Taking bass effects to new heights at astonishingly affordable prices, the Zoom B1Xon is an amazingly versatile effects pedal destined to become an instant favourite in your arsenal of bass accessories. Whatever your level of skill, whatever your style of music, the Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal is sure to change the way you see your bass, and offer dozens of ways to mix up your sound and creativity.
Bigger brother of the B1on Pedal, the Zoom B1Xon Bass Pedal holds 5 extra stunning effects and a built-in expression pedal to control input level, output level, or alter any selected effect parameter.
The Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal offers 80 spectacular effects, including compressors, noise gates, filters, equalizers, octave dividers, boosters, phasers, flangers, fuzzes, pitch shift, tremolo, vibraro and plus chorus (...and breathe). But that's not all, the B1Xon also includes some more advanced and charismatic effects such as a sub-octave generator, an intelligent bass synthesizer that plays along with you in a completely different key, and even includes a "DeFret" effect that changes the tone of a fretted bass into that of a fretless bass. You're literally spoiled for choice with the Zoom B1Xon!
You can tweak each individual effect to your liking, and chain together up to 5 different effects simultaneously. Let your creativity run wild. After tweaking your sound, the B1Xon will automatically save your configurations and store them away for easy and instant access in the future. There's no longer no need to worry about losing that sound you've been working on.
The Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal comes fully equipped with 5 previously unseen and unheard effects not found on the original B1on, these effects include:
PedalVx - A simulation of a vintage British Wah
PedalWah - Pedal Wah effect for bass guitar
PDL Reso - Wah Pedal with strong character
Bass Pedal Pitch - Use the onboard expression pedal to change pitch in real time
Bass Pedal Mono Pitch - Pitch shifter specially for monophonic sound, the expression pedal can be used to shift single notes in real time
All bassists know the importance of playing in tune, Zoom do too! The Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal has an integrated bass tuner to take all the stress out for you. The tuner is accessible at any time, just step on the two pedals together, and the LCD screen will immediately tell you whether your notes are in tune. The tuner can be used chromatically and carries a variety of standard bass tunings.
The Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal contains a rhythm function that carries 68 realistic samples of actual drums playing real life patterns of a variety of different genres. These beats range from emo to mowtown, metal to jazz, and everything in-between. Dozens of quarter-not, eighth-note and sixteenth-note rhythms are all included in a number of different time signatures, allowing you to practice those rhythmic scales while still having plenty of fun!
The Zoom B1Xon is also equipped with an on-board looper. Perfect for solo play or rehearsal, the looper gives you the opportunity to expand upon those groovy basslines you've been working on. The looper allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of high-quality audio (16-bit 44.1kHz), using the effects of your choice. Starting and stopping the loop is as easy as pressing the pedal, absolutely no hands required! The looper can also be used in conjunction with the Rhythm function.
The Zoom B1Xon Bass Effects Pedal can be powered with the Zoom AD-16 AC power adapter which plugs into any standard wall socket. However, for extreme portability, the Zoom B1Xon can also be run on just 4 AA batteries. If powered by using batteries, the B1Xon will automatically power up once a jack is inserted into the input, and what's even more impressive is that the B1Xon will run for more than 20 hours of continuous use, and you can use the LCD Display to find out exactly how much power is remaining. Zoom have added an "eco" function that will power down the unit if it hasn't been used for 10 hours.