NAMM 2012: Zoom announces G5 effects/amps pedal board

Zoom's G5: effects and amps in a pedalboard.
Zoom's G5: effects and amps in a pedalboard.

NAMM 2012: Zoom's latest release is the G5 guitar effects and amp simulator, which offers some 120 effects including 20 amp models.

You can use up to nine effects at a time and there's a tube booster for amp overdrive. Amp and stompbox interfaces are displayed on the four LCD displays.

No word yet on pricing or a release date stay tuned to the Zoom website for more.

Zoom G5 main features

  • Simultaneous use of up to nine effects
  • Real tube booster for amp overdrive
  • Four large LCD displays with intuitive amp and stompbox interface
  • 3D Zpedal for multidimensional parameter control
  • Over 120 versatile effects including 20 amp models
  • Looper function with 60second phrase recording/overdubbing
  • Integrated drum machine and autochromatic tuner
  • Balanced XLR output for DI use
  • USB audio interface for DAW recording
  • Edit&Share software available through free download
  • Includes Steinberg Cubase LE recording software
Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.