I’ve just begun working with a non-Digitech amp modeler, the Zoom G2nu. I like some of the sounds in it right out of the box, and I’m going to keep working with it for a little while. The big advantages of this particular device are:

  • It doesn’t take up a lot of room.
  • It runs on batteries, so you can just run a line from it to the PA and be done with it. I think that feature in particular will be very attractive to a lot of players, and the Digitech devices don’t do that very well. (Some of them run on batteries, but not for long.)
  • Zoom G2Nu Guitar Multi-Effects Pedal/USB Interface

    On the down side, this particular device has no footpedal, so no dynamic expression on the patches. The amp models are mostly very high-gain affairs, so I don’t know how well they’ll work with harp. At least one or two of them seem to work fine so far. And I’ve already learned a few things about EQ that apply to the RP devices as well.

    I’ll provide more info in a few weeks, when I’ve had the chance to try out some of the FX in this box, especially the pitch shifter. I can no longer live without a decent pitchshifter. And a delay. But I already know the delays and reverbs sound good.