Zoom GFX-5

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GFX-5, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Zoom in the GFX series.

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  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: GFX-5
  • Series: GFX
  • Category: Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 04/18/2004

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Zoom GFX-5 user reviews

Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 12 reviews )
 6 reviews50 %
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MGR/ElBurro De Muerte08/24/2004

MGR/ElBurro De Muerte's review"Zoom GFX-5"

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I got this unit at Sam Ash Music in Queens, N.Y. and paid $199.00. I bought it because it produced everything I was looking for in a multi-effects unit.

Great effects and the expression pedal is built in. One thing I look for in a multi-effects unit is the distortion. This unit gives me any kind I want and it has enough drive to satisfy me anytime. It even drives nicely with single coil pickups!!

Its a little heavy but thats what you get from metal construction. Whats not to like?

The unit is all heavy duty construction. Metal cabinet feels solid and not like there are parts rattling around in there. Fit and finish is good looking. Even the pedal is made of metal. If it was a Pontiac, I'd drive the thing to work and feed it high-test.

I am happy I got this unit. Lots of quality for the price and the effects do what I want them too without argument.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

MGR/Anonymous's review"Zoom GFX - 5"

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got it from the local music store. they had it for $495 au i got them down to $415 with p/s and 20 ft guitar lead. got it baceuse i didnt have the money for 10+ stomp box's and wanted more than the 505 type pedals that go for $100. tried the digitec and korg pedals in same price range but didnt like the patch editing on them.

i love the fact that you can use the three patch selection bottons for just that or put the pedal in manual mode and they each turn on the dist, mod and rev for the selected patch so you can have you overdrive on and then add phaser ect. also the wah is the best digital one i have ever used. and the pedal is a preamp so it can run my guitar through bigger keyboard amps and the like not just my like guitar amp

what i dont like ???? not much. i had to re-glue the rubber grip to the expression pedal. would be better if they added on more button for a boost. i pretty much love this pedal

solid metal construction will take a beating. not sure about the foot buttons but the plastic seems ok but we will wait and see. expression pedal is solid. the paint on the body does chip easily but black permantant pen fixed that. over all looks like it will out live my amp or guitar.

overall rocking multi fx of the money heaps of good dist and over drive. the cabinet and reverb/delay sound good and the modualtion fx(phase, flange, slow attack and many many more) are all kick ass. i only realy ever need to add my fx collection is a boost and the boogie preamp pedal because no way will i ever have the money for a boogie amp.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Si (obsessed with music) Foster, 07/18/2004

MGR/Si (obsessed with music) Foster, 's review"Zoom GFX 5"

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I aquired this product on the internet from www.gak.co.uk (Guitar, Amp and Keyboard)for the sum of £159 including £10 delivery charge.

This ergonomically friendly product hosts a vast array of interesting effects and simulations which can be effectively applied to all types of music. It includes Variable Architecture Modelling System(VAMS) which is designed to enable the user to create exactly the sound they want, 33 distortion types, 120 ready-to-use patches which can be freely modified, Auto-Repeat Real-time Modulation (ARRM)which lets you create totally novel sounds, Integrated drum machine and a 6-second sampling feature.
The GFX-5's combination of knobs and pedals provides an intuitive interface which means a smooth operation in developing your own sounds and settings in your bedroom or for the stage.
It also can run on four AA batteries for up to 10 hours or the alternative of an AC adapter.

Personally, the downside of the GFX-5 is the short sampling time which I feel, even though easy to use, is not long enough for a more complex riff or sample you're trying to record(for example, some extreme or progressive metal!)

The easily portable unit comprises of an LCD screen and combination of a solid metal chassy and strong plastic buttons and knobs. It is well designed for resistance and should ensure a long lasting life.

The Zoom GFX-5 is a sophisticated guitar effects processor which is ideal for the enthusiast who likes to experiment and at a reasonable price for the pleasure.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
MGR/Floyd Snow04/06/2004

MGR/Floyd Snow's review"Zoom GFX-5 Guitar Modeling"

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Exceptional multi-effects processor. I previously used the Zoom 707 and GFX-8. This unit seems to be a combination of both, in one. Extensive effects functions, easy to manipulate patchs and enhancements. I especially enjoy the drum machine, which enables a virtual rehearsal, covering a wide range of musical tastes.

Well designed for use on stage or in home studio. Easily crafted patch manipulation make changes a snap. This unit has all the things I've been looking for, with the exception of a lead vocal.

Very few so far. Some of the console buttons are a bit small, making changes on the fly a challenge.

Sturdy metal construction and simplified operation.

All-in-all, an extremely well designed and built multi-effects/modeling tool for any guitar play, beginner to veteran stage performer.

This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com

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