Zoom G2.1u
Zoom G2.1u

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

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Audiofanzine FR 03/08/2009

Zoom G2.1u : Audiofanzine FR's user review


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(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.