Zoom Announces New G6 Amp Modeler, Multi-Effects Unit

Zoom's new G6 amp modeler and multi-effects unit
(Image credit: Zoom)

Zoom has unveiled its latest multi-effects pedal and amp modeler, the G6. 

To start with, the super-impressive floor-based processor is loaded with 135 effects, 68 rhythm patterns, and an "infinite looper," which features storage for up to 256 loops and a maximum loop length of 45 seconds without an SD card, and a whopping two hours with an SD card.

On the amp modeling end, there are a host of new additions for fans of every tonal and stylistic era, with accompanying cab emulation aboard for each modeled amp. There are 70 pre-loaded impulse responses, though users can import up to 100 more of their own.

There are four "Play Modes" in total – Looper, Memory, Bank/Patch, and Effects Board – and 240 patches, including 100 presets. 

Zoom's new G6 amp modeler and multi-effects unit

(Image credit: Zoom)

Visually, the G6's stomp effects are color-coded, while its 4.3” color touchscreen also scores ease-of-use points. 

The pedal also functions as a two-in/two-out USB audio interface, and is compatible with Zoom’s Guitar Lab software for patch management and updates, and Zoom's Handy Guitar Lab app, via Bluetooth.

The Zoom G6 multi-effects pedal and amp modeler is available now for the eyebrow-raisingly low price of $399.

For more info on the pedal, stop by zoomcorp.com.

Jackson Maxwell
Associate Editor, GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com

Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.