B2.1U review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 8
  • Overall Impression: 8
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 8
  • Reviewer's score: 8.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 6.7 (80 votes)
Zoom: B2.1U
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Sound — 8
I think the more clean sounding effects sound best with my Warwick fretless standered corvette bass and Behringer amp, and the more distorted sounds sound better with my Fender 5-string Squier and Schecter C4-XXX and Ampeq amp. Some of my favorite sounds are the flanger reverb effect, and the fuzz face effect.

Overall Impression — 8
Before this I just had a Boss chorus effect for my bass and that didn't give me much variation so this helped a lot. Again, the only thing I don't like is how long it takes to switch in between effects. I wish it had more button capability so that I could Switch faster like a Zoom guitar pedal my friend has. I would'nt suggest this pedal to anyone whos an advanced bass player such as myself, I'm almost considering getting a new pedal soon. But for beginner/intermediate bass players who want a lot of veriaty of sound just for fun, this is perfect.

Reliability & Durability — 9
The pedal is pretty reliable, I've never broken it and it comes with a plug in so I never have to worry about battery life. It's really small and compact wich makes it easy to just throw in my gig case and not worry about it breaking or anything like that for travel.

Ease of Use — 8
I love the variety of sound that you can get with it. It has a lot of effects. I like how much variation you also have with each effect. The only thing I don't like about it is how there's only two Switch buttons so if I'm on setting A2 and I wanna go all the way to C5 it takes forever because I have to hit that button and if I'm on stage with that thing it's just like embarresing how many sounds come out of my amp until the sound I want comes out.

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    punkextremest
    I have the G2.1u but they mite look really sturdy but to be ohnest there not! My left foot pedal now doesnt work that well you have to press it like 12 times before it moves, pissed me off.
    Avenged.InFlame
    punkextremest wrote: I have the G2.1u but they mite look really sturdy but to be ohnest there not! My left foot pedal now doesnt work that well you have to press it like 12 times before it moves, pissed me off.
    that happened to mine too so i keep it on one channel (my accoustic clean channel and bypass it through my 75 watt spider 3 for distortion
    Crack_Hitler
    Pretty much just a $200 tuner really, that's all it's good for. Does anyone wanna buy mine? Barely used.
    punkextremest
    that happened to mine too so i keep it on one channel (my accoustic clean channel and bypass it through my 75 watt spider 3 for distortion
    Exactly what i did my freind