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Zoom B3 what is missing?

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

  1. bassbrad


    Aug 17, 2000
    Leander, TX (outside Austin)
    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 Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    A pitch shifter like the m5 has
  3. Swift713


    Dec 4, 2006
    The Berkshires, Ma
    Envelope control for more effects, for instance, tremolo speed.
    Switchable decay parameter on the looper.
    A better analog -esque octave up.
  4. G On Bass

    G On Bass Previously Grateful Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    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).
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  6. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    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
  7. Daniel Piper

    Daniel Piper Supporting Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Taupo, New Zealand
    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.
  8. avvie


    Oct 12, 2010
    Maui, HI
    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.
  9. bassbrad


    Aug 17, 2000
    Leander, TX (outside Austin)
    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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