I recently discovered the Zoom B3 multi-effects unit and have found it to be an amazing piece of equipment on many levels. In particular, I believe the B3 excels in amplifier/cabinet emulation more than any other similar device I have come across to date. I never anticipated that an impulse purchase of a B3 would result in me actually using it for gigging. To be honest, I was just looking forward to playing with a new toy and I never expected to find such amazing amp tones packed inside of a red metal stomp box. My goal in creating this thread is to pass along the knowledge I gained in using this device purely as a bass preamp and tone machine. My focus will be on amplifier/cabinet emulation, how to properly configure the device for specific tasks (Live/FOH/Recording), and how to connect it all up with maximum results. IMHO, none of these topics are adequately covered in the B3's user manual, in other threads, or online for that matter. If possible, please help me keep this focus by not introducing questions about the built-in drum machine, effect box sims, use of the looper, editing software, etc. as I think other threads can already be of help to you there. If this sounds interesting to you, I invite you to subscribe to this thread now as I have lots of information to share with you in future posts and I hope you will share back in return. Cheers!