Zoom B3 what is missing?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by bassbrad, Sep 22, 2013.


  1. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    I have to say that I am totally diggin the B3 and it could be an almost complete solution for me if it had several effects included.

    Missing models for my needs:

    1. EHX Bass Balls
    2. Brassmaster
    3. Yamaha NE1
    4. Akai UniBass

    What would you need...
  2. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle

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    A pitch shifter like the m5 has
  3. Swift713

    Swift713

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    Envelope control for more effects, for instance, tremolo speed.
    Switchable decay parameter on the looper.
    A better analog -esque octave up.
  4. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    I have one, but I would like the ability to add a footswitch to change patches in addition to having a exp. pedal, without having to open up the box and solder things.

    And some synths closer to a Digitech SynthWah or the Boss one.
    And the octave up.
    And the firmware that allows for 6 simultaneous patches (like on the G3).
    And a B5 with the built-in pedal (like the G5).
  5. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    I would like it to be able to communicate directly with a bar's ordering system so I could order a beer during gigs just by pressing a button!:D
  6. Daniel Piper

    Daniel Piper Supporting Member

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    I have one, love it, but can't stand the dirt to be honest. I don't know what it is - I just can't get there with the sims it has, but the rest of it is a killer deal.

    If there was a B3x with expression pedal - that would be cool. But then we would be answering 'which b3 is best for metal' all the time.
  7. avvie

    avvie

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    Isn't there a wah/distortion sim in there that basically mimics the Bassballs? I've never owned a Bassballs but I get the concept. I know you could easily design one with a filter and overdrive.

    With that said, its still a modeler. It makes sounds with zeros and ones and not by moving electrons. I use it as an addendum TO a pedalboard and not in place of. For the moment it's doing my modulations and synths but my dirt is still analog and I intend to replace my phaser and chorus with Mooers or similar 1590A boxes.
  8. bassbrad

    bassbrad

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    Nothing really close, with the BB the sound is about those lo|hi filters sweeping past each other and the touch sensitivity, then there is that very unique fuzz.

    Daniel Piper I have one, love it, but can't stand the dirt to be honest.
    I am surprised that I find them very satisfying, always hated the Zoom drives before.

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