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Review: Zoom G3 Guitar Effects and Amp Simulator

This video related to the March 2012 issue of Guitar World. For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our online store.

In the following video, Guitar World's Paul Riario reviews the new G3 guitar effect and amp simulator from Zoom. The G3 is configured like three compact pedals, each with three knobs for adjusting parameters, a footswitch, buttons for scrolling through effects and a large display.

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Paul Riario has been the tech/gear editor and online video presence for Guitar World for over 25 years. Paul is one of the few gear editors who has actually played and owned nearly all the original gear that most guitarists wax poetically about, and has survived this long by knowing every useless musical tidbit of classic rock, new wave, hair metal, grunge, and alternative genres. When Paul is not riding his road bike at any given moment, he remains a working musician, playing in two bands called SuperTrans Am and Radio Nashville.