G2.1U review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 9
  • Overall Impression: 10
  • Reliability & Durability: 10
  • Ease of Use: 7
  • Reviewer's score: 9 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.9 (476 votes)
Zoom: G2.1U
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Price paid: $ 169

Purchased from: AMS

Sound — 9
I play a Gibson SG, G2.1, usb into the computer. It sounds great this way. You can get great tone if you take the time to mess with it. I don't care much for the tone into headphones, but I have $20 headphones so I'm sure that's the problem. I only use the tuner, eq, ZNR, and occasionally some delay into my amp(all are great). I bet you could get great sounds that way, too, if you try. I get the exact sound I want with my rig (MXR ZW44 into JCM800 2205 50 watt), so I only bought this for direct recording. I like this thing enough that I'll probably upgrade to a G7.

Overall Impression — 10
For the money, this just can't be beat. I wish this thing had come out 20 years ago when I was first startingout. I would be much better now! I don't play in a band, so the drum Machine and direct recording alone have made me much better. The noise reduction is great, the acoustic sim is great, and those 2 things alone would be $100 apiece if you bought Boss pedals. You're not going to get 100% exact copies of famous tones, but this thing is great for what it does at a price most people can afford. I'm very impressed!

Reliability & Durability — 10
The most solid pedal I've ever seen.

Ease of Use — 7
Well, the manual is great. It's still hard to get the sounds you want, tho.

13 comments sorted by best / new / date

    johnm2k6
    I have this pedal and its absolutley amazin, and its easy to use. I think that the extreme distortion is the best bit of it.
    ApocalypticaFan
    I have this pedal, and it never ceases to amaze me, its absolutely beautiful, and all the effects/amps sound amazing (execpt for metalzone)
    beatle
    F@ Man : mine came today, its brilliant, but there doesnt seem to be a usb cable in the box.. do i have to buy one?
    come on man what kinda question is this....
    Stratoblaster
    This pedal is a seriously awsome piece of gear, I urge anyone reading this who has 100 to spend buys it!!
    [B]C [R]ich
    i agree with everyone, ive had this pedal for about a year now and i love it, i never play without it, the only problem is is that the recording doesnt work for me and ive tried everything.
    flammy
    Should I buy this effect or should I buy a guitarport? How does it sound if I only use headphones, not an amp ?
    vbpart4
    flammy wrote: Should I buy this effect or should I buy a guitarport? How does it sound if I only use headphones, not an amp ?
    Dude u shud go for it...it souds great wid headfones too!! i luv it
    Godspeed64
    awesome effects. only thing i disliked was the wah. you guys should check it out... worth every penny! its such a versatile multi-effects processor that i doubt i'll need any other pedal... o.O
    F@ Man
    mine came today, its brilliant, but there doesnt seem to be a usb cable in the box.. do i have to buy one?