GFX-3 review by Zoom

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  • Sound: 10
  • Overall Impression: 9
  • Reliability & Durability: 9
  • Ease of Use: 9
  • Reviewer's score: 9.3 Superb
  • Users' score: 7.4 (37 votes)
Zoom: GFX-3

Price paid: $ 168

Purchased from: Guitar Market

Sound — 10
The effects this GFX develop are always great. They sound stronge and clear. One of the things that surprissed me is that it isn't noisy at all. It's very, very quiet when are not playing any note on your guitar. It has 120 effects, you can setup another 50, and play up to 7 simultaneous. So that you can play almost your favorites bands' songs.

Overall Impression — 9
My overall impression is a 9. I use it to play mostly rock music. Also is good for funk, alternative, metal and pop. And I guess the price is average. It's a very good buy. My favorite feature is it's wah-wah effect, 'cause it has, like the others effects, many ajustments, so you can customize it like you desire, as you wish.

Reliability & Durability — 9
About its reliability & durability you can depend on it and take it anywhere. It's small and you can power it with 4 AA batteries. I recommend you to buy rechargeable batteries for it. So that you can save money and buy a portatil amp with it, to play anywhere!

Ease of Use — 9
Well, this GFX (Guitar Effects Processor) is very simple to use. I mean, I didn't even read the manual completly, but on the play you learn how to use it, 'cause is really simple to get into it. Editing patches is also a breeze, you just have to setup your effect, press the 'Store' button, select the pedal and 'Store' again, and that's all. In other hand, if you want to read the manual, you'll have it easy because it's not too long.

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    lol @ Mark G you realize that multi-effects pedals aren't just like a single pedal and there's more to them. you don't even need an amp since most of them like this one are best used for direct. using one with a tube amp is very stupid and that's why you get a shit tone out of it.. you said you'd rather have a podxt live but you're gonna' get the same problem. mutli-effects pedals and tube amps dont mix well. lol @ morons these days..
    the wahs not great...although u get a kick ass metal sound i like how you can click between classic and standard for an older vintage sound, classic metal soudns great for stuff like black sabbath i got given one of these years ago then lost it foudn it the other day there and i love it kinda still trying to figure out how to choose the different preset effects and save my own...kinda confusing