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Zoom B3 Avalon model

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


  1. thunderlips

    thunderlips

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    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

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    No idea how it compares to the real thing but its definitely one of my favorite preamps on the B3.
     
  3. J03YW

    J03YW

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    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.
     
  4. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    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.
     
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  6. Swift713

    Swift713

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    I think the main point is the tone presets and the high cut.
     
  7. thehangingmist

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    i think it makes the tone more "beefy" if thats the word for it! Tone control set to off!
     
  8. Emanuel Apascaritei

    Emanuel Apascaritei

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    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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