Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by Divide_nz, Oct 8, 2001.

  1. Divide_nz

    Divide_nz Guest

    Oct 4, 2001
    has anyone ever used a bass Zoom pedal. Its got to be the crappiest piece of sound gear ever.(evcept 4 the latest ibanez geetar pedals).
    Dont even think of buying one. It'll blow up in your face. If u do make sure u cant afford anything else.
    The effects suck and youll hate it with a passion.

  2. very true, i had a zoom506 once and it was complete crap. I use it to sing through once in a while now when i want a nasty distortion on my voice.... i actually have one of those very crappy ibanez geetar pedals... the delay one. I wanted a cheap delay that i could make feedback on itself and change the pitch and this works perfectly for it ;)
  3. red-hot-bassist


    Sep 18, 2001
    why do you guys hate the zoom so much, i bought the zoom bfx 708 board and i quite like it, wide range easy access, and nice features, cheap too, we dont all own a recording studio in our basements
  4. indeed, zoom sux a lot! *IMO*
    but i think the ibanez pedals aren't that bad, they are pretty good *double IMO*
  5. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000

    I'm pretty happy with my Zoom BFX-708. It has decent effects for what I paid, works as a good preamp for when I record on my computer, and allows me to practice with headphones, which is good considering I live in a dorm. I might have to get the output jack looked into soon, but it's not like I didn't see it coming. With effects, you definitely get what you pay for.
  6. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Actually for the size and the price the BFX-708 is pretty darn good.

    I think alot of people dont know how to read a manual, or know what to expect from stop-box multi processors.
  7. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    I did use a 506 when I played ibanez,man if you even hold up a picture of water to one it will fry!if you got one you better pack it in sylica gel!!don't use your feet on it and dust it every day!
  8. Divide_nz

    Divide_nz Guest

    Oct 4, 2001
    sometimes the zoom can be ok but mostly its crap. Its alright if u have ****all money but if u work u shouldnt get it.
    the zoom board is actually different to what im talking about. Its actually a decent board but the pedal is pretty damn crappy.
    The distortion is alright but i hate bass distortion anyway. The rest of the effects r pretty gay,especially the wah. Ive got 1 good patch out of it using distortion and chorus but if u dont have the expression pedal it sucks.