G3Xn/G3n: Introduction





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Published on Feb 21, 2017

The Zoom G3Xn and G3n let guitarists create without limits. With an array of effects, patches, and faithful recreations of essential guitar tones, the G3Xn and G3n make achieving great sound easier than ever.

In this video, we will cover the basic functionality of the G3Xn and the G3n.

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Hi everyone, this is ______ from Zoom and I’m here to introduce you to the G3xn and the G3n Multi-Effects Processors for Guitarists. Each pedal comes with an array of pre-loaded effects and patches, as well as faithful recreations of essential guitar tones. Plus, the G3Xn has a built-in expression pedal, offering guitarists even more versatility.

For this video, I'll be using the G3Xn to demonstrate how to use the pedals.

The G3Xn and G3n have a mono ¼” input and stereo ¼” outputs.

With the AUX input, you can play along to backing tracks from your phone, computer, or other music playback device.

Both pedals are powered by the Zoom AD-16 power adapter.

Our free Zoom Guitar Lab software lets you view and download new patches. Simply connect your G3Xn or G3n to your computer via USB..

To access the Tuner/Tap Tempo options, hold the Memory/Stomp Button. Use the appropriate footswitch to select the desired function.

Each pedal has two modes: MEMORY mode and STOMP mode. Press the MEMORY/STOMP button to toggle between modes. When using MEMORY mode, you can switch between different patches. A patch contains a chain of effects. Within a patch, effects can be turned on and off. In addition to using the unit’s preset patches, you can also create your own custom patches.

When using STOMP mode, you can turn individual effects on and off within the different patches.

Depending on which mode you’re using, the pedal’s scroll scroll buttons will have different functions.

When using MEMORY mode, the SCROLL buttons will switch between banks of patches that will appear on the pedal's displays. This will change which effects are available via footswitch.

When using STOMP mode, the SCROLL buttons will change which individual effects are available via footswitch.

Use the MENU button to access general settings and the control knob to navigate through options; press the control knob to make a selection. Options include adding or deleting effects, rearranging the patch chain, or renaming and storing the patch.

To add effects to your patch, press the MENU button and use the control knob to select ADD. If 7 effects are already in use, the ADD option will not be available. Press the control knob to enter the add screen and choose where the effect will appear in the chain. Then use the up and down Type buttons to choose the effect type. Most effects will be assigned to the footswitches while pedal effects will be assigned to the foot pedal.

To re-order your effects chain, press menu, then use the control knob to find the CHAIN option and select it. Use the control knob to highlight the effect you wish to move, then push the knob to select the desired effect.

To exit the add effect screen, simply press the menu button. This will take you back to the home screen.

To remove an effect from your patch, go to MENU then select DELETE.

To edit the name of a patch, go to MENU then select PATCH. Scroll and select to change letters and rename the patch.

To save the patch, go to MENU then select SAVE. You can either overwrite the current patch, overwrite another existing patch, or save to an empty patch slot.

To adjust effect parameters on your G3Xn or G3n, use the knobs below the display for each footswitch. Each category of effects will have different adjustable parameters.


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