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Incredible sounds, countless combinations. THE ZOOM G5n Multi-Effects Processor for Guitarists

When we designed the G5n, our goal was to create the finest collection of guitar effects ever offered in one innovative package. From "FunkSauce" to "Texas Toast," from "Carlos" to "Heavensent," the G5n delivers dozens of tonalities sure to please the most discerning guitarist.

Consider this the 78 boutique pedals you don't have.

The G5n comes loaded with 68 beautifully-crafted and newly assembled DSP effects, plus 10 of the most faithful and realistic amp/cabinet emulators we've ever created.

A wide array of effects
The G5n comes equipped with freshly-developed takes on not only the most-essential guitar sounds like overdrive, distortion, compression, EQ, delay, reverb, flanging, phasing, vibrato, and chorusing, but also unique multi-effects such as Seq Filter, Gold Drive, Reverse Delay, HD Hall, and OSC Echo.

Ultra-realistic amp/cabinet emulation
You can connect the G5n directly to a PA system or audio interface, using the 10 brand new onboard amp and cabinet emulators. Choose from 5 classic amp models like the Marshall JCM800, Fender Twin Reverb, MESA Boogie Mk3, Bogner Ecstasy Blue Channel and British 30W Class A Combo, newly and faithfully created to be adjusted exactly as you would with the knobs and switches of the real thing.

Pair your amp with one of the 5 newly-created
cabinet emulators to complete the sound,
choosing from Marshall 1960 A-type cabinet
(4x12” Celestion speakers), Fender ’65 Twin
Reverb (2x12” Jensen speakers), the UK2x12
that recreates the sound of early British combo
amps (2x12” Celestion speakers), Mesa Boogie
Mark III cab (1x12” Celestion Black Shadow
speaker), or Bogner Ecstasy cabinet (4x12” 
Celestion speakers).

NOTE: Manufacturer names and product names
are trademarks or registered trademarks of their
respective owners. The names are used only to
illustrate sonic characteristics and do not indicate
any affiliation with the Zoom Corporation or
Zoom North America.

100 custom-crafted combinations and counting

To explore the wealth of possibilities that the G5n offers, we continuously collaborate with inspirational, professional guitarists known for their taste and love of great guitar sounds. The G5n comes stocked with 100 newly custom-designed patches that both recreate decades of essential guitar tones—like the iconic sounds of Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Carlos Santana, Michael Schenker, and Brian May—and pioneer new territory with combinations exclusively created for G5n guitarists.



Stand out with "Lead BGN," a modern lead sound folded into a modulated delay, or "Phazed," an intense tube amp sound through a phaser. The "UFO" patch harnesses parametric EQ in the style of the lead guitarist of the band of the same name, and then there's "DreamWorld," an overdriven crunch enhanced with tape echo and hall reverb.

With our free ZOOM Guitar Lab software, you can look for new effects and amp/cabinet emulators, as well as even more exclusive patches from our diverse and growing list of G5n creators, people like:

Download the list of effects and patches pre-loaded in each G5n.

Create your signature sound

Easy editing
Editing is simple and intuitive thanks to a unique, large overview display that allows you to quickly add, delete, or change the order of effects—something not easily accomplished with the average pedalboard. There are also four independent editing displays for zeroing in on the perfect sound, each bank providing the responsiveness and hands-on feel of a stompbox. Store up to 200 of your custom effects-chains as patches in memory, each instantly accessible at the touch of a footswitch.

Powerful pedals
The G5n's expression pedal gives you smooth real-time control over volume, tone, or selected effects parameters, with four stompbox-style footswitches to kick effects in and out on the fly. When you're ready to take a solo, get the bump you need with the G5n's output booster. And to synchronize rhythm patterns and delay times to the beat, just hit the G5n's dedicated Tap tempo footswitch to bring your sound in line.

Complex tonalities
It would take an arsenal of stompboxes, amplifiers, and speakers to duplicate everything you can do with a single G5n. Use up to nine effects and amp/cabinet models simultaneously, chained together in any order you like. It's like having hundreds of fully loaded pedalboards in one compact, easy to use device.

Practice up, play out

68 built-in rhythm patterns make the G5n the perfect practice
rig and enable "one-man band" performances. An onboard
Looper (which can be used with the rhythm patterns) allows
you to record and overdub phrases up to 80 seconds long
through the effects of your choice. Plus there's a built-in
chromatic tuner, always accessible at the touch of a footswitch—
you can bypass the currently selected patch while tuning, or
mute the signal altogether.

The ins and outs

The G5n can be easily integrated into any live performance or studio rig. In addition to a standard guitar input, there's an auxiliary stereo input for the connection of smartphones or music players, plus a dedicated headphone jack for silent practice and dual outputs for mono or stereo L/R connection to guitar amps, PA systems, and audio interfaces.

ZOOM Guitar Lab software

Use our free ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software to instantly download new patches, effects, and amp/cabinet simulators. It includes both a Patch Manager for effects chains and an Effects Manager, with a simple graphic user interface that provides point-and-click control over tweaking, building, and naming your custom patches.

 

 

To download new Stomboxes and Amp + Cabinet combinations, simply plug your G5n into an internet-connected computer, power on the pedal, and open the Zoom Guitar Lab software.

Download and install the new, custom-created patches from Zoom and Zoom Creators...
 

 

State of the art editing with every G5n

The Zoom G5n comes with a free download license for Steinberg’s Cubase LE music production software, providing not just the ability to create incredible guitar sounds in every box, but to do spectacular things with it.

Take your recordings to a more professional level. Steinberg’s powerful and state-of-the-art audio software used by creators around the world now comes with every Zoom G3, G3X, G5, and G5n purchase.

Currently shipping with:
Cubase LE8 for Mac OS X 10.9/10.10 and Windows 7/8/8.1

For information on license activation and upgrades, visit our Steinberg Software support page.

Features At A Glance

  • 68 onboard high-quality digital effects, including distortion, overdrive,
    EQ, compression, delay, reverb, flanging, phasing, and chorusing
  • 5 new amp emulators plus 5 cabinet emulators
  • 100 custom-designed factory patches
  • Free ZOOM Guitar Lab Mac/Windows software allows downloading
    of additional effects and patches
  • Use up to 9 effects simultaneously, chained together in any order
  • 4 stompbox switches allow effects to instantly be brought in and out
  • Built-in expression pedal for real-time control over volume, tone, or
    selected effect parameters
  • High output booster circuit for added volume and overdrive
  • Intuitive user interface
  • 200 memory locations for storage of factory and/or user-created patches
  • 4 independent editing displays, plus large overview display 
  • Auto Save function for automatic saving of all patch parameters
  • Onboard chromatic tuner with dedicated footswitch supports all standard
    guitar tunings, including open and drop tunings
  • Tuner range of 435 - 445 Hz
  • Stereo/mono Looper allows recording of up to 80 seconds of phrase recording
  • 68 built-in rhythm patterns that can be used in conjunction with the Looper
  • Tap Tempo with dedicated footswitch
  • Input jack accepts standard guitar cable
  • Auxiliary stereo input jack for connection of smartphones and music players
  • Dual output jacks for connection to guitar amps and mono or stereo PA systems
  • Dedicated stereo headphone output
  • Control input for external footpedal
  • USB port for firmware updating and patch/effects downloading
  • Use as a USB audio interface for Mac/Windows computers, with direct
    zero-latency monitoring of input signal
  • Included AC adapter

Accessories

Here's what comes included with the G5n:

  • Operation manual
  • Zoom AD-16 AC adapter

Optional G5n accessories:

Media

Video

Download and Install New Sounds for G5n

Download and install great new boutique-sounding Stompbox effects, ultra-realistic Amp + Cabinet emulators, and custom-crafted effects chain patches from some of most creative and talented guitarists out there today.

Eric Struthers - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out some of Eric Struther's new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab. Not only does he have several patches as part of the default factory settings, there are 22 new patches to download with the April 2016 update.

Kyle Bolden - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out just a couple of Kyle Bolden's new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab. Not only does he have several patches as part of the default factory settings, there are 8 new patches download via the Zoom G5n GuitarLab software for April 2016.

Richard Patrick - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out some of Richard Patricks's 17 new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab as part of the May 2016 update.

Allen Epley - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches (Set 1/2)

Check out several of Allen Epley's first set of 20 new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab as part of the May 2016 update.

Allen Epley - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches (Set 2/2)

Check out several of Allen Epley's second set of 20 new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab as part of the September 2016 update.

Andrew Elstner - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out some of Andrew Elstners's new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab as part of the June+July 2016 update.

Christophe Godin - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Watch as Christophe creates new patches for the August 2016 update.

Luca Colombo - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Watch as Luca creates new patches for the August 2016 update.

Vinny Valentino - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out some of Vinny Valentino's new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab as part of the September 2016 update.

Kiko Loureiro - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Listen as Kiko plays through his new custom patches from the road with Megadeth.

Tommy Bolan - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Check out some of Tommy's new patches, custom-created for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Ozielzinho - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Brand new, custom-created patches for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Paul Reid - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Brand new, custom-created patches for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Ludovico Vagnone - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Brand new, custom-created patches for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Chris Rosenau - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Brand new, custom-created patches for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Mark Waldrop - Downloadable Guitar Lab Patches

Brand new, custom-created patches for Zoom Guitar Lab.

Audio

G5n Patches - Reverse Delay
G5n Patches - FD Wah
G5n Patches - Djent Drive

Images

ZOOM Guitar Lab

Effects screen

ZOOM Guitar Lab

Patch editor screen

Specs

Effect types:

78
(68 DSP effects, 5 amp emulators, 5 cabinet emulators)

Number of simultaneous effects:

9

Number of user banks/patches:

200

Sampling frequency:

44.1 kHz

A/D conversion:

24-bit with 128x oversampling

D/A conversion:

24-bit with 128x oversampling

Signal processing:

32-bit

Frequency characteristics:

20 – 20 kHz +1 dB, -3 dB (10 kΩ load)

Display:

128 x 32 dot-matrix LCD (x4)
256 x 32 dot-matrix LCD

INPUTS
Input:

Standard monaural phone jack
Rated input level: -20 dBu*
Input impedance(line): 470 kΩ

Aux In:

Stereo mini jack
Rated input level: -10 dBu*
Input impedance(line) : 10 kΩ

OUTPUTS
L/R:

Standard monaural phone jack x 2

L/R maximum output level:

Line +5 dBu* (with output load impedance of 10 kΩ or more)

Phones (headphones):

Stereo mini jack

Phones maximum output level:

20 mW + 20 mW (into 32 Ω load)

Equivalent input noise:

-119 dBu*
* 0dBu=0.775 Vrms

Noise floor (residual noise):

-101 dBm

Control input:

ZOOM FP01/FP02 (not included)

Power:

AC adapter DC9V (center minus plug), 500 mA (ZOOM AD-16)

USB:

USB Audio

Dimensions:

225 mm (D) X 454 mm (W) X 75 mm (H)

Weight:

3.4 kg