Official (?) Zoom B3 Megathread (was: New Zoom B3 has arrived!!!!)

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by G On Bass, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
  2. PauBass


    Apr 25, 2006
    Brighton, UK
    After having removed the video earlier today now is back up but they have cut the part where Victor says "you can blend six effects a a time"... See the cut at 38 seconds in:

    I think that's not good news :(
  3. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA

    It's nice to know they can move fast if they want to. Apparently they don't want to on the 6 effects... :spit:
  4. so maybe i am really lazy but i just keep my b3 packed up for gigs these days!
    anyway bumpin the thread never killed anyone!
    can the op edit the thread title to just zoom b3 megathread?
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  6. and yeah whats the best expression pedal to have fun with volume swells and wah etc?
    dont want one with a massive weight and footprint though they do tend to get bulky
  7. xikbastard


    May 7, 2007
    Love my B3. Great for gigs and show.but the synth is a letdown any tips?
  8. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    Not much of a synth guy myself. What synths do you usually like?
  9. gastric

    gastric Professional product tester for hire Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2009
    Raleigh, NC
    Source Audio BETA tester
    Check my B3 page (see sig below) for some synth patches.
  10. unadventurer


    Aug 30, 2012
    I'm thinking about getting one of these since the Pod HD Pro only has one meager bass amp model -_____-
  11. varunkapahi, how's your experience with the unit been? Does it sound warm or digital, in your opinion? Good for stage/studio sounds?

    I used to have a Zoom 505II processor for my guitar, which was great for the price and my ability at the time. I have a good opinion of the company, I remember reading about how their G9.2tt guitar processor was comparable to the best stuff put out by Boss and Line 6. Definitely have upped their game.

    On that note, which is the higher end bass modeller -- the B3 or the B9.1t?

    - Arvind Jayaram
  12. Crystalman85


    Nov 30, 2008
    Chicago, Il.
  13. MAYDAY! :help:

    Is it possible to be playing/staying in one patch/sound while clicking to the next patch?
  14. G On Bass

    G On Bass Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Ventura County, CA
    You should be able to click and hold the left button, then change to the next up or down patch, though that will often cause that left effect to turn off or on. And there's no 'skipping' patches.
  15. Thanx!

    First time this little magic box disappoints me. :crying:
  16. willsellout

    willsellout Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Astoria, Oregon
    There isn't a good synth sound available. The synths and the octave are the worst part of this pedal. Everything else is pretty great.