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Zoom B3 Avalon model

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by thunderlips, Aug 7, 2013.


  1. thunderlips

    thunderlips

    Sep 7, 2009
    I finally started using it and It's been the answer to my prayers! I'm curious if anyone can tell me how it matches up to the real thing.
     
  2. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    No idea how it compares to the real thing but its definitely one of my favorite preamps on the B3.
     
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  4. J03YW

    J03YW

    Nov 23, 2012
    I use it to emulate Amos Williams' tone (Tesseract) and it sounds just as crisp as his. I don't own the real thing, but yeah it's really nice.
     
  5. I used the real thing and have the B3. Well....the real thing is the real thing, I mean a very very good DI. In fact I don´t understand why Zoom made an emulation of a DI if you´re limited on the built in DI on the B3, it doesn´t make sense.
     
  6. Swift713

    Swift713

    Dec 4, 2006
    Pittsfield, Ma
    I think the main point is the tone presets and the high cut.
     
  7. thehangingmist

    thehangingmist

    Dec 14, 2007
    New Delhi, India
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    MTD kingston international emerging artist
    i think it makes the tone more "beefy" if thats the word for it! Tone control set to off!
     
  8. IMO/IME the U5 doesn´t sound beefy at all. It´s super clean, clear and articulated. Of course if your bass sound beefy than the Avalon will capture that and amplify it.
     



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