Zoom G3n / G3Xn
Do you need something that recreates the great quality tones of the G5n but in a short version plus a more affordable price? The new Zoom G3Xn is the answer, a compact device at a great price that surely will blow your mind.
As for its “big brother” this new product made by the well known Japanese brand is sold in a fancy package that contains the unit itself, manuals and a power adapter. Unfortunately the Micro-USB cable is not included, but nowadays is a very common cable!
Once opened it the look reminds soon to the G5n but, as already said, in a more compact chassis. On the front panel we find 3 metal switches that recalls effects and patches you need to engage and below 3 plastic ones for tuner, bank scrolling and tap tempo function.
The Zoom G3Xn doesn’t have pots for master volume setting, output booster and tone, but honestly we don’t miss them at all.
Even if the size is short, the tone capability and the number of amps/cabinets and effects are the same go the G5n, with a little difference in the storage capability and number of fx that we could put together in our chain.
It could be useful remembering that even in this case the user could plug the unit directly in the DAW as for PA or a normal guitar amp.
After few minutes we can already tell that the feeling is the same that we have using the G5n, in terms of sound and playability. The only remarkable difference concerns the possibility to put in the chain just 7 effects, really difficult if the user is an EQ addicted.
- 68 onboard high-quality digital effects, including Distortion, Overdrive, EQ, Compression, Delay, reverb, Flanging, Chorusing and Phasing.
- 5 new amp emulator (JCM800, AC30, MarkIII, Twin Reverb, Bogner Ecstasy) and 5 matched cabinet.
- 68 built in drum patterns, great for practicing.
- Easy use of 7 effects simultaneously, chained together in any order.
Patches, effects and amps/cabinets are fully manageable through the Zoom Guitar Lab software, that also allows the customer to monthly upgrade the unit with free updates.
Once again a great product with a ridiculous price that surely can win the battle with more pricy devices.
Check our video demos to know more about this Zoom G3Xn.
We are grateful to Mogar Music, exclusive Zoom dealer for Italy.