With the B1on bass multi-effects processor, Zoom takes bass effects to new heights at an astonishingly affordable price. Whatever your level of expertise, whatever your style of music, the B1on is sure to become an instant favorite in your pedal board. 100 effects, a built-in looper and 68 rhythm patterns are just a few of the amazing features.
Amazing effects, amazing features, amazing sound
The B1on offers 100 bass effects, including a variety of distortion, compression, modulation, delay, reverb and amp models. Up to 5 effects can be used simultaneously, chained together any way you like. In addition, there are 68 built-in rhythm accompaniment patterns and you can connect headphones to the output jack (as well as portable music players to the auxiliary input jack) for silent practice sessions. An onboard chromatic tuner supports all standard bass tunings and a Looper feature enables you to record up to 30 seconds of CD-quality audio. Loop length can be set either manually or to a preset number of quarter notes and you can loop to any rhythm pattern, with automatic quantization that ensures seamless start and end times.
Programming is simple and straightforward, thanks to a streamlined user interface and the large backlit LCD screen. Advanced editing features such as Swap, Auto-Save and Pre-Select make it easy to organize your patches for live performance and allow you to scroll through patches silently while keeping the current patch operational.
Dozens of different ways to make you a bass hero
The dozen amp models include emulations of classic tube amplifiers like the Ampeg SVT, Ampeg B-15, Fender Bassman, Marshall Super Bass, Polytone Mini-Brute III and acoustic 360, as well as the contemporary sounds of the Hartke HA3500, SWR SM-900, Aguilar DB750, Gallien-Krueger 800RB, Eden WT-800 and Italian Markbass Little Mark III, each with its own distinct cabinet modeling that can be used to further alter the tonal quality.
The B1on not only allows you to select and edit any of its onboard effects, it enables you to use up to 5 of them simultaneously, chained together in any order you like. This kind of power and flexibility means that you can create rich, complex effects within the unit itself instead of having to use multiple pedals. You can also easily edit chains you've previously created. Simple changes in the order of effects can sometimes alter sounds dramatically. For example, an EQ set before an amp model can result in a radically different sound than having the EQ set after the amp model. That's because putting the EQ before the amp model serves not only to alter the tonal characteristic of the sound but to act as a signal booster as well.
Stayin' in tune
The B1on Tuner is instantly accessible at all times and shows you whether the note you're playing is sharp, flat, or dead on. You can opt to either bypass the currently selected effect (thus giving you a clean, unaffected sound) when tuning, or to mute the signal altogether, allowing you to tune in silence. The B1on Tuner can be set to a reference of A=440, or any value between 435 and 445 and can be used chromatically or in a variety of standard bass tunings.
The perfect accompaniment
Rhythm training is an important part of every bassist's craft. The B1on Rhythm function makes it easy and fun to do. 68 realistic-sounding rhythms are at your fingertips: PCM samples of actual drums playing real-life patterns in a variety of different genres-everything from rock to jazz, from Emo to Motown. Dozens of quarter-note, eighth-note and sixteenth-note rhythms are provided, in 4/4, 6/8 (shuffle) and 3/4 (waltz time); for the adventurous, there's even a 5/4 groove!
Build a complete performance
Explore your creativity to its fullest with the B1on Looper function, which allows you to layer up to 30 seconds of performance in high quality audio (16-bit 44.1kHz). Recording time can either be set manually or to a preset number of quarter notes, up to 64 beats and starting and stopping the Looper (as well as readying it for an overdub or clearing its memory altogether) is as easy as pressing a pedal.
Edits saved. All the time
Finally got that perfect effect crafted, but afraid you'll lose it? It'll never happen when you use the B1on's handy Auto Save function. When switched on, whatever you change will automatically be saved. Alternatively, if you'd prefer the insurance of a safety net, simply leave Auto Save off. The B1on will then politely ask you if you want to save your edits whenever you move on to a different patch. Settings can be saved to the currently selected memory area, or to any other area, allowing you to place it where it's most convenient.
The B1on makes naming patches a breeze, too-simply use the parameter knob to dial in the characters you want. Patch names can be up to ten characters long and each patch can be assigned its own level as well, allowing you to ensure consistent volume even when going from a gentle acoustic sound to heavy metal overdrive. Pre Select
Choose the effect you want before the audience hears it.
Normally, you'll want to store your custom B1on patches adjacent to one another so that stepping on the pedal will scroll through them in the order needed. In that circumstance, you'll also want the sound to change immediately and this is the way the B1on normally operates. However, if you haven't stored your patches in adjacent memory locations, or if you simply get the urge to experiment and change things up in the middle of a performance, just turn on the B1on Pre Select function. This allows you to scroll through patches silently, with the current sound remaining unchanged as you do so. Power functions.
|Number of effects||100 (Ver.1.2)|
|Number of simultaneous effects||5|
|Number of patches||100|
|A/D conversion||24bit, 128times over-sampling|
|D/A conversion||24bit, 128times over-sampling|
|Signal processing||32bit floating point and 32bit fixed point|
|Frequency Response||20Hz-20kHz +1dB -3dB (10kohmsload)|
1/4" phone jack
Rated input level: -20dBm
Input impedance (line): 470kohms
AUX IN: 1/8" stereo phone jack
Rated input level: -10dBm
Input impedance (line): 1kohms
|Output||1/4" stereo phone jack
Maximum line output level
+2 dBm (output impedance load of 10 kohms or more)
Maximum headphones output level: 17 mW + 17 mW (into 32ohms load)
|S/N (input conversion noise)||119dB|
|Noise floor (residual noise)||-97 dBm|
|Battery||AA size (LR6) battery x 4
Continuous battery operation time: 20 hours when using 4 AA alkaline batteries
|External Dimensions (D x W x H)||155 x 146 x 43mm / 6.10 x 5.74 x 1.69"|
|Weight||380g / 13.40oz (without batteries)|