#1
On Saturday I saw Evil Scarecrow and 'Dr. Rabid Hell' was using an interesting looking multi-fx. I wasn't sure what it was until yesterday, when I saw the same pedal in Total Guitar. It turns out to be the Zoom G5. What are your thoughts on this pedal?
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#2
I rarely use a wah so I didn't bother with the g5 but Ive had the g3 for a couple years and I love it. All of the features are extremely easy to use, it sounds good through headphones and it seems pretty durable. I use mine for quiet practice but its gotten quite a bit of use since I bought it.

I would NOT recommend it for gigging.
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#3
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I rarely use a wah so I didn't bother with the g5 but Ive had the g3 for a couple years and I love it. All of the features are extremely easy to use, it sounds good through headphones and it seems pretty durable. I use mine for quiet practice but its gotten quite a bit of use since I bought it.

I would NOT recommend it for gigging.

Fair enough. How come you don't recommend it for gigging?
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#4
The G5 is a nice box. It has the independent stomp setup where you can put any stomp anywhere including multiples of the same type. That is a feature shared by the much more expensive HD500. It has a looper synced to a drum machine. That's pretty hard to find outside the G3/G5.

The drawback to gigging is the footswitches don't allow as flexible patch changing as the HD500 or RP1000. Other than that they're fine.
#5
I've had mine for a couple months and it doesn't sound bad, has a ton of features and is a solid recording interface.

Admittedly I haven't gotten the tones I'm looking for out of it, but this could just be me needing to play with it more.
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#6
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Fair enough. How come you don't recommend it for gigging?

Cause it gives any amp a cheap multifx tone. Maybe it works for some but it sounds horrible to me. Even with no fx on it tints tone in a bad way.
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#7
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Cause it gives any amp a cheap multifx tone. Maybe it works for some but it sounds horrible to me. Even with no fx on it tints tone in a bad way.

I gig with my G3

I only use it in my amp's loop for occasional modulation & delay though, never for drive.

Yes the effects on it are digital and not as good as if you spend loads of money on quality separate pedals, but they're generally pretty good. For the occasional stuff you don't want to make a major investment in it does an excellent job.
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