Here at Zoom we’ve been leading the way in multi-effects processing for the past twenty-five years. We’re especially proud that our innovations in stomp-box effects pedals have become the tools of choice for guitarists the world over. Now, with the release of the G1on, we’re taking guitar effects to new heights—and at an astonishingly affordable price. Whatever your level of expertise, whatever your style of music, the G1on is sure to become an instant favorite in your pedalboard.
Amazing effects, amazing features, amazing sound
The G1on offers 100 guitar effects, including a variety of distortion, compression, modulation, delay, reverb, and amp models.
Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together any way you like. In addition, there are 68 built-in rhythm accompaniment patterns, and you can connect headphones to the output jack (as well as portable music players to the auxiliary input jack) for silent practice sessions. There’s an onboard chromatic tuner that supports all standard guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings, and a Looper feature that allows you to record up to 30 seconds of CD-quality audio. Loop length can be set either manually or to a preset number of quarter notes (up to 64 beats), and you can loop to any rhythm pattern, with automatic quantization that ensures seamless start and end times.
Programming is simple and straightforward, thanks to a streamlined user interface and large backlit LCD screen. Advanced editing features such as Swap, Auto Save, and Pre Select make it easy to organize your patches for live performance and allow you to scroll through patches silently while keeping the current patch operational.
Dozens of different ways to make you a guitar hero
The G1on allows you to choose from 100 different onboard DSP effects. For ease of use, these are organized into the following categories:
Dynamics / Filter
Eleven different ways to shape and control your sound with compressors, noise gates, filters, equalizers, and wah effects. Emulate the classic tone of the MXR Dynacomp, dbx 160, Moog Filter, or Z. Vex Seek-Wah, or create all-new effects using the automatic Slow Attack, parametric equalizer, or six-band graphic EQ. Or choose Zoom’s unique Noise Reduction (ZNR) algorithm, designed to remove noise during pauses while still maintaining your guitar’s natural tone.
Overdrive / Distortion
Twelve of the best boosters, overdrives, fuzzes, and lead guitar sounds you’ve ever heard, including simulations of the BOSS OD-1, MXR Distortion+, Marshall Guv’nor, Fuzz Face, Big Muff, and Pro Co Rat. Our ExtremeDS effect offers the most powerful gain of any distortion effect in the world, and there’s also a simulator that allows your electric guitar to sound like an acoustic.
Twenty-two of the most realistic models ever created, including simulations of classic tube and solid-state amps from manufacturers like Fender, Marshall, Hiwatt, Mesa Boogie, Orange, Bogner, Matchless, and Diezel. Our amp sounds are so lifelike, you’ll swear on a stack of speaker cabinets you’re listening to the real thing.
Modulation / Special effects
Round out your sound with your choice of sixteen phasers and flangers, plus chorus, pitch shift, tremolo, and vibrato. Included are emulations of the ADA Flanger, Boss CH-1 Super Chorus, and TC Electronic Corona Chorus, as well as the Zoom HPS, an intelligent harmonizer that plays along in key, and a ring modulator that adds bell-like tones to your guitar. And when you’re ready to go after some truly off-the-wall sounds, try out the endlessly rhythmic Slicer.
Delay / Reverb
Fourteen delays and natural-sounding reverbs, including rooms, halls, plates, springs, and tape delay simulators, all designed to add depth and spaciousness to your sound, with delay times of up to 4 seconds. You’ll even find reverse delays, modulated reverbs, and particle reverbs here—everything you need to place your guitar in a realistic space … or a totally unearthly one.
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Build a complete performance
Got a great lick that you’d like to expand on, or a distinctive chord progression that you think could serve as the foundation for an exciting improvisation or an inspired solo? Explore your creativity to its fullest with the G1on Looper, which allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of performance (through the effect or effects of your choice) in high quality 16-bit 44.1kHz audio. Recording time can either be set manually or to a preset number of quarter notes, up to 64 beats, and starting and stopping the Looper (as well as readying it for an overdub or clearing its memory altogether) is as easy as pressing a pedal—no hands required.
The G1on Looper can also be used in conjunction with the Rhythm function, allowing you to play along with the pattern of your choice.