Zoom G1 Instructions

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Zoom G1 Instructions
Expand the range of sounds you can use to express your music with your guitar using effecfts. (electric guitar image by Blue Moon from Fotolia.com)

Guitar effects can enhance the sounds of music, allowing you to put heavier emphasis in some parts of a song and less emphasis in other parts of a song. Zoom's G1N guitar effects pedal features 15 sounds highlighting gain settings and harmonic character in a natural way that does not sound synthesised. The G1 comes with nine extreme artist patches that simulate the sounds of rock legends including Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Guitar amplifier

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Turn on the power on the guitar effects pedal by plugging the adaptor into an outlet. Then turn on your guitar amplifier.

  2. 2

    Turn the module selector, located in the upper-left corner of the G1, to the "Play" position. The display in the centre of the G1 will display a "Bank" letter or number and a Patch number. A bank is a group of ten patches labelled A-D or 0-3. Patches are the guitar effect modules labelled 1-9. Each patch will have a bank letter or number and a patch number.

  3. 3

    Select a patch by using your foot to press one of the foot switches at the bottom of the guitar effects pedal. The left foot switch will cause the bank letter and patch number to go down and the right foot switch will cause them to go up sequentially (A1, A2, A3, etc.).

  4. 4

    Select a bank without cycling through all the patches by using the "Bank Up-Tap" key. The key is located in the upper-right corner directly below the "Master Level" knob. Each press of the key goes to the next sequential letter from A to D, then 0 to 3, and then starts over from A.

  5. 5

    Turn the knob in the upper-right corner to adjust the master level. This knob in "Play" mode adjusts levels for the effect parameters or overall patch. When used with headphones, it adjusts the volume. The default level setting is 80, but you can adjust it from 0 to 98.

  1. 1

    Press both foot switches, located at the bottom of the G1, simultaneously to put the G1 in bypass and mute mode.

  2. 2

    Play a string on your guitar to tune it. The "Bank" window, located in the middle of the G1, will display the note that most closely represents the pitch of the note you played. The right side of the display labelled "Patch" displays a number showing the pitch. If the pitch is off, you will see an arrow that turns faster to show how far off the pitch is.

  3. 3

    Turn the knob in the upper-right corner of the G1 to adjust the pitch of the tuner manually if necessary.

  4. 4

    Press one of the foot switches to return to play mode.

  1. 1

    Turn the module selector, located in the upper-right corner, to the "Rhythm" position.

  2. 2

    Press the rhythm key, which is located below the module selector, to start the rhythm function.

  3. 3

    Press either of the foot switches to switch between the 40 built-in rhythm patterns.

  4. 4

    Turn the knob in the upper-right corner to adjust the rhythm volume.

  5. 5

    Press the "Bank Up-Tap" button, to go into tempo mode, and then turn the knob in the upper-right corner to adjust the tempo.

  6. 6

    Exit the rhythm function by tapping the rhythm key, which is located in the upper-left corner below the module selector.

Tips and warnings

  • Note how the uses of the knob in the upper-right corner change when you put the G1 in different modes. The knob adjusts various levels.
  • Unplug the G1 Guitar Effects Pedal when not using it because there is no power button.

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