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Zoom B3

Bass Multi Effects & Amp Simulator Pedal

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

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 sounds a breeze and provides easy navigation in live and studio settings.

A newly developed 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 different amplifiers and cabinets, you can digitally create 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.

The all-new ZFX-IV DSP effects processor boasts amazing power and clarity, upgrading everything from sound to functionality and operability over previous ZFX versions. By using 32-bit floating-point processing, the B3 can produce amplifier sounds that are more realistic than ever before.

The B3's Looper capabilities include 40 seconds of phrase recording and overdubbing. The "sound-on-sound" function allows you to layer bass sounds as many times as you want in real time and use looped sounds as simple backing tracks. You can even create a "full band" feel with the built-in drum machine and DSP effects for a live solo.

The B3 operates as an audio interface, letting you record directly to your computer via USB. All of your sound settings used during rehearsals or live performances can be recorded to your favorite DAW such as the included Steinberg Sequel LE recording software. The pedal's direct monitoring capability eliminates latency issues, assuring realistic studio conditions and hassle-free operation.



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Item Number
ZB3

  • Effect Types: 111
  • Simultaneous Effects: 3
  • Patch Memory: 10 patches x 10 banks
  • Sampling Frequency: 44.1kHz
  • A/D Conversion: 24bit, 128times over-sampling
  • D/A Conversion: 24bit, 128times over-sampling
  • Signal Processsing: 32bit floating point and 32bit fixed point
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz〜20kHz +1dB-3dB(10kΩload)
  • Display: LCD×3
  • Input: 1/4'' phone jack
  • Rated input level: -20dBm
  • Input impedance: 1MΩ
  • ACTIVE/PASSIVE(Switch selectable)
  • Output: R: 1/4'' phone jack
  • Maximum output level: [line]+5dBm(Output load impedance 10kΩ or higher)
  • L/Mono/Phone: 1/4'' stereo phone jack (LINE / PHONES)
  • Maximum output level: [line]+5dBm(Output load impedance 10kΩ or higher)
  • [PHONES] 20mW+20mW(32Ωload)
  • Balanced Output: XLR jack
  • Output impedance: 100Ω(HOT-GND、COLD-GND)、200Ω(HOT-COLD)
  • PRE/POST(Switch selectable)
  • GND LIFT(Switch selectable)
  • Control Input: For FP02 / FS01
  • USB: Audio Interface: 16bit / 44.1kHz
  • Supported OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7, Mac OS X v10.4 / 10.5 / 10.6 / 10.7
  • Noise Floor: -100dBm
  • Power: AC adapter DC9V/Center negative/500mA(ZOOM AD-16)
  • Batteries: AA/LR6 battery x 4
  • Battery Life: 6hours (with alkaline batteries)
  • USB: Bus power
  • Dimensions: 170(D)x234(W)x54(H)mm
  • Weight: 1.2kg (without batteries)
  • Options: FP02 expression pedal, FS01 foot switch


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