New Zoom pedals.

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Veldar, Feb 13, 2014.

  1. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    Well.. they remind me his grandma


    For the price , I guess that they'll be plastic made...but they'll include more fx than the MS60B and you can us 5 fx at the time..

    MAybe it's time to ask Zoom for a MS60B firmware update
  2. I had the 506 back in the day!
  3. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    I still have it :smug: and it still works.

    I've made a lot of gigs with it and a Laney BC120 solid state combo in mid 90's
  4. I have room for 7 effects between my B3 and M60b, only thing I lack is an expression pedal. So I think I'll hold out for something with more to offer over the Zoom pedals I own.
  5. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
  6. I use my B3 in patch mode, I may replace it with the B1Xon.
  7. DagoMaino


    Feb 1, 2013
    Poor aesthetic design, IMO. Maybe the intent was to set them a part for the demographic they are targeting, but they aren't doing the brand any favors in the more legitimate circles by making any of their products look cheesy.
  8. waveman

    waveman Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    this ^^^^

    I really like what they did with the single pedal form factor like the MS-60B, but this is big a step backwards, unless they plan on selling these for $50
  9. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    I guess the good thing is I didn't find any for sale--just the previously discontinued ones. Compared to the B3 and the MS-60B they look like junk.
  10. +1 They look awful and cheap.
  11. CharlieC

    CharlieC Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2010
    New York, NY
    I'm at least glad that Zoom continues to release new products for bass players, but here is what I am really waiting for!


  12. ^ Just when I change over to a Line 6 Pod.
  13. Yes, because the looks of sound-making effect pedals, are most important. LOL. I could see if you use the B3 in pedal board mode how this would not work...

    Sure, I was hoping for a B5 at Winter NAMM; and a G3-like upgrade for the B3 does not seem likely (6 effect slots like the G3 now has).

    The new B1on/B1Xon looks to have most of the effects and amp models of the B3 (most all that I use after a quick look), and you can use up to 5 per patch. I could care less what it looks like if it sounds as good as the B3, even better if they are priced like the G1on/G1Xon.

    I'm planning to get a B1Xon, I'll use a DI with it. I've been using a plastic Zoom FP02 for at least a year (with a B3 and G3 until I upgraded to a G5) and it works great. I've used other plastic Zoom gear in the past. If the B1Xon does what I want, I'll likely sell the B3. I'll get a B5 too if they make one.

  14. +10000000
  15. evil-g


    Feb 3, 2009

    What I liked about the 506 was the ability to silently switch between patches on the fly.
  16. Which the B1on/B1Xon do.

    The only downside I see (for me that is, as the looks or plastic don't bother me) is no way to backup/restore patches over the usb. the 10 - 20 patches I'll need/create should not be too much of a PITA, and I'll keep the B3 for backup.
  17. Is the official man?
  18. .
    I really don't care what they look like, after all, it's only me who's going to see them from behind the foldback monitors on stage!

    I'm totally happy with my B3 and MS-60B, but if I was shopping for a new multi I'd definitely be buying one of the new B1-ons.
    So it looks 90s .... So what? LOL!
  19. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    B1on has more fx than my MS60B (17 actually)

    6 more amp emulations
    4 more mod. fx
    2 more special fx
    5 more reverb/delay fx

    I've seen in spanish online stores at a 59€.. not bad.