Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G
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Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G

MultiStomp MS-50G, Multi-Effects for Electric Guitar from Zoom in the MS series.

Jumikael 04/26/2013

Zoom MultiStomp MS-50G : Jumikael's user review

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5

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Solid case and actually not that ugly aluminum. LCD easy to read (and even more than the zoom G3) and does not dazzle. Footswitch very solid. We really feel that this pedal is here to stay.
Well if it is a digital multi-effect that can handle up to 6 effects / simulation preamps at once. Just that :)

UTILIZATION

We quickly understand how everything works, even without the manual. The general issue is rather simple.

SOUND QUALITY

The effects that interest me are excellent reverbs and delays. In addition you can put them "trails" and assign the tap tempo. The Zoom G3 could not. Needless to say, I'm thrilled. Especially they sound awfully good.
I'm mostly used to the analog delays (such bucket brigade), but I recently owned a Strymon Brigadier ... I quickly sold it because it just sounded better than the simulation of analog delay my Zoom G3.
However, it has the MS50G of delays with "trails" or "spillover" and self-oscillation: all that was missing in G3. Anyway, I do not know what gives the Strymon El Capistan, but I think it is really silly to spend 300 euros in a Brigadier than 100 in MS50G (which can chain 6 more delays).
Overall modulations are excellent.
Surprisingly, some distos / overdrive / amp sims are quite correct. Yet it is on digital.
Other effects are more or less interesting. But overall octave / Harmonizers etc. are not great, but passable (as a boss for example). Forgetting polyphony, as on many of these devices.
Also I do not notice coloring my signal, or any loss of momentum. So the bypass is good.

OVERALL OPINION

This is the best Swiss Army knife now!
I use it since yesterday, but I was for several months the Zoom G3 is almost the same thing bigger.
It completely bury the range of Line 6 M5, M9, etc.. The footswitch is better, the effects can be used at the same time more, most compact, and overall effects are better.

If we compare the MS50G and Zoom G3
Zoom MS50G:
- Much smaller!
- Reverbs and delays thus have "trails", which is not the case on the G3
- It includes a tap tempo
- The screen is even more readable (change in favor of a cooler color that enhances contrast)
Zoom G3
- Greater impact on the 50G
- Drum
- Looper
- An input for an expression pedal or a tap tempo

PS: Bax-shop.fr, he is 95th in pdf. This is the best price I found in the store ;)