Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal

If you’re looking for the absolute cheapest way to add a loop effect to your arsenal, the G1on from Zoom is a compelling option. It’s a multi-effects pedal, giving you an impressive 100 different effects in one convenient package. Like with the Vox VLL1 above, the loop effect itself is not as well-developed as you’ll […]

Last updateAugust 2, 2018
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Zoom G1on Guitar Effects Pedal

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If you’re looking for the absolute cheapest way to add a loop effect to your arsenal, the G1on from Zoom is a compelling option. It’s a multi-effects pedal, giving you an impressive 100 different effects in one convenient package. Like with the Vox VLL1 above, the loop effect itself is not as well-developed as you’ll find on dedicated effect pedals, but it makes up for this with versatility and value.

The loop function on the G1on gives you up to 30 seconds of recording time—not a whole lot, compared many of the pedals here. The good news is that you can use the looper in combination with the other effects, and even with the rhythm accompaniment feature. There are 68 different rhythm patterns to choose from, so you know you’ll find the right kind of beat you need.

Using the looper on this pedal is easy. There’s a button on the right-hand side that will activate either rhythm mode or the looper. When it comes to other effects, bringing them up and adjusting them can be a bit trickier. All of the levels will be controlled using the same knob, although exactly what it’s changing at any given time will depend on which effect you have cued up.

Our main issues with this pedal is its lack of consistency. Not every included effect has the best sound, although there are certainly gems in the mix. Having said that, though, the sound of the looper itself is pretty high-quality, and this remains one of the cheapest ways to give yourself the option of a loop effect.

Features:

  • Dimensions: 6.1” X 5.8” X 1.7”
  • Recording time: 30 seconds
  • Effects: 100
  • Power: 4 AA batteries or AC adapter (not included)

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