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G2.1u, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Zoom in the G2 series.

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  • Manufacturer: Zoom
  • Model: G2.1u
  • Series: G2
  • Category: Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar
  • Added in our database on: 07/30/2005

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Zoom G2.1u user reviews

Average Score:4.1( 4.1/5 based on 30 reviews )
 13 reviews43 %
 11 reviews37 %
 3 reviews10 %
 1 user review3 %
 2 reviews7 %
Audience: Value For Money :
Audiofanzine FR03/08/2009

Audiofanzine FR's review

Zoom G2.1u
(Originally written by vinc59600/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
Nine simultaneous effects

Jack input

Mono jack output for an amp or stereo for headphones, mixer or computer.

USB connector also used for power supply.

My dealer said the external PSU is optional (I had to bargain to get it for free).

Integrated expression pedal assignable to each patch.

Connector for an FP02 expression pedal to control the volume (optional).

40 factory presets

40 fully editable user presets.


Short learning curve.

Fast and intuitive editing, no signal dropouts when you change presets.

Easy and precise user's manual.

You'll have to edit the factory presets because they don't sound good.

It won't take you long to get the sound you're looking for and you'll be surprised by the power of the device.


I play rock, funk, pop, a bit of everything.

I use it on stage and for rehearsals but also at home where I connect it directly to my PC. It's sweet!

You can connect it to your amp or to a mixer depending on the setup.

I use it with a Fender Strat or a dual-neck Ibanez, and with my 100-watt Yamaha combo. I get a wonderful fat distortion. Chorus, reverb and delay effects sound amazing.

The optional FP02 expression pedal is not necessary but quite convenient to control the volume.

As I said before, you'll have to edit the factory presets to get the sound you want.

I can get the sound of The Edge, Andy Summers, Knopfler, and even Gilmour.

Only acoustic guitar simulations are not convincing. And some effects are only provided to show off the power of the unit.


I owned a G2 two years. Four months ago I gave it to my son who plays in a hard rock band, and I bought its big brother.

Before buying it I tried a G7, but the value for money isn't good so I ended coming back to the G2.

I just had to transfer all the presets I had created. I love the fast editing for stage and rehearsal applications.

40 presets are enough for almost any application.

Excellent value for money.

Based on my experienced, I would buy it again.

finalseb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Zoom G2.1u
already addressed in other


The easiest way to start is to go to sites to find nice setup and customize. But it is not too complicated

especially not plug into the entrance of a small all-digital amp VOX DA5 style, it's horrible, it must be connected to the auxiliary input


regarding the simulation of distortion I use more than to play with headphones, which avoids lugged the amp around when you can not make rustled in her role is rather convenient. In contrast with my amp, I completely forgot about the idea, but there are still some useful effect.

I use to boost the effect of increasing a can signal to the input of the amp to play nasty stuff with my old Marshall.

The noise gate is also very useful for kid saturation
The delay, reverb and chorus are correct.
There is also the pitch shifter effect that can delude D-tuna to lower the pitch of a semitone but it quickly becomes the boiled.

The rest is not really usable


it has a bit more than 3 years and some technical problem
I have two knobs that one can shit, the expression pedal is poorly designed because by using it, the screw is grave to serve and eventually grind much

for me:
the +
The noise-gate

the -
-The knob that shit (there to say what has to travel a lot too)
Hinge of the expression pedal creaking
-Many pointless

but good in the same price range competition is not better then the value for money is good
I advice to beginners and those who do not want to ruin in effect pedal
Jim Ladine03/27/2013

Jim Ladine's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good multi-purpose laptop"

Zoom G2.1u
Multi-effects pedal for electric guitar
54 programmable effects
9 effect modules
80 patches in total
9 simultaneous effects
Sampling frequency 96 kHz
Zoom noise reduction
16 amp simulation and pedals
Chromatic tuner
Beatbox patterns incorporated 40
Expression pedal
Metal case
Delivered with the software "Cubase Le"


Multi effects very easy to use, is nevertheless footswitches to manage greatest effects on stage malgrès the presence of an expression pedal.
A convenient USB port for connecting to a computer, pedals supplied with Cubase LE software for recording.


Very good multi-effects, rich and interesting effects.
Distortions are easily adjustable, flangers have a swipe strip wide enough for the time, it really gives the impression of playing in concert, great for solos.


This multi effects are well worth price. I would do not purchase this because I have a Vetta II pedalboard. However I advise this multi-effects for every budget who want a large amount of high-quality effects.

Scribbler12000's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" solid but not well thought tjs"

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Manual use is complex but clear at the beginning to navigate ... I still remembered everything
Some efforts have been made


I appreciate the use to the extent that I use very basic way without much change the original sounds.
The negatives for me are: the difference in volume from one patch to another that breaks the ears (to the a4 a5 example is anything), we must limit mute the guitar does not explode the eardrums of listeners. Ditto for the volume of the drum: when it starts it thoroughly! The guys making you buggy or what?
Effects assigned to the expression pedal is not all functional as patches: for example to select the delay on the a4 possible through the pedal, so by choice knob, the blow obliged to change back the knob immediately after the piece to be grant or choose another effect: not practical at all
Many simulation models unnecessary
wah wah is not too bad on the a6 (if I remember correctly) would have been better on the pedal because the a6 impossible to pass to another patch in full song at least to take breaks, and yet I speak not of volume of patches!
Big plus for the tuner: the + specific as I've ever known. I even give them that had scratches on my Zoom!
Very good build quality also, the price is justified in this area.


Despite the negative points throughout the pedal is very solid, I have since 2006 and has never dropped, never had any problems with.
For now I keep it, failing to find better and find better qqchose thought.
The ideal would be to think of the pedals by playing styles which would refine the sounds and make them intelligent +. Who can boast of playing both jazz, blues, metal, pop and acoustic in the same concert? Even I played not by much! I do not play anything violent, especially pop-rock style of Alanis Morissette with my Strat or Jazz with the Jazzmaster. I limit myself to patch a4, a7, a9 sometimes (but I came back in favor of the electroacoustic guitar), coupled with the NR, delay, reverb and vibrato (called Wah / efx). I gave up the drum machine that I was served a little on the small concerts.
The advantage of a multi-effects and not to carry around with pedals and cables 36 + which generate noise. Here it is clean.
Difficult to say whether I will ever choose, but I'm happy I damped by now ...

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