Zoom MS-60B - Who's got one?- Share thoughts...

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by chinjazz, Dec 19, 2014.

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    Anyone use one of these yet?


    I'd be using one for just a few (one at a time) effects.

    Little digital delay for presence, Reverb...

    I've got a Line 6 M5 that is mis-behavin' with a grounding issue, so I'm re-thinking my
    simple effects needs.

  2. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
  3. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

    Dec 20, 2012
    Chicago IL
    Ive got one. I live it. A lot actually. I probably wouldnt have held on to it as long as I have if I didnt. I will say its not perfect, but for what it is, its damn good IMO. I keep it around in case I need something like reverb, synth or some other eefect I dont use that much that I dont have otherwise. Even for a gate if anything. I tell ya, I will most likely always have it. Its a great tool to have onboard IMO.
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  4. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Truly a swiss army knife for the bass player. I was NOT an effects guy until i got one!
  5. Neat! I'm only an occasional effects guy and usually only add some wet to the signal for room size or the like.
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    I love mine!
    I really only use it for amp simulation and compression, both of which it excels at IMO.
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  7. COOL! Now that my Line 6 M5 is essentially bricked, maybe it's time to get one of these :)
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  8. vlsndgrdn


    Oct 21, 2013
    Great device, but change your tone a lot if you are not using it.
  9. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I like mine but I dont think it does anything exceptionally well. I have it on my board for the delays and reverbs mostly. The filters arent good IMO and the dirt amd fuzzes arent either.

    All in all though its a decent pedal which does a lot fairly well. The interface s pretty good for what it is. Amd its in a tiny package. There are trade offs With this pedal but its definitely worth the money.
  10. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    I bought it because I wanted a backup for my Boss ME50B and a smaller unit for small gigs. The idea of having my tuner,and a chorus and reverb patch in a small pedal seduced me, so I bought it.

    My firsts patches were a Sansamp emulation , a SVT emulation and a clean compressor with chorus and reverb which I use only a couple of times in one song... Now I use it with three different bands, everyone of them with different sounds and styles.

    My idea is to keep it as a flanger/reverb/chorus unit combined with an analog overdrive/preamp.
  11. Bassmike62

    Bassmike62 Punch'n Ooomph Supporting Member

    Had one for more than a year. Liked it, but used it more as an fx experimentation lab instead of a real fx unit. Most fx/patches sounded good (particularly the Olskool patch, made by TBer Canshaker, if I remember correctly) but I still prefer to go with dedicated pedals, since I don't need a lot of fxs. Traded it last fall for a GEB-7, which makes it easier to control my tone. Definitely a pedal that could make a comeback on my board, though.
    Last edited: Dec 21, 2014
  12. AaronVonRock


    Feb 22, 2013
    I bought one and sold it a month later. It has a lot of effects but I didn't think most of them sounded very good, especially when combined with other pedals. I could see someone who is new to effects having fun playing with it to find out what they like and then later buy a dedicated pedal for that specific effect.
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  13. Teijo K.

    Teijo K. Commercial User

    Sep 8, 2014
    Jyväskylä, Finland
    Endorsing Artist: CCP
    I bought mine about 3 moths back with B3 and while the B3 has settled being my modulation effect, I seem to change the 60B a lot more. Its been my allways on compression / preamp and my synth pedal and solo pedal and my "after the dirt pedals sound smoothing device" that I use it currently. Come to think of it, its been my band aid in the pedalboard, I put where I think my current board lacks something the most. If some day I realize I dont need my 60B at anything, the board should be pretty much filled with awesome things from the land of perfect tone or something like that. :)
  14. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    I find the 60b sounds much better in a live situation than it does at home, and I've used mine at every paying gig since they first came out. In fact, I own two now and recently even picked up a 70cdr.

    For useable gig sounds, it beats every envelope filter I've tried (mainly because of the ability to stack EQs and such for tweaking), has great tone-shaping abilities with the preamps and compressors, and has ok modulation options. I get very good dirt sounds, as well.

    The problem with the 60b is that nothing sounds very good out-of-the-box. Most of the factory preset settings aren't terribly useful, and you have to spend some time to dial in everything, particularly the gain and volume settings. This is the learning curve portion, and I can understand people not wanting to work through that. I'm definitely that way with amps. It has nothing to do with the quality of the device or its sounds, though.
  15. tallboybass

    tallboybass Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2003
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Preach it brother! ^
  16. AlexBassMP


    Feb 5, 2014
    When I used mine for first time I thought the sme : the included patches aren't useful.. so I spent the first 15 minutes creating my own tones.

    I used the Zoom in some gigs and it did the job...
  17. waveman


    Sep 25, 2008
    I like mine so much, I have two. One for my gig board, which serves primarily as limiter/compressor/tuner. It also serves as a total backup to my board if one of my main FX were to fail. Then use the other one for home practice, rehearsals, and jams. And, I bring it as a full backup to my gig board.
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  18. walldaja


    Apr 27, 2011
    Use it all the time. The more I use it the more I am able to use it. I used to prefer my B3, now the B3 stays home and the MS60B goes.
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