Zoom revealed their latest bass product at the Winter NAMM Show with the B3n, a multi-effects processor that can model individual effects or chains of effects plus amps and cabs. It’s pre-loaded with 67 stompbox DSP effects including 19 dynamics and filter effects, 15 overdrive and distortion effects, 17 modulation effects, 11 delay and reverb effects, and more.
“The B3n has a lot of improvements over the original with the amount of effects you can chain together. The user interface has been super refined, making it easier to navigate and edit your patches. It also works with Zoom’s Guitar Lab software that allows you to edit your patches on the computer, which is a lot faster for some people. We had custom patches done by a diverse list of bassists like Nate Watts and Anthrax’s Frank Bello.”
Check out this demo of a few patches by Stu Hamm:
The amp models include an Ampeg SVT, a Fender Bassman 100, an SWR SM-400, a Trace Elliot AH400SMX, and an Aguilar DB 750. Other features include an onboard chromatic tuner with a dedicated footswitch, a stereo/mono looper, a built-in rhythm machine, tap tempo with a dedicated footswitch, dual output jacks, a dedicated stereo headphone output, and a control input for use with the Zoom PF02M external expression pedal.
The Zoom B3n multi-effects processor will be shipping in March with a street price around $199.99.
Zoom B3n Multi-Effects Processor Specs:
|Effect types:||80 (70 DSP effects, 5 amp emulators, 5 cabinet emulators)|
|Number of simultaneous effects:||7|
|Number of user banks/patches:||150|
|Sampling frequency:||44.1 kHz|
|A/D conversion:||24-bit with 128x oversampling|
|D/A conversion:||24-bit with 128x oversampling|
|Frequency characteristics:||20 – 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kΩ load)|
|Display:||128 x 32 dot-matrix LCD (x3)|