The MS50G comes pre-loaded with 100 great-sounding effects that let you cut down the size of your pedalboard.
With Firmware V3, which is free to download, you’ll have access to even more ways to craft the perfect guitar tone. Firmware V3.0 gives you access to the all-new MS50G Effect Manager. The Effect Manager lets you view and manage effects on your pedal, as well as download 72 brand new effects.
Here’s a snapshot of the effects available for MS50G:
Dynamics / Filter
Shape and control your sound with these 25 compressors, equalizers, and filters, plus Zoom’s Noise Reduction (ZNR) algorithm, designed to remove noise during pauses while still maintaining your instrument’s natural tone. Other options here include automatic Slow Attack, AutoWah, and Cry, as well as emulations of the MXR Dyna Comp, Moog MF-101, and Z. Vex Seek-Wah.
Overdrive / Distortion
The MS50G’s 32 boosters, overdrives, and fuzz tones include simulations of the BOSS OD-1, DS-1, and Metal Zone, as well as the Ibanez TS808, MXR Distortion+, Matchless Hot Box, Electro-Harmonix Big Muff, and Pro Co Rat. Our ExtremeDS effect offers the most powerful gain of any distortion effect in the world, and there’s even a simulator that allows your electric guitar to sound like an acoustic.
The 22 amp models provided here include emulations of classic and contemporary tube and solid-state amplifiers from manufacturers like Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, Two Rock, Diezel, and ENGL, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to further alter the tonal quality. What’s more, you can pair any amp model to any cabinet model for unusual, and often striking effects. The MS50G also provides you with the ability to match the output of a given amp/cabinet model to the actual setup you’re playing through (options include Line, Combo Front, Stack Front, Combo Power Amp, and Stack Power Amp).
Modulation / Special effects
You’ll find 39 different modulation and special effects here, all specially crafted for guitar. These include phasing, flanging, chorusing, tremolo, vibrato, detuning, octave dividing, and pitch shifting—even an intelligent harmonizer that plays along in key. Vintage sounds include simulations of the Boss CH-1 Super Chorus and ADA flanger.
Delay / Reverb
The MS50G’s cutting-edge DSP microchip performs 32-bit floating-point calculations, giving it the ability to create sophisticated studio-quality effects such as the 29 rich, dense reverbs and realistic spatial simulations found here. These allow you to place your guitar in natural-sounding spaces such as rooms and halls or to add delays of up to 4 seconds. There are 25 types of delays available for MS50G. Also included are reverb plates and springs and a tape delay simulator, as well as reverse, modulated, and self-oscillating delays.
View the full list of all the MS-50G effects, along with a list of their editable parameters.
NOTE: Manufacturer names and product names 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 the Zoom Corporation or Zoom North America.
Power to spare
The MS50G runs on just 2 AA batteries—either alkaline or rechargeable NiMH—and powers up automatically when a connector is inserted into its input jack. A Power Management function automatically turns the pedal off if unused for extended periods.
Battery life is up to 7 hours with alkaline batteries, allowing you to use the MS50G with confidence from rehearsal to the main stage. Alternatively, the MS50G can be powered from an AC adapter (sold separately) or via USB.
Features at a glance
- 100 guitar effects and amp models, including modulation, equalization, delay, and reverb (plus 72 additional effects from MS50G Effect Manager)
- Up to 6 effects can be used simultaneously, in any order
- 50 memory locations for the storage of user-created patches
- 30 preset patches
- Patch cycling
- Onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings
- Tap Tempo for synchronization of delay times or modulation rates
- Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
- ¼” input jack (both active and passive instruments supported)
- Dual ¼” output jacks
- Backlit LCD with contrast control for easy viewing in low-light environments
- USB port for power and firmware updates
- Lightweight and small enough to fit in your gig bag
- Easily integrated into any existing pedalboard
- Runs on 2 AA batteries, with alkaline battery life of up to 7 hours
- Optional AC adapter
Here’s what comes included with the MS50G:
- Operation manual
- AA size (LR6) battery x 2