CRUNCH MC MC Marshall has continued to produce great amplifiers for up-to-date musical trends in cooperation with the musicians. This brand started with its “JTM- 45 (stands for Jim&Terry Marshall)” in 1962 and now its products are indispensable items in the modern Rock scene. Marshall seems to have been experimenting with different circuit designs of amplifiers but 1981 was the most prolific year for the brand because it released many new models like the “1959” and “1987” with four inputs, “2203” and “2204” with master volumes. In 1983, Marshall added the “2210” and “2205” with two (Normal and Boost) channels as well as effect send/return connectors to its lineup. These models also carried the collective designation “JCM (stands for Jim&Charles Marshall) 800”. They had three ECC83 pre-tubes and four EL34 power-tubes. The tone control circuit was placed after the pre-amp section and this design seems to have become the standard for the modern Marshall amplifiers. For the modeling on this G series, we selected the “2203” with a master volume and it is quite easy to get the distortion. By today’s standards, the amplifier’s distortion is rather moderate, but the sound is very fat, the low-end is quite tight and, above all, the sound cuts through very well. When higher gain is required, this amplifier is often combined with overdrive or booster pedals. For the modeling, we used the head with a “1960A” cabinet that has four 12” loudspeakers and works very well with the “2203”. BOSS OD-1 EFFECT TYPE : OVERDRIVE od Od The “OD-1” released by BOSS in 1977 was originally developed for the simulation of the natural overdrive sound of tube amplifiers, but this stomp box turned out to be popular as the booster unit to connect to the input of the real tube amplifier to get tighter and more punchy sound with the increased gain. The “OD-1” employs the asymmetrical “clipper” section in its circuit design that uses three diodes to create the overdrive sound that is mild and rich in nuances. The pedal had been in production from 1977 to 1985, but now it is unexpectedly difficult to even find a used one. And if you could locate one, it would be astonishingly expensive. There have been many stomp boxes known as overdrive units. The most famous one is probably the “Tube Screamer” but we chose this very original overdrive pedal “OD-1”. If you are lucky enough to use the real “OD-1”, we invite you to try blind test to turn off all of the effect module except the “OD-1” on the G series and compare the sound of the modeling and that of the real one. We think that you will not hear any difference. BOSS MT-2 EFFECT TYPE : METAL ZONE MT Mt The “MT-2” (“METAL ZONE”) has the strongest distortion. Its unique distortion sound has very fat mid to low range and it has a parametric EQ in addition to the Hi and Low EQs, which is the key to the scooped metal sound. This stomp box is reputed for its flexibility in sound because you can not only get that scooped metal sound by cutting the mid range and boosting the high and low range but also the overdrive sound by reducing the gain and boosting the mid range. This is one of the best-selling stomp boxes among many of the popular line-ups of BOSS products. Once connected, the Strat or the Les Paul will have the “MT-2” sound regardless of the types of guitar pickups. It was first introduced in 1991 and is still in the BOSS’s catalog; a truly a long-seller! Dallas-Arbiter FUZZ FACE EFFECT TYPE : FUZZ FACE FF FF “FUZZ FACE” was originally released from the Dallas-Arbiter company in 1966 encased in a uniquely designed housing that literally looked like a face. It is also famous as legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix’s favorite gear. He combined this “FUZZ FACE” with his Marshall amps because it was hard to get distorted sound from them at that time, and created avantgarde tones. The heavy and fat low end and the fuzz sound with long sustain are the characteristics of this effective device. The earliest model used two PNP germanium transistors and was very different in sound from the later models using silicon transistors. The theory of creating distorted sound is simple. Have you tried to connect the guitar to a microphone input on your radio cassette recorder to emulate that sound? You cannot go too wrong if you think that the circuitry of this device is similar to that. The program on this G series is modeled after this earliest version most satisfactorily. Marshall Guv'nor EFFECT TYPE : GUV'NOR GV GV The initial sales talk for this serious distortion pedal “Guv’nor” bearing the Marshall brand was that you could get the distortion sound of the Marshall amps with this small stomp box. Depending on which guitar amps you combine, you can actually get the Marshall amps distortion. There are two different versions of the Guv’nor: the Britain-made ones from 1988 and the Korean-made ones from 1998. The program on this G series is modeled after the original version from 1988. The Guv’nor’s characteristic feature is the frequency point you can tweak using the “TREBLE” control. Even if you lower this parameter value, the sound will get fat instead of getting dullish. As you raise the value, the sound will get sweeter and clearer. MATCHLESS HOT BOX EFFECT TYPE : HOT BOX Hb Hb The “HOT BOX” was released as a pedal preamp bearing the MATCHLESS brand. It uses two 12AX7A tubes for the truthful reproduction of the sound of the “MATCHLESS” guitar amplifiers. It has the compressed sound and the quick response, which are distinctive characteristics of tube amps. Its sound is fat and cuts through very well, too. Even if you crank up the gain to get a distorted sound, you will retain the nuances of the original guitar sound. Although it is categorized as preamp, the ideal way to get the best possible sound is to connect it, like usual stomp boxes, to the input of your guitar amp. Its design is also attractive: the case is polished like a mirror and the “MATCHLESS” logo lights up when you turn it on. This “Hot Box” is literally a magic box: you can get the signature sound of the “MATCHLESS” amps regardless of the guitar amplifier you connect it to. ZOOM Extreme Distortion EFFECT TYPE : EXTREME DISTORTION Ed Ed This distortion program is developed especially for the G series. We deliberately made use of the characteristics of digital devices and even emphasized the edge of the digital sound to get the distortion to the maximum. The “TM-01” (Tri Metal) was the pedal that had the deepest distortion sound among the stomp boxes from ZOOM but was discontinued. It had as much as three diode-clipping stages and had very high gain. The “Extreme Distortion” is programmed to get the gain even higher. It raises the signal level to the maximum at the input stage and gets the wild distortion sound at the clipping stage. In fact, you won’t change the distortion rate even if you lower the volume on your guitar! Its distortion is that deep. Contrary to the usual distortion effects whose sound gets thinner as you raise the gain, this “Extreme Distortion” won’t lose the fatness and tightness of the sound. ZOOM Digital Fuzz EFFECT TYPE : DIGI FUZZ DF dF Forty years ago, my fellow guitar player used to crank up his amp trying to distort his guitar sound and make other guys of the band virtually deaf at the end of the rehearsal. When it was difficult to get the distorted sound out of the amplifiers like in those days, some guys made cuts in the cone loudspeakers to make the sound distorted, which was the origin of the sound of fuzz effects. The fuzz pedals were developed to reproduce that distortion-like sound. In other words, the trick of fuzz effect is to simulate the dirty distortion and that “broken” feel. This “Digital Fuzz” has the very effect described above. Its drastic distortion, relentless cut-offs and noises in the decay are the characteristics that one could simply describe as “broken”. Its fat and tight sound can be seriously recommended for the fuzz maniacs to try. This is literally the Digital Dirty Fuzz that is only possible in the digital domain (are you brave enough to make cuts in your loudspeakers?). Such as product names and company names are all (registered) brand names or trade marks of each respective holders, and Zoom Corporation is not associated or affiliated with them. All product names, explanation and images are used for only purpose of identifying the specific products that were referenced during product development.