ZOOM’s B3 Bass Effects Pedal Launches At NAMM

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In a lot of the Paneldome demos I have done, I (flailingly) play guitar, but I am actually a bass player. That’s why I am excited to hear about the ZOOM B3 Effect Pedal/Amp Simulator released today at NAMM.

The promise of “a stompbox pedalboard with the power of a multi-effects pedal and USB audio interface” for bass guitar is tempting. This all-in-one design would definitely be convenient to throw into your gear bag on the way to a gig, without requiring a bunch of extra cables and dongles — you know, kind of like a regular old pedal effect. Sounds interesting.

That being said, I would have to try one out to see if I really like the tones. Typically, I prefer to have core tones derived from the amp itself, but I am definitely not a purist in that way. In any event, I have yet to find a bass distortion effect I really like. Who knows, maybe this could do the trick?

This pedal is not yet available in the US market. Check here for more updates about pricing and availability.