Zoom B3
Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal for Bass Guitars


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Zoom's B3 Bass Effects and Amp Simulator Pedal combines the ease of a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface.  With complete control over individual effects and amp modeling, you can change your bass tone on the fly in both stage and studio settings.

The B3 offers three large LCD displays and corresponding footswitches that form a graphical interface, allowing you to utilize up to three stompbox and amp effects simultaneously.  The interface has also been simplified with three control knobs for each display.  This intuitive design makes creating, saving and rearranging the effect chain of your own sounds a breeze and provides easy navigation in live and studio settings.

A sigmoid curve clipper re-creates the smooth clipping of a tube amp's waveform.  From the warm, fat sound of R&B to the intense, aggressive tone of metal, the B3 can simulate amplifier sounds that are authentic to the original models while maintaining the nuances of fingering and picking techniques.

The B3's 12 super-real amp models range from vintage to the latest trends in amp technology, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to alter its tone characteristics.  By combining amplifiers and cabinets, you can digitally design your own custom rig.  The B3's modeling technology provides the best tone for both live performance and direct recording.

The B3 offers 99 diverse types of stompbox effects, including some of the world's most popular bass pedals and rack-mounted processors.  You can use up to three effects in any combination, as well as its high-quality stereo tube presets and bass synthesizers.  It also includes patches personally designed by four of the world's top bassists: Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck & the Flecktones), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Doug Wimbish (Living Colour).  In addition, the B3 can store up to 100 of your original creations without a hitch.

Zoom B3 Features:

  • Three large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
  • 12 amp or 99 stompbox models can be used in any combination
  • Personally designed patches by Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck & theFlecktones), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Frank Bello (Anthrax) and Doug Wimbish(Living Colour)
  • Over 100 built-in ZFX-IV DSP effects
  • Create and store up to 100 original tones
  • Looper function with 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing
  • Integrated drum machine and auto-chromatic tuner
  • USB audio interface for DAW recording
  • Balanced XLR output and selectable modes for DI use
  • Over six hours of operation using four AA batteries/USB bus power (ACadapter included)
  • Includes Edit&Share and Steinberg Sequel LE recording software

Zoom B3 Specifications:

  • Effect types: 111 types
  • Number of simultaneous effects: 3
  • Number of user banks/patches: 10 patches x 10 banks
  • Sampling frequency: 44.1kHz
  • A/D conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • D/A conversion: 24-bit with 128x oversampling
  • Signal processing: 32-bit floating point & 32-bit fixed point
  • Frequency characteristics: 20-20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kO load)
  • Display: LCD x 3
  • Input:
    • Standard mono phone jack
    • Rated input level -20dBm
    • Input impedance 1MO
    • ACTIVE/PASSIVE (switch selectable)
  • Output R: Standard mono phone jack
    • Maximum output level:
    • Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kO or more)
  • Output L/Mono/Phone: Standard stereo phone jack (line/headphones)
    • Maximum output level:
    • Line: +5 dBm (with output load impedance of 10 kO or more)
    • Headphones: 20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 O load)
  • Balanced output: XLR connector
    • Output impedance
    • 100 Ohm (HOT-GND, COLD-GND), 200 O (HOT-COLD)
    • PRE/POST (switch selectable)
    • GND LIFT (switch selectable)
  • Control input: For FP01/FP02/FS01
  • Noise floor (residual noise): -100dBm
  • Power:
    • AC adapter: DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA (ZOOM AD-16)
    • Batteries: 6 hours of continuous operation using 4 AA alkaline batteries
    • USB: Bus power
  • Dimensions: 170 (D) x 234 (W) x 54 (H) mm
  • USB: USB Audio
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • Optional Items: FP01/FP02 expression pedal and FS01 foot switch

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